The Houston Astros are in as good a position as possible for an MLB team to be in. Fresh off winning the World Series, they are a 1.5 games behind the Red Sox for the best record in baseball and currently sit atop their division.
Additionally, they have two of the top 10 prospects in baseball per MLB.com's rankings. Well, their top prospect Kyle Tucker is a prospect no more.
Sources: The Astros have called up touted outfield prospect Kyle Tucker from Triple-A Fresno.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) July 7, 2018
Ranked as the 8th best prospect in the entire league, Tucker has spent the entire 2018 season with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate, where he has been tearing it up. The 2015 fifth overall draft pick boasts a .306 average with 14 home runs and 40 total extra base hits in 80 games.
Tucker takes the place of backup outfielder Jake Marisnick, who has more than underwhelmed in the majors this year with just a .190 batting average and 69 strikeouts to just 29 hits.
The 21-year-old outfielder's much anticipated MLB debut looks to be right around the corner, and the Astros look to get even better as they push for a second straight World Series title.