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Kyle Tucker

Born: 01/17/1997 (Age: 19)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 199
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position: CF
Tall, lean, athletic frame, wiry strength throughout; broad shoulders, narrow waist, highly projectable, plenty of room to add more strength
Evaluator James Fisher
Report Date 08/17/2016
Dates Seen 5/12, 5/24, 6/23/16
Affiliate Quad Cities River Bandits (Low A, Astros)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 55 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Starts from a tall, balanced stance; low hands near his armpit, backward drift with hands to start load; above-average bat speed and barrel awareness, quick wrists; medium stride with timing, slight uppercut to swing plane, ample leverage; ability to hit .280-.290 in the big leagues at peak
Power 50 Bat speed and ability to barrel baseball consistently lead to power at present, loft power will come as strength continues to develop; plenty of doubles and 15-18 homers in the future
Baserunning/Speed 40 Average speed at present but will slow a grade as he continues to fill out; long strides, oppotunistic baserunner, will steal a bag when pitchers lose him
Glove 50 Alert defender in both center and right, eventual home will be right as he continues to fill out; sound defensive actions, quality first step on reads; works hard and takes infield/outfield seriously
Arm 60 Live arm, throws carry through the bag; most throws on target, will play in right

Tucker has physical tools and plenty of projection remaining. The bat is the calling card here, with above-average bat speed, feel to hit, and an advanced approach. He has an easy swing and a knack for finding the barrel like few others in the Midwest League this season. The power will develop as his strength does, and it shows projection for utility thanks to a combination of bat speed and barrel awareness. Defensively he will end up in right field as he fills out, but he does have the athleticism to handle center in a pinch with a plus arm.

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