San Diego Padres calling up 2011 First-Round Pick Cory Spangenberg


San Diego,CA- The San Diego Padres are calling up 2011 First-Round pick INF/OF Cory Spangenberg from Double-A San Antonio.

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Cory Spangenberg was drafted by the San Diego Padres with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft out of Indian River State College.

Cory Spangenberg missed the start of the season after suffering a serious concussion, his third in two years. Spangenberg returned to the field at the start of the second half  for Double-A San Antonio and has dominated Texas League pitching by hitting .331 in 66 games.

Cory Spangenberg is a hitting machine and is best suited in the lead-off role, Spangenberg has excellent speed and the versitility to play CF, 2B, 3B, and SS.

"“It’s an unreal feeling,” Spangenberg said in a text to“All the hard work I put in to getting to this point has paid off.”"

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  • also reports that Cory Spangenberg was traveling Saturday and said he expected to be activated by the San Diego Padres today.

    Here’s a scouting report by Jim Callis of on Cory Spangenberg.

    "Cory Spangenberg went right to the California League for his full-season debut in 2012 and did what most expected of the first-rounder right out of the gate: Hit and run. A high-energy player, Spangenberg showed the ability to hit the ball hard to all fields with a little gap power. His well above-average speed will allow him to be a major basestealing threat in the future. His season was derailed by a concussion that cost him six weeks and he never really found his groove again. A third baseman in his Draft year, the Padres moved him to second, a position he had played in the past, and he could be a solid defender there. With Jedd Gyorko playing second full-time now, it remains to be seen what the future holds for Spangenberg defensively, but his offensive game should allow him to get to the big leagues quickly."