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Preston Tucker LFWhite Sox

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date7-6-1990
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 3 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.42015
-0.52016
2017
0.02018
0.42019
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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
2015 HOU 24 98 323 73 19 0 13 20 68 3 0 2 .243 .297 .437 102 1.8 -1.2 -3.1 0.4
2016 HOU 25 48 144 22 8 1 4 8 40 2 0 0 .164 .222 .328 66 -5.6 0.2 -1.7 -0.5
2018 ATL 27 80 142 31 10 0 4 9 34 3 0 0 .240 .303 .411 86 -2.0 0.4 1.0 0.3
2018 CIN 27 17 42 7 1 0 2 4 9 1 0 0 .189 .286 .378 91 -0.3 -0.2 -2.6 -0.2
Career2436511333812341151902.222.281.40389-6.2-0.8-6.50.0

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2012 TCV A- NYP 42 188 .241 .321 .345 .315 97 14.9 5.1 -2.1 167 0 -3.9 2.8 11.5 1.4
2013 LNC A+ CAL 75 333 .265 .341 .428 .339 111 16.6 9.4 -3.5 141 0 -1.7 0.8 6.5 1.2
2013 CCH AA TEX 60 268 .252 .320 .379 .287 105 5.4 7.3 -2.5 131 0 -4.5 -0.2 1.8 0.2
2014 CCH AA TEX 65 290 .248 .316 .367 .278 97 17 8.0 -3.3 153 0 1.9 -1.5 10.9 1.7
2014 OKL AAA PCL 73 309 .273 .341 .425 .365 94 4.3 9.3 -3.3 98 0 -1.5 -0.8 -2.4 0.1
2015 HOU MLB AL 98 323 .254 .315 .405 .274 107 -0.3 8.7 -2.2 102 10 -3.1 -1.2 1.8 0.4
2015 FRE AAA PCL 33 143 .276 .343 .416 .287 105 7.1 4.0 -1.5 136 0 3.8 0.4 2.8 1.0
2016 HOU MLB AL 48 144 .255 .319 .418 .200 104 -8.7 4.1 -1.7 66 12 -1.7 0.2 -5.6 -0.5
2016 CCH AA TEX 6 24 .253 .309 .381 .154 98 -3.4 0.6 -0.3 8 0 0.0 0.1 -2.6 -0.2
2016 FRE AAA PCL 53 229 .277 .340 .431 .355 88 14.5 6.4 -2.2 124 0 -4.3 0.5 2.3 0.3
2017 FRE AAA PCL 128 569 .276 .341 .439 .263 104 8.2 16.8 -7.2 97 0 -4.9 -0.9 0.2 0.4
2018 ATL MLB NL 80 142 .243 .312 .400 .293 96 1 4.0 -0.7 86 13 1.0 0.4 -2.0 0.3
2018 CIN MLB NL 17 42 .229 .295 .370 .192 101 -0.8 1.2 -0.3 91 14 -2.6 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2
2018 GWN AAA INT 16 62 .264 .337 .421 .273 101 -2.3 1.8 -0.5 70 0 0.1 0.4 -2.0 0.0
2018 LOU AAA INT 2 9 .259 .341 .386 .286 89 -0.9 0.3 -0.1 72 0 0.0 0.0 -1.9 -0.2
2019 CHR AAA INT 25 93 .267 .342 .443 .289 111 -2 3.2 -1.2 99 0 -0.4 -0.6 -0.1 0.1

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
2012 TCV A- NYP 188 165 32 53 7 0 8 84 38 18 16 1 2 .321 .390 .509 .188 2 0
2013 LNC A+ CAL 333 298 61 97 18 1 15 162 74 29 45 3 0 .326 .384 .544 .218 4 0
2013 CCH AA TEX 268 237 36 62 14 1 10 108 29 27 46 0 1 .262 .347 .456 .194 0 0
2014 CCH AA TEX 290 261 41 72 17 0 17 140 43 26 46 3 3 .276 .348 .536 .261 0
2014 OKL AAA PCL 309 275 38 79 18 0 7 118 51 31 74 2 0 .287 .356 .429 .142 3
2015 HOU MLB AL 323 300 35 73 19 0 13 131 33 20 68 0 2 .243 .297 .437 .193 0 0
2015 FRE AAA PCL 143 129 20 38 4 0 11 75 35 12 25 1 0 .295 .357 .581 .287 1 0
2016 CCH AA TEX 24 21 1 2 0 0 0 2 3 2 9 0 0 .095 .167 .095 .000 1 0
2016 HOU MLB AL 144 134 11 22 8 1 4 44 8 8 40 0 0 .164 .222 .328 .164 0 0
2016 FRE AAA PCL 229 209 35 63 14 3 8 107 29 15 49 1 1 .301 .349 .512 .211 3 0
2017 FRE AAA PCL 569 492 84 123 20 7 24 229 96 65 102 2 3 .250 .333 .465 .215 10 0
2018 ATL MLB NL 142 129 15 31 10 0 4 53 22 9 34 0 0 .240 .303 .411 .171 1 0
2018 GWN AAA INT 62 60 7 15 4 1 0 21 6 2 5 0 0 .250 .274 .350 .100 0 0
2018 LOU AAA INT 9 9 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .000 0 0
2018 CIN MLB NL 42 37 4 7 1 0 2 14 5 4 9 0 0 .189 .286 .378 .189 0 0
2019 CHR AAA INT 93 83 14 23 8 0 1 34 10 9 7 0 1 .277 .344 .410 .133 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 1275 0.4541 0.5012 0.7355 0.6891 0.3448 0.7970 0.6333 0.2645 0.0082
2016 582 0.4828 0.4948 0.6806 0.6833 0.3189 0.7240 0.5938 0.3194 0.0000
2018 716 0.4860 0.4944 0.7458 0.6983 0.3016 0.8189 0.5856 0.2542 0.0000
Career25730.46950.49790.72590.69030.32690.78660.61110.27410.0041

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
2019 CHA $
2018 ATL $565,000
2017 HOU $
2016 HOU $515,000
2015 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,080,000
2 yrTotal$1,080,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 85 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/23/19 (minor-league contract). Signed by Kia Tigers of KBO 5/10/19.
  • 1 year/$0.565M (2018). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/18. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Atlanta 7/30/18. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Cincinnati 9/2/18.
  • 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).

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 381 47 87 17 3 16 52 34 83 1 0 .254 .325 .462 109 17.7 1.9
80o 362 43 78 16 2 14 47 31 81 1 0 .239 .309 .429 101 12.4 1.3
70o 348 40 73 15 2 13 44 29 79 0 0 .232 .300 .417 96 8.8 0.9
60o 336 37 69 14 2 13 42 27 77 0 0 .226 .292 .413 91 5.9 0.6
50o 325 35 65 13 2 12 39 25 75 0 0 .220 .284 .400 87 3.4 0.4
40o 314 33 61 12 2 11 37 24 74 0 0 .213 .277 .385 82 1.1 0.1
30o 302 31 56 11 2 10 35 22 72 0 0 .203 .265 .366 78 -1.3 -0.1
20o 288 28 53 10 2 10 32 20 69 0 0 .201 .260 .367 72 -3.8 -0.4
10o 269 25 45 9 1 8 29 18 66 0 0 .181 .241 .323 65 -6.9 -0.7
Weighted Mean32836661321240267600.221.287.399884.20.4

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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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