CORPUS CHRISTI - Former Hooks Preston Tucker and Tyler White return to town Thursday, January 19, on the annual Astros Caravan, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.
After visiting personnel at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, the pair will interact with customers at Whataburger's 7702 SPID location from 2-3 p.m.
Between 3:30 and 4:30, they'll participate in Caravan Jam at HEB Plus!, located at 5313 Saratoga Blvd. in Corpus Christi.
A one-hour autograph session follows at 5 o'clock at Academy Sports + Outdoors, 5001 SPID.
Tucker is a 26-year-old outfielder who played for the Hooks in 2013-14. Over 125 Double-A games, he belted 27 home runs and posted a .269 batting average, 77 runs scored, 31 doubles, and 72 runs batted in. The 2014 Texas League All-Star was selected by Houston in the seventh round of the 2012 draft from the University of Florida, and made his major-league debut on May 7, 2015 vs. the Los Angeles Angels.
Tucker was 2014 Hooks Player of the Year.
White, also 26 and a TL All-Star (2015), played collegiately at Western Carolina and was a 33rd-round draft pick in 2013. He made Houston's opening day roster last spring. The first baseman won the TL All-Star Game home run derby at Whataburger Field two seasons ago and was then promoted to Triple-A Fresno. In 59 Hooks games, White hit .284 with seven home runs and 40 RBI.