Marlins Acquire: OF Kyle Tucker (60 FV) and 3B J.D. Davis (50 FV)
Astros Acquire: C J.T. Realmuto
The Astros had heavy interest in Realmuto over the offseason. Now that McCann has come out swinging a hot bat, plans might have changed in the Space City.
Tucker is currently ranked as the no. 16 prospect in baseball. Any package involving him would be smaller because the ‘Stros have been reluctant to give him up.
Tucker is a left-handed hitting outfielder out of Plant High School in Tampa and brother of Braves outfielder Preston Tucker. He is a pure hitter who projects to play right field down the road, where his above-average arm strength plays.
MLB.com has given a 60 grade on his power, which is much improved since he was drafted in 2015. Expect to see Tucker in the big leagues later this year.
Davis’ calling card is his power and it is believed that he is currently ready for the big leagues. He is currently off to a hot start at Triple-A where he is hitting .383/.453/.574.