When the minor league home run leader gets called up to the majors, it's an actionable fantasy event — perhaps not in all formats, but in many.
Houston Astros prospect Preston Tucker will join the big league club on Thursday for the start of a four-game series against the Angels, serving as a placeholder for concussed outfielder George Springer. Tucker's visit to the bigs may end up being little more than a cameo appearance, obviously, but it could be fun (and profitable) for however long it lasts.
If you're not familiar with Tucker's work, here's a glimpse of his all-fields power...
The 24-year-old has hit 10 homers in 100 at-bats so far this season for Triple-A Fresno, driving in 32 runs and slashing .320/.378/.650. He's a left-handed hitter who's had no trouble whatsoever with southpaws to this point in his career; his OPS against lefties is 1.038 this season, and it was .858 at Triple-A in 2014. Tucker hit 24Read More »from Closing Time: Preston Tucker gets the call