CBS Houston (Houston) – The Houston Astros on Monday night spent their second top five pick in the MLB Draft on High School outfielder Kyle Tucker, brother of the Astros current outfielder Preston Tucker.
Plenty of brothers have played together on the same team in Major League history. Jeff and Jered Weaver played together on the Angels. Jerry and Scott Hairston of the Padres are some of the most recent examples, but the Astros to this day have never had brothers share the same field.
“Growing up I never had the opportunity to play with him” Kyle Tucker said when asked if he wanted to play with his brother Preston “he’s seven years older, I’ve always just sat in the stands and watched him.”
Kyle thinks if playing with Preston was to come to fruition it would be something very special. Kyle this season, for his high school team, had a batting average of .435 and going into the draft was considered one of the best hitters in the draft, college or high school.
The brothers were able to speak during the Astros rain delay in Chicago on Monday, Preston was able to share how happy and proud he was of Kyle.
“I might be more excited than he is,” Preston Tucker told SportsRadio 610 about Kyle getting drafted. “I’m excited to watch him play and progress with the same teams I did.”
Kyle’s bat is one that could progress quickly through the minors and if Preston is able to continue progressing in the majors there is possibility both Kyle and Preston will share the Astros outfield together.
“I think the chances of us playing together we’re so slim that we never talked about it,” Preston said of playing with his brother. “But that would be a surreal experience.”
It’s a couple years away, but it would be something fairly unique if these brothers were the first brothers to play for the Astros.
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