On Friday, Texas Longhorns baseball coach David Pierce sent out the signal that his program had landed a new commitment and on Saturday, 2020 shortstop Carson Tucker of Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe went public with his pledge:
The 6’1, 165-pounder is a promising prospect who also plays second base and received the following evaluation from Perfect Game USA:
Carson Tucker is a 2020 SS/2B with a 6-1 165 lb. frame from Phoenix, AZ who attends Mountain Pointe High School. Large, athletic frame with square shoulders and a young, projectable build with room to fill throughout moving froward. Primary shortstop, smooth and easy actions defensively up the middle, shows softness to hands and they play nicely out front, comes through the ball well and stays loose through release, repeats actions and shows instincts, extra step into throws but accurate across, arm strength will continue to develop. Right-handed hitter, begins with a slightly open stance and gets closed moving into contact; swing plays well in live actions with looseness to hands. Stays short to the ball and creates contact out front with present bat speed and lots of projection; adjusted to spin well in live action and showed comfort working to all parts of the field. Good student. Named to PG Underclass Top Prospect List.
As a sophomore last season, Tucker hit .418 with two home runs, 29 RBI, and six triples, indicating that speed is likely a major asset in his game. He’s also a contact hitter who can control the strike zone, as evidenced by only six strikeouts in 31 games and a .496 on-base percentage.