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UConn Baseball Alumnus George Springer Earns 2018 MLB All-Star Game Nod

The former Husky slugger is having another good season after an excellent 2017.

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Coming off an excellent 2017 campaign which ended with a World Series victory for his team, World Series MVP honors, his first All-Star Game appearance and a Silver Slugger Award, former UConn outfielder George Springer will be making a second trip to the Midsummer Classic, joining the 2018 American League roster as a reserve

In his fifth season for the Houston Astros, the team that drafted him 11th overall in the 2011 MLB Draft, Springer is rocking a .332 on base percentage, .759 OPS, and 15 home runs with 43 RBI.

Springer has had some setbacks this season due to injury, which may have contributed to a recent slump at the plate. Still, Springer is also an excellent fielder (evidence) and one of the best hitters on one of the best teams in the league. His batting numbers should rise by the end of the season and he will likely continue to make All-Star games for years to come.