24-Year-Old Outfielder – Houston Astros
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Springer, 24, was a finalist for USA Today's 2013 Minor League Player of the Year award after hitting a combined .303 with 37 home runs, 108 RBI and 45 steals over 135 games between Double-A and Tripl...
George Springer Contract Information:
Signed a deal with the Astros in August 2011 that includes a $2.5 million signing bonus.
Through five spring appearances, Springer is 1-for-8 (.125) with five walks, three steals and five runs scored.
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2014 Projected Stats Breakdown for George Springer
2014 projections compared to top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)
2014 projections compared to top 100 outfielders in 2013 (min 325 PA)
Houston Astros Roster
MajorsAlbers, Matt (P)
AAAppel, Mark (P)
A+Aplin, Andrew (OF)
ABushue, Tanner (P)
RookieAmador, Wilson (SS)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Springer's first full season line was pretty much as anticipated: lots of homers, steals and strikeouts. Despite the big 6-foot-3 frame, he is fairly lean, weighing just 200 pounds. As he matures, Springer figures to put on some muscle, which should only add to his power potential. He is going to need to fix the hole in his swing if he wants to continue to succeed in the upper minors. Springer has outstanding upside, and in Minute Maid Park he could emerge as a five-tool player. He will need more seasoning, though, so do not expect him to arrive this year as anything more than a September callup.
The Astros' toolsy 2011 first-round draft pick arrived with much fanfare, signing with the team right before the August deadline. Athletic and fast, he figures to play a competent center field with decent power and speed. Springer may always struggle with contact, as his college numbers reveal serious holes in his swing (161 strikeouts in 692 at-bats). He's probably two years away from being a major league regular and will likely open at Low-A Lexington. For now, he's considered the Astros' center fielder of the future.