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Jeffrey Springs

Jeffrey Springs

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 180 | Age: 27
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 30, #888, Texas Rangers) - Appalachian State
Belmont, NC USA
Player Apps
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
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Exit Velocity
Hard Hit %
Pop Time
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Outs Above Avg
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 4 1 6.40 25 0 0 32.1 32 1.89
2 Seasons 5 2 4.90 43 2 0 64.1 63 1.66
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 25 4-1 6.40 32.1 32 1.89
2 Seasons 43 5-2 4.90 64.1 63 1.66

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 TEX AL 141 1 1 3.38 18 2 0 32.0 32 14 12 4 14 31 1.44
2019 TEX AL 155 4 1 6.40 25 0 0 32.1 38 23 23 4 23 32 1.89
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 50 | Curveball: 45 | Slider: 45 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

Springs went 11-12 with a 5.10 ERA in four seasons at Appalachian State, yet showed enough for the Rangers to make him a $1,000 senior sign in the 30th round of the 2015 Draft. After never averaging more than a strikeout per inning in college, he has done so at each of his pro stops and ranked seventh in the Minors in whiff rate (11.7 per nine innings) in 2017. He has missed bats at an even greater clip since becoming a full-time reliever in late July last year and reached Triple-A this June.

Springs' go-to pitch is his fading changeup, which mesmerizes left-handers and right-handers alike. He sets it up with a 90-92 mph fastball that peaks at 94 and can get swings and misses up in the strike zone. He also will mix in a loopy curveball and a short slide on occasion.

Adding to his deception, Springs employs a crossfire delivery. He generally throws strikes but has little margin for error, so he can get hit hard if he doesn't locate his pitches where he wants. He might be no more than a middle reliever but should get an opportunity in Texas in the near future.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 562 95 6 6.3 86.2 17.0 .253 .411 .324 .326 .379 27.4 22.0 9.9
2019 665 99 6 6.1 88.0 21.0 .276 .438 .375 .353 .389 38.4 20.6 14.8
ALL 1227 194 12 6.2 87.1 19.0 .265 .425 .350 .340 .384 33.0 21.3 12.5
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
12/02/2019 LHP Jeffrey Springs elected free agency.
12/02/2019 Texas Rangers designated LHP Jeffrey Springs for assignment.
09/01/2019 Texas Rangers activated LHP Jeffrey Springs from the 60-day injured list.
08/29/2019 Texas Rangers sent LHP Jeffrey Springs on a rehab assignment to Nashville Sounds.
08/20/2019 Texas Rangers sent LHP Jeffrey Springs on a rehab assignment to AZL Rangers.
06/28/2019 Texas Rangers transferred LHP Jeffrey Springs from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Left biceps tendinitis.
06/19/2019 Texas Rangers placed LHP Jeffrey Springs on the 10-day injured list retroactive to June 17, 2019. Left biceps tendinitis.
05/15/2019 Texas Rangers recalled LHP Jeffrey Springs from Nashville Sounds.
04/26/2019 Texas Rangers optioned LHP Jeffrey Springs to Nashville Sounds.
07/31/2018 Texas Rangers selected the contract of Jeffrey Springs from Round Rock Express.
06/16/2018 LHP Jeffrey Springs assigned to Round Rock Express from Frisco RoughRiders.
03/27/2018 LHP Jeffrey Springs assigned to Frisco RoughRiders from Down East Wood Ducks.
01/29/2018 Texas Rangers invited non-roster LHP Jeffrey Springs to spring training.
06/23/2016 Jeffrey Springs assigned to High Desert Mavericks from Hickory Crawdads.
03/18/2016 LHP Jeffrey Springs assigned to Texas Rangers.
08/29/2015 LHP Jeffrey Springs assigned to Hickory Crawdads from Spokane Indians.
06/16/2015 LHP Jeffrey Springs assigned to Spokane Indians.
06/15/2015 Texas Rangers signed LHP Jeffrey Springs.