Cole Bryson Tucker (born July 3, 1996) is an American professional baseball shortstop and outfielder with the Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB). In 2019, he made his MLB debut.
Tucker went to Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and was a member of the baseball team there. In the 2013 18U Baseball World Cup, he was a member of the United States national baseball team.
He is committed to playing baseball at the University of Arizona in college. MLB.com ranked Tucker as Pittsburgh’s fifth-best prospect going into the 2018 season.
The Pirates added him to their 40-man roster after the season. He opened the 2019 season with the Indianapolis Indians. On April 20, he was called up to the major league roster.
He made his major league debut that afternoon versus the San Francisco Giants. During that game, Tucker got his first major league hit in his third at-bat, hitting a two-run home run off Derek Holland over the center-field wall at PNC Park to give the Pirates a 3–1 lead.
The home run became the game-winning hit after the game was called due to rain. In 2020, the Pirates played Tucker as an outfielder, as he slashed .211/.266/.361.
In February 2021, he confirmed via Instagram that he is in a relationship with actress Vanessa Hudgens, but the couple does not have any children at the moment.