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George Springer

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Houston Astros Houston Astros
George Springer
Name: George Chelston Springer
Born: Sep 19, 1989 in New Britain, Conn. USA
High School: Old Farms HS, Avon, Conn.
College: Connecticut
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2011 (signed for $2,525,000)
Springer was largely overlooked in high school, taking a back seat to higher-profile New England draftees like Anthony Hewitt, Ryan Westmoreland and Chris Dwyer. The Twins took a 48th-round flier on him in 2008 but he went to Connecticut, and three years later he may have the best all-around tools of any college player in the last decade. At 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Springer has a skill set rarely seen among college players. He generates plus raw power with explosive bat speed. He has a plus arm and is a plus runner, and he's a smooth defender in center field. He struggled early in 2011, when his hands were tight to his body and his stance was narrow, and he collapsed on his back side. But he made adjustments and returned to form when Big East play started, showing scouts why he was the Cape Cod League's No. 2 prospect last summer. His early-season struggles scared some scouts who question Springer's swing mechanics, as he can be exposed with velocity on the inner half. He's raw for a college first-round pick, but Springer may have the highest ceiling in the draft.
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