San Diego Padres – No. 15
Born: March 16, 1991|
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
|September 1, 2014 for the San Diego Padres|
(through 2014 season)
|Runs batted in||9|
Spangenberg graduated from Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, in 2009. His senior year, he led the Abington Heights Comets varsity baseball team to a PIAA Class AAA state championship.
Spangenberg attended the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in 2010, and played college baseball for the VMI Keydets. He was named the Big South Conference's freshman of the year. He transferred to Indian River State College in 2011, stating that the military commitment of VMI took too much time away from baseball and his coursework. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the first round, with the 10th overall selection, of the 2011 MLB Draft. Spangenberg signed with the Padres, receiving a $1.863 million signing bonus. Before the 2012 season, MLB.com rated Spangenberg as the 81st best prospect in baseball.
He played for two teams in 2011, the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2012, and Lake Elsinore and the San Antonio Missions in 2013. While playing for the Missions of the Class AA Texas League in 2014, Spangenberg was named the league's player of the month for July. The Padres promoted Spangenberg to the major leagues on September 1. He hit a walk-off home run off Brad Ziegler of the Arizona Diamondbacks in his second Major League at bat.
- "2012 Prospect Watch | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
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