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Birth Date1-17-1997
Height6' 4"
Weight190 lbs
Age22 years, 3 months, 6 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
2016
2017
-0.32018
0.62019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2018 HOU 21 28 72 9 2 1 0 6 13 2 1 1 .141 .236 .203 73 -2.1 -0.4 -1.9 -0.3
Career28729210613211.141.236.20373-2.1-0.4-1.9-0.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2015 AST Rk GCL 33 133 .238 .311 .327 .219 92 -1.5 4.0 -1.6 84 0 -1.0 3.4 -6.1 -0.1
2015 GRV Rk APP 30 121 .259 .328 .386 .316 96 -0.3 3.7 -1.4 88 0 4.2 0.6 -4.5 0.3
2016 QUD A MID 101 428 .244 .309 .345 .322 99 10.3 11.4 -1.1 127 0 -5.4 1.3 5.9 1.3
2016 LNC A+ CAL 16 69 .259 .328 .411 .340 112 6.8 2.0 -0.6 178 0 -0.1 0.2 3.5 0.5
2017 BCA A+ CAR 48 206 .257 .328 .398 .336 98 19.1 5.7 -1.2 144 0 -0.6 -3.1 5.2 0.6
2017 CCH AA TEX 72 318 .256 .325 .383 .286 98 12.2 8.6 -1.2 132 0 -6.4 1.2 3.3 0.6
2017 MSS Wnt AFL 22 95 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 HOU MLB AL 28 72 .252 .323 .421 .176 97 -6.9 2.0 -0.5 73 10 -1.9 -0.4 -2.1 -0.3
2018 FRE AAA PCL 100 465 .277 .347 .450 .364 103 42.4 13.6 -4.8 160 0 -0.5 1.7 25.7 3.6
2019 ROU AAA PCL 17 66 .255 .346 .464 .136 85 -6.8 1.9 -0.6 0 0 -0.4 0.3 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2015 AST Rk GCL 133 120 19 25 3 2 2 38 13 9 14 4 2 .208 .267 .317 .108 1 2
2015 GRV Rk APP 121 112 11 32 9 0 1 44 20 7 15 14 2 .286 .322 .393 .107 2 0
2016 LNC A+ CAL 69 59 13 20 6 2 3 39 13 10 6 1 3 .339 .435 .661 .322 0 0
2016 QUD A MID 428 373 43 103 19 5 6 150 56 40 75 31 9 .276 .348 .402 .126 9 0
2017 CCH AA TEX 318 287 39 76 21 1 16 147 47 22 64 8 4 .265 .325 .512 .247 3 0
2017 BCA A+ CAR 206 177 31 51 12 4 9 98 43 24 45 13 5 .288 .379 .554 .266 2 0
2017 MSS Wnt AFL 95 84 15 18 6 1 0 26 9 9 22 2 0 .214 .305 .310 .095 0 0
2018 HOU MLB AL 72 64 10 9 2 1 0 13 4 6 13 1 1 .141 .236 .203 .063 0 0
2018 FRE AAA PCL 465 407 86 135 27 3 24 240 93 48 84 20 4 .332 .400 .590 .258 6 1
2019 ROU AAA PCL 66 62 7 8 3 0 2 17 4 4 16 2 0 .129 .182 .274 .145 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2018 278 0.4676 0.5072 0.7660 0.7769 0.2703 0.8812 0.4750 0.2340 0.0000
Career2780.46760.50720.76600.77690.27030.88120.47500.23400.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 HOU $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 51 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by Houston 7/7/18.
  • Drafted by Houston 2015 (1-5) (Plant HS, Tampa). $4M signing bonus ($4.1887M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 216 33 61 14 1 11 33 20 45 7 2 .318 .386 .573 148 20.5 LF -2, RF -1 1.8
80o 193 28 52 12 1 9 29 17 42 6 2 .302 .370 .541 139 15.8 LF -2, RF -1 1.3
70o 176 25 46 11 1 8 26 15 39 5 2 .291 .358 .525 133 12.7 LF -1, RF -1 1.0
60o 162 23 41 9 1 7 23 13 36 5 2 .281 .342 .500 127 10.3 LF -1, RF -1 0.9
50o 149 20 36 8 1 6 20 12 34 4 1 .269 .331 .478 122 8.3 LF -1, RF -1 0.6
40o 136 18 33 7 1 6 18 11 31 4 1 .268 .331 .488 117 6.6 LF -1, RF -1 0.5
30o 122 16 28 6 1 5 15 9 29 3 1 .255 .314 .464 111 4.8 LF -1, RF -1 0.3
20o 105 13 22 5 0 4 13 8 25 3 1 .229 .292 .406 105 3.2 LF -1, RF -1 0.2
10o 82 10 17 4 0 3 10 6 20 2 1 .227 .289 .400 96 1.4 LF -1, RF -1 0.0
Weighted Mean155213991721133542.279.342.5071249.3LF -1, RF -10.7

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Question on how these rankings work. Based on these rankings, in a dynasty format you would always chose the player that is ranked above the other? For example in a dynasty draft would you take Bichette over Whitley because Bichette is ranked 12th while Whitley is ranked 16th? Or do you prefer whitley over the few guys ahead of him like Kiriloff, Riley and Bichette? Just trying to figure out the best way to read the list. Thank you.
(Fish and Chips from Seaside)
To best use this list, you have to know where you are in the contention cycle and what your league tends to value most. If you're ready to compete right now, there's a good argument for taking, say, Kyle Tucker over Jo Adell, etc. If you have a loaded infield and zero pitching and want to pop Whitley over Bichette, that's fine too. Basically, we make tiers because we're saying you can prefer any one player over any other in that tier and we'd understand. What we wouldn't understand is preferring, like, Kristian Robinson to Jesus Luzardo. When guys are many tiers apart we suggest using it more as a straight valuation list/guide. - BC (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2019-02-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your sleeper breakout player. A non top 150 guy who will make the leap to top 25 value.
(Simon from Atlanta)
Jeebus, Kyle Lewis just crushed one halfway to New Mexico.

That's a pretty high bar to clear--150+ to top 25. Excluding rookies like Kyle Tucker, Nick Senzel, or Peter Alonso, I'll give some 150+ names that could improve significantly (if not top 25): Amed Rosario, Jesse Winker, Luke Voit, Ramon Laureano, Hunter Renfroe, Manny Margot, Josh James, Tyler Skaggs. Off the top of my head. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)How mad should I be for Kyle Tucker about the Astros signing Brantley? Am I wrong to think he just needs more adjustment time against major league pitching?
(joseconsuervo from Detroit)
The Astros are fairly good at getting playing time for everyone they want to. I'm just not entirely sure Tucker is a guy they want to at this exact moment. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)You didn't spend a lot of time talking about Kyle Tucker on the pod. Where did you have him ranked vs the consensus and are you concerned about his hit tool against MLB pitching?
(Steve from Houston)
So to be clear, I do my best to actively avoid other lists (only BA is out anyway AFAIK). So I usually have no idea what the consensus is, but know that we usually rank as an "outlier" against it or whatever. I barely have time to do more than read over my own stuff this time of year anyway. I think you can have some concern about Tucker's hit tool, but I wouldn't base that on his 2018 playing time which was sporadic. He's hit literally everywhere else. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Re: Kyle Tucker when I mentioned the consensus I meant the BP list and not other sources. My fault for not being clear on that.
(Steve from Houston)
No worries. I don't think Tucker is particularly contentious internally. I think some like the upside more than I do, but I believe we'd all have him the general next tier down from the top guys somewhere. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Kyle Tucker getting a call up soon? Should I be stashing him in my league? Once he graduates, who replaces him in the Astros top 10?
(Carl from Fresno)
OK, this is kind of a prospects/fantasy question, but I'm going to take it because it applies to this year in the MLB. And that is: Holy moley, the deal for Brantley sure hoses him. You've already got Reddick and Springer and Kemp. I think he still gets playing time--you can squint and see him breaking camp with the club--but unless somebody gets moved, I think he's somewhat blocked now. My answer would have been different 24 hours ago. (Rob Mains)
2018-09-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)WHAT?!!?! Do you think of Kyle Tucker heading into next season?
(Steve Austin from Texas)
Should get a much better shot at decent playing time and offers both power and speed in a stacked lineup. He'll probably still go through some struggles but there's a lot to like. (Darius Austin)
2018-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Kyle Tucker getting a call up soon? Should I be stashing him in my league? Once he graduates, who replaces him in the Astros top 10?
(Carl from Fresno)
Carl, I think you've gotten the drift that I'm not an prospects guy. But I do kinda know the Astros. Not enough to be able to help you with the Top 10--that's a Jeffrey question, ask him tomorrow at 1 PM--but I do at least know who Tucker is. I would not rule out a callup--when your second best OF is Tony Kemp, you have an issue, and that's nothing against Kemp--but Derek Fisher's been better in Fresno (granted, he didn't do so well in Houston), so I'd expect him to get called up next. (Rob Mains)
2018-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)In 2019, Kyle Tucker is a top ___ OF?
(Rusty from Tallahassee)
Errrr... 35? (Nicolas Stellini)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Yordan Alvarez? He's dominating AA at age 20. Who is the better prospect between him and Kyle Tucker?
(Ben from SC)
Still Tucker, but Yordan has narrowed the gap a bunch. Much of our midseason list discussion so far has revolved around various staff members telling me I am too low on Alvarez. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-05-25 12:15:00 (link to chat)What does Kyle Tucker's ceiling look like?
(Boris from Moscow)
minor league apartments are usually pretty generic (Craig Goldstein)
2018-04-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)Nimmo, Dom Smith and Ali Sanchez for Realmuto?
(Avisáis from Brookyln)
They wanted Victor Robles and Kyle Tucker, even if they come down off that, don't see the Mets as an actual fit here.

Also not for nothing but how is his back? (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-04-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)What is your assessment of Kyle Tucker? And how likely are his skills to force his way into a regular role with the talented group in Houston by say, June?
(Garrett from Haverford)
He's a fairly safe bet to be an above-average everyday corner outfielder, there's a high end outcome possbile if the power continues to pop. He's also only 21, and I suspect his major league debut will be dictated by team need rather than his forcing the issue this year. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)If I have Victor Robles, Ronald Acuna, Rhys Hoskins, Eloy Jimenez, Kyle Tucker, Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis Jr on my minor league dynasty roster, who do I drop, if anyone, to add Bo Bichette?
(Steve from AZ)
Uh...I think I speak for all of us when I say $#%& YOU! I dunno man, trade one of those dudes (Soto? Tatis? Hoskins?) for an awesome player, immediately pick up Bichette, cackle, remember you're supposed to act like you've been there before, take a breath, compose yourself, lose control, cackle again. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)When will the next major trade occur?
(Jeb from Illinois)
Let's say Sonny Gray to the Astros on July 18 for Kyle Tucker, Franklin Perez, and Teoscar Hernandez. (Mark Barry)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)So gut feeling who do you think will be the biggest prospect traded at the deadline?
(Mike from NY)
We had an interesting discussion at the Baltimore event about this. I think I landed on Triston McKenzie or Kyle Tucker. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-05-22 23:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank in order of highest fantasy upside: Kyle Tucker, Vlad Guerrero, Rafael Devers, Juan Soto (this is my order)... Thank you!
(TrickDaddy14 from Bronx, NY)
Strictly ceiling, no regard for proximity/risk/etc.? Vladito, Devers, Tucker, Soto for me (Wilson Karaman)
2017-03-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is the hype real on Luis Robert?
(Ben from LA )
Lots of Luis Robert questions tonight. Admittedly I don't know a ton about him, so I had to call in the big guns.

Bret says "Five-tool athlete with mini-Moncada upside. Probably A ball once he signs, maybe 2 years away. Top 30 prospect right now for me, similar to Kyle Tucker."

Also, Wilson wrote about him a bit in a recent "Ocean Floor" piece. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=31191 (Mark Barry)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Kyle Tucker similar to Austin Meadows?
(Hank from Texas)
Man, everyone I talked to internally and externally talked up Tucker's power. Meadows finally found his, so why not. Meadows is more athletic and a better center fielder, even if the Pirates will play him in a corner. Very, very different swings though. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank order the following outfielders with respect to fantasy potential -- Kyle Tucker, Kyle Lewis, Tyler O'Neill, Corey Ray, Lourdes Gurriel, Christin Stewart.
(b from c)
I said I wouldn't do the Parks thing for these, but I am sorely tempted just due to the complete lack of context.

My non-binding take

Tucker, Ray, O'Neill, Stewart, Gurriel (have the Jays even said he is an outfielder-only). Lewis I want to punt on until I see him healthy, but if you want to risk it, you could get him as high as second pretty easily. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)In a 14 team, 40man roster dynasty I've grown board of winning...seriously. So I have decided to rebuild. I now roster an exciting group of high risk players: Devers, Robles, Acuna, Rosario, Isan Diaz, Kyle Tucker, Eloy Jimenez, Kilome, Keller, Allard, and Fried. Then add in young MLBers like Harper, Rizzo, Altherr, Cotton, Cody Reed, Matz, Jake Thompson, and Skaggs. With only 4 teams as suitable buyers, would you be happy with Urias & Gallo for Bumgarner, & Josh Bell & Ryan Healy for Cole Hamels? I likely could also land Giolito. I'm currently trying to convince the guy that Giolito's value has bottomed out. Any example as to how Giolito has been valued in any of your leagues, or what can you tell me about your opinion on him moving forward? Kind of a long winded question, but a fun one! Thanks in advance!
(BPChatsChangedMyLife from Niagara, ON)
Giolito hasn't been traded in any of my leagues, so I have no direct experience with that. I own Giolito in two of my leagues, a deep NL-only keeper league and a deep mixed keeper league. I didn't trade him in either league because in both leagues, I was more focused on 2017 and beyond than 2016.

I don't think I'd be happy with dealing Bumgarner for Urias & Gallo (assuming you're getting Urias & Gallo). I'm lower on Gallo than most. I'm not sure he'll make enough contact to be a great roto player, and I think that even if he does eventually become a productive roto player, it'll take a while for him to get there and the struggles will be brutal.

Assuming you're on the Bell/Healy side of the Cole-Hamels-for-Josh-Bell-and-Ryon-Healy trade, I'd hang on to Hamels, too. I haven't seen enough from Healy to convince me that his big step forward this year will be 100% sustainable, and Hamels is really dang good. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for the chat. Do you have an opinion on Kyle Tucker? What kind of upside does he potentially have?
(cjbuettfr from Lyon, france)
Could be a first division starter, and I'm expecting him to be the top name on Houston's top 10 this off-season. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)It seems like some love has been lost for Kyle Tucker. Top 6 pick with middle of the order bat still? or has something changed?
(brad14 from NJ)
I'm not too concerned; it's just a couple hundred AB's for an 18-year-old in short season ball. He wasn't totally overwhelmed by the caliber of pitching he saw, so all systems are go for now. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you please rank the following outfield prospects on how much you like them in terms of future fantasy potential? Andrew Benintendi, Trent Clark, Kyle Tucker, Daz Cameron and Cornelius Randolph. Thanks for the chat!
(big time timmy jim from somewhere)
I would go Benintendi, Tucker, Clark, Cameron, Randolph. (Christopher Crawford)


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