George Springer needs your vote

George Springer needs your vote
August 20, 2013, 8:45 am
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George Springer was taken in the first round of the 2011 draft by the Astros.

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George Springer needs your vote.

Ranked by MLB.com as the Astros' No. 3 prospect, Springer is one of five finalists for the USA Today Minor League Player of the Year, and this year, fans are being called on to help choose the winner.

The other finalists are:

Xander Bogaerts (SS, Boston Red Sox)

Archie Bradley (RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks)

Byron Buxton (OF, Minnesota Twins)

Miguel Sano (3B, Minnesota Twins)

Voting continues through Wednesday, Aug. 21 with the winner announced soon after. As of Tuesday morning on Aug. 20, Springer held a slight lead over Bradley.

The Astros drafted Springer out of the University of Connecticut as the No. 11 overall pick of the 2011 MLB amateur draft. Through Aug. 19, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound center fielder has a combined 35 home runs, 100 RBIs and 39 stolen bases with Class AA Corpus Christi and Class AAA Oklahoma City. 

Since this award began in 1988, past winners have included Prince Fielder, David Price, Jose Reyes, Josh Hamilton and Jason Heyward.

Click here to vote.