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Birth Date10-31-1991
Height5' 6"
Weight165 lbs
Age27 years, 6 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
-0.32016
0.12017
0.72018
0.32019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2016 HOU 24 59 136 26 4 3 1 14 27 0 2 1 .217 .296 .325 82 -2.7 -0.4 -2.6 -0.3
2017 HOU 25 17 39 8 1 0 0 1 5 1 1 0 .216 .256 .243 91 -0.3 0.9 -0.6 0.1
2018 HOU 26 97 295 67 15 0 6 32 44 3 9 3 .263 .351 .392 105 2.7 -0.5 -2.7 0.7
2019 HOU 27 30 80 17 2 2 2 6 14 1 2 1 .239 .304 .408 95 -0.1 -0.3 0.8 0.2
Career203550118225953905145.244.324.36697-0.4-0.3-5.10.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 QUD A MID 27 120 .256 .328 .390 .304 103 0.9 3.4 -0.6 113 0 1.8 0.9 0.5 0.6
2013 TCV A- NYP 48 204 .242 .311 .330 .325 106 3.5 5.3 -0.3 115 0 0.2 -1.1 -1.6 0.3
2014 LNC A+ CAL 72 356 .267 .333 .418 .367 105 19.2 9.9 -1.1 145 0 -1.8 7.0 7.9 2.2
2014 CCH AA TEX 59 275 .251 .320 .365 .322 97 10.2 7.6 -0.4 128 0 -2.3 5.7 3.2 1.5
2015 CCH AA TEX 50 230 .258 .332 .382 .416 114 8.6 6.0 -0.2 153 0 -5.4 2.0 8.2 1.1
2015 FRE AAA PCL 71 311 .278 .345 .424 .305 106 -2.3 8.6 -0.2 73 0 -0.4 1.8 -13.7 -0.4
2016 HOU MLB AL 59 136 .259 .319 .424 .269 104 -5.2 3.8 -0.9 82 9 -2.6 -0.4 -2.7 -0.3
2016 FRE AAA PCL 69 301 .285 .345 .440 .344 97 7.4 8.5 -0.7 106 0 1.0 0.2 -2.6 0.7
2017 HOU MLB AL 17 39 .241 .304 .422 .250 107 -3.6 1.1 -0.2 91 10 -0.6 0.9 -0.3 0.1
2017 FRE AAA PCL 118 554 .275 .338 .443 .344 102 24.9 16.4 -1.2 113 0 -11.8 0.4 3.0 0.7
2018 HOU MLB AL 97 295 .245 .312 .411 .296 98 2.7 8.2 -1 105 8 -2.7 -0.5 2.7 0.7
2018 FRE AAA PCL 38 183 .280 .357 .465 .367 111 5.7 5.4 0 111 0 -1.9 3.5 0.3 0.7
2019 HOU MLB AL 30 80 .246 .318 .411 .268 112 -1.9 2.3 -0.5 95 15 0.8 -0.3 -0.1 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 QUD A MID 120 98 21 25 1 1 1 31 9 19 18 4 2 .255 .387 .316 .061 0 1
2013 TCV A- NYP 204 177 25 50 7 2 1 64 13 21 29 17 9 .282 .355 .362 .079 4 1
2014 CCH AA TEX 275 233 42 68 11 4 4 99 21 28 32 13 6 .292 .381 .425 .133 2
2014 LNC A+ CAL 356 295 79 99 19 4 4 138 37 45 35 28 7 .336 .433 .468 .132 3
2015 CCH AA TEX 230 193 36 69 10 1 0 81 19 35 28 15 8 .358 .457 .420 .062 1 0
2015 FRE AAA PCL 311 271 42 74 9 3 3 98 29 21 37 20 6 .273 .334 .362 .089 2 12
2016 HOU MLB AL 136 120 15 26 4 3 1 39 7 14 27 2 1 .217 .296 .325 .108 1 1
2016 FRE AAA PCL 301 255 36 78 9 4 2 101 24 34 34 10 8 .306 .389 .396 .090 2 8
2017 FRE AAA PCL 554 504 95 166 23 9 10 237 62 35 43 24 7 .329 .375 .470 .141 2 8
2017 HOU MLB AL 39 37 6 8 1 0 0 9 4 1 5 1 0 .216 .256 .243 .027 0 0
2018 HOU MLB AL 295 255 37 67 15 0 6 100 30 32 44 9 3 .263 .351 .392 .129 1 3
2018 FRE AAA PCL 183 161 33 54 6 5 0 70 19 19 15 13 2 .335 .407 .435 .099 1 1
2019 HOU MLB AL 80 71 13 17 2 2 2 29 5 6 14 2 1 .239 .304 .408 .169 1 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 496 0.4839 0.4415 0.8493 0.5958 0.2969 0.9021 0.7500 0.1507 0.0000
2017 137 0.4745 0.4891 0.8806 0.6462 0.3472 0.9286 0.8000 0.1194 0.0000
2018 1067 0.4827 0.4246 0.8146 0.5825 0.2772 0.8800 0.6863 0.1854 0.0000
2019 276 0.5181 0.4457 0.8618 0.6573 0.2180 0.8830 0.7931 0.1382 0.0000
Career19760.48740.43630.83450.60070.27870.88930.72510.16550.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 HOU $583,600
2018 HOU $
2017 HOU $
2016 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$583,600
1 yrTotal$583,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 98 d1 year/$583,600 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$583,600 (2019). Re-signed by Houston 3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Houston 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Houston 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Houston 5/16/16.
  • Drafted by Houston 2013 (5-137) (Vanderbilt). $0.25M signing bonus ($0.3608M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 209 28 57 9 2 5 22 19 29 7 2 .308 .377 .459 123 14.1 CF -2, LF -1 1.3
80o 188 24 49 8 1 5 20 16 27 6 2 .295 .362 .446 114 10.0 CF -1, LF 0 0.9
70o 172 21 43 7 1 4 17 14 25 6 2 .281 .347 .418 108 7.5 CF -1, LF 0 0.6
60o 158 19 38 6 1 4 16 13 23 5 2 .268 .331 .408 103 5.5 CF -1, LF 0 0.4
50o 146 17 33 5 1 3 14 11 22 4 1 .252 .312 .374 98 3.9 CF -1, LF 0 0.3
40o 134 15 31 5 1 3 12 10 20 4 1 .258 .318 .392 93 2.5 CF -1, LF 0 0.1
30o 120 13 26 4 1 2 10 9 19 3 1 .241 .303 .352 88 1.2 CF -1, LF 0 0.0
20o 104 11 22 3 1 2 9 7 16 3 1 .234 .291 .351 81 0.0 CF -1, LF 0 -0.1
10o 83 8 18 3 1 2 7 5 13 2 1 .240 .293 .387 73 -1.2 CF -1, LF 0 -0.2
Weighted Mean152183661315122351.265.327.3901004.6CF -1, LF 00.3

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Kyle Tucker getting a call up soon? Should I be stashing him in my league? Once he graduates, who replaces him in the Astros top 10?
(Carl from Fresno)
Carl, I think you've gotten the drift that I'm not an prospects guy. But I do kinda know the Astros. Not enough to be able to help you with the Top 10--that's a Jeffrey question, ask him tomorrow at 1 PM--but I do at least know who Tucker is. I would not rule out a callup--when your second best OF is Tony Kemp, you have an issue, and that's nothing against Kemp--but Derek Fisher's been better in Fresno (granted, he didn't do so well in Houston), so I'd expect him to get called up next. (Rob Mains)
2018-07-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is Tony Kemp a player you could see the Astros moving? Would he become a full time player? Would he succeed?
(Roger from New York)
Absolutely I do, and I'm not sure he'd be a full-timer on most teams. I wasn't super high on him when I wrote him up for this year's Baseball Prospectus Annual, but I love how he's reaching base this season. He could be a fun fit for the Royals if Whit Merrifield moves on, and could definitely start for the Marlins. Regardless, I enjoy watching him play because of his combo of skills. (Bryan Grosnick)
2017-09-18 23:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Wilson who are five of your favorite prospects that you personally just like?
(Adniel from nyc)
Edwin Rios, Tony Kemp, Garrett Hampson, Rogelio Armenteros, Jose Trevino. How's THAT for a collection? (Wilson Karaman)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Aaron Judge running as fast as he could ran into Tony Kemp, how far would Kemp fly?
(Vince from Saratoga)
I believe if that were to happen we'd have a superhero the likes of which we've never seen. Or villain if you hate the Astros and Yankees, which I know many of you do. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance Tony Kemp can be an MLB regular?
(Grizz from Chi)
Yeah, but I wouldn't necessarily count on it. He's a really smart hitter with plus speed, but there's no power, and the defensive profile is fringe-average because of so-so hands and a below average throwing arm. I like him more as a speed weapon off the bench, but weirder things have happened. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Tony Kemp for real? He seems to play a mean defense and his bat has been on fire all year. What can we expect from him in the majors and when do you think he'll get the call? Thanks!
(Mark from Houston)
I think this is a reasonable take http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=90 ... role guy, good, but not an everyday player. (Harry Pavlidis)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these "fringe" prospects can you see playing beyond this label and their division 2 projections and being above average regulars some day? Mac Williamson, Preston Tucker, Darnell Sweeney, Tony Kemp, Devon Travis?
(GI JIM from Uranus)
Do you remember the seen in 30 rock when Kenneth is Tracey's work wife and he gives him the plan for the day and then Tracey says "I'M NOT DOING ANY OF THAT!" ?

That's how I feel about the names you just mentioned. Sweeney and Kemp the best of the bunch though. (Christopher Crawford)


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