Kyle Tucker Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 199 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/17/1997 (25)
Kyle Tucker Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Kyle Tucker News
Houston Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker had a huge day at the plate in Tuesday's 13-4 win over the Red Sox. Tucker went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, a grand slam, and two strikeouts. The 25-year-old started off the season slowly but is now slashing .252/.351/.472 with seven HR, 25 RBI, and eight stolen bases. He may not be returning the level of value fantasy managers had hoped for given where they drafted him, but he is definitely heating up and should be in their lineups at all times.
The Houston Astros recently spoke with outfielder Kyle Tucker's camp about a contract extension, but the two sides couldn't come to a deal and are no longer engaged, according to sources. Tucker will be arbitration-eligible for the first time in his career at the end of this season. The 25-year-old didn't have the start he wanted, but he's picked things up and is now slashing .254/.360/.441 with an .800 OPS, five home runs, 19 RBI, 12 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 34 games for the Astros. He's been much better in the month of May, hitting .310/.482/.500 with a .982 OPS, one home run, four RBI and six stolen bases in just 13 games. Tucker is a must-start in season-long fantasy leagues.
Houston Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker had the biggest hit of the day in the team's 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. With a pair of runners on base in the ninth inning of a 2-2 game, Tucker singled to center field and Chas McCormick ran home to score the game-winning run. The ninth inning single was Tucker's only hit of the game as he went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. The 25-year-old slashed just .224/.277/.408 across the month of April, but he strung together a set of four-straight multi-hit games while the calendar was turning to May. Tucker has some gaudy underlying stats, such as a .325 xBA and a .625 xSLG, so the slugger has been a bit unlucky so far this year. Expect to see some better surface numbers ahead.
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.