19-Year-Old Shortstop – Pittsburgh Pirates
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
The Pirates top pick in 2014, Tucker underwent shoulder surgery on his throwing arm at the end of August and was expected to miss 10-12 months. Prior to getting hurt, the shortstop slashed .293/.322/....
Cole Tucker Contract Information:
Signed with the Pirates in June of 2014.
Tucker (shoulder) is taking part in extended spring training games, though he's not sure when he'll return to a full-season team, Pirates Prospects reports. “That’s all up to them,” Tucker said. “I’m getting to the point where I can play nine innings, so I guess that’s coming soon.”
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Pittsburgh Pirates Roster
MajorsCaminero, Arquimedes (P)
AAABell, Josh (1B)
AAAllie, Stetson (1B)
A+Brewer, Colten (P)
AHayes, Ke'Bryan (3B)
RookieBard, Daniel (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
One of the youngest players taken in the 2014 draft, Tucker hit .404 in his senior season and played for Team USA against Japan in the 18-and-under World Cup. He is thought to be a better player on the defensive side of the ball, but Tucker will have plenty of time to develop the rest of his talents. Tucker's Gulf Coast League debut showed some of his future skill set. He hit .267/.368/.356 in 217 plate appearances, showing decent batting average ability but with little power. The shortstop also stole 13 bases, an area that might help fantasy owners down the road. The 24th overall pick has little competition as a true shortstop inside the Pittsburgh organization.