George Chelston Springer III is one of the best Major League Baseball outfielders who currently plays for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Prior to playing for the Jays, Springer was a player for the Astros from 2014 to 2020.
Springer was taken by the Astros in the first round of the 2011 MLB draft and in 2014, he made his MLB debut with the Astros.
Springer spent his freshman year of high school at New Britain High School in New Britain, Connecticut. Despite measuring 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m) and weighing 100 pounds, he played on the varsity baseball team as a freshman.
Springer attended Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut, from his sophomore through senior year. As his grades plummeted, he had to retake his junior year. Springer was a member of the Avon Old Farms baseball team.
Springer was taken by the Minnesota Twins in the 48th round of the 2008 MLB draft. Despite considering joining with the Minnesota Twins, he concluded he was not ready for professional baseball and did not sign.
Springer attended the University of Connecticut (UConn) and played college baseball for the Connecticut Huskies. Springer was chosen to the Baseball America Freshman All-America First Team in 2009.
In addition, he was selected Big East Conference rookie of the year. He played collegiate summer baseball with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2009 and 2010.
Springer was selected Big East Player of the Year in 2011. Perfect Game USA, Louisville Slugger, and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association selected him as a first-team All-American, while Baseball America named him a second-team All-American.
George Springer Contract
The Toronto Blue Jays and George Springer agreed to a six-year, $150,000,000 contract that features a $10,000,000 signing bonus and a $150,000,000 guarantee.
George Springer Salary
George Springer earns a yearly salary of $25,000,000. Springer’s base pay in 2022 will be $28,000,000.
George Springer Net Worth
George Springer has a net worth of $20 million