Kyle Tucker

Born: 01/17/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 190
Weight: 190
Primary Position: RF
Seconday Position: LF
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#5 overall), 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (HOU)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 26th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/21-4/23 2016
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Quad Cities River Bandits
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Physical Description
Lean athletic projectable body.
Swing Mechanics
Straight-up stance with some pre-swing noise.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 50 60 60 - First-division starter in right field High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 50 60 Plus hand-eye coordination, manipulates the barrel; puts together quality at bats, recognizes spin well out of the hand, consistently squares up the baseball, covers the plate inside and outside.
Plus hand-eye coordination, manipulates the barrel; puts together quality at bats, recognizes spin well out of the hand, consistently squares up the baseball, covers the plate inside and outside.
Raw Power 40 50 Plus bat speed, swing has leverage; currently below average raw, projects to add strength and get to average; homerun power will play average in-game.
Plus bat speed, swing has leverage; currently below average raw, projects to add strength and get to average; homerun power will play average in-game.
Run 50 40 4.20-4.25 HP-to-1B times, speed projects to below average at maturity as he grows physically.
4.20-4.25 HP-to-1B times, speed projects to below average at maturity as he grows physically.
Field 50 50 Below-average speed at maturity, showed average first step; takes average routes to the baseball, sure-handed, doesn't rush plays; shows enough defensive acuity to handle right field in the majors.
Below-average speed at maturity, showed average first step; takes average routes to the baseball, sure-handed, doesn't rush plays; shows enough defensive acuity to handle right field in the majors.
Throw 50 50 Average arm strength, accurate throws with average carry; accuracy will allow arm to play in right.
Average arm strength, accurate throws with average carry; accuracy will allow arm to play in right.
Overall Summary
Tucker displays an ability to consistently make hard contact that will grow into power as he ages and adds muscle. He recognizes spin and lays off bad breaking balls that go strike to ball. He makes his unorthodox mechanics work for him and he will hit at the highest level while providing average defense in right field with an average arm. Tucker's feel for the barrel, knowledge of the strike zone and projected added home run power give him a first-division profile as a right fielder who will occasionally make all-star games.