Mesa, Arizona —— Houston Astros outfield prospect Kyle Tucker enjoyed a solid season in 2017, splitting time between High-A Buies Creek and Double-A Corpus Christi and ending up a 20-20 guy with stellar numbers across the board as he settled in as one of the organization’s top prospects. Across 464 at-bats this summer between those two clubs, Tucker slashed .274/.346/.528/.874 with 33 doubles, 25 home runs, 21 stolen bases, 46 walks, and 109 strikeouts. At the end of the year, he was assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox of the prestigious Arizona Fall League, which is where we came across the outfielder recently for an on-camera interview about hitting, making adjustments at the AFL, getting drafted by the Astros, and quite a bit more.
You can watch that interview, with Baseball Census on-air host Sande Charles, right here:
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As for Kyle Tucker, he’ll likely start the 2018 season at Triple-A Fresno, and depending on how things go with the big league club in Houston, he may be up in The Show sooner rather than later. He’s a good athlete with a very, very advanced feel for manipulating the barrel, and that could turn the long, lanky outfielder into one of the game’s better pure hitters if he continues to develop on this pace as he reaches the big leagues. We’ll see what happens with the now-World Champion Houston Astros in time — and over the next month, we’ll have more game video up from the AFL season so you can see Kyle Tucker bat for yourself. Stay tuned!
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