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March 12, 2020 06:20 AM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Finds groove after slow start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker has eight hits in his last 13 at-bats after going 0-for-16 to start Grapefruit League play.

Tucker played first base in Wednesday's game against the Nationals and handled himself well. He played some first base in 2019 but would be an emergency option during the 2020 season. Tucker's primary path to playing time is to out-perform Josh Reddick in right field or assume the designated hitter spot should Yordan Alvarez's knee woes persist.

March 11, 2020 12:28 PM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Getting look at first base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker will start at first base and bat cleanup Wednesday in the Astros' Grapefruit League game against the Nationals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Though the 23-year-old is expected to begin the season as Houston's fourth outfielder and see most of his action at either of the corner spots throughout the campaign, Tucker began fielding grounders at first base Tuesday as he aims to increase his versatility off the bench. Tucker likely isn't being viewed as the top backup at first base, with utility man Aledmys Diaz representing a more likely candidate to draw starts at the position when Yuli Gurriel needs a day off.

March 5, 2020 01:04 PM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Baker sees improvement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker is hitless in 16 spring at-bats, but Astros manager Dusty Baker sees signs that his swing is coming around, Brian McTaggart of reports.

The 6-foot-4 Tucker has a long swing from the left side of the plate, and Baker points out the long-lever guys take a little longer to get their timing down. The manager believes there's still plenty of time for Tucker to get his timing down in time for Opening Day. He currently leads the Astros with 16 spring at-bats. At present, there isn't a starting job for Tucker, but he will push Josh Reddick in right field.

March 1, 2020 07:04 AM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Hitless spring continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker went 0-for-1 with a walk and was caught stealing in Saturday's spring game against the Mets.

Tucker is now hitless in 13 spring plate appearances. He had a modicum of success in a September callup last season, but the 22-year-old outfielder with a sterling minor-league resume does not have an everyday gig lined up in Houston. With nearly 1,000 plate appearances at Triple-A, there's nothing left for Tucker to prove in the minors, so it becomes manager Dusty Baker's challenge to find ways to get his bat in the lineup.

October 13, 2019 01:28 AM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Starting in Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker is in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Saturday.

Tucker was told that he would start Saturday's game Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Josh Reddick is on the bench Saturday after going 1-for-10 over four postseason games. Given Reddick's struggles at the plate, Tucker could see an increased role in the ALCS.

October 5, 2019 08:48 PM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker will start in right field and bat eighth for Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Rays on Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Tucker will make his first start of the postseason in right field Saturday after hitting .269/.319/.537 with four home runs in 22 games this year. Josh Reddick will receive the night off.

October 5, 2019 02:16 AM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Joins ALDS squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker will be part of the Astros' ALDS roster.

Tucker gave a glimpse of his talent in 72 plate appearances this season, hitting .269/.319/.537. The Astros' deep outfield likely means he'll be stuck in a bench role for most of the playoffs, however.

September 27, 2019 03:48 AM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Homers in second straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker went 1-for-6 with a solo home run in a loss to the Angels on Thursday.

Tucker drilled a homer to right field in the fourth inning to plate the Astros' first run of the game. The remainder of the contest was a struggle for the 22-year-old, however, as he struck out four times and committed an error in the 12th inning that allowed the winning run to cross the plate. Tucker is making his case to be included on the postseason roster by posting a .290/.323/.581 slash line with four homers and 11 RBI in 19 games this season.

September 26, 2019 08:48 AM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Provides insurance with homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Mariners.

Tucker's ninth-inning homer gave the Astros a cushion and helped preserve the win for starter Zack Greinke. Tucker has hit safely in six of his last seven starts, going 10-for-29 with two home runs, three doubles and five RBI.

September 23, 2019 06:16 PM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Finding groove against MLB pitching
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker went 2-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI and one run scored in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Angels.

Tucker's disastrous introduction to major-league pitching in 2018 (.141, 64 at-bats) has given way to a more confident hitter in 2019. Since joining the Astros in September, the 22-year-old is batting .313/.340/.542 with two home runs and nine RBI over 50 plate appearances. He's had close to 1,000 plate appearances at the Triple-A level, so a spot on the major-league roster to start 2020 appears likely.

September 16, 2019 11:04 PM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Hits second career home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker went 1-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in the Astros' 12-3 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Tucker felt left out of the scoring spree and knocked a two-run home run in the eighth inning to extend the Astros' lead to 10-2. Tucker is slashing .325/.357/.550 with two home runs and eight RBI across 42 plate appearances on the season. He has started the last three games for the Astros after only doing so in five of his first 10 games as a major leaguer. His next chance to take the field will be Tuesday against the Rangers in Houston.

September 15, 2019 01:44 AM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Flashes speed in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker went 4-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, an RBI and two stolen bases in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Royals.

After compiling a 30-30 season for Triple-A Round Rock prior to his promotion to the majors, Tucker has continued to showcase his five-category fantasy upside, slashing .353/.389/.529 through his first 12 big-league games of the year with a homer and three steals. The Astros are fighting with the Yankees for the best record in the American League and aren't about to take their foot off the gas down the stretch, but Tucker is earning his playing time regardless.

September 9, 2019 12:40 PM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Plates three in blowout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker went 2-for-5 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI and two runs Sunday in the Astros' 21-1 win over the Mariners.

Tucker drew a start in the outfield for the third time in four games and helped the Astros deliver one of their best team-wide offensive showings in franchise history. The rookie contributed two of Houston's team-record 11 doubles and even saw action late in the contest at first base, where he could have another avenue to playing time in the event Yuli Gurriel (hamstring) is forced to miss additional contests. In a more negative development for Tucker, George Springer (concussion) rejoined the lineup following a three-game absence, leaving the 22-year-old without a regular spot in the outfield unless manager AJ Hinch decides to phase out veteran Josh Reddick.

September 8, 2019 08:56 AM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Out of Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker did not start Saturday but doubled as a pinch hitter and scored the winning run in a 2-1 win over Seattle.

Tucker, who had started the previous two games, gave way for Jake Marisnick on Saturday. With George Springer (concussion) possibly returning Sunday, manager AJ Hinch will have to juggle Tucker's playing time with Josh Reddick's going forward. Hinch ruled out using Tucker at first base -- he began playing the position at Triple-A Round Rock in July -- as a replacement for the injured Yuli Gurriel (hamstring), Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

September 6, 2019 02:48 AM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Launches first MLB homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker started in right field and went 2-for-6 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's 11-9 extra-innings win over Seattle.

Tucker made his third appearance and first start since being called up and hit his first career homer in MLB in the sixth inning. He later tied the game in the bottom of the 12th with a run-producing single. With George Springer (concussion) ruled out, Josh Reddick slid over to center field, opening up right field to Houston's top prospect. Pending Springer's status, Tucker could get a handful of starts in the coming days.

September 4, 2019 02:56 PM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Enters for injured Springer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker entered Tuesday's game after George Springer left with a head injury and went 0-for-2 in a 4-2 loss to the Brewers.

Springer was carted off the field after making a catch and slamming his head into the wall during the fifth inning. Josh Reddick moved to center field while Tucker entered to play right. This was Tucker's first action since getting called up. He is not a center fielder by trade, so he won't be a direct replacement for Springer, whose condition is not immediately known but should become clearer over the team's off day Wednesday.

September 2, 2019 11:36 PM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Officially gets callup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Astros recalled Tucker from Triple-A Round Rock ahead of Monday's game against the Brewers, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Tucker will be one of three players joining the Astros on Monday as part of the team's second wave of September callups. The top prospect in the Astros' farm system, Tucker delivered a truly monstrous 2019 campaign at Round Rock, becoming the fifth player in Pacific Coast League history to post a 30-30 season (34 home runs, 30 steals). The reality of playing for a loaded Houston squad means that Tucker won't have a clear path to everyday work, but if he hits well in his first few games with the big club, he could unseat Josh Reddick for primary duties in right field before the postseason arrives.

September 2, 2019 07:56 AM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Set to join team Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker will be called up to Houston on Monday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Astros didn't call up any prospects Sunday, the first day teams could add players to their rosters, but they will be adding players in waves over the week. While manager AJ Hinch did not confirm the players that will get the call Monday, general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a radio interview earlier this week that Tucker would be one of Monday's callups.

August 26, 2019 05:44 PM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: Turns in 30-30 campaign at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker went hitless in two at-bats but recorded a walk and stolen base Saturday in Triple-A Round Rock's 7-1 win over New Orleans.

The stolen base was Tucker's 30th of the season, which made him just the fifth player in Pacific Coast League history to lock up a 30-30 campaign, as he entered the contest with 32 home runs. Even with the eye-popping counting-stats production, Tucker maintains a strong, but not spectacular 113 wRC+ on the campaign, down fairly steeply from his 2018 mark at Triple-A (155). The performance downturn won't put too much of a damper on Tucker's promising long-term outlook, and he'll almost certainly be in store for his first big-league promotion of the season when the calendar flips to September. Tucker probably won't be guaranteed an everyday role immediately following his callup, but he should get a fair chance to prove he's a superior option in right field to incumbent starter Josh Reddick, who has slashed .190/.231/.231 since the All-Star break.

August 18, 2019 10:36 AM
Astros' Kyle Tucker: May have landing spot in September
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker is unlikely to join the Astros until rosters expand in September, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Tucker's name comes up on the radar with right fielder Josh Reddick's slump lingering. Since July 2, Reddick is batting .184/.234/.237, and he has not homered since June 28. Meanwhile, Tucker is mashing at Triple-A Round Rock. In 14 games this month, he's slashing .358/.422/.717 with five home runs and 17 RBI. If Reddick's bat continues to slumber, at-bats in right field should be there for Tucker when he eventually joins the Astros.

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