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Texas League 2013 Year In Review: Houston Astros Prospect George Springer Named Player of the Year


Feb 21, 2013; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros outfielder

George Springer

during photo day at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Player of the Year George Springer, Corpus Christi (HOU)

Springer split his time between Double-A and Triple-A this season, but he was so great the 23-year-old was an MVP-candidate in both leagues. The UConn product hit .297/.399/.579 with 19 home runs and 23 stolen bases over 73 games for the Hooks. Springer didn’t slow down after being promoted to Oklahoma City, falling just short of 40/40 with 37 homers and 45 stolen bases. He also hit over .300 and both drove in and scored 100 runs. In terms of on-field performance, there was no beating George Springer in 2013.

Pitcher of the Year David Martinez, Corpus Christi (HOU)

Martinez led the Texas League with 14 wins, a 2.20 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. The right-hander posted an impressive 4.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 129 1/3 innings for the Hooks. Martinez signed out of Venezuela in 2005, and after nine seasons in the Astros’ system the 26-year-old made his Major League debut this August. He’s back with Houston after being recalled Saturday.

Manager of the Year Rich Dauer, San Antonio (SD)


Best Record

  • 83-57 (.593) Corpus Christi Hooks (HOU)
  • 78-61 (.561) San Antonio Missions (SD)
  • 73-66 (.525) Arkansas Travelers (LAA)

Home Runs

Batting Average

On-Base Plus Slugging Percentage

Earned Run Average


Walks and Hits Per Innings Pitched

  • 1.00 David Martinez, Corpus Christi (HOU)
  • 1.04 Brandon Hynick, Arkansas (LAA)
  • 1.08 Christian Bergman, Tulsa (COL)
  • 1.11 Carlos Hernandez, Midland (OAK)
  • 1.19 Carlos Pimentel, Frisco (TEX)