George Springer Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 221 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/19/1989 (32)
George Springer Season Stats
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George Springer News
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer will get a breather on Sunday, one day after playing both games of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays will deploy an outfield of Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Randal Grichuk, and Teoscar Hernandez. Springer has played in 10 games since returning from the injured list, collecting nine hits in 39 at-bats in that span with three extra-base hits. Fantasy managers should look for him to be back in the lineup early next week.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (knee) will be the designated hitter and bat leadoff on Wednesday against Matt Harvey and the Baltimore Orioles. The 31-year-old had to be removed as a precaution from Tuesday's game due to soreness in his injured knee, just one day after he was activated from the 10-day injured list. Springer has been slow to rebound from the injury, going 1-for-6 at the plate since returning from IL. He has, however, hit a home run off of Harvey this season and regularly makes contact when facing the right-hander.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer was removed during the seventh inning of Tuesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles after showing some discomfort while running the bases. He pulled up a little gingerly while running towards second base. The severity of Springer's injury is unknown at this time, and he's considered day-to-day. The Blue Jays will provide an update after the game. Springer was activated from the 10-day injured list on Monday after spending two weeks with a knee injury. Jarrod Dyson replaced Springer in center field. Dyson would see an uptick in playing time if Springer were to miss any games. Fantasy managers searching for steals can add Dyson as he's swiped 10 bags over 79 games this season.
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.