2013 Fantasy Baseball Prospect Profile: OF George Springer
The outfield may notoriously be the easiest position to find a fantasy baseball prospect, but sometimes a star is too good to pass up.
One of those stars is Houston Astros OF George Springer.
Springer bashed 46 home runs over his three-year career at UConn. He also stole 76 bases, scored 220 runs, and posted an insane .346 batting average. Houston selected him 11th overall in the 2011 draft and he has quickly become one of the origination’s best prospects.
Springer is hitting a rather mundane .270 in Double A right now, but he has shown some very promising power. He has four home runs, five doubles, and has driven in 13 runs through the first 17 games with Corpus Christi.
The outfielder has even drawn 11 walks this year, which has helped him amass an amazing .387 On Base Percentage. The 23-year-old is a very patient hitter and is maturing must faster than anyone expected.
The Stros aren’t vying for an American League title and right-fielder Rick Ankiel isn’t exactly getting any younger, so Springer may make an appearance at some point this season. Current center fielder, Justin Maxwell, can play any spot in the outfielder and it may help open up a spot for Springer sooner rather than later.
Springer projects to be an everyday center fielder with speed and power, which is something fantasy owners quickly fall in love with. He is a perfect five-tool outfielder and the fact that he is showing some improved power is only more promising for fantasy dynasty league owners.