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The Indians select shortstop Carson Tucker 23rd overall in the 2020 MLB Draft

The Indians select a high school shortstop who emerged as a top prospect in the past few months

2019 Major League Baseball Arvchive: PDP League Photo by Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via Getty Images

With the 22nd pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Cleveland Indians have selected Mountain Pointe High School shortstop Carson Tucker.

The brother of Pirates outfielder Cole Tucker, Carson joined his sibling as a first-round pick after quickly rising up draft boards.

The younger Tucker has the potential to emerge as a big-league-caliber shortstop with excellent control and bat speed at the plate. Strength certainly isn’t Tucker’s top trait, but he improved in that department recently which in turned helped his power. He has also improved his vision at the plate which has allowed him to hit balls all across the outfield, which is another great trait for a hitter to possess.

Tucker is an average runner but has great footwork in the infield, leaving him as a solid choice at shortstop. His arm strength is also good with consistency on the defensive side in addition to a high IQ both at the plate and in the field.