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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||440.00||22.00||.261||66.00||62.00||30.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs RHP||223||54||16|| .317|| .493|| .242|
|Last 10 Games|
Springer or Marisnick could start in center field for Astros
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/19/15) The trade of Dexter Fowler opens up a starting job in center field for the Astros. Jake Marisnick or George Springer will likely start in center field, with the other playing in right field. Alex Presley and Robbie Grossman could also be backup options in center field.
"It's something [manager] A.J. [Hinch] and the staff is going to have to work through," general manager Jeff Luhnow said, per MLB.com. "Marisnick is a natural center fielder, and it's possible he's our opening day center fielder. Who knows? I think it's nice having guys with versatility."
Astros OF George Springer fully recovered from quad strain
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/11/14) Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow said outfielder George Springer is fully healed and will have a normal offseason, according to the Houston Chronicle. Springer missed the end of the season after suffering a quadriceps strain in mid-July.
Astros shut down George Springer
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/16/14) Astros outfielder George Springer has been shut down for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.
Springer has been sidelined since mid-July due to a quad strain after suffering a setback during a minor-league rehab assignment in early August. The team will take precautions now in the hopes of having him available for a full season next year.
George Springer able to do some running
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/15/14) Astros outfielder George Springer ran the bases Sunday for the first time since suffering a setback on a minor-league rehab assignment Aug. 6, according to the Houston Chronicle. He's been out since July 19 with a strained left quadriceps.
"Felt good. I felt good and we'll take it from there," Springer said. "See how I feel and we'll go from there."
With only two weeks to go in the regular season, Springer isn't ready to talk about shutting it down just yet.
"If that's a conversation takes place, I'll have it, and we'll make that decision when it's time," Springer said. "I obviously want to be out there and compete and play."
GM hopes George Springer can return this season
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/3/14) Astros outfielder George Springer is trying to return this season, according to MLB.com.
Springer has been sidelined since July 19 due to a knee injury. He's attempting to work his way back, and has been able to take batting practice. General manager Jeff Luhnow said he was optimistic Springer would return. "I'm still hopeful and optimistic we'll get him back in games this month," Luhnow said.
|2014 summary: Upon his April callup to the majors, George Springer didn't produce much for the first three weeks, but once he started hitting home runs, he didn't stop. Over a 59-game stretch with the Astros, Springer hit 20 home runs while batting .233 and posting a .354 on-base percentage. As the weeks progressed, Springer struck out at an increasing rate, but we never got a chance to see if he could reverse the trend. Springer went on the disabled list with a quad injury in late July, and he never came back from the injury. |
Playing time status: Springer is fully healthy and is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
2015 outlook: Even though Springer strikes out at an excessive rate, he is not necessarily doomed to a low batting average. Despite dealing with a knee injury, Springer got 13 infield hits in 295 at-bats, which helped to keep his batting average from scraping the Mendoza Line. With better health, Springer should not only lift his batting average, but also improve substantially upon his five stolen bases. And then there's the 40-homer potential he has already shown at the major league level. Conservatively, you could rank Springer within your top 25 outfielders, but if everything falls into place, he could finish among the top 10. If Springer is still on the board after the first 75 players are taken, it's time to give him a home.
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