Graduated from Henry B. Plant H.S. in Tampa, Fla. in 2008...was an honorable mention Louisville Slugger All-American during his senior season after batting .468 with nine homers and 46 RBI...set a school record for RBI in a season with 51 during his junior year...also was a member of the National Honor Society. Went on to attend the University of Florida where he set many school records, including hits (341), at-bats (1,035), doubles (70) and RBI (258)...left the school with the secondmost homers (57) in program history. Became the first player in Gators history to earn Regional All-Tournament honors during all four years of his career...also became the first Gator to be named the Most Outstanding Player of two different NCAA Regional Tournaments (2009, 2011)... set school records in NCAA Tournament hits (46), RBI (31), runs (29), homers (11) and doubles (10). Earned First-Team Freshman All-American honors in 2009, becoming the first player in school history to earn the NCBWA Freshman Hitter of the Year Award...took home the Gators' Triple Crown by hitting .364 with 15 homers and a school-record 85 RBI that year...also led the squad in slugging (.628). Drafted by Colorado in the 16th round of the 2011 draft but opted to return to Florida. Selected by Houston in the seventh round of the June 2012 draft...signed by Astros scout John Martin. Is the older brother of Astros prospect OF Kyle Tucker, who was the fifth overall seleciton in the 2015 draft. Was selected to the Astros Major League roster on May 7, 2015, the same day of his Major League debut...is signed to a oneyear contract that runs through the 2017 season.
Played 48 games in the Majors, making 34 starts in an injury-shortened season...started 20 games as the designated hitter, 13 games in left field and one in right field...13 of his 22 hits went for extra bases (eight doubles, one triple, four homers)...11 of his 13 extra-base hits came against right-handed pitchers...made his first appearance on an Opening Day roster....was optioned to Triple A on May 15... recalled back to Houston on July 22...was placed on the 15-day Disabled List with a right shoulder sprain on Aug. 12...spent the rest of the season on the DL, although he did attempt a rehab stint at Double A Corpus Christi...underwent shoulder surgery on Sept. 21...started the season on a five-game hitting streak from April 5-10...tied his career-long hitting streak (also June 12-18, 2015...all of his hits during the streak went for extra bases...tied the club record for the longest extra-base hit streak to start a season with Bill Doran (1989)...homered off LHP Jose Alvarez on July 24 vs. LAA...was his first career homer off a lefthanded pitcher...combined to hit .283 (65x230) with 14 doubles, three triples, eight homers, 32 RBI and an .806 OPS (.332 OBP/.474 SLG) in 59 games in the minor leagues between Triple A Fresno (53g) and Double A Corpus Christi (6g)...hit .301 (63x209) in his 53-game stint at Triple A that lasted from May 17-July 21...hit 14 doubles, three triples and eight homers at the level...was named Fresno's June Player of the Month...had a six-game rehab stint at Corpus Christi from Aug. 24-31, recording two hits, two walks and three RBI in 24 plate appearances before being shut down for the year.
Finished sixth among AL rookies in doubles (19) and tied for ﬁfth in homers after playing in 98 games with Houston in what was his ﬁrst career Major League action, across two stints...left-handed hitter posted a .255 (60x235) batting average with 17 doubles, 13 homers, 32 RBI and an.807 OPS (.314 OBP/.494 SLG) against right-handed pitchers...recorded a club-high two pinch-hit home runs, batting .231 (3x13) with a walk and four RBI in his 14 pinch-hit plate appearances...became one off our rookies in club history to record multiple pinch-hit homers, joining Cliﬀ Johnson (5 in 1974), Jason Lane (2004) and Daryle Ward (1999)...was tied with TB's Tim Beckham for the AL-lead in pinch-hit homers by a rookie in 2015...made 76 starts with Houston: 62 in left ﬁeld, 12 in right ﬁeld and two at designated hitter...was selected to the Major League roster from Triple A on May 7...optioned to Triple A on Aug. 22...was recalled from Triple A on Sept. 2 where he remained in Houston...made his Major League debut on May 7 at LAA...became the sixth player in club history to record a hit, a walk and an RBI in his big league debut, and the ﬁrst since Jon Singleton in 2014...the ﬁrst two homers of his career occurred during the series in Detroit in May, and both were pinch-hit homers...joined Dave Bergman as the only players in Astros history to record their ﬁrst two career homers in the pinch...hit his ﬁrst career homer on May 21...was the Astros ﬁrst pinch-hit homer since Rick Ankiel hit one on April 17, 2013 at OAK...his three homers against the Tigers all tied the game...two of the homers came in the 9th inning (May 21 at DET, May 24at DET, Aug. 15 vs. DET)...the 9th inning homers were on May 21 and Aug. 15...per Elias, became the ﬁrst player in club history with two pinch-hit homers in the same series...prior to Tucker, the last MLB player to do this was Dioner Navarro for the Cubs in a series vs. SF in 2013...the last MLB rookie to do this was Reggie Taylor at COL in August of 2002...had consecutive multi-double games from May 14-15...became the ﬁrst rookie in club history to record multiple doubles in consecutive games...his four doubles within his ﬁrst seven games established a new franchise record...on July 10 at CLE, fell a triple shy of the cycle, going 4x5 with a double, homer and two RBI on what was his 25th birthday...became the second player in club history to record four hits on his birthday, joining Jeﬀ Bagwell in 2003...recorded 15 doubles through his ﬁrst 57 games...marked the second-most doubles in club history through a player's ﬁrst 57 games, behind only Hunter Pence (20 in 2007)...recorded the ﬁrst multi-homer game of his career on July 21 vs. BOS...hit a 9th-inning, two-out solo homer on Sept. 13 at LAA that sparked a 5-3, come-from-behind win over the Angels...Houston trailed 3-0 heading into the 9th inning...in 33 games at Triple A Fresno, hit .295 (38x129) with four doubles, 11 homers, 35 RBI and a .938 OPS (.357 OBP/.581 SLG)...prior to making his Major League debut in May, was leading all of minor league baseball in homers (10) and RBI (32)...played in three playoﬀ games, going 0x2 with a walk as a pinch-hitter...became the ﬁrst player from the Astros 2012 draft class to make it to the Major Leagues.
Earned his ﬁrst MLB Spring Training invite and appeared in nine games for the Astros (3x14) before being reassigned to minor league camp...split his season between Double A Corpus Christi and Triple A OKC, hitting .282 (151x536) with 35 doubles, 24 home runs and 94 RBI in a combined 138 games...led all Astros minor leaguers with 24 home runs and 94 RBI...broke camp with Corpus Christi and hit .276 (72x261), while playing in all 65 team games with the Hooks prior to his promotion on June 12...named both a Texas League Midseason and Postseason All-Star and was named Corpus Christi's April Player of the Month after hitting .295 with six homers and 17 RBI over 26 games...at the time of his promotion to Triple A, led the Texas League with 17 home runs, 43 RBI, 34 extra-base hits, 41 runs scored, and 140 total bases...ranked second in the TL with 72 hits, third with 17 doubles, and third with a .536 slugging percentage...was also intentionally walked more than any other player in the league (5)...hit two home runs at Minute Maid Park against San Antonio during the Astros Futures Game on June 10...promoted to the Red Hawks on June 12...hit .287 (79x275) with seven home runs and 51 RBI in 73 games at the Triple A level...went 4x4 with two home runs and two doubles at Iowa on July 13...became the ﬁrst Red Hawk with four XBH in a game since Mike Hessman on May 17, 2012, at Reno...ended the season on a season-best, 11-game hitting streak, batting .385 (15x39) with eight RBI...ﬁnished with 30 RBI in August, marking the highest RBI total by a Red Hawk in a single month since Nate Gold collected 32 in August of 2007...
In what was his first full professional season, combined to hit .297 (159x535) with 32 doubles, 25 homers, 103 RBI, 56 walks and a .368 OBP in 135 games between Class A Advanced Lancaster (75g) and Double A Corpus Christi (60g)...ranked tied for seventh in all of minor league baseball in RBI and tied for 14th in hits...was a California League Midseason All-Star...named the California League Player of the Week for the week of May 27-June 3...named Lancaster Player of the Month for May...promoted to Double A on June 26 and hit .183 with three homers over his first 15 games at the level...went on to hit .288 with seven homers, a .370 on-base percentage and a .475 slugging percentage over his final 45 games of the season...at the time of his promotion to Double A, led the California League in total bases (162) and RBI (74), ranked second in hits (97), third in runs (61), fourth in average (.326), and tied for fifth in homers (15)...became the first player in the minor leagues to reach 70 RBI on the season after hitting two three-run homers on June 23 vs. Rancho Cucamonga.
Hit .321 (53x165) with eight homers and 38 RBI in 42 games with Class A Short Season Tri-City after getting drafted by Houston...received New York-Penn League Player of the Week honors twice (Aug. 6-13 and Aug. 20-27)...named Tri-City's Offensive Player of the Month for August.