Kyle Tucker, the younger brother of Preston Tucker, was a top prospect in the 2015 amateur draft and was taken fifth overall by the Houston Astros, his older brother’s organization.
That year, Kyle Tucker was Houston’s second first-round pick, after SS Alex Bregman at #2, marking the first time a franchise had two picks in the top five of a draft.
As a senior, he hit .484 with 10 home runs, 27 RBIs, and 29 runs scored. On June 22nd, he signed with the GCL Astros and made his professional debut, going 0-for-3.
For the 2017 Futures Game, he was named to the United States team.
Kyle Tucker debuted in the majors with the Astros in the midst of the 2018 season, but he struggled to establish himself right away, hitting only .141 in 28 games.
In 22 games in 2019, Kyle Tucker batted .269 with his first four major league homers and an OPS+ of 118.
The Astros were a strong team during those years, so he didn’t get much playing time, but he did get some postseason action in 2019, going 2 for 12 as the Astros advanced to Game 7 of the World Series, where they were defeated by the Washington Nationals.
What Is Kyle Tucker’s Position?
Kyle Tucker plays as a Left fielder for the Houston Astros.