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Cole Tucker | Shortstop | #65

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (21) / 7/3/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (24) / PIT
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Pirates prospect shortstop Cole Tucker suffered a minor fracture of the third metatarsal in his left hand.
Tucker suffered the injury when his hand was stepped on with a head-first slide into second base. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said the training staff is optimistic that he'll still be able to participate in the upcoming Arizona Fall League. Tucker, 21, batted .275/.358/.408 with six homers and 47 steals over 110 games between High-A and Double-A this season. Sep 18 - 1:56 PM

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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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
3Max Moroff
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Austin Meadows
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
4Jordan Luplow
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
6Steven Brault
7Tyler Glasnow
8Luis Escobar
9Dario Agrazal
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Joaquin Benoit
3Daniel Hudson
4A.J. Schugel
5George Kontos
6Dovydas Neverauskas
7Johnny Barbato
8Edgar Santana
9Jack Leathersich
10Dan Runzler
11Nik Turley