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... His older brother is former Astros outfielder and current Braves outfielder Preston Tucker...Kyle broke Preston's Plant High School record for most career home runs by hitting 31 in his career... Was selected by the Astros with the fifth overall pick in the 2015 draft...was committed to the University of Florida, but chose to sign with the Astros and scout John Martin... Is signed to a one-year contract that runs through the 2018 season...was invited to his first Major League Spring Training as an NRI this year.
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.