MLB.com released their outfield prospect list for 2014 today, and our very own George Herman "Babe" Springer comes in at #5.
His best asset is his well-above-average power, and he brings plus
speed, arm strength and center-field defense to the table as well.
Springer's lone weakness is a tendency to swing and miss, but he's also
willing to work counts and still could hit for a solid average.
Delino DeShields makes a cameo on the "next up" list:
While DeShields isn't as quick as Hamilton, he's plenty fast and may
have a higher offensive ceiling. The son of the 13-year big leaguer by
the same name, he has shown the ability to make adjustments at the plate
and could have 15-homer pop.
Just to recap, MLB.com has the following Astros prospects on their Top-Ten Best-Of position lists:
1B: Jon Singleton - #1
SS: Carlos Correa - #3
OF: George Springer - #5
RHP: Mark Appel - #6
I'll take it.