George Springer Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/19/1989 (34)
George Springer Season Stats
Last 10 Games
George Springer News
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer is starting in right field and serving as the leadoff hitter on Tuesday against the visiting Washington Nationals and left-hander MacKenzie Gore. Manager John Schneider said he's likely going to use Springer as the leadoff hitter for the rest of the year after he handled cleanup duties in the last month. Whit Merrifield has been moved to the five-spot in the Toronto lineup. The 33-year-old Springer has hit only .256 (100-for-391) out of the leadoff spot this year with 13 home runs, 41 RBI, 15 stolen bases and 56 runs scored, but he'll have a bit more fantasy upside in the top spot the rest of the way. He's hit .302 (26-for-86) with four home runs, six doubles, 13 RBI, six steals and 15 runs in 23 starts in the month of August to get the bump back up to leadoff.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (ankle) has returned to the starting lineup on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds and right-hander Hunter Greene. Springer is playing right field and batting fifth for Toronto after sitting out the first two games of the series due to a jammed left ankle. Fantasy managers will want to get the 33-year-old veteran back in their starting lineups for the series finale against the Reds. Springer has been feeling it at the plate so far in August, going 18-for-57 (.316) with a homer, four doubles, seven RBI, three stolen bases and seven runs scored in 15 starts. He's hitting .257/.324/.391 with 14 homers, 48 RBI, 16 stolen bases and 63 runs scored in 463 at-bats this year in Toronto's potent lineup.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (ankle) is out of the starting lineup for the second straight game on Saturday. Manager John Schneider mentioned that Springer suffered an ankle injury during Wednesday's contest. As a result, Springer has been out of the lineup for each of the last two games. It sounds like Springer is going to be available off the bench on Saturday, so this injury shouldn't require a trip to the injured list. In his absence, Cavan Biggio will cover right field and bat seventh versus left-hander Brandon Williamson on Saturday.
For the first time since the 2018 season, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer appeared in more than 130 games in the 2022 campaign. The former Houston Astro logged 133 contests with the Blue Jays, swatting 25 home runs while showing more aggressiveness on the base paths with 14 stolen bases, his most since swiping 16 in the 2015 season. When healthy, Springer is a cross-category producer primarily out of the valuable leadoff spot on a dangerous Blue Jays offense. However, the 33-year-old will be handled with caution by the organization after seeing both his barrel rate (8.4%), xwOBAcon (.374), and BB% (9.3%) all drop to career lows a season ago. Springer also underwent off-season elbow surgery to remove a bone spur that hampered him down the stretch and into the postseason. The veteran's counting stats should remain strong across the board, but he's no longer among the game's elite outfielders, as his 84 ADP suggests. With steamer projections of 30 HR, 97 runs, and 11 SB, Springer remains a targetable asset in that range but whether he can reach the 141 projected games played remains a notable concern given his lengthy injury history.