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Preston Tucker LFBraves

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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date7-6-1990
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age27 years, 10 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2014
0.32015
-0.82016
2017
0.12018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2015 HOU 24 98 323 300 35 73 19 0 13 131 20 68 3 0 0 33 0 2 .243 .297 .437 .261 5.7 -3.1 0.3
2016 HOU 25 48 144 134 11 22 8 1 4 44 8 40 2 0 0 8 0 0 .164 .222 .328 .202 -6.0 -1.7 -0.8
2018 ATL 27 41 95 89 10 24 7 0 3 40 4 22 1 1 0 19 0 0 .270 .305 .449 .264 2.6 0.7 0.3
Career1875625235611934120215321306106002.228.279.411.2462.3-4.1-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 TCV A- 42 188 .337 .241 .321 .345 .267 .315 97 14.8 5.1 -2.1 -3.9 2.8 20.6 1.8 20.6 1.8
2013 LNC A+ 75 333 .308 .265 .341 .428 .278 .339 114 17.6 9.8 -3.6 -1.7 0.8 24.5 2.3 24.5 2.3
2013 CCH AA 60 268 .277 .252 .320 .379 .256 .287 107 4.8 7.3 -2.5 -4.5 -0.2 9.4 0.5 9.4 0.5
2014 CCH AA 65 290 .314 .248 .316 .367 .251 .278 99 16 8.0 -3.3 1.9 -1.5 19.1 2.2 19.1 2.2
2014 OKL AAA 73 309 .271 .273 .341 .425 .267 .365 95 4 9.3 -3.3 -1.5 -0.8 9.1 0.8 9.1 0.8
2015 HOU MLB 98 323 .261 .254 .315 .405 .258 .274 104 0.4 8.7 -2.2 -3.1 -1.2 5.7 0.3 5.7 0.3
2015 FRE AAA 33 143 .310 .276 .343 .416 .266 .287 104 7.4 4.0 -1.5 3.8 0.4 10.2 1.4 10.2 1.4
2016 HOU MLB 48 144 .202 .255 .319 .418 .256 .200 100 -8.6 4.1 -1.7 -1.7 0.2 -6.0 -0.8 -6.0 -0.8
2016 CCH AA 6 24 .120 .253 .309 .381 .252 .154 101 -3.4 0.6 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2016 FRE AAA 53 229 .311 .277 .340 .431 .276 .355 94 12.2 6.4 -2.2 -4.3 0.5 16.9 1.3 16.9 1.3
2017 FRE AAA 128 569 .271 .276 .341 .439 .267 .263 105 7 16.8 -7.2 -4.9 -0.9 15.8 1.1 15.8 1.1
2018 ATL MLB 41 95 .264 .228 .303 .373 .248 .323 96 0.4 2.8 -0.5 0.7 -0.1 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 TCV A- 188 32 53 7 0 8 38 18 16 1 2 .321 .390 .509 .188 .337 20.6 -3.9 1.8
2013 LNC A+ 333 61 97 18 1 15 74 29 45 3 0 .326 .384 .544 .218 .308 24.5 -1.7 2.3
2013 CCH AA 268 36 62 14 1 10 29 27 46 0 1 .262 .347 .456 .194 .277 9.4 -4.5 0.5
2014 CCH AA 290 41 72 17 0 17 43 26 46 3 3 .276 .348 .536 .261 .314 19.1 1.9 2.2
2014 OKL AAA 309 38 79 18 0 7 51 31 74 2 0 .287 .356 .429 .142 .271 9.1 -1.5 0.8
2015 FRE AAA 143 20 38 4 0 11 35 12 25 1 0 .295 .357 .581 .287 .310 10.2 3.8 1.4
2015 HOU MLB 323 35 73 19 0 13 33 20 68 0 2 .243 .297 .437 .193 .261 5.7 -3.1 0.3
2016 FRE AAA 229 35 63 14 3 8 29 15 49 1 1 .301 .349 .512 .211 .311 16.9 -4.3 1.3
2016 HOU MLB 144 11 22 8 1 4 8 8 40 0 0 .164 .222 .328 .164 .202 -6.0 -1.7 -0.8
2016 CCH AA 24 1 2 0 0 0 3 2 9 0 0 .095 .167 .095 .000 .120 -3.0 0.0 -0.3
2017 FRE AAA 569 84 123 20 7 24 96 65 102 2 3 .250 .333 .465 .215 .271 15.8 -4.9 1.1
2018 ATL MLB 95 10 24 7 0 3 19 4 22 0 0 .270 .305 .449 .180 .264 2.6 0.7 0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2015 1275 0.4573 0.5012 0.7355 0.6861 0.3454 0.7925 0.6402 0.2645 501 0.008235
2016 582 0.4725 0.4948 0.6806 0.6764 0.3322 0.7151 0.6176 0.3194 0 0.000000
2018 354 0.4915 0.5282 0.7380 0.7241 0.3389 0.7937 0.6230 0.2620 0 0.000000
Career22110.46680.50380.72140.68960.34090.77230.63150.2786288.90770.0047

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 ATL $565,000
2017 HOU $
2016 HOU $515,000
2015 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$515,000
2018Current$565,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,080,000
2 yrTotal$1,080,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 95 d1 year/$0.565M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.565M (2018). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Houston 3/17. Acquired by Atlanta in trade 12/20/17 after being DFA by Houston 12/15/17.
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2016). Re-signed by Houston 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Houston 5/7/15.
  • Drafted by Houston 2012 (7-219) (Florida). $0.1M signing bonus ($0.1514M slot).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .165 .189 .262 .166
11 vs R (Multi) .215 .277 .413 .247
18 Split (Multi) .050 .089 .151 .081
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .105 .105 .316 .142
31 vs R (2016) .174 .240 .330 .211
38 Split (2016) .069 .135 .015 .068
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)Preston Tucker: Likely starter or fourth outfielder?
(delatopia from the 415)
Probably depends on whether or not he leaves Houston, but in a vacuum I think he can be a starter. Or at least the left-handed end of a platoon. (Matt Collins)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)Can you rank these OFs for future: Eddie Rosario, Odubel Herrera, Aaron Altherr, Preston Tucker, Pete O'Brien.
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
I'd go Rosario, Herrera, Tucker, Altherr, O'Brien. (Bret Sayre)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Preston Tucker worth hanging onto in a 14 team mixed dynasty league?
(tntzombie from Cleveland)
Oh, absolutely. You can't throw away someone who's hitting fourth in a major-league lineup. He's a solid fourth or fifth fantasy OF. (J.P. Breen)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these "fringe" prospects can you see playing beyond this label and their division 2 projections and being above average regulars some day? Mac Williamson, Preston Tucker, Darnell Sweeney, Tony Kemp, Devon Travis?
(GI JIM from Uranus)
Do you remember the seen in 30 rock when Kenneth is Tracey's work wife and he gives him the plan for the day and then Tracey says "I'M NOT DOING ANY OF THAT!" ?

That's how I feel about the names you just mentioned. Sweeney and Kemp the best of the bunch though. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bat only... what are the upsides of guys like Preston Tucker, Kennys Vargas, Christian Walker, and Dan Vogelbach? I know a couple may profile as DH types, but what kind of ceilings are we looking at?
(MP from Bluegrass State)
At least Tucker can play the OF. For guys at low positions on the defensive spectrum, they really have to hit. Most of these guys should be good for 20-25 homers, but at 1B or LF, that alone doesn't get you much past second-division regular territory. They also have to hit closer to .300 and show strong on base skills, which may or may not happen. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Preston Tucker is a prospect no one seems to talk about, but he keeps hitting. 25 homers and a solid enough k/bb rate last year and he's started off hot in AA again this year. What's the take on him and his future?
(Pat from Tallahassee, FL)
Personally, I'm just not buying the bat speed. I don't think he's going to consistently handle MLB velocity, and if he doesn't absolutely rake, he's not going to be of value. There's very little defensive value with Tucker and the bat has to play to an extreme for him to be an MLB contributor. (Mark Anderson)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Preston Tucker? Could he develop into an everyday Major Leaguer or 4th OF?
(Alex from Houston)
Maybe second-division every day guy, but I think the Astros may have enough OF talent soon that he won't need to be forced into a role. I've yet to see him (hoping to get Corpus Christi one more time before the season ends), but the scouts I've spoken to like the swing and eye at the plate and think it's more doubles than HR at the end of the day. He's a fringy defender. Platoon type of bat that can have success in the right spot. (Jason Cole)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hi again ZM, Deep dynasty league... What are your thoughts on Preston Tucker, Jesse Hahn or Eddie Butler? thanks again awesome stuff.
(Andy B from WI)
Eddie Butler has an impact arm I would get him on my team if I could. Jesse Hahn has two potential plus pitches, but has injury history and I wonder what it will be going forward. I'm not on the Preston Tucker wagon. (Zach Mortimer)


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