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2015 TCB Astros March Madness: Preston Tucker vs. Hank Conger

Our 19th match sees an under-valued (according to CRPerry13) prospect going at it with an under-valued backstop.

Just a reminder; voting will stay open for 24 hours for each of these match-ups, and there will be two match-ups per day. For a complete breakdown, check out the introductory post if you haven't already. Get those votes in while you can!

Round One, Match Nineteen

Preston Tucker, OF

And now we have Chris’ boy! He’s never had a below average wOBA and he’s never had an OBP under .348. He draws walks at a good clip and until AAA, his highest strikeout rate was 17.2%. It went up to 23.9% at AAA which is definitely a cause for concern moving forward considering he also posted his lowest ISO of his career. If those rates improve closer to his career rates, it’s possible he could be an average corner OFer. -- Subber10


Hank Conger, C

Maybe I should just link to one of the 37 or so articles that we churned out on this trade. An extraordinary receiver and framer, Conger might not even end up bringing much more than that to the table (though it bears mention that Conger was a 25th-overall draft pick and tore up the low minors with the bat in the past), but those in the know will tell you that that's plenty. How the Astros will handle playing time between him and Jason Castro remains to be seen, but when he is behind the dish, we can rest assured that the pitchers will be getting about the best calls possible from the umpire. -- Brian Stevenson