Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More on George Springer

From the Danbury (we think) News-Times:

Springer, drafted in the 48th-round by Minnesota out of Avon Old Farms in 2008, drew chatter in the offseason as a candidate to be the first overall pick. Scouts later backed off a bit with concerns over whether his big swing can make consistent contact against major league pitching.

Bobby Heck, via Stephen Goff:

"He wasn't No. 1 on our board, but when it was our turn to pick, he was our top guy. Being a college player in one of the better conferences, he has a chance to advance at an accelerated rate.

Springer, via Fox26's Mark Berman:

"I'm ready to go out and compete and ready to go out and advance my career as fast as I can. I'm ready to go."

Bullpen Banter's Al Skorupa:

I've seen a LOT of Springer. What a special athlete. You just don't see college players with these kind of tools.