Former 1st-Round Pick Elects Free Agency

27-year-old Cole Tucker has opted for free agency, marking a significant juncture in his career.

This decision followed a season marked by challenges with the Colorado Rockies, where he found himself removed from the 40-man roster on two separate occasions.

Tucker initially signed a minor league deal with the Rockies during the offseason and had been shuttling between the majors and the minors throughout the season.

Throughout his career, Cole Tucker has faced struggles with his performance at the major league level.

While he did manage to secure some playing time in the big leagues, Tucker has struggled to find consistent success, evident in his career slash line of .216/.266/.318, with five home runs, 37 RBIs, four stolen bases, and 53 runs scored across 159 games played and 479 plate appearances.

Tucker is a former first-round pick (24th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2014 MLB Draft.

It remains to be seen where Tucker will land next.

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