Prospects of the Weekend: Kyle Tucker Knocks In 7 Runs
The Astros’ farm system flaunted it’s muscles this weekend as top prospects Francis Martes and Kyle Tucker both showed what they are capable of and why they are so highly thought of. There were many solid pitching performances over the weekend, a few by top prospects Josh Hader, Enyel De Los Santos, and Walker Buehler.
2 doubles- 7 runs batted in- 1 home run
Kyle Tucker, the Astro’s number 2 prospect in the system, had himself a day on Saturday at High-A Buies Creek. Tucker racked up 7 RBIs in the game, all coming in the first three innings. Tucker doubled in his first at-bat, driving in one run. Tucker had his next at-bat in the 2nd inning, this time with bases loaded, and Tucker delivered. He hit a bases-clearing double to center field, racking up 3 more ribeyes. He would get his third at-bat in three innings, hitting a three-run home run to right center. Tucker would another hit to his tally later in the 7th inning, marking a 4-5 day at the plate.
Tucker, the brother of Astros’ Preston Tucker, is 19 years of age and is impressing at High-A thus far, slashing .343/.395/.714 for the Buies Creek Astros. If he continues raking at this rate it won’t be long until he is called up to Double-A. Tucker has a very advanced approach at the plate and is one of the best hitters in the Astros’ farm. Astros fans have a lot to be excited for in this kid.