Tucker started at first base for Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday and went 0-for-4 with a walk for the Express.
Tucker had been fielding groundballs at first base during his workouts over the past couple of weeks, and his start there Thursday signals the organization is serious about adding another position to his defensive portfolio. The Astros are thin at first base at the upper levels of the minors, particularly after they lost AJ Reed to the White Sox, so exposing Tucker to the position gives them another option. It also presents an opportunity for Tucker at the major-league level where he's currently blocked at all three outfield positions and designated hitter. Tucker has a .922 OPS and .568 slugging percentage over 378 plate appearances at Round Rock after absorbing a horrible first month of the season (.165/.220/.388). Jul 19 8:55 am (EST)
- Tucker has been fielding groundballs during his workouts at Triple-A Round Rock over the past couple of weeks with the hope of increasing his positional versatility, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
- Tucker was named the Player of the Month for the month of May in the Pacific Coast League, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
- Tucker is hitting .306/.385/.729 with 10 home runs and six steals (on six attempts) over his last 98 plate appearances for Triple-A Round Rock. All Kyle Tucker (L) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|Mar 21||L 5 - 3||@ DET||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.500|
|Mar 09||W 9 - 3||@ STL||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||.000|
|Feb 28||W 7 - 5||MIA||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Feb 27||L 14 - 8||@ WSH||3||1||1||0||0||1||1||1||1.000|
|Sep 30||L 4 - 0||@ BAL||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Sep 29||W 5 - 2||@ BAL||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||.750|
|Sep 28||W 2 - 1||@ BAL||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Sep 26||L 3 - 1||@ TOR||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Sep 22||W 10 - 5||LAA||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.000|
|Sep 21||W 11 - 3||LAA||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
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|Jul 23 08:07 PM vs OAK||vs Mike Fiers (R)|
|2019||9-3||3.65 ERA||1.13 WHIP|
|vs RHP|| ||.252 BAA||0.283 wOBA|
Athleticsvs - Mike Fiers (R)Tue Jul 23
Athleticsvs - Chris Bassitt (R)Wed Jul 24
Cardinalsvs - Jack Flaherty (R)Fri Jul 26
Cardinalsvs - Daniel Ponce de Leon (R)Sat Jul 27
Cardinalsvs - Dakota Hudson (R)Sun Jul 28