6 reasons to get excited about the Astros in 2022

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Houston Astros, Kyle Tucker
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An even more improved Kyle Tucker

There are those that believe Tucker reached his potential last season, slashing .294/.359/.557 with 30 home runs and 92 RBI, and playing a spectacular right field, but I’m not one of them and the advanced metrics are on my side.

Tucker’s expected batting average was .307, expected slugging was .580,  xwOBA 400.  Can you believe there’s room for Tucker to improve?  Tucker struggled in April hitting only .181.

From May to the end of the regular season, in 412 at-bats, Tucker mashed for a .320 average. He hit .320 for five months, folks. Yes, there’s room to get better for Tucker and I’m here for it as are the Astros fans who love Tucker.