Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Springer Shut Down For Year

The Astros have announced that George Springer has been shut down for the year. He has been on the DL since July 23 with a strained quad. In his brief time with the team, he was exactly as advertised, striking out a ton, but hitting 20 homers and walking at a solid 11% rate, resulting in a 127 wRC+ for the season, despite a .231 batting average on the year.

Upon his arrival on Weiland Island, he immediately wrested control and redubbed it Springer Island. And so it will be for the remainder of his stay, no matter the lack of a clever rhyme.