#3 George Springer R/R OF 6'3" 200 22 years old The tool shed is completely full with this guy. Big bat, good speed, big
arm, good defender. What could make the difference between all star or just a everyday regular
for Springer is the strikeout.
Anyone who has watched him knows he really likes to swing the
bat hard. He doesn't mind taking a walk (which is why his draft status jumped
so high in 2011), but he tends to swing and miss a lot. Playing in Lancaster
made Springer look like a pure force of nature and allowed the
strikeouts to remain hidden. In spite of the large number of strikeouts, I still like Springer a lot. Any fan of
prospects has to love a guy with this many tools.
I see Springer as an everyday
RF, because I see Deshields shifting to CF.
Springer has power that will translate well in Minute Maid. He also has speed
that could help him rack up some steals. AA will
be a big test for Springer in 2013, but if he succeeds there Astros fans can hope for