Starting off with some playoff baseball players, the 2017 World Series MVP George Springer is not performing like one. Springer and the Astros had a chance to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays after taking both Games 1 and 2 at home, but things have not exactly gone according to plan.
He’s on pace to have the best season of his career, and his OPS is currently over 150 points above what he finished with last year. While the Astros may be a game back from first place in the AL West, the Mariners have dropped off after their hot start, so Springer and the ‘Stros should be back on top in no time.
Springer and the Astros have been one of the few bright spots when it's come to alumni success. Although the former World Series MVP has been in a bit of a slump of late, his team has been one of the hottest in the league, winning nine of their last 10 games and sitting at No. 3 in the American League at 11-5. Springer is only hitting .208 over the last week, but since he got off to a hot start, his season average is still a solid .266, right around his average from last season.
Last season, George Springer caught fire and baseball took notice. He won the World Series MVP while helping his team defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers. The new Mr. October followed that up with 11 postseason home runs this year. However, his team fell to the Boston Red Sox and his former teammate Matt Barnes.