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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
2 .240 0 0 0 0 .259 0.0
Birth Date7-6-1990
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age26 years, 2 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
2013
2014
0.32015
-0.82016
+proj
WARP Summary

Projected Rest-of-Season Playing Time

Last Update: 9/26/2016 13:36 ET | Astros Depth Chart

Team Pos Order PT% PA AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG WARP TAv
HOU LF 6 9 2 .240 0 0 0 0 .297 .427 0.0 .259
2015 Rest-of-Season Totals92.2400000.297.4270.0.259

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2015 HOU 24 98 323 300 35 73 19 0 13 131 20 68 3 0 0 33 0 2 .243 .297 .437 .261 5.7 -3.0 0.3
2016 HOU 25 48 144 134 11 22 8 1 4 44 8 40 2 0 0 8 0 0 .164 .222 .328 .202 -5.9 -1.6 -0.8
Career146467434469527117175281085004102.219.274.403.243-0.2-4.6-0.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 TCV A- 42 188 .337 .241 .321 .345 .000 .315 97 14.8 5.1 -2.1 -3.8 2.8 20.6 1.8 20.6 1.8
2013 LNC A+ 75 333 .308 .265 .341 .428 .000 .339 114 17.6 9.8 -3.6 -2.2 0.8 24.5 2.2 24.5 2.2
2013 CCH AA 60 268 .277 .252 .320 .379 .000 .287 107 4.8 7.3 -2.5 -4.7 -0.2 9.4 0.5 9.4 0.5
2014 CCH AA 65 290 .314 .248 .316 .367 .000 .278 99 16 8.0 -3.3 1.9 -1.5 19.1 2.2 19.1 2.2
2014 OKL AAA 73 309 .271 .273 .341 .425 .000 .365 95 4 9.3 -3.3 -1.9 -0.8 9.1 0.7 9.1 0.7
2015 HOU MLB 98 323 .261 .254 .315 .405 .000 .274 104 0.4 8.7 -2.2 -3.0 -1.2 5.7 0.3 5.7 0.3
2015 FRE AAA 33 143 .310 .276 .343 .416 .000 .287 104 7.4 4.0 -1.5 3.1 0.4 10.2 1.4 10.2 1.4
2016 HOU MLB 48 144 .202 .256 .320 .420 .257 .200 100 -8.5 4.1 -1.7 -1.6 0.2 -5.9 -0.8 -5.9 -0.8
2016 CCH AA 6 24 .120 .253 .309 .381 .252 .154 101 -3.4 0.6 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2016 FRE AAA 53 229 .311 .277 .340 .431 .276 .355 94 12.2 6.4 -2.2 -4.6 0.5 16.9 1.3 16.9 1.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 TCV A- 188 32 53 7 0 8 38 18 16 1 2 .321 .390 .509 .188 .337 20.6 -3.8 1.8
2013 LNC A+ 333 61 97 18 1 15 74 29 45 3 0 .326 .384 .544 .218 .308 24.5 -2.2 2.2
2013 CCH AA 268 36 62 14 1 10 29 27 46 0 1 .262 .347 .456 .194 .277 9.4 -4.7 0.5
2014 CCH AA 290 41 72 17 0 17 43 26 46 3 3 .276 .348 .536 .261 .314 19.1 1.9 2.2
2014 OKL AAA 309 38 79 18 0 7 51 31 74 2 0 .287 .356 .429 .142 .271 9.1 -1.9 0.7
2015 FRE AAA 143 20 38 4 0 11 35 12 25 1 0 .295 .357 .581 .287 .310 10.2 3.1 1.4
2015 HOU MLB 323 35 73 19 0 13 33 20 68 0 2 .243 .297 .437 .193 .261 5.7 -3.0 0.3
2016 FRE AAA 229 35 63 14 3 8 29 15 49 1 1 .301 .349 .512 .211 .311 16.9 -4.6 1.3
2016 CCH AA 24 1 2 0 0 0 3 2 9 0 0 .095 .167 .095 .000 .120 -3.0 0.0 -0.3
2016 HOU MLB 144 11 22 8 1 4 8 8 40 0 0 .164 .222 .328 .164 .202 -5.9 -1.6 -0.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2015 1275 0.4573 0.5012 0.7355 0.6861 0.3454 0.7925 0.6402 0.2645 501 0.008235
2016 582 0.4725 0.4948 0.6806 0.6764 0.3322 0.7151 0.6176 0.3194 0 0.000000
Career18570.46210.49920.71830.68310.34130.76820.63310.2817343.98220.0057

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 HOU $515,000
2015 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$515,000
1 yrTotal$515,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 150 d1 year/$0.515M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2016). Re-signed by Houston 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Houston 5/7/15.
  • Drafted by Houston 2012 (7-219) (Florida). $0.1M signing bonus ($0.1514M slot).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 247 35 64 13 1 11 35 20 52 1 1 .287 .350 .506 .304 15.3 LF -1, RF 0 1.6
80o 225 31 56 12 0 10 30 18 48 1 0 .273 .333 .480 .290 10.8 LF -1, RF 0 1.1
70o 209 28 49 10 0 9 27 16 46 1 0 .263 .322 .462 .280 8.0 LF 0, RF 0 0.8
60o 196 25 45 9 0 8 25 14 43 1 0 .254 .312 .446 .271 5.9 LF 0, RF 0 0.6
50o 183 23 41 9 0 7 22 13 41 0 0 .246 .303 .432 .263 4.0 LF 0, RF 0 0.4
40o 170 21 38 8 0 7 20 12 39 0 0 .237 .293 .417 .255 2.4 LF 0, RF 0 0.2
30o 157 19 33 7 0 6 18 10 36 0 0 .229 .283 .402 .246 0.9 LF 0, RF 0 0.1
20o 141 16 28 6 0 5 16 9 33 0 0 .219 .272 .384 .236 -0.6 LF 0, RF 0 -0.1
10o 119 13 23 5 0 4 13 7 29 0 0 .205 .256 .359 .222 -2.1 LF 0, RF 0 -0.3
Weighted Mean189244390823144200.249.307.438.2674.9LF 0, RF 00.5

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/26/2016 14:46 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 66 8 17 4 0 3 11 5 14 0 0 .282 .343 .633 .300 4.0 LF 0 0.4
80o 44 5 10 2 0 2 7 3 10 0 0 .267 .327 .552 .286 2.1 LF 0 0.2
70o 28 3 6 1 0 1 4 2 6 0 0 .257 .316 .501 .276 1.1 LF 0 0.1
60o 15 2 4 1 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 .249 .306 .462 .267 0.4 LF 0 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .297 .427 .259 0.0 LF 0 0.0
Weighted Mean81100011200.244.301.443.2630.2LF 00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
9% 38% 12% 30% 83%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2017263995090190165229901.247.305.431.2600.88.0-0.4-1.59.9-0.1-0.9
2018273604682171154827821.245.306.432.2600.77.2-0.4-1.48.90.1-0.8
2019283424478161144625760.246.305.434.2600.76.8-0.3-1.48.50.1-0.7
2020293444478161144626770.246.306.434.2610.76.9-0.3-1.58.50.2-0.7
2021303434477160144526770.244.305.429.2590.66.3-0.3-1.68.5-0.2-0.7
2022313224171140134224730.243.303.426.2570.55.2-0.3-1.68.0-0.8-0.7
2023322993865130123922680.241.302.424.2570.44.6-0.2-1.67.4-1.0-0.6
2024332703459120113520620.239.299.419.2540.33.4-0.2-1.56.7-1.6-0.6
2025342553255110103319580.240.300.419.2540.33.2-0.2-1.56.3-1.4-0.6

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201726607751342832379421441.240.297.426.2550.57.2-0.6-0.910.7-2.0-2.5
201827612761342832479431441.239.298.425.2560.68.2-0.6-1.011.8-2.0-2.5
201928636791412932583441481.241.298.429.2560.68.5-0.6-1.312.2-1.8-2.6
202029623781383022582431420.241.301.432.2591.011.6-0.5-1.413.8-0.3-2.6
202130610801322722784471440.239.305.442.2631.414.9-0.5-1.515.31.6-2.5
202231618781292522580471590.230.298.414.2520.68.4-0.5-1.715.3-4.7-2.5
202332621781312722581441500.232.296.419.2540.67.6-0.5-1.913.2-3.1-2.5
202433528651071912369311470.219.275.402.242-0.2-0.1-0.4-1.87.8-5.7-2.2

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
17.414.71712.61912.480.7

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20154.7312.46.8115.837.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 91 Eric Thames 2012 .248
2 90 Brandon Jones 2009 .302
3 90 Corey Dickerson 2014 .304
4 90 Michael Choice 2015 .011
5 89 Matt LaPorta 2010 .232
6 88 Yonder Alonso 2012 .275
7 88 Corey Hart 2007 .298
8 88 Caleb Gindl 2014 .201
9 87 Jerry Sands 2013 .000 DNP
10 87 Justin Huber 2008 .246
11 87 Scott Van Slyke 2012 .188
12 86 J.D. Martinez 2013 .244
13 86 Fernando Martinez 2014 .000 DNP
14 86 Shin-Soo Choo 2008 .320
15 86 Lucas Duda 2011 .314
16 85 Zoilo Almonte 2014 .146
17 85 Andrew Lambo 2014 .208
18 85 Josh Reddick 2012 .275
19 85 Domonic Brown 2013 .292
20 85 Todd Frazier 2011 .273
21 85 Daniel Dorn 2010 .000 DNP
22 85 Wladimir Balentien 2010 .000 DNP
23 84 Andre Ethier 2007 .272
24 84 Allen Craig 2010 .270
25 84 Tyler Collins 2015 .255
26 84 Mitch Moreland 2011 .254
27 84 Marc Krauss 2013 .228
28 84 Marvin Lowrance 2010 .000 DNP
29 83 Matt Joyce 2010 .284
30 83 Khris Davis 2013 .322
31 83 Moises Sierra 2014 .227
32 83 Chase Headley 2009 .270
33 83 Aaron Cunningham 2011 .234
34 82 Ryan Goleski 2007 .000 DNP
35 82 Joey Terdoslavich 2014 .308
36 82 Nick Evans 2011 .269
37 82 Chris Parmelee 2013 .244
38 82 Stefen Romero 2014 .195
39 82 Jacob Butler 2008 .000 DNP
40 82 Devin Mesoraco 2013 .233
41 82 Matt Clark 2012 .000 DNP
42 82 Joe Mather 2008 .270
43 82 Chad Huffman 2010 .187
44 82 Travis Snider 2013 .230
45 82 Josh Vitters 2015 .000 DNP
46 82 Bronson Sardinha 2008 .000 DNP
47 82 Adam Lind 2009 .307
48 82 Paul McAnulty 2006 .325
49 81 Jeff Clement 2009 .000 DNP
50 81 Nate Schierholtz 2009 .254
51 81 Jason Kipnis 2012 .262
52 81 Anthony Raglani 2008 .000 DNP
53 81 Justin Maxwell 2009 .272
54 81 Kole Calhoun 2013 .294
55 81 Ryan Doumit 2006 .252
56 81 Ryan Strieby 2011 .000 DNP
57 81 Tyler Colvin 2011 .186
58 81 Jason Cooper 2006 .000 DNP
59 81 Ryan Rua 2015 .223
60 81 John Mayberry 2009 .228
61 81 Kyle Parker 2015 .172
62 81 Franklin Gutierrez 2008 .242
63 80 Kevin Kouzmanoff 2007 .282
64 80 Rene Tosoni 2012 .000 DNP
65 80 Donald Lutz 2014 .183
66 80 David Winfree 2011 .000 DNP
67 80 Brett Wallace 2012 .265
68 80 Kellen Kulbacki 2011 .000 DNP
69 80 Steve Pearce 2008 .257
70 80 Neil Walker 2011 .266
71 80 Cole Gillespie 2009 .000 DNP
72 80 Ryan Lavarnway 2013 .269
73 80 Michael Burgess 2014 .000 DNP
74 80 Alfredo Marte 2014 .180
75 80 Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2013 .233
76 80 Chris Pettit 2010 .000 DNP
77 80 Kendrys Morales 2008 .220
78 80 Mike Carp 2011 .279
79 80 Andy Wilkins 2014 .134
80 80 John Bowker 2009 .226
81 80 Michael Taylor 2011 .266
82 80 Brian Fletcher 2014 .000 DNP
83 80 Matt Esquivel 2008 .000 DNP
84 80 Dayan Viciedo 2014 .247
85 80 Cory Vaughn 2014 .000 DNP
86 80 Jason Kubel 2007 .278
87 80 Josmil Pinto 2014 .251
88 80 Travis d'Arnaud 2014 .269
89 80 Nick Weglarz 2013 .000 DNP
90 80 John Drennen 2012 .000 DNP
91 80 Curtis Granderson 2006 .257
92 80 Travis Ishikawa 2009 .257
93 80 Derek Dietrich 2015 .301
94 79 Jedd Gyorko 2014 .245
95 79 Jeff Fiorentino 2008 .750
96 79 Josh Bell 2012 .166
97 79 Brady Shoemaker 2012 .000 DNP
98 79 Nick Hundley 2009 .265
99 79 Shane Peterson 2013 .167
100 79 Josh Kroeger 2008 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .200 .235 .231 .179
11 vs R (Multi) .255 .314 .494 .283
18 Split (Multi) .055 .078 .263 .104
19 LgAvg (Multi) .022 .030 .067 .031
30 vs L (2015) .200 .235 .231 .179
31 vs R (2015) .255 .314 .494 .283
38 Split (2015) .055 .078 .263 .104
39 LgAvg (2015) .021 .029 .072 .031

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 In 2015, Tucker proved, against all odds, that it is scientifically possible to have a dad bod as a 24-year-old. He was not able to prove, however, that he has the ability to hit left-handed pitching or play very good defense. Tucker is a bopper by trade, although one who doesn't strike out as much as the colors on his uniform suggest. Summoned to fill the Springer-sized void in the outfield, he's also had experience playing first base, and is probably better suited there. His limited upside suggests a life of wandering the waiver wire, but as a member of one of the less jeans-oriented franchises, he'll get a chance to earn a platoon/bench role.
2015 Jonathon Singleton's struggles could translate into MLB playing time for Preston Tucker next year, but to turn that window into a career, he'll have to really pick up his production against righties.

BP Articles

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)Preston Tucker: Likely starter or fourth outfielder?
(delatopia from the 415)
Probably depends on whether or not he leaves Houston, but in a vacuum I think he can be a starter. Or at least the left-handed end of a platoon. (Matt Collins)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)Can you rank these OFs for future: Eddie Rosario, Odubel Herrera, Aaron Altherr, Preston Tucker, Pete O'Brien.
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
I'd go Rosario, Herrera, Tucker, Altherr, O'Brien. (Bret Sayre)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Preston Tucker worth hanging onto in a 14 team mixed dynasty league?
(tntzombie from Cleveland)
Oh, absolutely. You can't throw away someone who's hitting fourth in a major-league lineup. He's a solid fourth or fifth fantasy OF. (J.P. Breen)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these "fringe" prospects can you see playing beyond this label and their division 2 projections and being above average regulars some day? Mac Williamson, Preston Tucker, Darnell Sweeney, Tony Kemp, Devon Travis?
(GI JIM from Uranus)
Do you remember the seen in 30 rock when Kenneth is Tracey's work wife and he gives him the plan for the day and then Tracey says "I'M NOT DOING ANY OF THAT!" ?

That's how I feel about the names you just mentioned. Sweeney and Kemp the best of the bunch though. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bat only... what are the upsides of guys like Preston Tucker, Kennys Vargas, Christian Walker, and Dan Vogelbach? I know a couple may profile as DH types, but what kind of ceilings are we looking at?
(MP from Bluegrass State)
At least Tucker can play the OF. For guys at low positions on the defensive spectrum, they really have to hit. Most of these guys should be good for 20-25 homers, but at 1B or LF, that alone doesn't get you much past second-division regular territory. They also have to hit closer to .300 and show strong on base skills, which may or may not happen. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Preston Tucker is a prospect no one seems to talk about, but he keeps hitting. 25 homers and a solid enough k/bb rate last year and he's started off hot in AA again this year. What's the take on him and his future?
(Pat from Tallahassee, FL)
Personally, I'm just not buying the bat speed. I don't think he's going to consistently handle MLB velocity, and if he doesn't absolutely rake, he's not going to be of value. There's very little defensive value with Tucker and the bat has to play to an extreme for him to be an MLB contributor. (Mark Anderson)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Preston Tucker? Could he develop into an everyday Major Leaguer or 4th OF?
(Alex from Houston)
Maybe second-division every day guy, but I think the Astros may have enough OF talent soon that he won't need to be forced into a role. I've yet to see him (hoping to get Corpus Christi one more time before the season ends), but the scouts I've spoken to like the swing and eye at the plate and think it's more doubles than HR at the end of the day. He's a fringy defender. Platoon type of bat that can have success in the right spot. (Jason Cole)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hi again ZM, Deep dynasty league... What are your thoughts on Preston Tucker, Jesse Hahn or Eddie Butler? thanks again awesome stuff.
(Andy B from WI)
Eddie Butler has an impact arm I would get him on my team if I could. Jesse Hahn has two potential plus pitches, but has injury history and I wonder what it will be going forward. I'm not on the Preston Tucker wagon. (Zach Mortimer)


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