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Padres Prospect Interview: Cory Luebke

LAKE ELSINORE, CA: Cory Luebke, 24, was selected by the Padres in the supplemental first-round of the 2007 draft. The athletic 6-foot-4 left-hander out of Ohio State is not a typical finesse lefty nor is he going to a light up the radar.

Luebke's fastball comes in around 88-91 and can top out at 93-94 mph; he throws a nice slider to go along with a change, with everything down in the zone. Last year, the Padres attempted to fast-track him by starting him in the Cal League, where he struggled going 3-6 with a 6.84 ERA before returning to form in Fort Wayne where he went 3-3 with a 2.89 ERA. This season, with some rebuilt... Recommended Stories

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