Preston Tucker

Preston Tucker #20

  • RF
  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 0" /215
  • Age: 27


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Preston Tucker 2018 Spring Training Stats

40 .375 1 8 0 1.032

Preston Tucker Spring Training Career Stats

111 .279 4 18 1 .839

Preston Tucker MLB Career Stats

434 .219 17 41 0 .677

Preston Tucker Bio

  • Full Name: Preston M. Tucker
  • Born: 7/6/1990 in Tampa, FL
  • Draft: 2012, Houston Astros, 7th rd. (219th overall)
  • College: Florida
  • Debut: 5/7/2015
  • Relationship(s): brother of Kyle Tucker
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2018 Spring Training Stats 40 8 15 1 8 0 .375 .457 1.032
Spring Training Career Stats
111 17 31 4 18 1 .279 .370 .839
MLB Career Stats 434 46 95 17 41 0 .219 .274 .677


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Preston Tucker Stats

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Preston Tucker Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
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Preston Tucker Statcast Events


Preston Tucker 2018 Projections

Rest of Season
39 145 17 34 61 6 1 6 19 13 0 38 1 1 .234 .300 .414 .714
39 145 17 34 61 6 1 6 19 13 0 38 1 1 .234 .300 .414 .714
Rest of Season
39 145 17 34 61 6 1 6 19 13 0 38 1 1 .234 .300 .414 .714
39 145 17 34 61 6 1 6 19 13 0 38 1 1 .234 .300 .414 .714

Preston Tucker News

Preston Tucker Fantasy News

March 14, 2018 at 6:26 PM ET

Healthy Tucker continues strong spring

Preston Tucker spent much of the past two years regretting his decision to play through the discomfort he felt before undergoing right shoulder surgery near the end of the 2016 season.

March 14, 2018 at 10:07 AM ET

Braves sign Carrera to Minor League deal

Released by the Blue Jays on Sunday, Ezequiel Carrera now stands as a candidate to fill a spot on the Braves' Opening Day roster.


Preston Tucker Awards Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Houston AL
2014 Houston AL

PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/23/2017 Fresno PCL

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Corpus Christi TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Corpus Christi TEX

CAL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/03/2013 Lancaster CAL

CAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Lancaster CAL

NYP Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/13/2012 Tri-City NYP
08/27/2012 Tri-City NYP

Preston Tucker Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 20, 2017 Houston Astros traded RF Preston Tucker to Atlanta Braves for Player To Be Named Later.
December 15, 2017 Houston Astros designated RF Preston Tucker for assignment.
November 2, 2017 Houston Astros activated RF Preston Tucker.
October 5, 2017 Houston Astros reassigned RF Preston Tucker to the minor leagues.
October 2, 2017 Houston Astros recalled RF Preston Tucker from Fresno Grizzlies.
March 28, 2017 Houston Astros optioned RF Preston Tucker to Fresno Grizzlies.
October 3, 2016 Preston Tucker roster status changed by Houston Astros.
August 24, 2016 Houston Astros sent OF Preston Tucker on a rehab assignment to Corpus Christi Hooks.
August 12, 2016 Houston Astros placed LF Preston Tucker on the 15-day disabled list. Strained right shoulder.
July 22, 2016 Houston Astros recalled LF Preston Tucker from Fresno Grizzlies.
May 16, 2016 Houston Astros optioned LF Preston Tucker to Fresno Grizzlies.
September 2, 2015 Houston Astros recalled Preston Tucker from Fresno Grizzlies.
August 23, 2015 Houston Astros optioned LF Preston Tucker to Fresno Grizzlies.
May 7, 2015 Houston Astros selected the contract of Preston Tucker from Fresno Grizzlies.
January 13, 2015 Houston Astros invited non-roster LF Preston Tucker to spring training.
June 12, 2014 Preston Tucker assigned to Oklahoma City RedHawks from Corpus Christi Hooks.
January 14, 2014 Houston Astros invited non-roster RF Preston Tucker to spring training.
June 26, 2013 OF Preston Tucker assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Lancaster JetHawks.
April 1, 2013 Preston Tucker assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Tri-City ValleyCats.
March 28, 2013 OF Preston Tucker assigned to Houston Astros.
July 18, 2012 Preston Tucker assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats.
July 13, 2012 Houston Astros signed OF Preston Tucker.

Preston M. Tucker Bio Info

Graduated from Henry B. Plant H.S. in Tampa, Fla. in 2008...was an honorable mention Louisville Slugger All-American during his senior season after batting .468 with nine homers and 46 RBI...set a school record for RBI in a season with 51 during his junior year...also was a member of the National Honor Society. Went on to attend the University of Florida where he set many school records, including hits (341), at-bats (1,035), doubles (70) and RBI (258)...left the school with the secondmost homers (57) in program history. Became the first player in Gators history to earn Regional All-Tournament honors during all four years of his career...also became the first Gator to be named the Most Outstanding Player of two different NCAA Regional Tournaments (2009, 2011)... set school records in NCAA Tournament hits (46), RBI (31), runs (29), homers (11) and doubles (10). Earned First-Team Freshman All-American honors in 2009, becoming the first player in school history to earn the NCBWA Freshman Hitter of the Year Award...took home the Gators' Triple Crown by hitting .364 with 15 homers and a school-record 85 RBI that year...also led the squad in slugging (.628). Drafted by Colorado in the 16th round of the 2011 draft but opted to return to Florida. Selected by Houston in the seventh round of the June 2012 draft...signed by Astros scout John Martin. Is the older brother of Astros prospect OF Kyle Tucker, who was the fifth overall seleciton in the 2015 draft. Was selected to the Astros Major League roster on May 7, 2015, the same day of his Major League signed to a oneyear contract that runs through the 2017 season.


Played 48 games in the Majors, making 34 starts in an injury-shortened season...started 20 games as the designated hitter, 13 games in left field and one in right field...13 of his 22 hits went for extra bases (eight doubles, one triple, four homers)...11 of his 13 extra-base hits came against right-handed pitchers...made his first appearance on an Opening Day roster....was optioned to Triple A on May 15... recalled back to Houston on July 22...was placed on the 15-day Disabled List with a right shoulder sprain on Aug. 12...spent the rest of the season on the DL, although he did attempt a rehab stint at Double A Corpus Christi...underwent shoulder surgery on Sept. 21...started the season on a five-game hitting streak from April 5-10...tied his career-long hitting streak (also June 12-18, 2015...all of his hits during the streak went for extra bases...tied the club record for the longest extra-base hit streak to start a season with Bill Doran (1989)...homered off LHP Jose Alvarez on July 24 vs. LAA...was his first career homer off a lefthanded pitcher...combined to hit .283 (65x230) with 14 doubles, three triples, eight homers, 32 RBI and an .806 OPS (.332 OBP/.474 SLG) in 59 games in the minor leagues between Triple A Fresno (53g) and Double A Corpus Christi (6g)...hit .301 (63x209) in his 53-game stint at Triple A that lasted from May 17-July 21...hit 14 doubles, three triples and eight homers at the level...was named Fresno's June Player of the Month...had a six-game rehab stint at Corpus Christi from Aug. 24-31, recording two hits, two walks and three RBI in 24 plate appearances before being shut down for the year.


Finished sixth among AL rookies in doubles (19) and tied for fifth in homers after playing in 98 games with Houston in what was his first career Major League action, across two stints...left-handed hitter posted a .255 (60x235) batting average with 17 doubles, 13 homers, 32 RBI and an.807 OPS (.314 OBP/.494 SLG) against right-handed pitchers...recorded a club-high two pinch-hit home runs, batting .231 (3x13) with a walk and four RBI in his 14 pinch-hit plate appearances...became one off our rookies in club history to record multiple pinch-hit homers, joining Cliff Johnson (5 in 1974), Jason Lane (2004) and Daryle Ward (1999)...was tied with TB's Tim Beckham for the AL-lead in pinch-hit homers by a rookie in 2015...made 76 starts with Houston: 62 in left field, 12 in right field and two at designated hitter...was selected to the Major League roster from Triple A on May 7...optioned to Triple A on Aug. 22...was recalled from Triple A on Sept. 2 where he remained in Houston...made his Major League debut on May 7 at LAA...became the sixth player in club history to record a hit, a walk and an RBI in his big league debut, and the first since Jon Singleton in 2014...the first two homers of his career occurred during the series in Detroit in May, and both were pinch-hit homers...joined Dave Bergman as the only players in Astros history to record their first two career homers in the pinch...hit his first career homer on May 21...was the Astros first pinch-hit homer since Rick Ankiel hit one on April 17, 2013 at OAK...his three homers against the Tigers all tied the game...two of the homers came in the 9th inning (May 21 at DET, May 24at DET, Aug. 15 vs. DET)...the 9th inning homers were on May 21 and Aug. 15...per Elias, became the first player in club history with two pinch-hit homers in the same series...prior to Tucker, the last MLB player to do this was Dioner Navarro for the Cubs in a series vs. SF in 2013...the last MLB rookie to do this was Reggie Taylor at COL in August of 2002...had consecutive multi-double games from May 14-15...became the first rookie in club history to record multiple doubles in consecutive games...his four doubles within his first seven games established a new franchise record...on July 10 at CLE, fell a triple shy of the cycle, going 4x5 with a double, homer and two RBI on what was his 25th birthday...became the second player in club history to record four hits on his birthday, joining Jeff Bagwell in 2003...recorded 15 doubles through his first 57 games...marked the second-most doubles in club history through a player's first 57 games, behind only Hunter Pence (20 in 2007)...recorded the first multi-homer game of his career on July 21 vs. BOS...hit a 9th-inning, two-out solo homer on Sept. 13 at LAA that sparked a 5-3, come-from-behind win over the Angels...Houston trailed 3-0 heading into the 9th 33 games at Triple A Fresno, hit .295 (38x129) with four doubles, 11 homers, 35 RBI and a .938 OPS (.357 OBP/.581 SLG)...prior to making his Major League debut in May, was leading all of minor league baseball in homers (10) and RBI (32)...played in three playoff games, going 0x2 with a walk as a pinch-hitter...became the first player from the Astros 2012 draft class to make it to the Major Leagues.


Earned his first MLB Spring Training invite and appeared in nine games for the Astros (3x14) before being reassigned to minor league camp...split his season between Double A Corpus Christi and Triple A OKC, hitting .282 (151x536) with 35 doubles, 24 home runs and 94 RBI in a combined 138 games...led all Astros minor leaguers with 24 home runs and 94 RBI...broke camp with Corpus Christi and hit .276 (72x261), while playing in all 65 team games with the Hooks prior to his promotion on June 12...named both a Texas League Midseason and Postseason All-Star and was named Corpus Christi's April Player of the Month after hitting .295 with six homers and 17 RBI over 26 the time of his promotion to Triple A, led the Texas League with 17 home runs, 43 RBI, 34 extra-base hits, 41 runs scored, and 140 total bases...ranked second in the TL with 72 hits, third with 17 doubles, and third with a .536 slugging percentage...was also intentionally walked more than any other player in the league (5)...hit two home runs at Minute Maid Park against San Antonio during the Astros Futures Game on June 10...promoted to the Red Hawks on June 12...hit .287 (79x275) with seven home runs and 51 RBI in 73 games at the Triple A level...went 4x4 with two home runs and two doubles at Iowa on July 13...became the first Red Hawk with four XBH in a game since Mike Hessman on May 17, 2012, at Reno...ended the season on a season-best, 11-game hitting streak, batting .385 (15x39) with eight RBI...finished with 30 RBI in August, marking the highest RBI total by a Red Hawk in a single month since Nate Gold collected 32 in August of 2007...


In what was his first full professional season, combined to hit .297 (159x535) with 32 doubles, 25 homers, 103 RBI, 56 walks and a .368 OBP in 135 games between Class A Advanced Lancaster (75g) and Double A Corpus Christi (60g)...ranked tied for seventh in all of minor league baseball in RBI and tied for 14th in hits...was a California League Midseason All-Star...named the California League Player of the Week for the week of May 27-June 3...named Lancaster Player of the Month for May...promoted to Double A on June 26 and hit .183 with three homers over his first 15 games at the level...went on to hit .288 with seven homers, a .370 on-base percentage and a .475 slugging percentage over his final 45 games of the the time of his promotion to Double A, led the California League in total bases (162) and RBI (74), ranked second in hits (97), third in runs (61), fourth in average (.326), and tied for fifth in homers (15)...became the first player in the minor leagues to reach 70 RBI on the season after hitting two three-run homers on June 23 vs. Rancho Cucamonga.


Hit .321 (53x165) with eight homers and 38 RBI in 42 games with Class A Short Season Tri-City after getting drafted by Houston...received New York-Penn League Player of the Week honors twice (Aug. 6-13 and Aug. 20-27)...named Tri-City's Offensive Player of the Month for August.