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Cory Spangenberg

#15 | 3B
San Diego Padres San Diego Padres
Cory Spangenberg
Name: Cory Joseph Spangenberg
Born: Mar 16, 1991 in Clarks Summit, Pa. USA
High School: Abington Heights HS, Clarks Summit, Pa.
College: Indian River (Fla.) JC
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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201847.213.260.4042
Career904.263.321.40222
Drafted in the 1st round (10th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2011 (signed for $1,863,000)
Spangenberg emerged as one of the draft's best pure hitters and should be the first college player drafted out of Florida. He's a Pennsylvania prep product who raked for one year at Virginia Military Institute in 2010, transferring after winning Big South Conference freshman of the year honors. He's a late bloomer physically, with a body type that defies easy categorization. While he isn't lean and athletic, he's also not stocky at 6-foot, 185 pounds. He produces well above-average speed, earning 70 grades on the 20-80 scale and posting 80 times on drag bunts (3.5 seconds from the left side). He also owns a pure lefthanded swing and is an above-average hitter. Spangenberg has hand-eye coordination, patience and the ability to manipulate the barrel, squaring balls up and lacing line drives to all fields. His swing lacks loft, but he has the feel for hitting to add power down the line, which would improve his profile. He has average arm strength, and scouts are mixed on his future position while often comparing him to versatile Marlins regular Chris Coghlan. He may lack the fluidity and footwork to stay in the infield. He played third base this spring at Indian River, but even those who like him at the hot corner admit he probably lacks the power to profile there. He played second base at VMI and shortstop in the Valley League last summer, where he was the MVP after hitting .399. His speed should allow him to play center field. Heavily scouted down the stretch, Spangenberg wasn't expected to make it out of the first round.
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