George Springer Houston Astros

Age: 30 (September 19, 1989) | 6' 3" | 215lbs. | Bats: Right OF-109 CF-75 RF-59 DH-13 PH-2 PR-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
HOU AA 2015 5 18 4 5 2 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 .278 .350 .333 10 30 .417 n/a
HOU AL 2015 102 388 59 107 50 109 19 2 16 41 16 4 .276 .367 .459 11 24 .342 45/24/30 21 19
HOU AL 2016 162 644 116 168 88 178 29 5 29 82 9 10 .261 .359 .457 12 24 .317 48/20/31 23 25
HOU AL 2017 140 548 112 155 64 111 29 0 34 85 5 7 .283 .367 .522 10 18 .297 48/18/34 26 26
HOU AL 2018 140 544 102 144 64 122 26 0 22 71 6 4 .265 .346 .434 10 20 .303 49/16/35 20 21
HOU AA 2019 3 10 3 4 4 1 0 0 2 5 1 0 .400 .571 1.00 29 7 .286 n/a
HOU AL 2019 122 479 96 140 67 113 20 3 39 96 6 2 .292 .383 .591 12 20 .305 45/20/36 29 27
Career 6yrs 744 2898 530 782 372 747 131 11 160 426 47 29 .270 .361 .488 11 22 .310 n/a
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Re Marwin Gonzalez thread...

Springer's home slash stats in 2017: .273/.366/.509.

Away: .292/.367/.534.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 31

Truth be told, it will come down to cold hard cash. If the Astros pony up, George will sing their praises and tell everyone how much he loves the city of Houston and can't think of playing anywhere else. If they don't, George will have his agent's hat on within minutes of the season ending while giving interviews at his locker just like Garrett Cole. Such a classy exit by Mr. Cole.

Matt Roberson Doc
Jan 22

With Luhnow out, I now have zero idea what the Astros strategy will be regarding an extension.  But on draft day, he is maybe the one Astro I would not discount in his walk year.

The Astros certainly caved on his arbitration deal.  Maybe that built up some small amount of post-Luhnow goodwill? 

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Jan 21

Fair enough. It's good to disagree because that's what these forums are for, the exchange of information. I fully stand by my position though. Springer will NEVER sign back with the Astros. Just like Bryant hates Cubs ownership, Springer hates Astros ownership. Sorry, but you'll be a very sad Astros fan come this time next year.

Matt Roberson Doc
Jan 21

I have to disagree with Doc.  But not for the reasons Phil mentions.  I disagree because Springer is a fan favorite, loves being so, and already signed one extension that he played under for the previous 2 years.  Below is a recap written last spring on the local Houston Chronicle Texas Sports Nation site.  Springer sounds very open to staying put.  He wants to be paid for sure, but the Astros paid Altuve and Bregman, and I see them as more likely to pay Springer than Correa, whom they have explored trading recently.


General manager Jeff Luhnow has doled out five contract extensions in his eight-year Astros tenure. Two went to homegrown players coming off excellent seasons who distinctly expressed a desire to remain in Houston. Springer, a first-round pick in 2011, would fit that same mold given he continues his stellar start to 2019.

In spring training, when news of Alex Bregman's extension broke, Springer said he would be "open to anything." Asked if he or his agent had specific discussions with the club regarding a contract extension, Springer gave a wide smile and said he's "had some talks with them about certain things."

"I love it here," Springer said. "This is a good spot for me, and we'll have to see what the future brings," Springer said. "At some point, I would speak to my agent, and we'd go from there."

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Jan 12

I'm sorry but any player striking out in one third of his ABs ... like Springer did in AA/AAA in 2013 ... doesn't have a right to complain about not being fast-tracked.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jan 12

There is ZERO chance Springer signs back with the Astros. They may want to extend him but he'll never do it unless they offer him some ungodly amount of money. The Astros held Springer down in the minors at least one year if not a year and a half too long during their rebuild so he wouldn't gain any service time. He should have filed a grievance like Bryant did against the Cubs. Springer can't stand Astros ownership because of it and will leave as soon as he's a free agent. I don't blame him one bit either.

Matt Roberson Doc
Jan 12

The most interesting arbitration case to me as an Astros fan.  You would think that the Astros would try to lock up Springer longer term ala Bregman, but salary cap, er, luxury tax, issues are at play.  As it stands they are 5 million apart on arbitration filings

Astros: $22.5MM versus $17.5MM (Jeff Passan of ESPN.com, via Twitter)

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Jan 11
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 2.9 Bat 14 Field -2 Run -1 HR/FB 15% Pull 40% Hard 33% IFFB 8%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 6.5 Bat 40 Field 9 Run 1 HR/FB 30% Pull 40% Hard 45% IFFB 8%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19