George Springer Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 221 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/19/1989 (31)
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Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (quad) took live batting practice on Tuesday but he won't be joining the club on the upcoming road trip which means his earliest date of return is likely April 27. The big offseason free-agent acquisition has yet to play in the regular season for the Blue Jays due to a quad injury and an oblique strain. The former Houston Astros outfielder appeared in just 10 spring games for the Jays and last appeared in a contest on March 21. Last season, Springer produced a 146 wRC+ in 51 games so he's likely well worth the wait for fantasy managers that might be getting antsy.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (oblique, quad) has been diagnosed with a low-grade quad strain, according to Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic. Manager Charlie Montoyo said that Springer can still work out and do some baseball activities, but he will not return to the team during their homestand this weekend. It's a setback for Springer who had felt tightness in his quadriceps while running as part of his rehabbing an oblique strain earlier this week but it appears to be a minor one much to the relief of fantasy managers. Look for Springer to hopefully make his return in another week or two.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer(quadriceps, oblique), who is already out with an oblique injury, suffered quadriceps tightness while running the bases during his rehab. He has undergone an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. This is obviously terrible news for the club, which was preparing to activate Springer prior to the team's home opener on Thursday in Florida. The good news is that the club has been hitting relatively well in his absence, and the top three hitters in the Jays lineup have five of the club's eight home runs. Randal Grichuk, who entered the day hitting .500, is most likely to benefit from Springer's delayed return, although Jonathan Davis could also receive more exposure.
Coming off of perhaps his best season in 2019, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer slashed .265/.359/.540 with 14 homers and 32 RBI across 220 plate appearances in 2020 with Houston. Beginning in 2019, there has been a huge change in Springer's approach that has allowed for him to hit for more power. Since 2019, Springer has posted a 12.6 AB/HR rate to go with a .284/.376/.576 line in 776 plate appearances. Looking at his 2020 hitting metrics, we see that Springer's exit velocity on FB/LD (among the top-50 of qualified batters), overall barrel rate, and overall hard-hit rate remained similar to his 2019 numbers, only dipping slightly. Additionally, in 2020, Springer posted an overall launch angle of 18.3 degrees, up dramatically from 10.4 degrees in 2019. On the downside, though his sprint speed of 28.2 ft/sec ranks in the top 20% of the league, it has never translated to significant stolen base totals. Springer's power metrics and the fact that he will now be hitting toward the top of a formidable Blue Jays lineup in a great hitters park suggest not only a repeat of his production from the past two seasons but also a potential increase. With an ADP of 57, Springer is projected as a late fourth or early fifth-round pick in most redraft formats. This ADP could be a huge steal. Springer should return elite counting stats in three categories to go with a batting average close to .265 where his 2020 xBA of .294 ranked among the top 8% of the league last year. Managers should draft Springer with confidence for 2021 as he begins the next chapter of his career in Toronto.