Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:24:21 -0800
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said OF George Springer will play in the big leagues this season, but he may not be in the lineup on Opening Day April 1. "I think George Springer will be a starting outfielder in Houston this year," Luhnow said. "Whether it happens Opening Day or sometime during the season, he's a special talent." Springer hit .303 with a .411 on-base percentage and 37 home runs, 45 stolen bases and 83 walks with Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Oklahoma City last year. Springer will have to win a starting job, and the presence of OF Dexter Fowler will likely push Springer to right field.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:20:16 -0700
Houston Astros OF George Springer was named the Texas League Player of the Year, and SP David Martinez was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Year.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Springer, one of baseball's top prospects, to join the club sometime next month; he's a deep-mixed add even before he comes up. Martinez is a fringe prospect that fantasy owners shouldn't rush to consider acquiring in dynasty leagues.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:13:22 -0700
The Kansas City Royals have acquired OF Justin Maxwell from the Kansas City Royals, according to sources.
Fantasy Tip: Maxwell joins a crowded outfield. David Lough and Lorenzo Cain (groin) have been receiving most of the playing time recently, and that seems unlikely to change because of this deal, unless Cain's injury turns out to be serious. Jarrod Dyson is also a factor, though. It's unclear yet what KC gave up. The odds increase that prospect George Springer will debut for Houston in 2013.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:11:08 -0700
The Houston Astros have promoted prospects SP Jarred Cosart and SS Jonathan Villar recently. Top prospects OF George Springer and 1B Jonathan Singleton remain at Triple-A Oklahoma City, but they are expected to join the Astros during the final 65 games of a season devoted to player development and evaluation.
Fantasy Tip: For now, Springer and Singleton are only worth roster spots in the deepest of long-term fantasy keeper leagues, and they'll be worth adding in AL-only leagues if and when they are summoned.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:27:16 -0700
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said OF George Springer will likely stay at Triple-A Oklahoma City throughout the minor league season. However, he could be a September call-up.
Fantasy Tip: This isn't a huge surprise, although things could change between now and then. Springer should probably be owned in dynasty leagues at this point, and he might become a mixed league commodity if he's in the bigs later this year.
Tue, 07 May 2013 14:51:54 -0700
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said OF George Springer will remain with Class AA for now.
Fantasy Tip: Springer is one of the team's top outfield prospects and should be monitored most closely in keeper leagues. There is a chance he could be a September call-up later this year.
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:44:50 -0700
The Houston Astros have reassigned 2B Delino DeShields Jr., OFs Jacob Goebbert, Marc Krauss and George Springer and C Chris Wallace to minor league camp. They have also optioned Ps Sam Demel and Rudy Owens to minor league camp.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:50:58 -0700
The Houston Astros have named their seven players headed in October to the Arizona Fall League. The players, who will compete for the Mesa Solar Sox, include P Jarred Cosart, 1B Jonathan Singleton and OF George Springer, as well as P's Chia-Jen Lo and Alex Sogard and INF's Bobby Borchering and Jiovanni Mier, who will be on the taxi squad.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 06:11:26 -0700
The Houston Astros reassigned 2B Delino DeShields Jr., P Jorge DeLeon, P Arcenio Leon, OF George Springer, P Henry Villar and SS Jonathan Villar to minor league camp.
Sat, 27 Aug 2011 17:51:26 -0700
Houston Astros OF George Springer made his professional debut Friday, Aug. 26, with Class A Tri-City. He was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout while batting leadoff and roaming center field. "There was never a set date (for the debut)," scouting director Bobby Heck said. "It's when the on-field staff thought he was ready and George was telling us he felt good to go."