WATCH: Astros rookie Springer makes two amazing catches, Carter hits walk-off home run
Definition of 5-tool player. Hit, Hit with power, run, throw, and catch. The last of those five were on prime display for the May American League Rookie of the Month as he made two highlight reel diving catches.
Check out the first rob of a single to center field (courtesy of MLB.com)
Then Springer kept the game tied at a critical juncture with a catch so unbelievable that the runner on second (Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt) was doubled off easily (via MLB.com)
And his defense was rewarded with a walk-off home run by Chris Carter (via MLB.com)
Fun times for baseball in Houston, it’s been a while. Fellow rookie Jon Singleton also contributed with a homer. Has this team turned the corner?
– David Whitlock