• Full name Kyle Daniel Tucker
  • Born 01/17/1997 in Tampa, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 199 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Plant
  • Debut 07/07/2018
  • Drafted in the 1st round (5th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2015 (signed for $4,000,000).
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    Tucker became Plant's all-time home run leader this spring, breaking the record set by his older brother Preston Tucker. While Preston went on to star at Florida for four years before reaching the major leagues with the Astros this season, Kyle is expected to go high enough in the draft to keep him from following in his brother's footsteps to Gainesville. Tucker is leaner and more athletic than his brother, but still has big power potential. Though he has a bit of an unorthodox swing, he makes consistent hard contact thanks to his feel for the strike zone and advanced approach. His power is best to the pull side now, but he projects to be able to drive the ball out to all fields as he physically matures. Tucker plays center field now and has a chance to stay there thanks to his routes and instincts. But he's more likely to end up in a corner in the long run, as he fills out his 6-foot-4, 175-pound frame. He has enough arm strength to profile in right field if he does have to change positions. Like his brother, Tucker earns praise for his makeup and gamer mentality.

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  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Houston Astros in 2019
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Houston Astros in 2018

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  • United States activated LF Kyle Tucker.

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