Graduated from H.B. Plant High School in Tampa, Fla. in 2015...batted .484 with a .581 OBP and 10 home runs as a senior en route to receiving 2015 Florida Gatorade Player of the Year honors, an award that has been won by Derek Jeter, Chipper Jones, David Price, Roy Halladay and Lance McCullers Jr...was a two-time Tampa Tribune Baseball Athlete of the Year award winner...hit 31 home runs in his high school career, breaking his older brother Preston's H.B. Plant High School record of 29...Kyle's older brother, Preston, is a former Astros outfielder, having played for the club from 2015-16...Preston has played the last two seasons in the KBO, starring for the Kia Tigers...he hit .306 with 32 homers and 113 RBI in 142 games for Kia in 2020 finishing in the top five in the KBO in doubles (40), RBI, walks (76), OPS (.955) and total bases (302)...Was selected by the Astros with the fifth overall pick in the 2015 draft, three picks after the Astros selected 3B Alex Bregman...was committed to the University of Florida, but chose to sign with the Astros and scout John Martin...Added to the Astros 40-man roster on July 7, 2018...signed to a one-year contract for the 2021 season.
Had the best season of his young career, hitting .294 (149x506) with 30 home runs, 92 RBI, 37 doubles, three triples, 83 runs and a .917 OPS (.557 SLG/.359 OBP) in 140 games... Became the third Astros player in club history to record a 30-homer season before turning 25 years old, joining Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez... In the AL, ranked third in SLG (.557), third in OPS (.917), tied for fifth in doubles (37) and ninth in batting average... Made his second career OPENING DAY roster (2020-21), making his first career Opening Day start on April 1 at OAK (0-for-3, RBI)... After May 1, led the AL in the following categories; batting average at .320 (132-for-412), SLG. (.600), OBP (.387) and OPS (.986)... Was named the American League Player of the Month for September-October...batted .346 (36x104) with eight home runs, 19 RBI and a 1.130 OPS (.692 SLG./.438 OBP) in the month... Batted .329 (129-for-392) with 33 doubles, 25 homers, 76 RBI and a 1.013 OPS in his final 107 games (after May 9)...prior to that date, hit .188 (22-for-117) with a .651 OPS in his first 34 games of the season... Was named a finalist for the Gold Glove at right field, which was awarded to RF Joe Gallo... In the postseason, he batted .279 (17-for-61) with four doubles, four home runs, 15 RBI and an .874 OPS... led all players in RBI this postseason with 15...his RBI total ranked second in club history for a single postseason, trailing only SS Carlos Correa, who posted 17 RBI in 13 postseason games in 2020... This postseason, Tucker became the second player in MLB history to post eight extra-base hits, five steals and 15 RBI in a single postseason, joining OF Melvin Upton Jr. (2008 Rays)... In Games 2 and 3 of the ALDS, became the first player in franchise history to record three-or-more RBI in back-to-back postseason games.
Made his first career OPENING DAY roster and had a breakout 2020 campaign, finishing his season leading the Majors in triples (6), while ranking tied for sixth in the AL in RBI (42)...Led the Astros in hits (56), triples, RBI, stolen bases, total bases (107) and extra-base hits...Was named a finalist among left fielders for the AL Gold Glove Award...tied for the AL lead in Defensive Runs Saved by left fielders with three...Hit .309 (42x136) with seven doubles, five triples, eight home runs, 33 RBI and a .981 OPS (.371 OBP / .610 SLG) in his last 39 games...Hit his first career walk-off homer off RHP Erik Swanson on Aug. 16 vs. SEA, the first walk-off homer of his career...at 23 years old and 212 days, became the third-youngest Astros player to hit a walk-off home run in club history, behind only Eric Anthony (22 years old, 194 days) and Mark Bailey (22 years old, 256 days)...Tripled in consecutive games on Aug. 19-20 at COL, totaling three in those two contests...became the first Astros player to notch three triples in two games since Omar Moreno from July 14-15, 1983...Went 4x5 with two triples, one homer and four RBI on Aug. 19 at COL, tying his career-high in hits and RBI...became the first player in Astros history to post two triples and a homer in the same game... at 23 years, 215 days old, became the youngest MLB player with two triples and a homer in a single game since Andruw Jones on June 2, 1998 at MIL...Also became one of 24 players in MLB history to post at least two triples, one HR and four RBI in a single game...only two players did so at a younger age: Hall of Famer Bill Dickey (23.089) on Sept. 3, 1930 and Specs Toporcer (23.095) on May 15, 1922...Recorded his sixth triple on Aug 29. vs. OAK in the Astros 33rd game of the season, the fastest player in club history to reach that mark...Hit .306 (15x49) with an HR and six RBI in the POSTSEASON...hit safely in his first eight postseason games...hit his only homer of the postseason in Game 5 of the ALCS (LHP Shane McLanahan).
Had a strong 22-game stint in the Majors as a September call-up after spending the majority of the season at Triple A Round Rock...posted an .857 OPS (.319 OBP/.537 SLG) and was successful in all five of his stolen base attempts with Houston...made 12 starts: seven in left field and five in right field...began the season at Triple A Round Rock...was recalled to Houston on Sept. 2 and was with the club through the remainder of the season... hit his first-career homer on Sept. 5 vs. SEA...also hit a game-tying, RBI single with two outs in the 12th inning on Sept. 5 vs. SEA...hit a pinch-hit double on Sept. 7 vs. SEA, his first-career hit in the pinch...scored the gamewinning run...on Sept. 8 vs. SEA, went 2x5 with two doubles, two runs scored, a walk and three RBI...set a single-game career-high for RBI and tied his career-high for hits...went 4x4 with a run scored, an RBI and two steals on Sept. 14 at KC, setting a career-high for hits in a game...at 22 years, 240 days old, became the third-youngest player in club history to record four hits and two steals in a game, behind Cesar Cedeno (21.058 in 1972) and Sonny Jackson (22.015 in 1966)...went 1x6 with a two-run homer and a stolen base on Sept. 16 at KC in his first-career start batting leadoff...homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career from Sept. 25-26...batted .167 (2x12) with three walks in nine postseason games, mostly as a pinch-hitter...made his first career postseason start in Game 2 of the ALDS in right field, where he drew a walk...became the second-youngerst player in Astros history to start a postseason game in the outfield, behind Richard Hidalgo, who started two games in the 1997 NLDS (22 years 95 days old)...in Game 1 of the World Series, became the seventh-youngest player in MLB history to record a hit as a pinch-hitter in a World Series game (22 years, 278 days), and the youngest since Rafael Devers in Game 4 of the 2018 WS (22 years, 3 days)...in 125 games at Triple A Round Rock, hit .266 with 26 doubles, three triples, 34 homers, 97 RBI, 30 stolen bases and a .909 OPS (.354 OBP/.555 SLG)...became the fifth player in Pacific Coast League history to put together a 30-homer, 30-stolen base season, joining Joc Pederson (2014), Frank Demaree (1934), Lefty O'Doul (1927) and Tony Lazerri (1925)...was named to the Triple A Pacific Coast League Midseason and Postseason All-Star teams...received PCL May Player of the Month honors, and Astros May Player of the Month honors after hitting .333 with seven doubles, two triples, 11 homers, 28 RBI and a 1.169 OPS (.429 OBP/.741 SLG) in 28 games during the month...on the season, led the PCL in stolen bases and ranked fifth in homers, tied for seventh in extra-base hits (63) and eighth in RBI.
Was named the Astros Minor League Player of the Year for the second consecutive season...made his Major League debut with the Astros and played in 28 games...was also named the Baseball America Triple A Player of the Year...had a scorching-hot Spring Training in which he hit .409 (18x44) with five homers and 21 RBI as a non-roster invitee at Astros camp...began the season at Triple A Fresno...was selected to the Major League roster on July 7 and made his MLB debut that night in a start in left field (1x4)...was the youngest active player in the American League when he made his debut...at 21 years, 171 days old, became the youngest Astros player to make his MLB debut since Carlos Correa debuted at 20 years, 259 days old on June 8, 2015 at CWS...became the fifth-youngest player in club history to record a hit and an RBI in his MLB debut, behind Carlos Correa (20 in 2015), Tom Widenbauer (20 in 1979), John Paciorek (18 in 1963) and Rusty Staub (19 in 1963)...went 2x4 with a double, three runs, a HBP and a steal on July 10 vs. OAK...marked his first career extra-base hit and stolen base in the Major Leagues...became the fourth-youngest player in franchise history to have a game with at least three runs, multiple hits and a steal, behind Carlos Correa (2015), Jose Altuve (2011) and Cesar Cedeño (1972)...recorded a pinch-hit, two-run triple off Wade Davis on July 24 at COL in the 10th inning...became the first Astros player with a pinch-hit triple since Travis Buck on April 7, 2012 vs. COL...batted .332 with 27 doubles, three triples, 24 homers, 93 RBI, 20 stolen bases and a .989 OPS (.400 OBP/.590 SLG) in 100 games with Triple A Fresno...was named the Baseball America Triple A Player of the Year and a Baseball America First Team Minor League All-Star...led all Triple A hitters in OPS and ranked third in batting average despite being the secondyoungest player at the Triple A level...was named a Pacific Coast League Midseason All-Star...also received two PCL Player of the Week awards (June 18-24; Aug. 20-26)...was named the PCL August Player of the Month and the Astros August Minor League Player of the Month...batted .471 (33x70) with three doubles, 10 home runs, 27 RBI, six stolen bases and a 1.485 OPS (.542 OBP/.943 SLG) in just 17 games with Triple A Fresno in August... homered in three consecutive games from Aug. 6-9, and then homered in four consecutive games from Aug. 22-25, tallying six total home runs in that four-game span...also was named the Astros June Minor League Player of the Month.
Was named the Astros Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .274 (127x464) with 33 doubles, five triples, 25 homers, 90 RBI, 21 steals and an .874 OPS (.346 OBP/.528 SLG) in 120 games between Double A Corpus Christi (72g) and Class A Advanced Buies Creek (48g)...was one of 10 players in all of minor league baseball to reach 20 homers and 20 steals on the season...at 20 years old, was one of the youngest players in both leagues he played in...was the fifth-youngest position player in the Carolina League, and the secondyoungest position player in the Texas League...began the season at Buies Creek, where he hit .288 (51x177) with 12 doubles, nine homers, 43 RBI and a .932 OPS (.379 OBP/.554 SLG) in 48 games...went 4x5 with two doubles, one homer and seven RBI on April 15 at Winston-Salem...named the Astros April Minor League Player of the Month after hitting .301 (25x83) with seven doubles, three triples, three homers, 23 RBI, six steals and a .939 OPS (.372 OBP/.566 SLG) in 23 games in April...led the Carolina League in RBI and ranked tied for first in extra-base hits during the month...had back-to-back multi-homer games from May 6-7 at Myrtle Beach...reached base safely in 27 consecutive games from April 20-May 20...was promoted to Double A on May 30...at the time of his promotion, ranked fourth in the Carolina League in OPS and fifth in homers...went on to hit .265 (76x287) with 21 doubles, 16 homers, 47 RBI and an .837 OPS (.325 OBP/.512 SLG) in 72 games at Corpus Christi...represented the Astros at the 2017 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, starting in right field and going 1x3 with an RBI...was named an MiLB.com Organization All-Star...played for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League and was named an AFL Rising Star...hit .214 (18x84) with six doubles and nine RBI in 22 games in the AFL.
Received Midwest League Midseason All-Star honors in his first full minor league season...hit .285 (123x432) with 25 doubles, seven triples, nine homers, 69 RBI, 32 steals and a .360 on-base percentage in 117 games split between Class A Advanced Lancaster (16g) and Class A Quad Cities (101g)...was an MiLB.com Organization All-Star...began the year at Quad Cities, hitting .276 (103x373) with 19 doubles in 101 games...named the River Bandits May Player of the Month...received Midwest League Player of the Week honors for the week of Aug. 1-7...hit .339 (20x59) with 11 extra-base hits and a 1.096 OPS in 16 games with Lancaster to end the season.
Made his pro debut, hitting .246 (57x232) in 63 games with the GCL Astros (33g) and Greeneville Astros (30g)...hit well at Greeneville, batting .286 (32x112) with nine doubles and 20 RBI in 30 games.