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Sport Astros' top prospect Kyle Tucker to make MLB debut vs. White Sox

19:35  07 july  2018
19:35  07 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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2018 MLB .com Top Prospects : Kyle Tucker has an unconventional swing, but makes it work with Top Prospects : Forrest Whitley, RHP, Astros - Продолжительность: 1:52 MLB 4 371 просмотр. Top Prospects : Eloy Jimenez, OF, White Sox - Продолжительность: 2:45 MLB 11 474 просмотра.

Tucker , the Astros ' top -ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline and No. 5-ranked outfield prospect in all of baseball , excelled at Double-A Corpus Christi in the second half of last season as one of the youngest players in the Texas League , setting him up to spend AL Central. Chi White Sox . Cleveland. Detroit.

Kyle Tucker has made it to the big leagues.

The Astros have called up Tucker, the team's top prospect, from Triple-A Fresno and optioned outfielder Jake Marisnick in a corresponding move.

Houston manager AJ Hinch told MLB.com that Tucker, 21, will bat seventh and play left field against the White Sox on Saturday in his major league debut.

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"I think his time is now to come up and contribute to a good team. He's earned it. He's played really well in Triple-A. He's been pretty hot recently," Hinch said. "He can impact us. He made a big impression on us in the spring. He did his job in Triple-A. The next test for him is going to be in the big leagues."

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Video Top Prospects : Tucker , HOU 00:35 Jan. 17th, 2018. 2018 MLB .com Top Prospects : Kyle Tucker has an unconventional swing, but makes it work with his bat speed and uncanny hand-eye coordination.

The Good: Tucker ’s a polished prospect , one of the more major - league ready youngsters the Astros haven’t yet promoted. He has a JDA suspension of his own. He ranks highly both on the White Sox list and our eventual national one. Battle Royale: TAv vs . OPS+ vs . wRC+ (Part 2) $.

In 80 games with Fresno, Tucker hit .306/.371/.520 with 14 home runs. MLB.com notes he had one of the most productive spring trainings of any Astros player, as he slashed .409/.438/.818 in 20 games with five homers in 44 at-bats before he was sent to Triple-A.

MLB trade rumors: Astros showing interest in White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu .
Abreu has slashed .253/.311/441 and hit 13 home runs so far this season. He has also tallied 52 RBIs. MORE: MLB trade rumors: Braves have inquired about potential deal for Orioles closer Zach Britton | MLB trade rumors: Phillies will attempt to deal for shortstop if they don’t land Manny Machado Abreu, who won the Rookie of the Year award in 2014, has driven in 100 runs or more in each of his first four MLB seasons. He is a career .295 hitter. The Astros currently lead the American League West by five games with a 64-35 record.

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