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Cole Tucker

21-Year-Old Shortstop – Pittsburgh Pirates

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Untimely injuries have prevented Tucker from truly breaking out as a high-end prospect. After missing time in 2015 and 2016 following shoulder surgery, he missed three weeks with a broken thumb and en...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Hand     EST. RETURN:  2/23/2018
LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 185   DOB: 7/3/1996
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Signed with the Pirates in June of 2014.

September 17, 2017  –  Cole Tucker News

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General manager Neal Huntington announced Sunday that the Pirates are "remaining optimistic" that Tucker (hand) will return to play in the Arizona Fall League this season, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2014 17 R GUL 48 217 180 39 48 10 6 2 2 13 13 5 26 38 8 0 3 .267 .368 .356 .724
2015 18 A WES 73 329 300 46 88 18 13 3 2 25 25 6 16 49 6 7 0 .293 .322 .377 .699
2016 19 A WES 15 67 61 9 16 7 4 2 1 2 1 1 4 9 2 0 0 .262 .308 .443 .751
2016 19 A+ BRA 65 304 269 36 64 14 12 1 1 25 5 6 29 62 6 0 0 .238 .312 .301 .613
2017 20 A+ BRA 68 316 277 46 79 25 15 6 4 32 36 12 34 70 3 1 1 .285 .364 .426 .790
2017 20 AA ALT 42 194 167 25 43 11 4 5 2 18 11 3 21 31 2 1 3 .257 .349 .377 .726

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Cole Tucker: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 61
2017 108

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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2014 17 R GUL 217 180 12% 17.5% 0.68 79% .329 .089
2015 18 A WES 329 300 4.9% 14.9% 0.33 84% .336 .084
2016 19 A WES 67 61 6% 13.4% 0.44 85% .294 .181
2016 19 A+ BRA 304 269 9.5% 20.4% 0.47 77% .306 .063
2017 20 A+ BRA 316 277 10.8% 22.2% 0.49 75% .368 .141
2017 20 AA ALT 194 167 10.8% 16% 0.68 81% .304 .120

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Cole Tucker: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tucker was placed on the minor-league disabled list with a fractured left hand.

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Tucker, 21, is hitting .375 with one home run, 10 RBI and three steals over his last 10 games for Double-A Altoona.

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Tucker (thumb) is back in action at High-A Bradenton.

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Tucker was placed on the 7-day disabled list at High-A Bradenton on Sunday due to a fractured right thumb, MiLB.com reports.

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Tucker is batting .285/.371/.430 with three homers and 26 stolen bases in 179 at-bats for High-A Bradenton.

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Tucker went 2-for-3 with a walk in his debut for High-A Bradenton on Sunday.

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Tucker (shoulder) will make his season debut Sunday with Low-A West Virginia, MiLB.com reports.

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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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Tucker (shoulder) is ahead of schedule and hopes to play for High-A Bradenton in May, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Tucker underwent shoulder right surgery Wednesday for a torn labrum and will miss 10-12 months, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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2017

Coming off shoulder surgery, Tucker started his season in May and batted .262/.308/.443 in 67 Low-A plate appearances before an injury to fellow shortstop prospect Kevin Newman gave him a shot with High-A Bradenton. Tucker did not hit well for the Marauders. He posted a .238/.312/.301 line and appeared overmatched. The lack of any semblance of power might be expected, but he only stole five bases (in 11 attempts). He hit .293 with 25 stolen bases in Low-A two seasons ago, so there's still plenty of hope for the 20-year-old. From a fantasy perspective, however, speed appears to be the switch-hitter's primary calling card and he hasn't excelled in that aspect of the game.

2016

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/.377 in 329 PA for Low-A West Virginia, an improvement over his first rookie ball campaign — .267/.368./.356. Tucker, 19, will likely have to watch much of the action in 2016 from the bench, but he’s fortunate to have time on his side. Tucker and Kevin Newman — a shortstop pick first in the 2015 draft — will continue to compete as they progress up the organizational ladder.

2015

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.