• Full name Cole Bryson Tucker
  • Born 07/03/1996 in Phoenix, AZ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School Mountain Pointe
  • Debut 04/20/2019
  • Drafted in the 1st round (24th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014 (signed for $1,800,000).
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    A high-energy, scrappy player with passion for the game, Tucker was the starting shortstop for USA Baseball National team that won its second consecutive World Cup gold medal last summer. He has plus instincts that make his tools play up. Tucker began switch-hitting two years ago, but his natural lefthanded swing offers better bat speed and a more compact swing path. He could be at least an average hitter (with the potential to be better) as a high-contact bat that uses the whole field and stays inside the ball. His line-drive swing path will likely limit him to below-average power, as he drives the ball to the gaps. Tucker's speed plays at plus out of the box and is even better underway as a long strider. A natural athlete, Tucker has the ability to stay at shortstop with an above-average arm that can throw from different angles, soft hands and smooth actions. The long, lean and wiry Tucker offers a considerable amount of projection with his body for a position player at 6-foot-3, 175 pounds. He has long arms, big feet and will likely add a significant amount of strength. As a tall lefthanded-hitting infielder that can play shortstop, Tucker has drawn comparisons to Andy Fox. The Arizona commit comes from a baseball family and his father is in the Florida high school baseball hall of fame. Tucker is very young for the class and won't be 18 until after draft day.

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Best Tools List

  • Rated Best Athlete in the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019
  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019
  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2018

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Career Transactions

  • Los Angeles Angels selected the contract of SS Cole Tucker from Salt Lake Bees.
  • SS Cole Tucker assigned to Salt Lake Bees from ACL Angels.
  • SS Cole Tucker assigned to ACL Angels.
  • Los Angeles Angels signed free agent SS Cole Tucker to a minor league contract.
  • Colorado Rockies selected the contract of SS Cole Tucker from Albuquerque Isotopes.
  • Colorado Rockies selected the contract of SS Cole Tucker from Albuquerque Isotopes.
  • Albuquerque Isotopes activated SS Cole Tucker from the 7-day injured list.
  • Albuquerque Isotopes placed SS Cole Tucker on the 7-day injured list.
  • SS Cole Tucker roster status changed by Colorado Rockies.
  • Colorado Rockies invited non-roster SS Cole Tucker and to spring training.

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