Apr 25, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; A detailed view of practice baseballs before the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
OF Kyle Tucker:
The whole point of this article is to point to the fact that the White Sox must go off script if Kyle Tucker actually makes it to them. High school prospects are risky, but Tucker has five tools that have the potential to grade out just above average, per MLB.com.
His MLB comp is listed as Hunter Pence, and why wouldn’t the White Sox want to jump on a player with that type of comp. Another benchmark is his older brother Preston Tucker, who has recently made it to the majors via the Houston Astros system.
MLB.coms Doug Miller had this to say about the Plant High School slugger:
"“He’s a more well-rounded player than his older brother and should have average-or-better tools across the board…A very strong spring moved him behind fellow Floridian Brendan Rodgers as the second best high school bat in the class.”"
Considering that 24 year-old Preston Tucker has an .806 OPS over his first 24 games in the majors, whith 8 doubles and 2 home runs, it’s intriguing that a player with an even higher ceiling may be available whether Fulmer is there or not.
Next: Prospect: Andrew Benintendi