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[Official] Astros Spring Training

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  1. Memphis_Stro

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    I am hoping that Tucker's big game yesterday can lead to him getting hot and having a good Spring and early season. Then he could be insurance for YA. I know that's asking a lot but I'm hopeful!
     
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    Minus Brantley and Bregman, the entire hitting staff is in need of some warming up.
     
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    Tucker is still young, but the organization really needs him step up the second half of 2020 and beyond. We can survive with him being a replacement level player for a little while longer, but we need to get legitimate production out of him sooner rather than later.

    What’s the projection on him this year and beyond? I would love if we could get him into the 2-3ish WAR range. I fear that’s about his ceiling at this point, right?

    My best case scenario for Tucker in 2020 is stellar defense and base running, forces his way into 400 ABs (pushes Reddick into Jake’s role) and carries a 350 OBP with decent pop.
     
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    Tucker's rookie season wasn't much different from Springer and Bregman's rookie season through the same number of PA. Altuve had a .654 OPS (234 PA) in his rookie season, Tucker currently has a .652 OPS (144 PA)

    I can't say with any confidence what Tucker will or won't be, but I can say people put far too much into his struggles as a 21 year old with bad BABIP luck in 2018.
     
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    I never expected Perez to make the opening day roster, but I thought he had an outside shot if he performed well.

    He's on the 40 man, is left handed, and has already appeared in the majors. To cut him this early they must really have low expectations of him.
     
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    It might just be a timing issue, but I'm surprised Paredes and Nivaldo lasted longer than Javier. Also Scrubb and Garza still in camp over most of those guys.
     
  9. Joe Joe

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    Tucker's projections tend to be between 1.8 WAR and 3.5 WAR for a full season worth of ABs. So 2-3 WAR is likely about what should be expected. Ceiling would be greater.
     
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    Yep. He is pretty underrated when you consider he is as likely to be a 5 WAR player as he is a total bust.
     
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    Because he probably kept working out in the offseason trying to push through it.
     
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    Glad to get Bailey back. He’s got some talent.
     
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    Chas McCormick with the winning dinger, maybe my new favorite young outfielder.
     
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    Geez the paranoia is out of hand.
     
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