With the 5th pick in the 2015 MLB draft the Houston Astros selected Kyle Tucker. The Houston Astros keep finding gems in the draft. Outside of Mark Appel, most of their first round picks have turned out to be studs, Kyle Tucker is on his way to being one of those picks.

This spring, Tucker is just destroying opposing pitching. He his hitting the cover off the ball, batting .410 with 4 home runs and a team leading 17 rbi, with an astounding 1.223 ops.

Now, it’s hard to project spring training stats into how well a player will perform at the major league level, but these numbers are gaudy. It’s going to be really hard for the Astros to keep him down in the minors for long. Derek Fisher and Josh Reddick have some competition now, and had better play good baseball or they will be losing their spots to this young and upcoming phenom.

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