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Padres Prospect Interview: Corey Kluber

Corey Kluber

LAKE ElSINORE, CA: Corey Kluber, 23, was taken by the Padres in the fourth-round of the 2007 draft out of Stetson University in Florida. After two good seasons at Stetson, he had a big year his junior year, going 12-2 with a 2.05 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 114 innings against only 36 walks.

Last year, as they did with the "other" Cory [Luebke], the Padres attempted to fast-track him to the Cal League, skipping Fort Wayne. With the Storm he struggled with a 2-5 record and a 6.01 ERA, walking 34 batters in 85.1 innings and 93 hits, before, as did the "other" Cory, rebounding in Fort Wayne. This year through the first two months of the season, he has pitched well, going 5-6 with a...

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