RF - HOU
Houston right fielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-3 with an RBI, run scored and a stolen base, helping the Astros to a 5-1 win over the Rangers.
Tucker is now up to nine steals on the season, which is tied with Tommy Edman for 4th in the majors. His power has come along recently as well, hitting two home runs on Tuesday. Tucker is beginning to show why fantasy managers drafted him where they did.
Kyle Tucker had his best game of the young season Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI's.
Following a slow start to the year, Tucker is beginning to remind fantasy managers why they spent high draft capital on him. He is now up to seven home runs, 25 RBI's and eight stolen bases.
Kyle Tucker is out of the Astros' lineup for their Sunday game against the Nationals.
Dusty Baker had said that Tucker would receive a day off on Sunday, so this is nothing to worry about. With lefty Patrick Corbin on the mound, it's a good time to get Tucker a bit of rest. Expect him back in the lineup on Monday against the Red Sox.
Kyle Tucker was productive both during the day and at night Thursday, going a combined 3-for-7 with a home run, two RBI's, two runs scored and a stolen base.
Tucker went 2-for-4 with a home run in the suspended game from Wednesday. He followed that up with a base hit and a stolen base at night. He is certainly beginning to look like the player people drafted with their first or second overall pick in fantasy drafts. The Astros outfielder has five home runs, eight stolen bases and an .807 OPS and growing.
Kyle Tucker finished 1-for-2 with three more walks on Tuesday. He scored a run and stole two bases in a 5-0 win over Minnesota.
Tucker's power has been lacking so far this year with only four home runs. However, he is now up to seven steals. Considering how patient he is at the dish, as seen by his 16 walks already, the speed should be there all season. The power will likely come with the warmer weather.