Jon Kemmer Named Astros Future Player Of The Week (05/07/17)

Fresno Grizzlies outfielder Jon Kemmer, a Clarion Area Bobcat and Clarion Little League alum Jon Kemmer, has been named “Astros Future Player of the Week” by on Friday, May 5th.

Jon, in his second season with the Astros’ Triple A affiliate, who was invited to the big league club’s spring training for the second straight time in 2017, had a very productive week.

Jon hit .419 going 13-for-31. He had 2 home runs and four doubles. Jon drove in 7 runs and crossed the plate eight times. He hit safely in five of his last seven games.

On April 30th, against the Reno Aces, Jon went 3-for-6 with five RBIs.

In announcing Jon’s being named Player of the Week, said, “Kemmer was the Houston Astros 21st round selection in the 2013 draft.  He has made his way through the system at a decent pace playing at every level in the minors.  This is his second season in Triple-A and it looks like he is well on his way to possibly making the leap to MLB at some point.  Roadblocks in Houston with the likes of George Springer and more seasoning could be the reason Kemmer hasn’t already made his debut.

“In his professional career so far, Kemmer has about an even split with games played in right field and left field.  He has even mixed in a couple games at first base too.  He has hit at every level he’s made it to and has a career average of .284 in 401 games.  He does strikeout at a fairly high rate but that could change in time.  Kemmer also has the ability to hit the ball out of the park which adds another dimension to his game.”

Jon continued with his big offensive display last night (Saturday, May 6th), going 2-for-5, including another home run, against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

(Keep it up Jon! We’re all rooting for you!!!!)