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MadFriars' Interview: Cory Spangenberg

LAKE ELSINORE, CA: Cory Spangenberg, 22, was taken in the first round of the 2011 draft by the Padres as compensation for failing to sign pitcher Karsten Whitson, a high school pitcher from Florida in 2010.

After signing with San Diego after the draft Spangenberg put up spectacular numbers at Eugene, .384/.545/.535 and also hit well in Fort Wayne after a slow start. Last year was supposed to be a banner year for him as he would take his plus speed and ability to put the ball in play to the California League, where many of the infields play like Astro-Turf. Unfortunately, Cory got off to a slow...

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