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GEORGE SPRINGER RUMORS

Astros put Springer in key No. 2 batting spot behind Altuve

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) The Houston Astros are looking for a link between the leadoff excellence of Jose Altuve and the business of scoring enough runs to win. George Springer, the free-spirited, free-swinging outfielder who hit 20 home runs in 78 games as a rookie, welcomes the assignment. ''First of all, you're hitting behind the batting champ, and he's always on base,'' Springer...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Under-the-Radar Outfielders to Target in Your Draft

It’s spring, baseball season is near, and fantasy drafts are just about to get going. Is there a better time of the year? Let’s take a look at some mid-to-late round outfielders that will benefit your pun-inspired team. George Springer (HOU) - His rookie campaign was cut short due to injury, and Houston had no intentions of rushing the five-tool player back. In only 295 at...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Springer hits 2 HRs as Astros and Nationals tie

VIERA, Fla. (AP) George Springer hit a pair of solo home runs and the Houston Astros tied the Washington Nationals 6-6 on Friday. Springer was having a breakout rookie year with 20 home runs for Houston before a strained left quadriceps muscle ended his season last July. Springer homered against Doug Fister leading off the third inning. The next time up, he homered on the first...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #47: George Springer | OF | HOU

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Springer ranked 51st overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 47 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). One of the players I’m most excited to watch in 2015 is George Springer. In just 78 games played last season Springer was electric...
Via Baseball Professor
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The George Springer Who Isn’t George Springer

Let’s play a game. It’s a guessing game! We can play it because I haven’t yet ruined the surprise in the title. Ready? Oh, wait — that’s right. Before we play, there is one stipulation. You have to know who George Springer is. Who am I kidding, of course you know who George Springer is. […]
Via Fangraphs
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Astros rookie Springer makes two amazing catches

Definition of 5-tool player.  Hit, Hit with power, run, throw, and catch.  The last of those five were on prime display for the May American League Rookie of the Month as he made two highlight reel diving catches. Check out the first rob of  a single to center field (courtesy of MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes.  Then Springer kept the game tied at a critical juncture...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy baseball: What to do with George Springer

First and foremost, I have a confession to make. Some would consider me a fantasy baseball noob. I’m only a sophomore in the sport, and while I currently lead my division, I’m the Padres or Astros in terms of titles, and certainly not the Yankees. I’m a big baseball fan, but my love for fantasy football always trumped all else, pushing fantasy baseball aside. I’m glad I was...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros rookie George Springer grants HR wish to wheelchair-bound fan (video)

To say that Houston Astros rookie outfielder George Springer has been on home run tear as of late would be a drastic understatement. After going yard during Thursday’s 3-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles, Springer has hit seven home runs in seven games, the first rookie to accomplish that remarkable feat since the Detroit Tigers’ […] The post Astros rookie George Springer grants...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan obliterates sweet old lady while snagging foul ball

Some sweet old lady thought it would make for nice, relaxing and enjoyable evening to take in the Los Angeles Angels-Houston Astros game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Monday. Little did she know that ultimately she would risk serious bodily harm simply from sitting in her seat courtesy of the actions of an overeager […] The post Angels fan obliterates sweet old lady while snagging...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros promoting top prospect

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game. Springer earned a promotion after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night with a grand slam. He opened this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and has hit .353 with three home runs, nine RBIs...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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