Houston Astros: Top three batters and pitchers so far

Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
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Houston Astros OF George Springer
HOUSTON, TX-MAY 18: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros hits a home run in the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park on May 18, 2018, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

5. George Springer

The reigning World Series MVP has started 2018 exactly where he left off the 2017 playoffs. Straight raking. He’s not exactly doing it at the same clip he did in the World Series but, that’d be nearly impossible. He launched five homers in the championship alone to pair with a .379 average.

So far this year he leads the Houston Astros with nine home runs. He adds that to his .292 average, .354 OBP, and a .492 slugging percentage. He’s just flat out raking at the top of the Astros’ line up. He has been a catalyst for this team, as goes Springer, so do the Astros.

He has also added three leadoff home runs this season, including back to back opening day leadoff homers. Additionally, he had a game where he went to the plate six times and recorded six hits. That’s right 6/6. Springer’s bat is alive and better than ever. It won’t be a surprise if he posts career highs in multiple categories.

Springer is also up to his usual plus defense as well. His superb athleticism allows him to track down balls that most players would be unable to. Springer has also resumed his rule as the supreme leader of this club, both on the field and off it.