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Cole Tucker

Born: 07/03/1996 (Age: 20)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 205
Primary Position: SS
XL, gangly, long limbs, lean, V-shaped torso, high waist; muscular development can lead to position change
Evaluator Javier Barragan
Report Date 05/10/2017
Dates Seen 5/8 - 5/10
Affiliate Bradenton Marauders (High A, Pirates)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Prototypical Switch hitter — line drive from right, more light from left;
L - feet separated at shoulder width, upright with slight knee bend, balanced, bat at 45 degrees with light wiggle, high hands, slight bat wrap, knee lift, leaks, smooth, better than average bat speed, barrel control, spray, more lift.

R - feet separated at shoulder width, upright with slight knee bend, balanced, bat at 45 degrees with light wiggle, high hands, deep load, small knee lift, near arm bar, leakage, better than average bat speed; swing can get lengthy, more swing and miss.

executes plan at plate, some chase, hits where the ball is pitched, comfortable at plate.

barrell awareness 50/50
pitch recognition 40/50
box presence 40/50
Power 50 Approach fitted for line drives and gaps all over the field, slight uphill, room for more power and aptitude suggests more power to come.

Raw power 50/60
Game power 30/45
Baserunning/Speed 50 Average raw speed, but instincts to allow tool to play up, takes healthy leads, aggressive on basepaths, at writing of this report leads all of minor league baseball with 24 steals, looks to take extra base, added weight will slow down, but instincts will play up speed then, too.

speed 60/50
Glove 60 Sure-handed, sound defensive actions, rangy, gets to balls, good instincts, high center of gravity, mobile, body is framed for third base.

Glove 55/60
Range 50/55
Instincts 60
Arm 50 Low arm slot, short arm circle, some tail, ball released on front leg, on the bag, gets there in time, average arm speed and arm strength; right shoulder labrum surgery in Aug 2015.

arm strength 50/50
arm accuracy 50/50

Charismatic leader, exudes confidence, and loves to play the game, Tucker is a switch hitter with an advanced understanding of the game. Defensive actions to stick at short, but more muscle will slot him to third base—more power to come with position change and baseball aptitude. Though with current season high of two home runs, there is huge uncertainty as mechanical and approach change would be required. Tucker projects to be a fan favorite and everyday third baseman.

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