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Crystal Ball: George Springer, OF, Houston Astros

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By reader request, here is a Crystal Ball for George Springer of the Houston Astros.

The Crystal Ball is NOT a PREDICTION in the sense of me saying "this is how the guy will turn out." The idea is to generate discussion about a player by presenting one possible outcome for his career, based on what we currently know about him.

It is not just thrown together; I try to make them logical, based on the outcomes of players who were similar at the same stage of their career. Sometimes a CB represents a maximal outcome, sometimes it is more of a middle ground.

What do you think of this one?

George Springer
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K BA OBP SLG SB HBP Age
2014 Astros 78 295 45 68 8 1 20 51 39 114 0.231 0.338 0.468 5 9 24
2015 Astros 102 388 59 107 19 2 16 41 50 109 0.276 0.37 0.459 15 8 25
2016 Astros 162 644 116 168 29 5 29 82 88 178 0.261 0.359 0.457 9 11 26
2017 Astros 152 600 98 148 27 6 24 87 79 169 0.247 0.341 0.432 15 7 27
2018 Astros 162 621 125 159 30 7 35 108 100 159 0.256 0.368 0.496 22 10 28
2019 Astros 126 431 84 116 21 3 33 92 66 125 0.269 0.376 0.561 14 8 29
2020 Astros 93 275 49 85 14 2 14 52 48 75 0.309 0.424 0.527 9 7 30
2021 Cardinals 158 597 102 156 34 7 22 99 90 171 0.261 0.369 0.452 6 12 31
2022 Cardinals 158 603 97 168 27 4 29 102 87 156 0.279 0.376 0.481 10 7 32
2023 Cardinals 156 621 110 189 33 4 30 99 77 145 0.304 0.389 0.515 5 9 33
2024 Cardinals 104 397 60 103 20 1 15 49 49 99 0.259 0.347 0.428 2 4 34
2025 Cardinals 153 603 72 133 25 3 24 83 79 139 0.221 0.315 0.391 4 4 35
2026 Red Sox 137 421 63 115 18 2 20 76 61 109 0.273 0.372 0.468 3 5 36
2027 Braves 142 467 63 115 17 1 17 68 59 120 0.246 0.337 0.396 2 5 37
2028 Braves 71 222 29 52 11 2 6 34 29 70 0.234 0.333 0.383 2 4 38
1954 7185 1172 1882 333 50 334 1123 1001 1938 0.262 0.361 0.462 123 110