According to his Twitter feed, the Astros have now signed one of their highest drafted picks. Vanderbilt second baseman Tony Kemp says he's now officially a member of the Astros organization.
Kemp is doing the best Jose Altuve impression in organized baseball. The 5-foot-6 sparkplug was one of the best players in the Southeastern Conference for Vanderbilt this past season. Kemp, who played second base for the Commodores, led his team with a .391 batting average, a .471 on-base percentage and 34 steals in 48 attempts. He also hit 13 doubles and six triples this season and became the first Vandy player since Pedro Alvarez in 2007 to make the All-America first team.
Our own Subber10 had this to say about Kemp after he was drafted:
Kemp is a very small player at 5-7 and only 165 pounds but plays hard and with speed. He's built like a smaller version of Delino DeShields Jr. and a faster version of Jose Altuve. He plays very hard and knows how to use his speed. He's stolen 32 bases out of 46 opportunities and has legged out six triples.