- Full name Jon Kemmer
- Born 11/17/1990 in Shippenville, PA
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School Brewton-Parker College
- Drafted in the 21st round (617th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2013.
Organization Prospect Rankings
Kemmer is one of a number of Astros' late-round analytics/scouting finds. He always has hit, from .727 as a senior at Clarion (Pa.) High to .445 at Allegheny (Md.) JC to .387 at Division II Clarion (Pa.) to .366 at NAIA Brewton-Parker (Ga.) in 2013. Because all his numbers were put up at smaller schools and he moved around, he never gathered much notice. Kemmer kept hitting as pro and forced evaluators to take notice. He has above-average bat speed and natural strength. He combines 20-home run power potential with a chance to have an above-average hit tool as well. Kemmer takes a furious rip with a flat swing plane that stings the ball but keeps the bat in the zone. He is a below-average runner, and he's playable but below-average in left or right field. His average arm is just enough to handle right field, and he can slide over to first base in a pinch, though he's inexperienced there. As a lefthanded-hitting corner outfielder with legitimate power, Kemmer has a solid shot of being an everyday regular, but he should at least be a solid backup. He's headed for Triple-A Fresno.