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George Springer

George Springer 4 RF

Houston Astros

  • Status: Disabled 15-Day
  • Full Name: George C. Springer
  • Age: 24 (September 19, 1989)
  • Birthplace: New Britain, CT
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 205
  • Draft: Round 1 (2011, HOU)
  • MLB Debut: 04/16/2014
  • School: Connecticut
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George Springer Stats Summary

George Springer Career Stats

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George Springer Awards and Honors

George Springer  4 RF

  • Full Name: George C. Springer
  • Born: September 19, 1989
  • Age: 24
  • Birthplace: New Britain, CT
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 205
  • Draft: Round 1 (2011, HOU)
  • School: Connecticut
  • MLB Debut: 04/16/2014

Selected by the Houston Astros in the first round (11th overall) of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Connecticut... First Team All-American at UConn... attended New Britain High School in New Britain, Conn... transferred to Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Conn... drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 48th round of the 2008 Draft but did not sign... with Team Connecticut, won the 2008 National Championship in Nashville, Tenn.... played in the Cape Cod High School Classic in 2007... also played soccer in high school... majored in history at UConn... Springer's father, George II, competed in the 1976 Little League World Series and also graduated from UConn... Springer's mother, Laura, competed as a top-level gymnast... has two sisters, both of whom played softball in college... 2009 Baseball America Freshman All-America First Team became the first UConn player in the history of the program to be named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year... in 2009, he played for the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) and was named to the CCBL Year-End All-Star Team, earned the Silvia Bigelow Award from the Gatemen ballclub, batted .261 with three home runs and 25 RBIs... hit .292 for the USA Collegiate Team (Team USA) in summer 2010... played in a UConn record-breaking 64 games leading the team in plate appearances with 318 in 2010... Big East Player of the Year, first team All-American by Perfect Game USA, Louisville Slugger and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in 2011... from 2009-2011 at UConn, he hit .346 with 46 homers, 196 RBIs and 76 steals in 186 games... signed with Houston Astros with a .52 million signing bonus... ranked as MLB.com's No. 84 prospect and Baseball America's No. 59 prospect entering the 2012 season... ranked by MLB.com as baseball's No. 58 prospect and Baseball America's No. 38 prospect entering 2013 season... ranked as the Astros' No 3 prospect and MLB.com's No. 26 prospect as of August 2013... hit the 30 HR / 30 SB mark on Aug. 9, 2013 with Triple-A Oklahoma City... first Minor Leaguer to have a 30-30 season since 2009, when A's outfielder Grant Desme hit 31 home runs and stole 40 bases... would become the fifth player in Minor League history since 1902 and first since 1956 to go 40/40... selected to the 2013 All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field in 2013... one of five finalists for the 2013 USA Today Minor League Player of the Year