Kyle Tucker Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 199 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/17/1997 (24)
Kyle Tucker Season Stats
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Kyle Tucker News
Houston Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker is taking a seat on the bench for Friday night's game against the Seattle Mariners. Tucker will give way to Chaz McCormick in right field, who will bat eighth against Mariners' southpaw Yusei Kikuchi. Tucker's fantasy managers should expect him back for the second game of the series. The 24-year-old is batting just .204, but seven of his 10 hits have gone for extra bases this year, including four homers.
Houston Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker hit his fourth home run of the season in the Astros 7-3 loss to the A's on Saturday. The young slugger may only be hitting .189 for the season but now has four home runs over his last six games. Even more impressive, Tucker now has driven in a run in eight of his first nine games for a team-high 11 on the season. Once a highly-touted prospect, Tucker made a breakthrough last season thanks to an impressive .990 OPS with runners in scoring position. The 24-year-old is once again producing when it matters and his batting average should rise with that production over time.
Houston Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker is hitting only .176 heading into Monday's action but already has seven runs batted in. The Astros have played only four games but Tucker has picked up at least one RBI in each game. The 24-year-old homered on Sunday and is looking to prove last year's shortened season wasn't a fluke but a springboard for a great career. Tucker slashed .268/.325/.512 with six triples, nine home runs, 12 doubles and 42 runs batted in through 58 games. Fantasy team's will need to temper expectations, however, for Monday's matchup against the Angels. With left-handed starter Jose Quintana on the mound, Tucker will carry depressed DFS value after hitting only .217 versus left-handed pitching last season.
Last season, Kyle Tucker made the jump from a highly intriguing prospect to more of a fixture in the Houston lineup. Now he has an ADP of 31st overall and will hit in a top-three spot in the Astros lineup. Tucker just turned 24 years old, yet he is expected to be a key guy in the Houston batting order. His 42 RBI were among the American League leaders. He stole eight bases, although his Sprint Speed of 27.6 did not leap out at us. The Exit Velocity of 91.1 pointed to more power promise, even if the xWOBA of .318 or the xSLG of .459 was not thrilling. He also hit just .217 against lefties last year. But when you consider Tucker's age, the faith in the organization is placing in him, and his minor league numbers, you cannot get heavily sidetracked by some of the Statcast totals from an abbreviated 2020 season. Tucker had 34 homers and 30 steals at Triple-A in 2019 and has been regarded as a prime MLB prospect. The Astros obviously believe he is ready to grow into better totals and the tools are there. You may have to take a small leap of faith to draft Tucker at his ADP, but the power and speed potential is very enticing and could pay off nicely in a true breakout year. While his BA and OBP could leave a bit to be desired, there is the potential for a real nice payoff in power, run production, and speed.