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Cole Tucker | Shortstop

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (20) / 7/3/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Pirates SS prospect Cole Tucker underwent surgery Wednesday for a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
The injury will sideline him for the next 10-12 months, which obviously means he could miss the entire 2016 season. Tucker, the No. 24 overall pick in the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft out of an Arizona high school, batted .293/.322/.377 with two home runs and 25 stolen bases in 73 games this season for Low-A West Virginia. He's still young enough at 19 years old that this shoulder injury shouldn't derail his career too drastically. Wed, Aug 26, 2015 05:49:00 PM

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Pirates prospect SS Cole Tucker went 2-for-4 with three stolen bases on Monday for Low-A West Virginia.

Both of his hits were singles, and he also scored a run and plated another. Tucker, the No. 24 overall pick in last year’s draft, has been hot of late, batting .371/.389/.400 with five steals in the last eight games. The 18-year-old shortstop has held his own through the first 30 games of his full-season debut, batting .279/.308/.336 with five extra-base hits (one home run) and 10 stolen bases. This comes after Tucker posted a .724 OPS with 10 extra-base hits and 13 steals last summer in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League. He’s not considered a top-tier shortstop prospect, but Tucker is slowly becoming one of the more intriguing middle infielders in the low minors.
Tue, May 19, 2015 01:01:00 PM

Pirates signed first-round SS Cole Tucker.

The prep shortstop will receive a bonus of $1.8 million, which is below the slot value of $1.9255 million for the 24th overall pick. The deal is expected to be made official Wednesday.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Pirates selected high school shortstop Cole Tucker 24th overall.

Tucker is considered quite a reach here, but his stock had been on the rise of late because of the progress he's made with his bat. He's a legitimate shortstop with good speed, so he won't need to be all that great offensively to make it as a regular.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 09:32:00 PM