Monday, June 6, 2011

MLB Draft Live Blog

I really like Cory Spangenberg but think a bunch of more talented players were still on the board here.  The Padres grab him here.  Primarily a third baseman at Indian RIver COmmunity COllege, Spangenberg will likely play second base or center field in pro ball.  I personally like him in CF though he was announced as a 2b.  He has a pretty, simple swing and will put the ball in play plenty, which will allow his best tool, his speed, to run out infield hits when he needs to.  He also has a great arm, which will be wasted if he stays at second base.  The one issue is his power.  If he has no power then opposing pitchers will pound the zone fearlessly, forcing him to put the ball in play instead of taking walks.  This will limit his on base ability and won't allow him to wreak havoc with his legs on the bases

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