Houston Astros: Catching Up With 1st Round Pick Kyle Tucker (Interview)
By Issa Cook
Keeping up with Houston Astros’ Kyle Tucker
It’s no secret that the Houston Astros have one of the best farm systems in the MLB, and that farm system got a lot stronger last June when they selected Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker, and Daz Cameron in the 2015 MLB Draft. Now that many other prospects have been traded for major league talent, this 2015 class has risen right to the top of the Astros’ top prospect rankings. Those 1st round picks are now looking to have key roles in the continued success of the Astros’ minor league system.
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to interview one of the Astros’ 2015 first round picks, Tucker. Tucker had a busy 2015, graduating high school, being selected 5th overall by the Houston Astros in the 2015 MLB Draft, making his professional debut for the Gulf Coast League Astros, getting a promotion to the Greeneville Astros in Advanced Rookie Ball, helping win the Appalachian League with Greeneville so him and his teammates could get some Really Big Rings, and finally winning the High School Player of the Year Award at the Baseball America Awards Gala in December. Not too shabby, huh?
But, after interviewing Tucker, I get the sense that this is only the beginning for a young player with a bright future. Yeah, I can call him young since I’m already 19. This is probably routine for Eric and other writers here, but I’m not used to it yet. I had an awesome time representing Climbing Tal’s Hill and speaking with Kyle over the phone to learn about what he has in store for 2016. So let’s get right to it.
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