"He can hit," Porter said, per the Houston Chronicle. "He was one of those guys that I kind of put an asterisk next to I was excited to have him here at camp."
Tucker is batting .303 with a .373 on-base percentage, .506 slugging percentage and .879 OPS through 177 minor-league games. He also has 33 home runs, 39 doubles and 141 RBI.
The team's other invitees include pitchers Jake Buchanan,
Correa, 19, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft. He hit .320/.405/.467 with nine home runs, 86 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 450 at-bats with Class A Quad Cities last season.
Appel, 22, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft. He went 3-1 with a 3.79 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 33:9 K:BB ratio in 38 innings over 10 starts between low Class A Tri-City and Class A Quad Cities.
The 2012 seventh-round pick has a .324/.383/.534/.917 slash line through 73 games. Tucker has one triple, 14 home runs, 17 doubles, 59 runs and 70 RBI.
Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow told the Houston Chronicle the former University of Florida standout has the power-patience formula the club prizes.
"I could see him up here in the next couple of years," Lunhow said.
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