Houston Astros 2014 Spring Training Profile: George Springer
The state of Texas is going to get a whole lot smaller if the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers are both vying for American League West supremacy in a few years. The Astros’ farm system is one of the best of baseball and soon, all of its prospects are going to be on the major league roster. It is quite possible that Carlos Correa is not going to be the only superstar taking the field in Houston.
George Springer is going to be the monarch of the meadow at Minute Maid Park very soon, and Springer has a shot to make the major league roster coming out of Spring Training this year. If he can show that he is more superior than L.J. Hoes or Robbie Grossman, Springer will join Dexter Fowler in the lineup, making the Astros a bit more dangerous than the team has been in the past.
Springer’s power was forth coming in 2013; he belted 37 home runs while batting .303/.411/.600. Hoes and Grossman seem to be a real threat to Springer’s progression, however, Spring Training will provide the perfect opportunity for growth as he prepares to become Houston’s everyday right fielder.
He is a five-tool player that will be more than ready in the next year, or even less than that. Springer will get a shot at some games this season either in September or if any injury occurs in the lineup.
However, Spring Training is a good time to impress the major personnel in the franchise. If he can hit the long ball early, he may have a shot at the 25-man roster and breaking camp with the Astros.