Cole Tucker

Born: 07/03/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Primary Position: SS
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#24 overall), 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 4th, 2018
Dates Seen: 4x-- October 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Lean and athletic frame with below average strength; could add some muscle, though always on the lankier side.
Swing Mechanics
Same, both sides. Slightly open set-up, feet shoulder-width, hands at eye-level. Toe-tap w short stride to close off, moderate load with loose hands, length to swing creates moderate barrel-drag; linear swing with average bat speed.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 30 50 Everyday Player High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 50 Contact hitter w patient approach; grinds out ABs and uses whole field. Plus barrel-feel but fringy strength and batspeed will lead to some weak contact; on-base ability will result in average MLB hitting ability.
Contact hitter w patient approach; grinds out ABs and uses whole field. Plus barrel-feel but fringy strength and batspeed will lead to some weak contact; on-base ability will result in average MLB hitting ability.
Game Power 30 40 Will go gap-to-gap and leg out extra base hits; ability to run into 8-12 HR.
Will go gap-to-gap and leg out extra base hits; ability to run into 8-12 HR.
Raw Power 40 45 Similar power from both sides; enough strength and bat speed to turn on pitches inside; has another half-grade in body and bat.
Similar power from both sides; enough strength and bat speed to turn on pitches inside; has another half-grade in body and bat.
Run 50 50 Long strides, better underway; fringy home to first but plays to average on bases and defensively with his instincts.
Long strides, better underway; fringy home to first but plays to average on bases and defensively with his instincts.
Field 60 60 Rangy and agile; quick first step in all directions w plus footwork, ability to get to hole and up-the-middle. Reliable hands and game clock for plus SS.
Rangy and agile; quick first step in all directions w plus footwork, ability to get to hole and up-the-middle. Reliable hands and game clock for plus SS.
Throw 55 60 Plus arm strength at present with solid accuracy. Length to release, long arm action play down half-grade. Projecting refinement and a little more strength to eventually play plus.
Plus arm strength at present with solid accuracy. Length to release, long arm action play down half-grade. Projecting refinement and a little more strength to eventually play plus.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Plus Plus
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Glove-first future regular at shortstop. Not an impact bat but will get on-base, swipe some bags, and provide plus defensive value.