Born: January 17, 1997|
Kyle Daniel Tucker (born January 17, 1997) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Houston Astros organization. He was selected by the Astros as the fifth pick in the first round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.
Tucker attended Henry B. Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, and played for their baseball team. Tucker appeared in Perfect Game's All American Classic. Tucker was named Florida's Gatorade Player of the Year.
Tucker committed to attend the University of Florida on a college baseball scholarship to play for the Florida Gators, but was expected to be a first round pick in the 2015 MLB Draft. The Houston Astros selected him with the fifth overall selection in the draft. He officially signed on June 15. Tucker played for the Greeneville Astros of the Rookie-level Appalachian League. He began the 2016 season with the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League, and received a midseason promotion to the Lancaster JetHawks of the Class A-Advanced California League. Tucker hit for a .285 batting average with 9 home runs and 69 RBI's in 2016.
His older brother, Preston, plays for the Astros.
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- Astros sign draftee Kyle Tucker
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)