LF,RF - HOU
Kyle Tucker rewarded faithful fantasy owners on Friday against the Angels, going 3-for-5 with a double, four RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base.
This was easily the best game of Tucker's season thus far. He's hitting .286 with three extra-base hits and two steals in the early going. Yordan Alvarez will rejoin the Astros at some point, which will put Tucker's playing time in jeopardy. He'll have to keep hitting to remain in Dusty Baker's lineup.
Kyle Tucker went 0-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Astros' 8-5 win over the Mariners.
Tucker has started 2-of-4 games this year, both of which have come against right-handers. The dynamic young outfielder has now doubled twice and stolen a base in his limited opportunities. Houston is facing the right-handed Walker Buehler on Tuesday, so hopefully Tucker cracks the lineup and stays hot.
Kyler Tucker is batting eighth and playing left field on Monday against the Mariners.
Tucker will now have started just 2-of-4 games this season, both of which have come against right-handed pitching. He has impressed in limited action thus far so hopefully the Astros see enough in him to make the youngster an everyday player soon. Fantasy owners are encouraged to hang on here.
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Kyle Tucker is going to see "quite a bit of action" this season.
Baker has previously committed to Josh Reddick as his everyday right fielder. However, Tucker could get some playing time while Yordan Alvarez (undisclosed) is away from the team. Tucker impressed in a brief big league stint last year, hitting four homers and swiping five bases in just 22 games. He would be a very exciting fantasy asset if given everyday at bats.
Astros manager Dusty Baker says the Astros' right field job is Josh Reddick's to lose.
This means Kyle Tucker will have to win the job from the veteran by outplaying him. “The future is probably Tucker’s, but the now is probably Reddick’s,” Baker said. Tucker was a monster in Triple-A last year, hitting 34 homers and stealing 30 bases in just 125 games. He would be a wildly exciting fantasy asset if given everyday at bats. For now, he's merely an upside bench stash for fantasy purposes.