Spangenberg
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.251
HR
7
RBI
22
R
30
SB
6
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
When Ryan Schimpf faltered as the everyday third baseman over the first two months of last season, Spangenberg, who had been serving in a utility role in the infield and left field, seized control of the hot corner. After failing to impress over the prior three seasons when... read more
When Ryan Schimpf faltered as the everyday third baseman over the first two months of last season, Spangenberg, who had been serving in a utility role in the infield and left field, seized control of the hot corner. After failing to impress over the prior three seasons when given an extended look by San Diego, Spangenberg held his own this time around, with his 13 homers and 11 steals in 486 plate appearances proving particularly useful. Spangenberg showed some aptitude as a base stealer in the minors, but his slugging contributions were less expected, considering he hadn't smacked more than four home runs in a season at any professional level. There's still reason to be skeptical of Spangenberg's power, as his barrel rate ranked in the 33rd percentile of players with at least 100 batted-ball events in 2017, while his 29.2 percent hard-hit rate wasn't special either. A 15-15 season could still be attainable for Spangenberg if he approaches 600 plate appearances, but don't count on much of a home-run spike beyond that.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: R    HT: 6'0"    WT: 195 lbs.    DOB: 3/16/1991    College: Indian River CC (FL)    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2011Show Contract
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Cory Spangenberg Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Padres in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Goes deep in loss
3BSan Diego Padres
August 15, 2018
Spangenberg went 1-for-1 with a solo home run and two walks in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.
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Cory Spangenberg 2018 MLB Game Log
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  • AB:
    12
  • H:
    4
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    1
  • BB:
    0
  • K:
    7
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .333
  • OBP:
    .333
  • SLG:
    .333
  • OPS:
    .667
2018 Stat Review for Cory Spangenberg
0.19 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.6 % BB Rate
POOR
29.5 % K Rate
TERRIBLE
0.707 OPS
POOR
0.300 OBP
POOR
0.251 AVG
WEAK
0.340 BABIP
HIGH
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  1. Cory Spangenberg 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Cory Spangenberg 2017 Preseason Outlook
    A severe quadriceps injury limited Spangenberg to just 14 games for the Padres last season, which opened up a slew of at-bats at second base. The former first-round pick was progressing in his rehab during the offseason with the hope of being ready to compete for a starting job during spring training. During his absence, Ryan Schimpf emerged as a much-needed power bat as the team's regular option at second base, but Spangenberg will push Schimpf and Carlos Asuaje for playing time in 2017. Spangenberg has posted a career .269/.327/.402 line with seven homers and 14 steals over 142 games in three seasons with the Padres, and while there is still room for improvement with his hit tool, it's difficult to envision more power on the horizon. Spangenberg is an above-average runner, however, and he could become more aggressive on the basepaths in 2017 with run-heavy manager Andy Green calling the shots.
  3. Cory Spangenberg 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Spangenberg continues to succeed in San Diego by spraying line drives across the field. He hit just four home runs, but mashed 17 doubles and five triples en route to a .271/.333/.399 line, a very strong performance for a 24-year-old middle infielder in Petco Park. In just over a half-season’s worth of plate appearances, Spangenberg scored 38 times and stole nine bases. A versatile player, Spangenberg appeared at second base, third base, and all three outfield positions, and his versatility should keep him in the lineup this season. Despite his line-drive swing, Spangenberg probably strikes out too much to make a .300 season a possibility, as he struck out 21.7% of the time in 2015 and has posted similar numbers in the minor leagues. And his power is more of the gap-to-gap variety, and few fantasy formats care for hitters who specialize in doubles and triples.
  4. Cory Spangenberg 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Spangenberg sustained a concussion early on last year and required more than two months to receive full clearance for a return to the lineup at Double-A San Antonio. Upholding his reputation as a contact hitter and basestealing threat, he proceeded to contribute a .331/.365/.470 line and 14 swipes (in 23 attempts) across 281 at-bats at the affiliate, earning a promotion to the Padres upon roster expansion in September. The presence of Yangervis Solarte limited Spangenberg to 65 plate appearances during the season’s final month, but the infield prospect wasn’t intimidated in his first trial against major league pitching, posting a formidable .290/.313/.452 slash line, two home runs, nine RBI, seven runs scored and four steals (in six attempts). With Will Middlebrooks coming over from Boston in a trade in December, Spangenberg will face additional competition for the starting third base job as he enters his age-25 season.
  5. Cory Spangenberg 2014 Preseason Outlook
    At every step of his march through the minors, Spangenberg has tallied double-digit stolen bases while hitting better than .270. However, power has yet to emerge, as his final stop of 2013 at Double-A San Antonio included a .289/.331/.366 line with two homers and 19 steals in 287 at-bats. Spangenberg racked up 50 stolen base attempts over 130 minor league games last season, and has hit just 10 home runs in 300 career minor league games, so it is evident his future fantasy resource will be the stolen base.
  6. Cory Spangenberg 2013 Preseason Outlook
    The 10th overall pick of the Padres in 2011, Spangenberg's numbers in the California League last season are something of a disappointment, but he was not drafted as a player with an extremely high ceiling. A concussion in late June limited Spangenberg to 98 games, while the bulk of his future rotisserie value figures to come on the basepaths, where he converted 27 of his 36 stolen-base attempts last season. Spangenberg controls the strike zone well and is expected to be a steady contact hitter, but he will likely spend all of 2013 trying to take the next step forward offensively at Double-A San Antonio before the Padres consider him as an option for their infield in 2014.
  7. Cory Spangenberg 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Spangenberg was taken 10th overall in the 2011 draft by the Padres and immediately lived up to the hype when he debuted at Low-A ball and posted a .384/.545/.535 slash line over 20 games. He was advanced to High-A where he struggled with strikeouts a bit but still managed a .345 OBP. He is expected to hit for a high average although just how much power he will develop is yet to be seen. He'll likely begin the season back in High-A again in 2012, but should move fairly quickly through the system.
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Goes deep in loss
3BSan Diego Padres
August 15, 2018
Spangenberg went 1-for-1 with a solo home run and two walks in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.
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Day off Monday
3BSan Diego Padres
August 13, 2018
Spangenberg is not in the lineup Monday against the Angels.
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Nabs sixth steal
3BSan Diego Padres
August 13, 2018
Spangenberg started at second base and went 0-for-1 with a pair of walks, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's win over Philadelphia.
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Reaches base three times
3BSan Diego Padres
August 8, 2018
Spangenberg went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's win over Milwaukee.
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Moves up to majors
3BSan Diego Padres
July 22, 2018
The Padres recalled Spangenberg from Triple-A El Paso ahead of Sunday's doubleheader with the Phillies.
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