Tucker blasts 8th dinger for Fresno

Houston's No. 15 prospect leads Minor Leagues in homers

Tucker blasts 8th dinger for Fresno

The hottest power hitter in the Minors is showing no signs of cooling off. Astros No. 15 prospect Preston Tucker hit his MiLB-leading eighth home run during Triple-A Fresno's 4-2 victory over Reno on Monday night.

Tucker has been terrorizing pitchers all April, and he now has 26 RBIs after adding two more against Reno. He has homered in three of his last four games, and his batting average also jumped up to .338 after a 3-for-4 night.

The 24-year-old's power surge isn't exactly a surprise. Tucker knocked 24 home runs and 94 RBIs in 2014, when he split time between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Oklahoma City, and he went deep 25 times during his first full season, in 2013.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.