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Smoak, Blue Jays rough up Oberholtzer and the Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Danny Valencia, Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak homered in the first two innings off Brett Olberholtzer, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 Monday night. Oberholtzer, pitching for the first time since straining a lat muscle on March 10, gave up five hits and five runs in 3 1-3 innings. George Springer robbed Colabello of a second home run off...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresno Grizzlies backtrack on ‘Astros 2017 World Champs’ promotion

It probably sounded like a fun idea for fans of the Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. The Astros were deemed 2017’s World Series champions by Sports Illustrated last June, touting the young talent that the organization had stockpiled and developed. With potential stars like George Springer, Jon Singleton, Collin McHugh, Mark Appel and Carlos Correa...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresno Grizzlies backtrack on ‘Astros 2017 World Champs’ promotion

It probably sounded like a fun idea for fans of the Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. The Astros were deemed 2017’s World Series champions by Sports Illustrated last June, touting the young talent that the organization had stockpiled and developed. With potential stars like George Springer, Jon Singleton, Collin McHugh, Mark Appel and Carlos Correa...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Players to Reach for in 2015 Fantasy Baseball Drafts

There are two situations in which I want to reach for “my guy” in the draft. To create the core of my team, or roughly the first five rounds of a draft Late in the draft to ensure I own a player I value more highly than others The point of this article is not to give you players that every other site will tell you to draft. While George Springer is a great player, I won’t be...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Houston Astros

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (5) | 2013 (9) | 2012 (17) | 2011 (26) | 2010 (30) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [70-92] AL West AAA: [74-70] Pacific Coast League - Oklahoma City (2015: Fresno) AA: [67-73] Texas League - Corpus Christi A+: [78-62] California League - Lancaster A: [70-69] Midwest League - Quad Cities A(ss): [48-28] New York-Penn League - Tri...
Via Razzball
13 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten players ready to make the leap in 2015

Trying to find a player due for a breakout season is fun, especially if: a) it’s a player from your favorite team and you tell other fans you’ve found a player to watch, or b) you play fantasy baseball and like rubbing it in to your friends that you know way more than they do. Either way, it’s an opportunity to prove how smart you are to strangers and friends. Who doesn...
Via The Outside Corner
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Oswaldo Arcia and the Relentless 3-0 Hack

Last week, I wrote a post in which I drew a comparison between Oswaldo Arcia and phenom George Springer. All things considered, the two are far from similar players, but this was strictly an offensive comparison. Even then, it wasn’t perfect, but it was something! Springer and Arcia had the two worst in-zone contact rates […]
Via Fangraphs
February 27, 2015  |  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

Astros rookie George Springer won't play again this season

  Houston rookie George Springer, who has been out since July 20 with a left quadriceps injury, won't play again this season. There was some hope that Springer might return for the last few games of the season, but interim manager Tom Lawless said on Tuesday that they decided to shut him down. Lawless said that team officials and Springer came to the decision together and decided...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston's Springer won't play again this season

HOUSTON (AP) Houston rookie George Springer, who has been out since July 20 with a left quadriceps injury, won't play again this season. There was some hope that Springer might return for the last few games of the season, but interim manager Tom Lawless said on Tuesday that they decided to shut him down. Lawless says that team officials and Springer came to the decision together...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

George Springer Suffers Injury Setback, Out Two More Weeks

The Houston Astros have done all they can to try and excite their fans over the past few years. They moved to the American League, changed their uniforms back to a more retro look and called up their top prospects in a “we’ve got nothing to lose” approach. One of those top prospects, rookie outfielder George Springer, can’t shake the injury bug. Springer suffers setback,...
Via Sportsnaut
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer, Dexter Fowler, Alex Presley

George Springer's return from the DL will be put on hold for at least a short while as the Houston Astros outfielder suffered a setback during his rehab game at Class A Quad Cities. MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports that Springer left his second outing early after aggravating his injured quad, but had better news about Dexter Fowler and Alex Presley, who should be starting a rehab...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer starts rehab

The Houston Astros defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday by the score of 6-1. The win improved the Astros to 47-65, fourth in the American League West. Although 28th in the Major Leagues in ERA, the Astros in runs scored and improved over last year's team that won only 51 games. One reason for the improvement is the emergence of rookie George Springer, who should return soon...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer, Matt Albers, Josh Zeid

The Houston Astros (43-64) have been struggling all season with various injuries and their luck does not look like it will be getting better anytime soon.  Rookie outfielder George Springer took batting practice for the first time on Tuesday, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.  Pitchers Matt Albers and Josh Zeid will continue to be on the disabled list indefinitely, but...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer placed on DL

The Houston Astros announced Tuesday evening that they have placed rookie outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list with a left quad strain. The move is retroactive to July 20. They have called up infielder Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Springer's roster spot.The #Astros have placed OF George Springer on the 15-day DL with a left quad strain. IF Marc...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros’ Failure to Sign No.1 Draft Pick Shows Team Still Hasn’t Turned Corner

The most famous line in the great film, Apollo 13, can also be used to describe the Astros as of late. But Houston doesn’t just have a single problem, they have many. Nine years removed from their lone World Series appearance, this team remains entrenched in its culture of failure. They went from 106 losses in 2011, to 107 in 2012 and ultimately reaching the high (or low) water...
Via The Sports Daily
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer, Jesus Guzman

Houston Astros rookie sensation George Springer was held out of Sunday's lineup as a result of both knee and quad soreness in his right leg. The news was tweeted by Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, who also noted that manager Bo Porter doesn't think the DL will be necessary for Springer:Springer out with right knee, right quad soreness. Porter doesn't think it'll lead to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Is George Springer Morphing Into Beltranwell?

I admit it; I booed Carlos Beltran every time he showed up at the JuiceBox after jilting Houston for the New York Mets so many years ago.  It wasn’t just that he doody-hosed us but he doody-hosed us for the Mets.  I despise the NY Mets and desperately wanted Beltran’s five tool clinic he put on for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 playoffs to continue in the 2005 regular...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer scratched Friday night

Houston Astros star rookie right fielder George Springer was a late scratch before Friday night's game with the Boston Red Sox due to discomfort in his right knee. L.J. Hoes started in right field and batted ninth for the Astros.Official word: Springer scratched due to discomfort in his right knee and is considered day-to-day. #Astros— Houston Astros (@astros) July 12, 2014The...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

George Springer Slams Into Wall To Make Incredible Leaping Catch (Video)

Houston Astros rookie George Springer added another highlight to his already packed 2014 reel. Springer, who has 19 home runs and 50 RBI’s in his first 74 games in the majors, showed Wednesday night that he’s not just an offensive threat. The 24-year-old UConn product made a leaping catch while crashing into the wall during the bottom of the third inning against the Texas Rangers...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Official Video: George Springer couldn't even see the ball as he slammed into the wall, robbing Alex Rios

A blind George Springer slams into the center-field wall to steal a hit from Texas Ranger Alex Rios.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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