Kyle Tucker is someone that Chicago White Sox pitchers need to be scared of.
Kyle Tucker is one of three players on the Astros with 30 home runs this season. The 24-year-old is playing his first full 162-game season in the MLB and is making quite a name for himself.
Tucker got his feet wet in the MLB in 2018 and 2019 playing a combined 50 games between his first two seasons. He became the Astros primary right fielder in 2020 during the shortened 60-game season.
This season, he has erupted slashing .294/.359/.557 with a .917 OPS and 90 RBIs. He has been swinging a hot bat recently as well. Tucker took home Player of The Month honors in September for the American League. For the month, he batted .333 with 10 doubles and six home runs.
Tucker poses the biggest threat to the White Sox on the base paths. He leads the Astros with 14 stolen bases. That may not seem like many, but for a team that does not run a lot, he is their premier base stealer.
Holding runners on first is something the White Sox have struggled with. White Sox catchers have allowed the most stolen bases in the MLB. If Dusty Baker decides to exploit this weakness then Tucker will be the player called upon most to do it if he reaches base.