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#3 Tucker Esmay
Position: Infield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 154
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Casa Grande, Ariz.
High School: Casa Grande Union
Experience: 3 Letters

Overview:

  • Started 35 games and appeared in 83
  • Batted .245 with 18 RBI, 34 hits and 26 runs scored

RS Junior (2014):

  • Started 32 games at second base, including 14 in Pac-12 play and two in the postseason, and finished with a .282 batting average, a .318 slugging percentage and a .333 on-base percentage
  • Drove in 16 runs on 31 hits, including three for extra bases, and scored 19
  • Ended the regular season on a 10-game hitting streak and recorded multiple hits in seven of those 10 games, including a stretch of six straight games with two hits (5/10-5/17)
  • Notched 10 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games
    Went 2-for-3 with a career-high three runs scored in a win at UNLV (5/13)
  • Went a career-best 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored vs Baylor (2/16)
    Recorded six hits and three RBI in a three-game sweep over Utah, including a pair of hits and a pair of RBI (5/17)
  • Tallied a two-run triple in a win over Santa Clara (2/27)
  • Went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored in a win vs UNLV (4/15)
  • Made a diving backhanded catch to end the fifth inning against Sacramento State (5/31) and keep ASU’s deficit to a pair

RS Sophomore (2013): 

  • Appeared in 17 games, making one start at second base
  • Scored four runs in 12 at-bats
  • Earned Scholar Baller recognition in Spring 2013

RS Freshman (2012):

  • Appeared in 23 games, including two starts at third base
  • Secured his first career hit and RBI with a run-scoring single against Western Michigan Feb. 19
  • Had two hits and scored two runs in a season-high five at-bats vs. Winthrop March 3
  • Was also used as a pinch runner and a reserve second baseman

Freshman (2011):

  • Utilized his redshirt season.

High School:

  • A 2010 graduate of Casa Grande Union High School
  • Earned three varsity letters in both baseball and golf
  • Was twice the captain of the baseball team
  • Earned First Team All-Conference honors as a junior and a senior
  • Played in the 2010 5A-1 All-Star Game
  • In a game against Deer Valley, threw a complete game and hit a three-run homer

Personal: Parents are Tim and Joell Esmay of Casa Grande, Arizona...has a younger brother, Cooper...both he and Cooper were bat boys for the Sun Devils...lists Gerard Butler as his favorite actor and Sandra Bullock as is favorite actress...says Bull Durham is his favorite movie...if given the opportunity, would enjoy sharing dinner with Ozzie Smith, Nomar Garciaparra, Derek Jeter and Babe Ruth...says former Devil and current Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is his favorite athlete...born August 10, 1992...full name is Tucker John Esmay.

Legacy Devils: Tucker's father, Tim, was an infielder for the Sun Devils in 1986 and 1987 before joining the coaching staff in 1988. Tim spent nine years as an assistant at ASU as well as eight seasons as the head coach at the University of Utah before being named head coach at Arizona State in 2010...is one of eight Legacy Devils on the 2014 team, along with his younger brother, Cooper, and Trever Allen, David Graybill, Mark Lambson, Colin Ashworth, Emilio Torrez and Joey Bielek...was one of four Legacy Devils on the 2013 team, along with Trever Allen, Michael Benjamin and David Graybill, and Emilio Torrez is the younger brother of Raoul and Riccio...was one of four Legacy Devils on the 2012 team along with Allen, Benjamin and Jake Wakamatsu.
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