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Carson Tucker

SS | GuardiansCLE
Lynchburg Hillcats Lynchburg Hillcats
Carson Tucker
Name: Carson Wesley Tucker
Born: Jan 24, 2002 in Phoenix, AZ
High School: Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (23rd overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2020 (signed for $2,000,000)
Tucker is following in the footsteps of his brother, Cole, a first-round pick of the Pirates in 2014. The younger Tucker was under 6 feet tall during his junior season, but he has since gotten taller and stronger. He's also gotten faster and flashed plus run times. Tucker isn’t flashy, but rather is a steady ballplayer who makes the game look easy. He projects to stay at shortstop as a reliable defender with an above-average, accurate arm that he knows when to unleash. Tucker should be able to hit, using an open stance with a swing that’s short to the ball and consistent. He overhauled his swing in the offseason by getting his body better in sync with a kickback/scissor approach, and the results showed in the few high school games he got to play this spring. It’s a line-drive stroke, but he has the potential to add more power and strength. While Tucker's business-like approach on the field can sometimes be misinterpreted as being aloof compared to his brother’s obvious zeal, Tucker is engaged in the game and loves playing baseball. A Texas commit, Tucker could go off the board in the second round. With few standout prep shortstops in the 2020 class, his all-around package could excite many teams.
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