The Houston Astros will promote top prospect George Springer before Wednesday’s game.
The 24-year-old outfielder gets the call after a red-hot start this spring at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he batted .353/.459/.647 with 17 runs, three home runs, nine RBI and four steals in 13 games. The promotion also comes in the midst of a six-game hitting streak, during which he batted .478 (11-for-23) with three home runs, three steals and six RBI.
If Springer spends the rest of the season in the major leagues, he will accumulate 166 days of service time and remain under team control through the 2020 season, according to MLB Trade Rumors.
However, before Springer—Prospect Pipeline’s No. 18 prospect headed into the season—makes his highly anticipated debut Wednesday night, let’s take a look at his career and what we can expect moving forward.