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75 Preston Tucker LF
Height/Weight: 6-0/215 | Birthdate: 7/6/1990 | Birthplace: Tampa, FL | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Alex White no longer in running for rotation spot, among Astros cuts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) The Astros announced Friday they sent seven players to minor-league camp, including starting pitcher Alex White, who was in the running for the fifth spot in the rotation. White was technically optioned to the minors, while the remaining six were reassigned.

Also sent to minor-league camp were Colin MoranJason Stoffel, Nolan Fontana, Preston Tucker, Matt Duffy and Roberto Pena.


Preston Tucker returns to Astros on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Preston Tucker returned to the field for the Astros on Sunday. 

Tucker, who suffered a bruised right hand last week, entered the game as a defensive replacement in right field at the start of the sixth inning.

In his only plate appearance, Tucker walked. He didn't get a chance in the field.  


Astros prospect Preston Tucker available to play Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Astros outfield prospect Preston Tucker told reporters he's ready to return to action, according to Houston Chronicle.

Tucker, who suffered a bruised right hand last week against the Yankees, was cleared to play in a game after going through a live batting practice session Friday. He'll be available against the Braves, but will use bats wrapped by tape at the top of the handles to absorb the impact of his swing for the time being, per the Chronicle.

"Taking four or five days off hitting while we’re playing games every day kind of feels like you're almost taking two weeks off just because you’re at the field every day and you see everybody doing it," Tucker said. "It's only been a week, but I'm excited to get back out there."


Astros' Preston Tucker could be back in spring lineup Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) Astros outfield prospect Preston Tucker, who suffered a bruised right hand last week against the Yankees, will take live batting practice on the field Friday and might return to game action Saturday, per MLB.com.

Astros' Preston Tucker exits game after HBP on right hand


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Astros outfielder Preston Tucker left Saturday's Grapefruit League contest against the Yankees with a right hand contusion, per MLB.com. He underwent X-rays after the game, which came back negative. The team has ruled him day to day moving forward, leaving his status uncertain for Sunday.

Mark Appel, Carlos Correa among Astros' non-roster invites


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) The Astros announced Tuesday they will have 17 non-roster invites for spring training, including starting pitcher prospect Mark Appel and shortstop prospect Carlos Correa. Appel was the No. 1 pick in the 2013 MLB draft, while Correa was the No. 1 pick in 2012.

The other non-roster invitees are outfielder Andrew Aplin, pitcher Darin Downs, infielder Matt Duffy, catcher Luis Flores, infielder Nolan Fontana, catcher Tyler Heineman, pitcher Jordan Jankowski, infielder Dan Johnson, infielder Colin Moran, catcher Roberto Pena, infielder Gregorio Petit, pitcher Brady Rodgers, infielder Joe Sclafani, pitcher Jason Stoffel and outfielder Preston Tucker.

Correa (No. 1) and Appel (No. 2) are considered the team's top two prospects, according to Baseball America. Moran (No. 7) is also considered a top-10 prospect.


Astros assign nine to minor-league camp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) The Astros announced Sunday they assigned pitchers Jake Buchanan, Paul Clemens, Bobby Doran, Jason Stoffel  and Nick Tropeano, infielders Jonathan Meyer  and Ronald Torreyes  and outfielders Leo Heras and Preston Tucker to minor-league camp.

Astros manager 'excited' to have Preston Tucker in camp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Although Astros outfield prospect Preston Tucker isn't expected to make the opening day roster, manager Bo Porter noted he was happy to see the 23-year-old outfielder among the spring training invites.

"He can hit," Porter said, per the Houston Chronicle. "He was one of those guys that I kind of put an asterisk next to I was excited to have him here at camp."

Tucker is batting .303 with a .373 on-base percentage, .506 slugging percentage and .879 OPS through 177 minor-league games. He also has 33 home runs, 39 doubles and 141 RBI.


Carlos Correa, Mark Appel headline Astros' spring invitees


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2014) The Astros invited 20 non-roster minor-leaguers to spring training Tuesday, including infielder Carlos Correa and pitcher Mark Appel, the team announced.

The team's other invitees include pitchers Jake Buchanan, Rhiner Cruz, Jorge De Leon, Bobby Doran, Mike Foltynewicz, Jason Stoffel and Nick Tropeano; catchers Rene Garcia, Tyler Heineman and Carlos Perez; infielders Japhet Amador, Jonathan Meyer and Ronald Torreyes; and outfielders Delino DeShields, Leo Heras, J.D. Martinez, George Springer and Preston Tucker.

Correa, 19, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft. He hit .320/.405/.467 with nine home runs, 86 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 450 at-bats with Class A Quad Cities last season.

Appel, 22, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft. He went 3-1 with a 3.79 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 33:9 K:BB ratio in 38 innings over 10 starts between low Class A Tri-City and Class A Quad Cities.


Preston Tucker promoted to Double-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) Astros outfield prospect Preston Tucker was promoted from high Class A Lancaster to Double-A Corpus Christi Wednesday, according to MLB.com. The 2012 seventh-round pick hit .326 with a .544 slugging percentage, .928 OPS, 15 home runs, 18 doubles and 74 RBI in 75 games for Lancaster.

Preston Tucker catches attention of Astros' GM


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2013) Astros outfield prospect Preston Tucker continues to enjoy a breakout year at Class A Lancaster.

The 2012 seventh-round pick has a .324/.383/.534/.917 slash line through 73 games. Tucker has one triple, 14 home runs, 17 doubles, 59 runs and 70 RBI. 

Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow told the Houston Chronicle the former University of Florida standout has the power-patience formula the club prizes.

"I could see him up here in the next couple of years," Lunhow said.