2011 MLB Draft Tracker: Padres Snag Cory Spangenberg

San Diego Padres: Cory Spangenberg (3B, Indian River Junior College)

This is the first pick that could legitimately be considered an overdraft, although the Padres (obviously) and some analysts would dispute that. Spangenberg is a pure hitter with excellent on-base skills. He hit .477 with a .553 OBP and 33 steals this year for Indian River. Listed at 6-0, 185, Spangenberg is a line-drive hitter with gap power. He won't hit many home runs, but his skills are ideal for a leadoff hitter and some consider him the best bet to hit for a high average of any hitter in the draft.

He profiles best as a second baseman or perhaps a center fielder, so a position switch will be in order. He is definitely signable at 10th overall, and some felt he would fit best later in the first round or in the supplemental phase. However, the Padres were well-known to be heavily interested, and wanted to make sure they got their man.

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