Kyle Tucker 2015 Bowman Draft Future Watch, Astros – Kyle Tucker was a first round selection in the 2015 MLB Draft as the 5th overall pick by the Houston Astros. Born in Tampa, Florida the 6′-4″ outfielder went to H.B. Plant High School and now he’s got a chance to play in continued warmth in Houston someday.
This lefty has some bulking up to do. He’s around 190 pounds right now but at the tender age of 18 he still has some filling out to do. From August 29th to September 8th he hit an eye-popping .405 in rookie ball. During that time he had 3 homers, 11 RBI and 6 steals. There’s a lot of potential in this prospect.
Tucker has played on elite teams. He was named Florida’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2015. He was the first Plant High School player to win the award. Other notables from other schools are David Price (2003-04), Derek Jeter (1991-92) and Roy Halladay (1994-95) just to name a few.
The word “phenom” has been used when describing this youngster. Pre-draft, one of his games drew close to 70 scouts. The Astros were lucky to get him with that 5th pick.
Tucker’s first MLB licensed autographed baseball card can be found in 2015 Bowman Draft Baseball, card number BCA-KT. If he’s not on your want list, he should be now.
Check out his sweet swing and long reach here:
According to his MLB.com draft profile:
Perhaps the best pure hitter in the 2015 high school crop, Tucker has a selective approach and makes consistent hard contact from the left side of the plate. Once he fills out his lanky 6-foot-4 frame, he could be a .280-plus hitter with 20 or more homers per season. Look for his MLB debut to come sometime in 2018.
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