Astros Countdown: Top Five Road Warriors in 2017

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Jun 7, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann (16) connects for a single in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 7, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann (16) connects for a single in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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George Springer

Jun 3, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) in action during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 3, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) in action during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

George Springer is one of the most complete leadoff men in the game of baseball. Tied for third in the American League with 18 home runs, Springer is hitting a career-high .277 with a .538 slugging percentage and a .886 OPS this season. Driving in 43 RBIs as the leadoff man in the Astros lineup, he is tied for sixth, with Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds, with 49 runs scored.

Part of that has to do with his unreal numbers on the road. With seven fewer games played away as opposed to home games, Springer is hitting .302 with a .967 OPS. In 17 less at bats, the centerfielder has nine home runs. Seven doubles have driven in 19 RBIs and scored 27 times.

Springer has been a bit more patient on the road as opposed to in Minute Maid Park. He has walked 11 times in 116 at bats compared to 12 times in 133 at-bats at home. However, with his patience at the plate, his strikeout numbers are a bit higher, striking out 26.7 percent of the time.

This season, Springer has proved not only on a local scale but also on a national scale, that he is one of the best leadoff men in the game. That is why he is on pace to be an All-Star.

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