Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Baseball Prospectus on George Springer

Here's an excellent piece from BP (free) on George Springer's struggles so far...

Money line:
For now, one has to wonder how long his struggles would need to continue before the Astros ponder sending him back to the minors. And to think, it seemed criminal that Springer wasn't in the majors to start the season.

3 comments:

Chris Cupp said...

From what I've seen... He's barely missing the ball. He's hitting hard enough to get some hours here and there but hitting on top of the ball for lots of ground balls. He's close to line drives... Then to fly balls. Then come the home runs! Sending down isn't the answer.

Anonymous said...

My stupid reply to his moneyline is "whatever."

Springer was ready enough to be called up. If someone expected something else and is now indignantly disappointed, that is on them, not Springer. It has been said so many times in baseball, yet people still fail to understand: it is about adjustments. Those that make them survive, those that don't find another job. So, Springer's struggles are not significant, but how he adjusts to them are.

Anonymous said...

You also have to remember that He's in an unprotected lineup. Besides Altuve, Folwer, and Castro, there really is such low production. They can pitch to him however they want. Until Singleton and some more real pure hitters are on the team, it would be awesome if Springer can get to a .260 avg.