Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is one of the few five-tool players in major league baseball. Springer leads the league in lead-off home runs and in the top-five in home runs the American League.
Springer can hit for power and average, among the best outfield defenders, has a cannon for an arm, and has speed to burn. Springer was able to show three of those skills on Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics.
Springer ran at full speed and was at full extension to snag a ball in right center field hit by Jaycob Brugman that would have been easily a double if not a triple if not for Springer.
Springer ran 57 feet in 3.7 seconds and was graded as a 4-star catch by StatCast.
Springer wasn’t done. He added his 23rd home run of the season in the 9th inning to spark the Astros comeback. Springer flipped a 95 MPH fastball from Liam Hendriks for an oppo-taco.
Praise be to Springer.