(c) Houston Astros

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Position: OF      Born: Oct 31, 1991      Bats: Left      Throws: Right

An All-American second-baseman at Vanderbilt University, the 5-foot 6-inch Kemp drew comparisons to Jose Altuve not only for his size, but for his ability and his style of play. Selected by the Astros in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, the SEC Player of the Year was eventually moved back to original position in the outfield in order to clear a smoother path to the majors. After posting a batting average over .300 and getting on base at nearly a .400 clip in the minors, Kemp was promoted to Houston in May of 2016.