Author: Kelly Shipp
All the Astros were waiting for was time to pass in order to call up this hard hitting rookie.
By now we have all heard of George Springer, the 24 year old power prospect of the Houston Astros who is rated as the 21st best prospect in America by MLB.com. But just how good is he, and can he really make a difference for you as a fantasy owner?
Let’s first start out by getting to know this young rookie. George Springer was drafted in 2008 by the Minnesota Twins in the 48th round out of Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut. He decided to go to college like most kids drafted in the mid to late rounds. At the University of Connecticut he dominated pitching ending his 3 year college career with an outstanding .346 batting average, 53 doubles, 10 triples, 46 home runs, 196 RBI’s and even stole 76 bases. While Springer was with the Huskies we improved from a 48th round selection to a top 12 pick. Continue reading