George Springer is in the Major Leagues. After three long seasons in the minor leagues, the Houston Astros have given the outfielder the call he has been waiting for. He will be making his debut tonight, batting second, playing right field against the Kansas City Royals.
After tearing up Triple-A so far this season, the former number 11 overall pick out of UCONN will get his first taste of the Major Leagues.
The 24 year old hit .303 with 37 home runs and 108 RBI while stealing 45 bases in 135 games between Double-A and Triple-A in 2013. Springer is a five-tool player that I rated as baseball's 12th best prospect in my rankings this past March.
The Astros, in a corresponding move, optioned outfielder Robbie Grossman to Triple-A, seemingly making Springer a starter full time. He, along with Dexter Fowler and Alex Presley, will make up the Houston Astros outfield.
"It's just an indescribable feeling," Springer told the Associated Press. "I'm speechless right now."
Springer is one of the many top prospects in the plentiful Astros organization awaiting to make their Major League debuts.