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George Springer CFAstros

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 24)
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Birth Date9-19-1989
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age24 years, 10 months, 12 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 HOU 24 78 345 295 45 68 8 1 20 138 39 114 9 2 0 51 5 2 .231 .336 .468 .296 16.8 3.3 2.2
Career7834529545688120138391149205152.231.336.468.29616.83.32.2

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 TCV A- 8 33 .257 .279 .351 .405 .281 .160 105 -0.1 0.9 0.1 -0.3 1.2 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2012 LNC A+ 106 500 .327 .277 .339 .434 .279 .404 107 37.2 15.0 1.1 -1.7 8.9 61.2 5.9 61.2 5.9
2012 CCH AA 22 81 .233 .258 .320 .384 .263 .304 95 -2.2 2.2 -0.1 0.0 1.4 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2012 MSS Wnt 21 85 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CCH AA 73 323 .350 .249 .315 .383 .255 .390 106 29.4 8.8 0.5 -2.8 4.9 43.6 4.4 43.6 4.4
2013 OKL AAA 62 267 .373 .268 .338 .405 .267 .362 96 32.6 7.6 -0.4 -1.2 1.6 41.4 4.1 41.4 4.1
2014 HOU MLB 78 345 .296 .245 .308 .381 .253 .294 103 11.6 9.0 -3 3.3 0.4 16.8 2.2 16.8 2.2
2014 OKL AAA 13 61 .368 .274 .350 .413 .273 .455 95 7.4 1.8 -0.3 -0.5 1.4 10.3 1.0 10.3 1.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 TCV A- 33 8 5 3 0 1 3 2 2 4 0 .179 .303 .393 .214 .257 2.0 -0.3 0.2
2012 MSS Wnt 85 17 20 4 3 4 14 13 20 5 0 .286 .412 .600 .314 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CCH AA 81 8 16 3 0 2 5 6 25 4 2 .219 .287 .342 .123 .233 0.8 0.0 0.1
2012 LNC A+ 500 101 137 18 10 22 82 56 131 28 6 .316 .398 .557 .240 .327 61.2 -1.7 5.9
2013 OKL AAA 267 50 68 7 4 18 53 41 65 22 3 .310 .425 .626 .315 .373 41.4 -1.2 4.1
2013 CCH AA 323 56 81 20 0 19 55 42 96 23 5 .297 .399 .579 .282 .350 43.6 -2.8 4.4
2014 OKL AAA 61 17 18 4 1 3 9 9 15 4 0 .353 .459 .647 .294 .368 10.3 -0.5 1.0
2014 HOU MLB 345 45 68 8 1 20 51 39 114 5 2 .231 .336 .468 .237 .296 16.8 3.3 2.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 1372 0.4942 0.4825 0.6097 0.7286 0.2406 0.6943 0.3593 0.3903
Career13720.49420.48250.60970.72860.24060.69430.35930.3903

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-20 - 15-DL - - Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2014-07-10 2014-07-12 DTD 2 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2014-06-09 2014-06-11 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Soreness -
2014-05-22 2014-05-24 DTD 2 2 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 HOU $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Houston 4/16/14.
  • Drafted by Houston 2011 (1-11) (Connecticut). $2.525M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Carlos Martinez and Oscar Taveras net Giancarlo Stanton?
(Steve from Scarbs from Scarbs)
Well first, let me ask you three questions:

1. Do you think Carlos Martinez and Oscar Taveras are better than Carlos Correa and George Springer?

2. Do you believe the Astros' trade conversation notes, the ones that Deadspin published, that had the Marlins essentially asking for that for Stanton?

3. Do you think that the Marlins were actually willing to make that move, or just blowing off the Astros by saying "that's what we'd start at", knowing the Astros wouldn't touch it?

Personal opinion is that I'd rather have the Correa/Springer package than the Taveras/Martinez package. I don't know the answers to no. 2 and no. 3. I guess my guess is that it wouldn't net Stanton. I'd do it if I were the Cardinals. I don't think the Marlins would. (Sam Miller)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has a better fantasy career, George Springer or Gregory Polanco? In a roto dynasty league with OPS
(hamsterjockey from DC)
Polanco, but I think it will be close in that format. Springer's power will decide in my opinion. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)David Wright, Mike Minor, James Shields, Gregory Polanco for Paul Goldschmidt, George Springer and Dellin Betances. Would you make this move or is it not enough for Goldy?
(Jimbo from LA)
This is bordering on too many moving parts but I think this is fair, unless you suddenly find yourself in need of starting pitchers. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Think Michael Taylor can control the Ks enough to be an above average big leaguer?
(Wally from DC)
Yeah, though the strike outs will keep him close to league average offensively. Itll be his defense and baserunning that bring the whole package up slightly. The strike outs are going to be a major issue though. He could strike out at George Springer levels but without quite as much impact power. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Michael Taylor seems to be really breaking out in AA. yes the K's are high but so is the average, homers, and steals. The dude also plays elite defense in CF. He doesn't seem to be getting much love though. Am I missing something?
(Jimbailey82 from Florida)
No, you're not. The game is changing and Taylor fits part of the new mold of players who don't worry about striking out and still manage to be productive. It's the George Springer mold. Everyone was worried about his strike out totals. Well, he's certainly not perfect, and he's striking out a ton, but he's been darn productive in the majors. Taylor could be a Springer-lite. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Help on a trade proposed: Give George Springer for Dustin Pedroia? 10-team/12 Keeper Standard league....and generally what 2Bs would you target in dynasty leagues?
(pmitchell60 from NOLA)
I'm not making this trade. I'm worried about Pedroia. He's on the wrong side of thirty, the homers have declined as his fly-ball rate has declined, and he's not running this year. I wouldn't feel comfortable giving up a top-tier talent like Springer for that profile.

In dynasty leagues, I'd be very interested in Jason Kipnis right now, as his price is likely lower than it should be. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think George Springer's sore knee is contributing to his recent offense falloff or are pitchers learning how to pitch to him?
(John from CT)
Some of both, most likely. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)MFK: George Springer, Jose Abreu, Xander Bogaerts
(MN Joe from Brooklyn, NY)
M: Xander, F: Xander, then Abreu, K: Springer. No shots to George, just came up against stiff competition. (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Should people be concerned about George Springer yet?
(aspolane from Houston)
They shouldn't have concerns beyond the concerns that they already should have had. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)George Springer's struggles are a) expected, b) surprising, c) just part of the process and he will still become a first division regular?
(Perry from Houston)
D) A and C. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How about WTF is wrong with George Springer?
(John from CT)
Nothing. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think are the next prospects that come up?
(phin82 from MKE)
I have this strong sense that George Springer is going to come up soon. Call it a hunch, but I'm telling you, it's going to happen. I feel it! You heard it here first! (Matthew Kory)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeff, Thanks for the chat. Two questions. First, who's getting called up next? Second, who are we not talking about that we should be?
(Number27 from Milwaukee, WI)
I was as surprised as anybody that George Springer got called up when he did, though Id guess it means that theyre closer to a contract extension than either side is letting on. I just dont see the Astros giving up the service time like that for the sake of about one win between now and June in what will be another losing season. Im thrilled hes up, but it doesnt make much sense.

Because of that, I have no idea whos next. Some of the most obvious candidates Javy Baez, Byron Buxton, Taijuan Walker, and Addison Russell for example, have battled injuries. There are some more obvious candidates like Marcus Stroman, Andrew Heaney, Gregory Polanco and others, but Ill bet most teams wait until the super-two deadline has safely passed.

Then again, who saw a Luis Sardinas promotion happening over the weekend? So who knows. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you rank the following OFers for ROS?: Leonys Martin, George Springer, Nori Aoki. Springer has the talent, Aoki has the experience, and Leonys might have a bit of both. Your thoughts?
(Frank from Frank's House)
Man, that's a random group of guys. Springer will put up the best fantasy numbers, if that's what you're asking. He's going to be a fantasy stud if you're in traditional leagues that don't care about strikeouts. He's going to hit home runs, steal bases, all the good stuff. Then Aoki then Martin. (Jeff Moore)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Bret, I'm tempted to trade my best keeper (Carlos Santana at $9) for a package of Tommy Hunter ($1), George Springer ($5) and Carlos Correa ($2) in an AL Only dynasty league. Smart?
(Brett G. from KC)
Not if you want to win. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)When will George Springer become fantasy relevant (10-12 team standard mix leagues) and does he have top 30 OF potential in 2015?
(Daniel from Australia)
Hi Daniel:

He'll be fantasy relevant this year as soon as he gets called up, which I think will be in May or June (I'm assuming June, since I'm guessing it will be tied to service time). He has the potential to get to the top 30, but this assumes that the batting average comes north along with the steals and power. So my guess is that he won't get there in 2015 but that he'll be close. (Mike Gianella)
2014-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What MLB debutant is making a big impact on fantasy teams? George Springer?
(Rob from Philly)
He'd be my pick. I love him this year. (Paul Sporer)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Ronit, Hope your having a good day. I was recently offered this trade what are your thoughts. traded Nolan Arenado, Col 3B receive George Springer, Charlie Morton,I have no inside info on this guy Morton
(OB1 from N.Y.C.)
Don't worry, you don't need it. I'd rather have Springer than Arenado in fantasy to begin with. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you prefer in a dynasty league between George Springer and Yoenis Cespedes? I have Springer and have been offered Cespedes basically straight up for Springer. Can't decide whether or not to take it. Obviously Cespedes would be safer but Springer could be a monster even if he only hits .250. What do you think? Thanks!
(treynay3 from Indy)
This is erring on the side of safety, but give me Cespedes. I don't think everyone really understands just how often Springer is going to strike out. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Guy in my league traded Verlander for Danny Salazar and George Springer, is he crazy, #CAHONIES, or he know something the rest of us dont?
(brukru from Pittsford, MI)
If he's rebuilding, that's somewhat understandable but still not a great haul. You should be able to do bette than Salazar for Verlander. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you prefer in a dynasty league between George Springer and Yoenis Cespedes? I have Springer and have been offered Cespedes basically straight up for him. Can't decide whether or not to take it. Obviously Cespedes would be safer but Springer could be a monster even if he only hits .250. What do you think? Thanks!
(treynay3 from Purdue)
In a keeper league that I thought would last a long time, I'd probably trade Cespedes for a top-20 prospect center fielder who's four years younger and almost major-league ready. (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your prediction for when George Springer will be called up? There seems to be a lot of difference of opinion over whether he'll be an All Star or strike out too much. What do you think?
(Frank from Houston)
Lotta Springer questions as well. I think he gets called up this year and will strike out so damn much. I think he avoids the Bret Jackson path but there's a lot of swing and miss in his game. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is George Springer going to get enough at bats to win AL Rookie of the Year? Who do you like for the award?
(Frank from Houston)
Hi Frank:

My guess is Springer gets a mid-season call-up and would have to put up incredible numbers to win the award if that's the case. I'm terrible at these sorts of questions; I picked Aaron Hicks last year for BP's preseason projections. I'll go with Jackie Bradley just because I can see the playing time for him and think he'll be solid. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is George Springer going to get enough at bats to win AL Rookie of the Year? Who do you like for the award?
(Frank from Houston)
Hi Frank:

My guess is Springer gets a mid-season call-up and would have to put up incredible numbers to win the award if that's the case. I'm terrible at these sorts of questions; I picked Aaron Hicks last year for BP's preseason projections. I'll go with Jackie Bradley just because I can see the playing time for him and think he'll be solid. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is George Springer going to get enough at bats to win AL Rookie of the Year? Who do you like for the award?
(Frank from Houston)
Hi Frank:



My guess is Springer gets a mid-season call-up and would have to put up incredible numbers to win the award if that's the case. I'm terrible at these sorts of questions; I picked Aaron Hicks last year for BP's preseason projections. I'll go with Jackie Bradley just because I can see the playing time for him and think he'll be solid. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)16 team dynasty league. My current OF (3) is a combo of Leonys Martin, Wil Myers, BJ Upton, Nick Swisher, Mike Morse. Ive got an offer of George Springer for my Michael Wacha. Im up in the air on it as I think my rotation (Verlander, Teheran, Ian Kennedy, Chris Tillman, Jose Quintana and Ubaldo) can handle the loss but Im wondering how you see a deal like that shaking out long term? Springers hit tool worries me long term as I could see him being a .240 hitter which impacts his counting stats production as well. What do you see he and Wacha turning into?
(dzemens from Adrian, MI)
I think I would make that deal in a dynasty. Springer's average might never be great, but his power/speed combo in fantasy is enticing and a Raul Mondesi type wouldn't surprise me. I like Wacha a lot, but I see him as more of a 2/3 type than an ace. Springer might not be a top real life hitter but he could be in fantasy because of the speed. I'd make the deal. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)In a 16 team h2h dynasty, my Michael Wacha for his George Springer? Ive got a solid rotation but my OF is counting on Swisher or BJ Upton as the third man right now so Im looking for help. What do you think of that dea?
(dzemens from Adrian, MI)
I feel like I answered this one already, but I'd say yes to this deal. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)George Springer or Khris Davis will make a bigger splash in 2014?
(SCSC84 from PA)
Springer (Jason Parks)
2013-12-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)When do you expect the Astros to call up George Springer and what are reasonable expectations for his rookie year? Is he on your radar for AL rookie of the year?
(Frank from Houston)
I would expect him to break camp and be one of the ROY contenders. A 15 HR/15 SB season wouldn't be much of a surprise out of him even if he takes his lumps along the way. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on George Springer? Are you in the "too much swing-and-miss" camp, or the "he's going to mash like he always has" camp?
(Carl from Houston)
I'm very much in the former camp. I've always been the low man on the totem pole when it comes to Springer, and I think I'm going to die on that ship. (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much has George Springer's 2013 season changed how scouts view his abilities? Has last season changed the view at all about Springer's ability to improve awful swing-and-miss ratios?
(ironcityguys from Pittsburgh)
I don't think it's changed much at all. He is still an aggressive two-strike swinger and that's going to result in a lot of strikeouts. I think what people have come around to is that it's not going to sink him as a prospect, which is why the view seems a bit rosier this time around. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is George Springer going to be a legit 30/30 threat and a fantasy stud?
(Fred from Georgia)
Hey Fred.

He could be. I see more of a 25/15 or 25/20 kind of guy here, which is still really, really good. It's really hard to predict 30/30 for any prospect. Power hitters don't run the way they used to in the 80s and 90s and teams are more likely to play a station to station game unless a hitter is an absolute burner. All that being said, I like Springer and think the talent is legit. (Mike Gianella)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Despite his amazing 2013, I read recently that George Springer might start 2014 in AAA. Would the Astros really do that to their fans to save some money?
(Frank from Houston)
Probably. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were on the Astros AAA team this year and wasn't called up, does that make you one of the worst minor leaguers?
(Larry from Boston)
George Springer: One of the worst minor leaguers if not the worst of all possible minor leaguers. (Zachary Levine)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think I am better than Byron Buxton or George Springer?
(Clint Frazier from Georgia)
I don't think there is anyone in the minor leagues better than Byron Buxton right now. He is incredible. I am a huge Frazier fan and have struggled with Springer going back to college. Right now I would take Springer just becaues he's done it throughout the minor leagues, but Frazier has the potential to be better. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you also think Byron Buxton is better than Carlos Correa or George Springer?
(googoo from Japan)
I think Buxton is the best prospect in baseball. (Jason Parks)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'd like to hear your latest prediction for George Springer. Will he be an impact hitter in MLB? An All-Star?
(Andy from Houston)
I think an impact hitter in MLB and potential for some All-Star caliber seasons. There will be strikeouts, he may hit .250-.260, but there will also be home runs, some walks, and some stolen bases with good defense in center field. The strikeout rate really worries a lot of scouts, but I think everybody agrees that he's, at the very least, an average everyday guy in CF with lots of people seeing him as plus. (Jason Cole)
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on George Springer? What kind of numbers do you envision for him at his peak in MLB?
(Frank from Chicago)
Sky-high potential. Could honestly be a 30-30 guy. Ability for days. (Paul Sporer)
2013-07-12 19:30:00 (link to chat)Did you think that George Springer is the best power and speed combination prospect?
(Jim Callis from Chicago)
I guess that ultimately depends on how playable that power ends up at the top level. Buxton may the best bet. Clint Frazier is a darkhorse, but will face utility questions, as well, until we see how the high effort swing plays against more advanced arms. (Nick Faleris on Draft Signing Day)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be the top-3 prospects entering the 2014 season?
(Jim from Cleveland)
Buxton, Lindor, and Archie Bradley. Taveras if he doesn't expire his eligibility will of course be there, too, but I suspect he'll expire it. My guy who wasn't in the top 10-15 of top 100s would be George Springer, but he also has the "if he doesn't use his eligibility" as he's raking Double-A and could get a call in August some time. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)George Springer or sliced bread?
(Eddie Bajek from Jacksonville, FL)
I don't hide the fact that I'm a bit of a Springer skeptic. I think he's going to be a find Major League player but I don't believe he is a star in waiting. I think the swing-and-miss will get in the way of the hit tool development, and ultimately the power fully translating to MLB game action. (Mark Anderson)
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)George Springer's strikeouts numbers are pretty horrid. Getting him to understand circumstances which lead to certain approaches and pitchers progressions will be the key to him progressing on to the major league level, IMHO.. But, with that said, how scared should we be of his inability to lower them to this point?
(Ben from Louisiana)
Definitely nervous. It's a really high rate, 60 in 210 plate appearances this year. But it's still a package of skills that I really like with that flaw. When he makes contact, it's still better contact than almost any hitter in the minors. (Zachary Levine)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Carlos Santana and Max Fried for Billy Hamilton and George Springer. Which side of the trade would you rather be on?? Thanks!
(Josh from Boulder)
Carlos Santana and Fried. (Jason Cole)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)George Springer vs Aaron Hicks. Who has louder tools and ceiling?
(George Springer from Houston)
HIcks and Hicks (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)George Springer hit a pair of bombs yesterday. What kinds of adjustments does he still need to make to be a consistent hitter at the next level?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
For Springer, the key is getting in reps against advanced pitching so that he can hone his pitch recognition skills. An aggressive approach is easily exploited at the higher levels, and he needs more on-the-job training to better understand the chess match between pitcher and hitter. The raw tools are there, but baseball requires a very unique cognitive skill-set to play the game at the highest level.

On the jukebox: Iron Maiden, "The Trooper" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What "consensus" (top) prospects do you find yourself having doubts about? Or flip it, what guys do you love that most prospect prognosticators have doubts about?
(Larry from Kansas City)
I've always harbored some doubts about the star potential of George Springer. I see the tools; I've seen them since college, but he's still very raw in the application of those tools. I think he'll be a big leaguer and probably a solid one, but I don't see the potential star that some see.

On the other side of things, I remain infatuated with Tyrell Jenkins. He's been among my top few Cardinals prospects for the last couple of years, despite many others seemingly holding off on him a bit. I love his potential and think he could develop into a beast. (Mark Anderson)
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of hitter do you expect George Springer to be, and how long until we see some fantasy impact. Thanks.
(Benji from STL)
Sporadic? Good pop, gets uphill, inconsistent in ability to adjust in-game. Should be more refined given place on developmental spectrum, so some concern that the "next step" isn't coming. High risk; potential for 20/20 kind of profile with average hit tool (like .270-.280 average). I would not expect a quick transition to MLB, so might be more valuable as a draft and trade kind of prospect, fantasy wise. (Nick Faleris)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Keeper League question: I was offered Yoenis Cespedes for Matt Harvey, Archie Bradley and George Springer. Should I pull the trigger?
(Brett from Toronto)
I'm the wrong person to ask on account of my undying affection for Cespedes. I'd probably do it. Harvey and Bradley could be awfully good, but Cespedes is already there. (Geoff Young)
2012-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Domingo Santana? Does he garner Top-100 consideration? In High-A this year, he performed at essentially the same offensive level as George Springer, but was 3 years younger. Obviously, not much as much speed or defensive value as Springer.
(Adam from Houston)
I haven't started working on the top 100, but Santana has been getting positive reports all season, and I'm a big fan of the power potential. Lots to question as well, but he's made improvements and the raw juice in the bat is impressive. I'd take Santana over Springer. (Jason Parks)
2012-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bigger impact play: Delino DeShields Jr. or George Springer?
(ryanholloway from Colorado Springs)
Springer for sure. There are soooo many Astros questions in the queue, folks. Strap in. (Sam Miller)
2012-08-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)George Springer was just promoted to AA. Against better competition, do you think he'll be able to cut down on his strikeouts to continue hitting well? What's his ceiling if he can't?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
The biggest variable for a young hitter is pitch recognition, especially as he climbs the minor league ladder and faces more advanced secondary stuff. A batter with patience is not the same as one with pitch recognition, as a player like Springer or Brett Jackson can run up tons of walks and K's by virtue of deep counts, which can be deceiving when looking at the statistical profile. Springer could be a fantastic all-around ballplayer if he makes the necessary adjustments. (Doug Thorburn)
2012-07-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rather have George Springer or Delino DeShields in a dynasty league? DeShields quietly putting up SBs.
(Joe from San Diego)
This is a toughy, and I'm glad the question was submitted prior to the chat because it gave me plenty of time to go back and forth on my answer. I'd probably take DeShields in a dynasty league due to his category dominance (75 SB) and position. He's also younger than Springer. Both have some serious boom/bust potential, but I'd gamble on DeShields. Trailing both, but interesting in his own right, is Springer's teammate Domingo Santana. His power comes at a cost, but not the worst dynasty stash option in his own right. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can George Springer make a jump to the top 25 with a strong year in 2012? Does he have that type of ceiling?
(Sean from San Francisco)
He does have that kind of ceiling. (Kevin Goldstein)


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