23-Year-Old Outfielder – Houston Astros
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
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, Spr...
George Springer Contract Information:
Signed a deal with the Astros in August 2011 that includes a $2.5 million signing bonus.
Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday that Springer, despite hitting five home runs in his last 10 games, will remain with Double-A Corpus Christi for the time being, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.
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Houston Astros Roster
MajorsAltuve, Jose (2B)
AAABerger, Eric (P)
AABorchering, Bobby (3B)
A+Cruz, Luis (P)
ACain, Colton (P)
RookieArmstrong Jr, Jack (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.