2004 Draft Pick (Baltimore Orioles)
Career: Ended his career with a .310 batting average (182-of-587) with 128 runs scored and 23 stolen bases … Also had 33 doubles, five triples and 64 RBI … His 19 sacrifice bunts are tied for the third most ever in a Florida career … Had 408 assists in career which is seventh most ever in a career while his 18 hit by pitches in three seasons is tied for eighth all time at Florida … Played in 165 games with 141 starts in the infield … Had more walks in his career (55) than strikeouts (54) … Was drafted in the 20th round with the 589th pick in the 2004 draft by the Baltimore Orioles and signed a professional contract following three years of college baseball.
2004: Started every game at third base ... Had 21 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI contests ... Had a base hit in 44 of 65 games ... Florida went 36-15 when Tucker led off ... Fifth on the team with 25 walks and 76 hits ... Finished the season batting .284 (76-of-268) with 37 runs scored … Also had 12 doubles a team leading four triples and 28 RBI … Was third on the tea, with his 10 stolen bases in 15 attempts … Led the team with eight SEC sacrifice bunts ... Reached base in eight of nine postseason games ... Was seventh in the SEC in both at bats with 268 and plate appearances with 308 ... Had eight extra base hits in SEC Games and batted .267 with 15 RBI in league contests … Over the last 10 games he batted .304 while in the postseason he batted .341 (14-of-41) with five stolen bases and eight runs scored … Scored two runs and went 2-for-4 in season opener against Gardner-Webb Feb. 7 ... Walked twice at Miami (Fla.) Feb. 13 and Feb. 15 … Knocked in a pair of runs and stole two bases while going 2-for-5 Feb. 18 against Florida A&M ... Went 3-for-5 with three RBI and scored twice against Michigan Feb. 26 ... Hit a double to drive in a run against Northwestern Feb. 29 … Had three hits against Purdue March 5 ... Scored twice on two hits against Brown March 12 ... Walked three times and stole a base against Brown March 13 ... Singled and walked against Dartmouth March 24 ... Went 3-for-5 with two doubles at Kentucky March 28 ... Drew two walks in Georgia series ... Went 4-for-4 with three RBI at South Carolina April 10 ... Drove in three runs and scored twice on two hits including a double at Mississippi State April 17 ... ... Doubled and scored a run at Florida State April 21 ...Had his second four-hit game of season May 2 against Auburn as he went 4-for-5 with two runs scored ...Went 1-for-3 and drove in two at Alabama May 9 ... Had the game-winning hit and finished 3-for-5 against Florida State May 12 ... Went 2-for-3 with three walks against Ole Miss May 16 ... Had two multi-hit games in Tennessee series May 21-23 ... Doubled, tripled and stole a base while scoring twice against LSU in SEC Tournament May 26 ... Went 3-for-4 and tied a SEC Tournament record with three stolen bases against Vanderbilt May 27 ... Drove in three runs and went 2-for-4 against UCLA in NCAA Regional June 6 ... Went 4-for-5 with a double and scored twice at Miami in Super Regional June 12 … Had season best five game hit streak May 29-June 12 in postseason play … Scored two or more runs nine times … Five of his 10 stolen bases were in the final nine games of season … Recorded four or more assists 10 times and had season best six assists at Tennessee May 21 … Never struck out more than twice and struck out in just 27 games.
2003: Played in and started 56 games ... 54 of his 56 starts were at second base while he also had two at shortstop ... Was second on the team with his 63 runs scored and batted .326 (74-for-227) on the season … His 63 runs scored was fourth in the SEC … Third on the squad with 11 stolen bases and also had a .401 on-base percentage … Was third on the team with 22 multi-hit games and also had five multi-RBI contests ... Tied for second on the team with nine hit by pitches … Was fourth on the team with his .280 (30-for-107) league batting average … Fielded .973 in SEC games with just four errors in 147 chances … Walked five more times (21) then he struck out (16) … Had the lowest strikeout total of the regular players … Recorded 11-game hit streak to open the season from Feb. 7-March 1 ... Had a base hit in 23 of the first 25 games … Led the team with having a hit in 47 contests … Only once did he go consecutive games without a base hit … Scored nine times during NCAA Regional and had four runs scored against Florida Atlantic (May 31) and Miami (June 1) … During hit streak he batted .417 with eight doubles ... Also had two six game-hit streaks ... Reached base in 51 of 56 games played … In Alabama series he went 6-for-13 with two RBI ... Recorded a hit in 20 of 28 SEC games ... Had a string of six straight multi-hit games from March 5-14 ... Had a team-best nine sacrifice bunts ... Went 4-for-7 with a team season-high six runs scored and three doubles against Hofstra Feb. 23 ... Also had a career-best four RBI in that game ... Scored four runs while going 2-for-4 with a double against Columbia March 18 ... Was 3-for-5 at Ole Miss May 10 ... Went 3-for-5 with two RBI against Alabama March 21 ... Drew multiple walks three times in a game ... Had five or more assists 15 times and a season best seven assists twice … Scored two or more runs 18 times … Grounded into just four double plays and has not hit into a double play in his last 78 at-bats … Stole multiple bases twice and had a career-best three steals versus Miami Feb. 15 … Will start the 2004 season on an eight-game hit streak … Had five or more assists in the final six straight games … Had career-best 11 chances in the field versus Tennessee March 29 and at Ole Miss May 11.
2002: Named honorable mention Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball … Started 20 games on season (15-2B/5-SS) ... Went two months, 19 games and 59 attempts without an error from Feb. 27-April 27 ... In NCAA Regional final June 2 vs. Miami he collected two hits ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs vs. Georgia April 27 ... Went 6-for-10 with three runs, three RBI in series vs. Vanderbilt ... Finished with career-high four hits in 4-for-5 day, scored two runs and drove in run vs. Vanderbilt April 21 ... Drove in career-high tying two RBI April 20 vs. Vanderbilt ... Went 2-for-3 with walk vs. Bethune-Cookman April 17 ... Hit first career double in 1-for-3, one run day in first SEC start March 24 vs. South Carolina ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored vs. UMass March 19 ... Finished with season-highs for hits (3) and runs scored (5) in 3-for-5, five run, RBI performance vs. College of Charleston March 13 ... Registered two hits (2-for-3) in start Feb. 17 vs. Winthrop ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI, run scored in first career start vs. Florida A&M Feb. 13 ... Registered first career hit and made phenomenal defensive play on ground ball in 1-for-3 day vs. Charleston Southern Feb. 2.
SUMMER 2003: Played for the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod League with Florida teammates Justin Tordi and Ben Harrison … Named to midseason Cape Cod League All-Star Game … Entering the all-star game Tucker batted .309 with 10 home runs … Hit first and only homer in second game of the season with the Mets … Helped lead Hyannis to a 21-19-4 record as he was the only player on team to play and start all 44 games … Finished the season batting .260 (44-of-169) with five doubles, one triple and a homer … Led the Cape Cod League with 16 stolen bases and also was second on the team with 24 runs scored … Fielded .977 with just five errors in 217 chances … Was 3-of-4 with three runs scored versus Harwich June 20 … Went 3-of-4 and stole three bases at Orleans June 29 … Went 4-of-5 with a pair of doubles and three RBI at Falmouth June 30 … Scored three times and had three hits versus Cotuit July 12 .. Had nine multi-hit games including five with three hits.
SUMMER 2002: Played the 2002 summer for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League … Batted .230 (20-fo-87) with three doubles, nine runs scored and seven RBI … Also stole two bases for the club that finished 21-23 … Went 2-of-3 with two runs scored June 30 against Hyannis … Was 4-of-5 with an RBI versus Falmouth July 8.
PREP: A 2001 graduate of De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif. where he played two years for head coach Matt Castello … Two-time all conference player … Named team MVP after hitting .410 as a senior … Hit .366 with 16 RBI, 22 bases on balls and stole 22 of 24 bases during junior season … Made only four errors in entire junior season … Leadoff hitter and shortstop … Led Concord DeLaSalle to 26-1 record and national rankings of No. 10 (USA Today), No. 11 (Baseball America) and No. 18 (Collegiate Baseball) … Led team to CIF North Coast sectional title as a junior … Selected for Team One West in Area Code Games … Also played wide receiver on the football team … Two-time All-State football player as a wide receiver and defensive back … Concord De La Salle was ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today in its high school poll.
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TUCKER'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 7 vs. Hofstra, 2/23/03
Runs Scored: 6 vs. Hofstra, 2/23/03
Hits: 4 (four times), last vs. Miami (Fla.), 6/12/04 (NCAA Super Regional)
Home Runs: None RBI: 4 vs. Hofstra, 2/23/03
Bases on Balls: 3 - twice, vs. Brown, 3/14/04; vs. Ole Mis, 5/16/04
Stolen Bases: 3 - twice, vs. Miami, 2/15/03; vs. Vanderbilt, 5/27/04 (SEC Tournament)
Hit Streak: 11 games