SEATTLE — Tony Kemp was a quiet starter in the Oakland Athletics roster last year. The No A batter hit base more consistently. No vestige to this year’s team compiled a superior OPS.
Kemp was not immune to Oakland’s early offensive struggles. He entered Tuesday with a weighted over 75 created points. The metric measures overall offensive value; 100 is the league average. Last season, Kemp scored 127 wRC+, the top 25 among American League hitters.