George Chelston Springer III is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was born on September 19, 1989, in New York City.
His Houston Astros career will end in 2020. Springer was taken by the Astros in the first round of the 2011 draft as the 11th overall pick.
For the Houston Astros, he made his MLB debut in 2014. The majority of Springer’s playing time has been spent in the right field, but he has also seen time in the centre field.
Springer is of Puerto Rican and Panamanian origin and was raised in New Britain and Connecticut. First Team All-American and Big East Conference Baseball Player of the Year, Springer played collegiate baseball at the University of Connecticut.
In 2017, Springer was an All-Star in Major League Baseball, won the Silver Slugger Award, and won the World Series.
He was also voted the 2017 World Series MVP after hitting a record-tying five home runs as the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games.
In the 48th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, Springer was selected by the Minnesota Twins to join their organization.
He came to the conclusion that he was not prepared to play professional baseball and so did not sign. He was a member of the Connecticut Huskies baseball team during his time as a college student.
Springer was honoured by being selected to the first team of the baseball American Freshman All-America team in 2009. In 2011, he was honoured with the title of Player of the Year for the Big East.
How Much Does George Springer Make?
The average annual pay for him is $25 million. This year, Springer’s base pay will be $28,000,000 and his total compensation will be $29,666,666.