George Springer Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/19/1989 (34)
George Springer Season Stats
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George Springer News
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer will remain locked in as the team's leadoff hitter for the 2024 season, manager John Schneider told Keegan Matheson of MLB.com. "For Georgie, it's about getting back to what he's great at," Schneider said. "Pulling the ball more is something he's talking about." These are positive comments and promising updates from the skipper after Springer posted a modest .258/.327/.405 slash line with a career-low 8.8 BB% and 104 wRC+ in 2023. On a positive note, he went yard 21 times, eclipsing the 20-home run mark for the seventh time in the last eight years (with the only exception being the COVID-shortened 2020 campaign in which he launched 14).
The Toronto Blue Jays will be deliberate with outfielder George Springer in the 2024 season, per manager John Schneider. Schneider said the team plans to cycle Springer in more at designated hitter in the 2024 season but will also give him his fair share of days off to maintain his health. Although the 34-year-old appeared in 154 games in the 2023 season, he does have a lengthy injury history and endured a down season at the plate in 2023, hitting .258 with 21 home runs, 20 stolen bases, and a .732 OPS across a career-high 683 trips to the plate. His 104 wRC+ graded out just 4% superior to the league average and is the worst figure of his 10-year big-league career. He also walked a career-worst 8.8% clip and saw his isolated power dip to .147, well below his .214 career mark.
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 enjoyed a fully healthy 2023 season, appearing in all but eight of his team's games. That's the good news. The bad news is he endured, by far, the worst season of his career across the board. He managed a 20/20 campaign but also hit just .258 while seeing his walk rate drop to a career-low 8.8%. His isolated power dipped to a career-worst .147, a cool 67 points below his .214 career mark. Once a Statcast darling, the 34-year-old fell well below the league average in key areas such as hard-hit rate, barrel rate, and average exit velocity, ranking in the 29th percentile in the latter. Prior to last season, Springer played in just 70% of his team's games from 2019-2022, which begs the question: Can he stay healthy and bounce back at the plate at age 34 with another season of wear-and-tear under his belt? RotoBaller has him ranked 131st but his ADP is hovering around 120. It's not a huge difference, but Springer remains a risky bet coming off a career-worst season at the dish.