Kyle Tucker Houston Astros

Age: 24 (January 17, 1997) | 6' 4" | 190lbs. | Bats: Left OF-47 LF-41 RF-7 DH-10 PH-5 PR-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
HOU A+ 2017 48 177 31 51 24 45 12 4 9 43 13 5 .288 .379 .554 12 22 .336 n/a
HOU AA 2017 72 287 39 76 22 64 21 1 16 47 8 4 .265 .325 .512 7 20 .286 n/a
HOU AFL 2017 22 84 15 18 9 22 6 1 0 9 2 0 .214 .290 .310 10 24 .290 n/a
HOU AAA 2018 100 407 86 135 48 84 27 3 24 93 20 4 .332 .400 .590 10 18 .364 n/a
HOU AL 2018 28 64 10 9 6 13 2 1 0 4 1 1 .141 .236 .203 8 18 .176 49/16/35 -1 -1
HOU AAA 2019 125 463 92 123 60 116 26 3 34 97 30 5 .266 .354 .555 11 22 .280 n/a
HOU AL 2019 22 67 15 18 4 20 6 0 4 11 5 0 .269 .319 .537 6 28 .326 34/19/47 5 5
HOU AL 2020 58 209 33 56 18 46 12 6 9 42 8 1 .268 .325 .512 8 20 .303 38/20/42 34 31
HOU AL 2021 64 239 42 64 21 43 16 1 13 43 5 0 .268 .326 .506 8 16 .274 34/23/43 11 11
Career 4yrs 172 579 100 147 49 122 36 8 26 100 19 2 .254 .314 .478 8 19 .278 n/a
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Moves to COVID IL
June 16, 2021
Tucker is feeling under the weather Wednesday and was placed on the COVID-19 injured list, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
ANALYSIS
Tucker sat out Tuesday due to the ailment and remained unavailable Wednesday, and he's now sidelined due to the league's health and safety protocols. The 24-year-old hasn't necessarily tested positive for the virus, and it's unclear when he's expected to rejoin the active roster. Abraham Toro was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land in a corresponding move.
Alex Patton Alex

Before the stat feed, his batting average (.175) is still higher than his BABIP (.172).

I would swear he does damage just about every day, but apparently not.

Kyle TuckerFreddie FreemanAdolis GarcíaAdam WainwrightTyler Anderson

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Kyle Tucker* (HOU): 2-3, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

Freddie Freeman* (ATL): 3-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Adolis García* (TEX): 3-4, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 R

Jake Cronenworth (SDP): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Wilmer Difo (PIT): 3-5, 3 RBI, 2 R

Rafael Devers (BOS): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Lewis Brinson (MIA): 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

Yermin Mercedes (CHW): 2-5, 3 RBI, 1 R

Dansby Swanson (ATL): 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

Fernando Tatis Jr. (SDP): 2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
May 10

The AL version of Brandon Crawford: batting average (.204) much higher than BABIP (.154) after 12 games.

Both are small sample sizes, it goes without saying. But it says here the batting average in 2021 will threaten the all-time low of 1968, when both leagues batted .237.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 16
Percentiles: Barrel 58 EV 84 xBA 70 xSLG 66 SO 63 BB 35 speed 70
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

As we see, Kyle Tucker was an extreme pull hitter. Even counting fly balls, he was almost incapable of hitting the ball the opposite way.

In the just-posted Baserunning Net Gainers (under Mookie Betts), we see Tucker ranking third. He was +11 in BR Gain and +6 in SB Gain. Mike Trout, by comparison, was +8 in BR Gain, -1 in SB Gain. Trea Turner was +10 in BR Gain, +4 in SB Gain.

As best I can tell, these numbers are completely factual. The percentage of times you go first to third on a single is compared to the league average, same goes for going second to home on a single and first to home on a double. Obviously, all singles and doubles are not created equal; BR Gain is not the last word on who the best baserunners were in a given season.

But it's fair to say, Kyle Tucker was a very good baserunner this season. He did everything well. The only thing not to like here is his Pull%.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 25 '20
Fangraphs: EV 91.1 HardHit 44% HR/FB 13% LD%+ 94 Pull 51% Cent 32% Oppo 18%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20