Cory Spangenberg, Infield, San Diego Padres, #15
Date of Birth: 3/16/1991
Birthplace: Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
College: Indian River State College
Cory Spangenberg, infielder for the San Diego Padres, was drafted by the Padres in 2011. He played in the Padres' minor league system from 2011 through most of 2014. During that time, he batted .296 with 440 hits, 69 doubles, 28 triples, 104 stolen bases, 161 RBIs, and 310 strikeouts to 128 walks in 374 games. As a second baseman, he made 982 assists, 198 double plays, 523 putouts, and 42 errors in 347 games.
Spangenberg joined the Padres for 20 games in 2014. He had 18 hits, two of which were home runs.
In 2015, Spangenberg spent time on the DL with a knee injury from late June through mid-August. He finished the season with a .271 batting average, 82 hits, and 17 doubles in 108 games. Defensively, he played 70 games at second base, 19 games at third base, and 3 games in the outfield.
Spangenberg spent most of the 2016 season on the DL, playing in just 14 games with the Padres.
In 2017, Spangenberg batted .264 in 129 games. He finished the season with 117 hits, 18 doubles, 13 home runs, 46 RBIs, and 128 strikeouts to 34 walks. Defensively, he played 7 games at second base, 96 games at third base, and 32 games in left field.