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Houston Astros
2014 Avg.
.222
 
Career Avg.
.222
Name  George Springer
Born  9/19/1989
Height  6-3
Weight  200
Number  4
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/16/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: George Springer will make his major league debut Wednesday against the Royals. He's batting second and starting in right field. SOURCE: Howard Chen, Comcast Sportsnet Houston
Insight: Springer was arguably the best player in minor league baseball last season and was absolutely crushing it at Triple-A Oklahoma City before his callup (.353, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 4 SB in 13 games). If Springer lives up to the hype, he could be a candidate for Rookie of the Year.
 
4/16/2014 9:07:00 AM
Description: The George Springer era is about to begin. The Astros will promote their top prospect for Wednesday's game, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Springer hit .353 with three homers and four steals in his first 13 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He had 37 longballs and 45 steals to go with a .303 average in the minors last season and needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.
 
4/11/2014 2:28:00 PM
Description: Houston's top minor league prospect, George Springer, is batting .290 with a .937 OPS in his first week at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Insight: Springer is expected to make the jump to the big club sometime around June 1. After hitting 37 homers with 108 RBI last season between Double-A and Triple-A, he should take over in right field and be the Astros everyday starter. Make sure you have a space available on your roster for this slugger.
 
3/23/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: According to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, George Springer's agent and the player's union are considering filing a grievance against the Astros for manipulating Springer's service clock.
Insight: Last week, Houston demoted Springer less than 24 hours after a story leaked about him turning down the team's offer of a seven-year contract extension. Springer didn't have a very good spring training (.161 AVG in 31 at bats) but it's hard to ignore his tremendous upside. He'll be in the majors at some point during the 2014 campaign.
 
3/20/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: The Astros have re-assigned top prospect George Springer to minor league camp. SOURCE: Jose de Jesus Ortiz, Houston Chronicle
Insight: He was batting just .161 in 31 at bats before his demotion. Springer, who recently turned down a seven-year, $23 million contract extension, is expected to arrive in the big leagues sometime after the Super Two cutoff in June.
 
8/11/2013 4:43:00 PM
Description: Earlier this week, Astros prospect George Springer became the first minor league player since Grant Desme in 2009 to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in the same season. SOURCE: Ryan Boyer, NBC Sports
Insight: ESPN's Jim Callis rated Springer as the tenth-best prospect in baseball at the beginning of August. Even if Springer (.304, 31 HR, 93 RBI, 38 SB in 114 games for Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Oklahoma City this season) doesn't get called up in September, he should be Houston's starting center fielder in 2014.
 
Hot7/12/2013 9:33:00 PM
Description: Despite posting incredible numbers in Triple-A, the Astros are in no rush to call up top prospect George Springer. SOURCE: Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle
Insight: The 23-year-old entered the day with seven homers, five steals, 17 RBI and a .412 average in his first 15 games with Oklahoma City. It's going to be pretty hard to justify keeping Springer in the minors if he continues to produce at this level. At the latest, he'll arrive with the rest of the call-ups when rosters expand on September 1st.
 
4/24/2013 1:22:00 PM
Description: If the Astros are looking for a little scoring punch, then minor leaguer George Springer could be the answer. He's batting .299 with six home runs and 16 RBI in his first 67 at-bats for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.
Insight: Springer batted .302 with 24 homers between the California and Texas Leagues last season and might be worth a look with Justin Maxwell sidelined by injury.
 
5/31/2012 7:54:00 PM
Description: George Springer is off to a hot start in his first full season in professional baseball. The 2011 first round draft pick of the Astros is hitting .305 with 10 HRs and 38 RBIs as a member of the Single-A Lancaster Jethawks.
Insight: Springer has been tearing apart the California League so far in 2012. He's sixth in the league in homers and fifth in RBIs. The former Connecticut Husky took home California League Player of the Week honors back on May 14th.