• Full name Carson Wesley Tucker
  • Born 01/24/2002 in Phoenix, AZ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mountain Pointe
  • Drafted in the 1st round (23rd overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2020 (signed for $2,000,000).
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    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 during his junior season, but he has gotten taller and stronger. Not only has he grown bigger, but he’s also gotten a tick faster, with reports of plus run times. Tucker isn’t a flashy tools guy, but rather a steady ballplayer who makes the game look easy. He projects to be able 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 with the potential to add more power with strength. While his business-like approach on the field can sometimes be misinterpreted as being more 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, and with few standout prep shortstops in the 2020 class, his all-around package could excite many teams.

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  • Lynchburg Hillcats activated SS Carson Tucker from the 7-day injured list.
  • Lynchburg Hillcats placed SS Carson Tucker on the 7-day injured list.
  • SS Carson Tucker and assigned to Cleveland Guardians.

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