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George Springer

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Houston Astros

2018 Stats

AVG

.272

HR

15

RBI

42

R

57

SB

5

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Springer hit 34 homers out of the leadoff spot last season, and did not even lead baseball in that department (Charlie Blackmon did). The early version of Springer struck out too much, but he has impr...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 221   DOB: 9/19/1989   BORN: New Britain, CT   COLLEGE: Connecticut   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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George Springer Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Astros in February of 2018.

June 21, 2018  –  George Springer News

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George Springer Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 21 A TRI 8 33 28 8 5 4 3 0 1 3 4 0 2 2 0 0 3 .179 .303 .393 .696
2012 22 A+ LAN 106 500 433 101 137 50 18 10 22 82 28 6 56 131 0 5 6 .316 .398 .557 .955
2012 22 AA COR 22 81 73 8 16 5 3 0 2 5 4 2 6 25 1 0 1 .219 .288 .342 .630
2013 23 AA COR 73 323 273 56 81 39 20 0 19 55 23 5 42 96 2 1 5 .297 .399 .579 .978
2013 23 AAA OKL 62 266 219 50 68 29 7 4 18 53 22 3 41 65 0 2 4 .311 .425 .626 1.051
2014 24 A QUA 3 7 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 .250 .571 .500 1.071
2014 24 AAA OKL 13 61 51 17 18 8 4 1 3 9 4 0 9 15 0 0 1 .353 .459 .647 1.106
2014 24 MAJ HOU 78 345 295 45 68 29 8 1 20 51 5 2 39 114 0 2 9 .231 .336 .468 .804
2015 25 AA COR 5 20 18 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 .278 .350 .333 .683
2015 25 MAJ HOU 102 451 388 59 107 37 19 2 16 41 16 4 50 109 2 3 8 .276 .367 .459 .826
2016 26 MAJ HOU 162 744 644 116 168 63 29 5 29 82 9 10 88 178 0 1 11 .261 .359 .457 .816
2017 27 MAJ HOU 140 627 548 112 155 63 29 0 34 85 5 7 64 111 0 4 11 .283 .367 .522 .889
2018 28 MAJ HOU 75 342 301 57 82 31 16 0 15 42 5 3 35 62 0 2 4 .272 .354 .475 .829
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3-Year Averages     134 605 526 95 143 53 25 2 26 69 10 7 67 132 0 2 10 .272 .364 .475 .839
Career  (View All)     557 2,509 2,176 389 580 223 101 8 114 301 40 26 276 574 2 12 43 .267 .359 .477 .836

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George Springer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 23 KC 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .354 .475 .829
Jun. 22 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .357 .483 .840
Jun. 20 TB 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .355 .486 .841
Jun. 19 TB 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .354 .478 .832
Jun. 18 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .355 .481 .836
Jun. 17 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .356 .486 .842
Jun. 16 @KC 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .287 .362 .495 .857
Jun. 15 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .361 .498 .859
Jun. 14 @Oak Did not play.
Jun. 13 @Oak 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .367 .507 .874
Jun. 12 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .368 .513 .881
Jun. 10 @Tex 4 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .367 .517 .884
Jun. 9 @Tex 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .292 .363 .506 .869
Jun. 8 @Tex 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .358 .504 .862
Jun. 7 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .361 .506 .867
Jun. 6 Sea 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .362 .512 .874
Jun. 5 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .358 .504 .862
Jun. 3 Bos 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .290 .360 .508 .868
Jun. 2 Bos 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .351 .496 .847
Jun. 1 Bos 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .353 .500 .853
May. 31 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .344 .482 .826
May. 30 @NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .345 .489 .834
May. 29 @NYY 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .348 .493 .841
May. 28 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .351 .500 .851
May. 27 @Cle 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .357 .509 .866
May. 26 @Cle 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .359 .514 .873
May. 25 @Cle 6 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .305 .367 .527 .894
May. 24 @Cle 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 .299 .364 .508 .872
May. 23 SF 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .353 .500 .853
May. 22 SF 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .351 .484 .835
Last 7 Games 26 5 3 0 0 1 1 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 .115 .281 .231 .512
Last 14 Games 52 10 10 1 0 2 5 10 10 2 0 0 0 0 .192 .323 .327 .650
Last 30 Games 116 23 28 6 0 6 14 19 24 4 1 1 0 0 .241 .353 .448 .801

George Springer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 68 1 35 47 7
2017 131 84 78 7
2016 148 1 147 12
2015 102 10 93
2014 77 8 71 1

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George Springer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201888207151.318.6021.000
2017133359191.301.549.972
20161683512292.274.560.945

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018213378274.254.423.757
20174157725664.277.513.860
20164768117537.256.420.769

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018135239171.281.511.877
20172715116422.273.509.875
20163105513326.265.445.822

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018166346254.265.446.790
20172776118433.292.534.902
20163346116503.257.467.808
George Springer vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jason Hammel KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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George Springer Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 21 A TRI 33 28 6.1% 6.1% 1.00 93% .160 .214
2012 22 A+ LAN 500 433 11.2% 26.2% 0.43 70% .404 .241
2012 22 AA COR 81 73 7.4% 30.9% 0.24 66% .304 .123
2013 23 AA COR 323 273 13% 29.7% 0.44 65% .390 .282
2013 23 AAA OKL 266 219 15.4% 24.4% 0.63 70% .362 .315
2014 24 A QUA 7 4 42.9% 14.3% 3.00 75% .333 .250
2014 24 AAA OKL 61 51 14.8% 24.6% 0.60 71% .455 .294
2014 24 MAJ HOU 345 295 11.3% 33% 0.34 61% .294 .237
2015 25 AA COR 20 18 10% 30% 0.33 67% .417 .055
2015 25 MAJ HOU 451 388 11.1% 24.2% 0.46 72% .342 .183
2016 26 MAJ HOU 744 644 11.8% 23.9% 0.49 72% .317 .196
2017 27 MAJ HOU 627 548 10.2% 17.7% 0.58 80% .297 .239
2018 28 MAJ HOU 342 301 10.2% 18.1% 0.56 79% .296 .203
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3-Year Averages     605 526 11.1% 21.8% 0.51 75% .316 .203
Career     2,509 2,176 11% 22.9% 0.48 74% .311 .210

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George Springer Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
LF 2018 3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2018 243.3 4 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2018 347.7 -2 22 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for George Springer    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.56 BB/K
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10.2% BB Rate
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18.1% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.829 OPS
GOOD
.354 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.272 AVG
GOOD
.296 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.475 SLG
GOOD
.203 ISO
GOOD

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George Springer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Springer is not in the lineup against Oakland on Thursday.

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Springer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored Sunday against the Rangers.

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Springer went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a pair of walks in Houston's 9-3 loss to Boston on Sunday.

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Springer went 3-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 7-3 win over the Red Sox.

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Springer is not in Wednesday's starting lineup against the Yankees, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Springer went 3-for-6 with a double and a three-run homer in Houston's 11-2 victory over Cleveland on Friday.

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Springer went 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored and two stolen bases Thursday against the Indians.

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Springer went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

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Springer went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run, a stolen base and two RBI in Friday's 4-1 win over the Indians.

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Springer went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Angels.

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Springer (elbow) is starting in center field and leading off Monday against the Angels.

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Springer (elbow) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, but manager A.J. Hinch indicated the outfielder will be available off the bench, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports. "I think if I don't pinch-hit [Springer] or pinch-run him, he's probably going to want to fight me because he's ready to play."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Springer addressed durability concerns by playing in every game of the 2016 season. His metrics were very much in line with his 2015 efforts nearly across the board. He did set career highs in the counting categories with 29 homers and benefitted from Jose Altuve hitting behind him to score 116 runs. As long as Springer maintains his ability to get on base (.356 career OBP), there is little reason to move him out of the leadoff spot. While he does strike out a bit, he has improved his rate each season to date. Splits-wise, he does prefer lefties (.267/.391/.517; 14 percent walk rate, 23 percent strikeout rate) over righties (.255/.342/.437; 11 percent walks, 27 percent Ks) but his numbers against right-handers are not a killer, though it does help frame why it will be tougher for him to hit for a higher average. The next phase of improvement will be to get more loft on the ball, as a near 50 percent groudball rate is too high for someone with his pop.

2016

Springer struggled out of the gates in 2015, hitting just .222 with seven home runs and 17 RBI through the first two months of the season. He did swipe 11 bases during that span, however, and showed solid plate discipline with 32 walks. When the calendar flipped to June, something clicked for the 26-year-old, as he hit .321/.387/.518 with six long balls and 12 RBI while seeing time atop the order for Houston. Unfortunately, Springer was hit by a pitch during a game on July 1 and ended up missing two months of the season due to a fractured right wrist. Springer has missed significant time in each of the past two seasons, which is a bit concerning for someone who was a second- or third-round fantasy pick last year. His 30/20 upside is too great to ignore, however, and he may even be had at a discount in 2016 drafts.

2015

With nothing left to prove in the minors, Springer made his much-anticipated major league debut for the Astros in mid-April. He struggled initially, hitting .182 in 14 homer-less games before finally flashing his power potential when the calendar flipped to May. The 25-year-old hit .294 with 10 long balls and 25 RBI during the month, which brought much relief to fantasy owners who had been anxiously awaiting his callup. Springer did have issues making contact (61%) and he struck out at an incredibly high rate (33%), but he still turned in a respectable stat line, hitting .231/.336/.468 with 20 home runs, 51 RBI and five steals before knee and quadriceps injuries interfered in July, ultimately ending his season. Expected to be fully healthy entering camp, Springer is likely to run more on the basepaths than he did in his rookie season, which bodes well for those who invest in the powerful outfielder. A 40/20 season is certainly attainable if he maintains his health over a full season.

2014

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 Triple-A. The right-handed slugger's 1.050 OPS at Triple-A would have led the league if he had played in enough games to qualify. Perhaps one of the only knocks on Springer is his high strikeout rate (26.5 percent in the minors for his career), but he possesses the rare combination of power and speed that fantasy owners drool over. Springer is one of the most exciting prospect in baseball, and he appears likely to take over as the Astros' starting center fielder at some point in 2014, although the short-term plans for him became cloudy when the Astros acquired Dexter Fowler from the Rockies in December.

2013

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.

2012

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.