That's a terrible counter though. He was a college player and was terrific in the minors at 22 and 23. The Astros held him down way longer than they should have to manipulate service time. He should have broken into the majors at 23.
Regardless he came up as a 24 year old at had an OPS+ 126 in a short season then 129 his first full season at 25. Springer was a good hitter from day one at a young age. He's not an elite MVP level hitter, but he's always been an all star level player, where is this need to downplay Springers bat coming from?