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House of Shlain: The Early Arrivals

Nick Shlain

Nick Shlain

Nick analyzes prospects for RotoWire and focuses on the Midwest League during the season.

This week's theme is a focus on guys already in the big leagues as Matt Wisler is the only player discussed below yet to make his MLB debut. Wisler, 21, will likely make his MLB debut at some point this season in the second half, but without further adieu here's what caught my eye this week:

George Springer

After starting his big league career by going 12-for-65 (.185) with five walks, Springer went 6-for-14 with a walk, double, and his first big league home run (off Drew Smyly) in a four-game series in Detroit. Even in the last four games, Springer has shown at times that he will chase pitches that don't even threaten the strike zone and veteran pitchers will continue to take advantage of him until he can lay off. Still, it's impossible not to admire the way he plays the game. Springer goes all out all the time and he does it in a responsible way. On Wednesday, he went back to the wall in right field and almost brought back a Miguel Cabrera home run (it hit off

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