Jeffrey Springs

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Jeffrey Springs
Texas Rangers – No. 54
Pitcher
Born: (1992-09-20) September 20, 1992 (age 27)
Belmont, North Carolina
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
July 31, 2018, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
(through September 21, 2019)
Win–loss record5–2
Earned run average5.05
Strikeouts61
Teams

Jeffrey Scott Springs (born September 20, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Professional career[edit]

Minor leagues[edit]

Springs attended South Point High School in Belmont, North Carolina.[1] He attended Appalachian State University and played college baseball for the Mountaineers for four years (2012–2015).[2] Springs was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 30th round of the 2015 MLB Draft and signed with them for a $1,000 signing bonus.[3]

After signing, Springs split the season between the Spokane Indians and Hickory Crawdads.[4][5] He posted a combined 2–2 record with a 2.61 ERA in 31 innings.[6] He split the 2016 season between two levels, with the Hickory Crawdads going 1–1 with a 1.16 ERA in 18 games and struggling in a promotion to the High Desert Mavericks, going 2–2 with a 5.36 ERA in 13 games (9 starts}.[7] Springs spent 2017 with the Down East Wood Ducks, going 2–8 with a 3.69 ERA with 146 strikeouts in 112.1 innings in 31 games (17 starts).[6][8] Springs opened the 2018 season with the Frisco RoughRiders of the Texas League, producing a 3–2 record with a 4.82 ERA in 37.1 innings.[6] Springs was promoted to the Round Rock Express of the Pacific Coast League, producing a 1–2 record with a 2.79 ERA in 19.1 innings.[6][9]

Texas Rangers[edit]

Springs was called up to the majors for the first time on July 31, 2018 and made his major league debut that night, striking out A.J. Pollock for his first major league strikeout.[10][11] Springs finished his rookie season after producing a 1–1 record with a 3.38 ERA in 32 major league innings.[12] In 2019, Springs made the Rangers opening day roster.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Walker (July 31, 2018). "Former South Point standout Jeffrey Springs promoted to the major leagues". The Gaston Gazette. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  2. ^ Staff Reports (February 14, 2018). "App State alum reporting to Rangers' big league camp". GoBlueRidge.net. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Bret Strelow (July 31, 2018). "Mountaineer alum Jeffrey Springs (LHP) promoted to Texas Rangers". Blowing Rock News. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  4. ^ Mark Parker (May 25, 2011). "Red Raiders win pitcher's duel, eliminate Hickory". Hickory Daily Record. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Richard Walker (June 11, 2015). "Headed for Spokane: Springs realizes his lifelong MLB dream". The Gaston Gazette. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d "Jeffrey Springs Player Page". MLB.com. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  7. ^ Mark Parker (January 10, 2019). "App State alum, former Crawdad reflects on first big league call-up and 2019 goals". Hickory Daily Record. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  8. ^ Dominic Cotroneo (July 31, 2018). "Former DEWD Jeffrey Springs Promoted to the Rangers". MiLB.com. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  9. ^ Staff reports (June 22, 2018). "Former App State pitcher closes in on big leagues". Watauga Democrat. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  10. ^ RotoWire Staff (July 31, 2018). "Rangers' Jeffrey Springs: Contract purchased from minors". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  11. ^ Gerry Fraley (August 3, 2018). "How Rangers' pitcher Jeffrey Springs beat long odds as 888th pick in 2015 draft to earn his MLB call-up". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  12. ^ Levi Weaver (December 20, 2018). "A big change: how an Appalachian State Senior with a 5.10 ERA made it to the big leagues in three years". The Athletic. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  13. ^ RotoWire Staff (March 21, 2019). "Rangers' Jeffrey Springs: Earns Opening Day spot". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 22, 2019.

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