It’s been a disappointing year for the Oakland Athletics.  With one of the worst records in all of baseball, there seems to be no excitement in Oakland. But while the A’s have struggled throughout the season, Tony Kemp has been one of the most consistent players on the team.

On Sunday, the A’s snapped a 10-game losing streak, defeating the Cleveland Guardians 10-5. Kemp played a significant role in the win as he went 2-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored.

This could be the turnaround the A’s need and Kemp can certainly play a big role as the team looks to turn things around. Kemp got off to a solid start to begin the season and cooled off a little bit at the beginning of May, but then picked things back up.

Through 56 games, Kemp is second on the team in batting average hitting .234. That says a lot right there about the team’s struggles on offense, but Kemp is doing everything he can to provide a spark in the A’s lineup.

Our MLBbro has recorded a hit in five of his last seven games, definitely a good sign for the A’s. 

Kemp has already proven he’s a leader on the field and in the dugout, something he’s done throughout his career. The 30-year-old has had success in this league, winning a World Series with the Houston Astros in 2017.

Even though he did not play during the Astros World Series run, he was still a part of the team and got to experience that championship atmosphere.

Winning is contagious and when you experience it at the highest level, that’s a feeling you won’t forget. And for Kemp, he brought that winning mentality over to the A’s when he joined the team in 2020.

There’s no question he’s been one of the top players on this team and he has continued to show why he should be an everyday player. 


There’s Nothing Small About Tony Kemp’s Big Boy Start To The Season


He had one of the best seasons of his career in 2021. Kemp had career-highs in batting average (.279), slugging percentage (.418), hits (92), and RBI (37).

That season really set Kemp up for a future with the A’s. He signed a one-year contract with the team for the 2022 season and if he can continue to be consistent, the A’s will have to consider keeping him around.

This is a player you want on your team because he can be effective at the plate and on the field. His versatility allows him to play anywhere on the field and he has a high baseball IQ.

Our MLBbro can go on to have a long and productive career and right now he’s not showing any signs of slowing down.

As the season progresses, look for Kemp to continue to provide that consistency in the A’s lineup. This brother is a competitor and always gives full effort out there on that field.

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