Avery Tuck MLB Draft Prospect Bio

Avery Tuck hit just .286 with three home runs and 11 runs batted in during his junior season which clearlyare not eye-popping stats like you would expect to but it's hard to not see this 6-foot-5 left handed hitter with speed and get excited at what he could do in the future.

Avery Tuck Scouting Report

Tuck admitted "I had a rough season in high school last year, but I was dealing with some things" he said to the San Diego Union Tribune as his grandmother was battling cancer. With her doing better he said "Now I can go to work and prove they made the right choice in selecting me for this game." Unlike the selection of Mickey Moniak to play in the Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Park in San Diego it had some people in the San Diego area wondering who he was as he had two impressive seasons at St. Joseph's high school in Santa Maria before transferring to Steele Canyon of Carlsbad for his junior season.

Vice president of development for Perfect Game Brad Clement said "Avery blew up at our National Showcase in Fort Myers." "We knew the name before he got there but we didn't know his skills. He had three hits in one of the games. He ran a 6.88 in the 60. And he has a big-league body." After recording a hit in the All-American game he then hit the road for most of the summer as he played travel ball and made a big impact as he became the No. 5 rated outfielder in the United States and No. 1 in California. Home for just ten days all summer he told the San Diego Union Tribune "I love the game of baseball, I could play every day – several times a day." Previously a multiple-sport athlete he stopped playing football and basketball to focus on baseball and work on his speed and hitting and wanting to be able to be that guy that comes through in clutch situations. Already with a verbal commitment to San Diego State and an intention to honor that commitment because of a promise he made to his father that he would attend college he could have a tough choice should he continue to rise up the rankings and be an early pick in this year's MLB Amateur Draft.

Avery Tuck is one of the top mlb draft prospects for 2016

Steele Canyon head coach Dan Nerat had nothing but great things to say to the San Diego Union Tribune about his future as he said "His potential is through the roof." "He's definitely a first-round draft choice. His kind of talent doesn't come along every year. He can kill the ball, hitting 400-foot homers. It's ridiculous. I guess we're going to have to put in special seating for the scouts, so many will be watching him." Avery is expected to be a late first round selection in this years MLB Draft.

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...he asserted himself as an excellent pro prospect in front of many high-level scouting officials. Tuck checks off many boxes. He has a high waist and wide shoulders, with present strength throughout his 6-foot-5 frame. The San Diego native now has scouts excited about his upside.

Baseball America

A bit of a pop-up prospect over the summer, Tuck intrigued many scouts with his raw tools and his tremendous potential.

MLB.com

Can flat out mash and does it against good pitching. Big power potential. Outstanding at PG National PG AA

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