by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Astros outfield prospect George Springer is off to a stellar start this season, leading the minor leagues with 11 home runs through Tuesday. However, general manager Jeff Lunhow said there are no immediate plans to promote Springer from Double-A Corpus Christi, according to MLB.com.
Springer's slash line through 32 games is .289/.381/.636/1.018. He also has nine doubles, nine stolen bases, 16 walks, 27 runs and 27 RBI. Springer is considered a top 100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 37) and MLB.com (No. 58).
George Springer gaining 'experience' at Double-A
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Astros outfield prospect George Springer homered twice Tuesday for Double-A Corpus Christi, bringing his season total to six in 18 games. The 2011 first-round pick has a .299/.413/.642/1.054 slash line, while also totaling four stolen bases, five doubles, 13 runs and 16 RBI.
"You have to understand who you are as a player, understand how other teams will attack and play you," Springer said, per MLB.com. "You have to know the strike zone as a hitter and know what it is you're trying to do. All that has to be made up before you step into the box. You focus in on getting a good pitch to hit, and that helps you slow the game down. It's just one of those things where, with experience, things will slow down. You go out and attempt to slow it down by just slowing it down, strange as that sounds."
George Springer to begin year in Double-A
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Astros outfield prospect George Springer will begin the season at Double-A Corpus Christi, according to the Houston Chronicle. Springer is hitting .267/.421/.667 with two home runs and one stolen base in 15 at-bats with the Astros this spring after going 0-for-3 with a walk Wednesday.
Astros endure Spring-er cleaning
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/10/2013) The Astros endured their first cuts of the spring Sunday and a few of their top prospects were among the names reassigned to minor-league camp. Players reassigned Sunday were Delino DeShields Jr., Jake Goebbert, Marc Krauss, George Springer, Chris Wallace, Rudy Owens and Sam Demel. The important thing for players like DeShields and Springer, who are a part of our future, was to come up here and make a good impression with a new staff and both of them absolutely did that, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said, per MLB.com. Goebbert has been a part of our minor league system for a while and made a good impression, and Krauss had some big hits for us. The message to all those guys basically is you accomplished what your goal was this spring, you came up here and made a good impression on the staff. For all those guys, they did exactly what we wanted them to do.
Springer getting 'quality swings'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/27/2013) Astros outfield prospect George Springer made his first spring start Wednesday against the Blue Jays and didn't waste it by belting two homers. His first was a three-run, opposite-field homer in the fourth inning. His second was a two-run blast in the fifth inning. Springer, who was a 2011 first-round pick, is in his second spring training with the Astros. "As of right now, it's all been good," Springer told MLB.com. "You're getting quality reps, quality swings and other offensive reps every single day over and over. As a player, that's good. You definitely want to get your legs underneath you after a long offseason. As for going from last year to this year, the atmosphere here has completely changed. Bo Porter and all the other new coaches have done a fantastic job so far of establishing that the old Astros are the old Astros. This is a new year, and that's a great way of thinking. And that doesn't just go for the big-league team. It's an attitude the organization as a whole is taking."