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Nice Start last night. 2 nice catches and 2-4 with HR (grandslam) 5 RBI's

Came up with the bases loaded took 2 monster swings that he almost fell down on, 1st one ball was in the dirt, second one ball was head high. Then worked the count and hit a BOMB over the centerfield fence.

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0-5 with 5 K's OUCH

Tough to see a college kid have problems like that in High A

Everyone knew he had contact problems even in college. We just have to see if he can get better as a pro.

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This is extremely premature, but I have heard comparisons to kemp in terms of tools...I believe his batting average is the biggest concern in that comparison.

He's at .310, but 11/44 BB/K rate is not gonna cut it.

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At 20 years old and in A+ ball, Kemp had a ratio of 25/92 (bb/k)... almost 1/4, which is the same as Springer is currently. Obvious difference is the age, as Springer is 22. In Kemp's age 21 season, he drastically cut down his K's to less than 1/2 ratio when he played in both AA and AAA ball, so there was a significant improvement. I think that Springer's current bb/k rate would imply a poorer average in the future if he can not improve this ratio as he advances.

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too premature....seriously doubt a callup will happen....Houston doesn't have strong organizational depth, which could help him reach the majors sooner than later so long as he continues to improve.

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He's having a heck of a year (Even though he's 22 in A+ Ball) and hes hitting .333 with around 20 HR's and 25 steals. definitely looking like a five tool player. I only hope his strikeouts do not get to him. he has strook out over 100 times this year.

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Saw a lot of him here in CT. Kid has a special talent....but he also misses the baseball quite a bit. He has enormous upside, but I think he needs to spend at least the first half of the year in AA to see how he reacts to better breaking pitches. I want to think he's going to be up soon....but I'm very worried about the contact rate declining badly.

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Not for the first half of the year....but I have a feeling he's going to really struggle for a while. Expectations need to be tempered with him. He's going to hit for power, and punish mistakes. He's also going to be able to steal some bases. But he's going to struggle getting on base at times.

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