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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date3-16-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age28 years, 7 months, 5 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.12015
-0.02016
0.82017
-0.72018
0.32019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2014 SDN 23 20 65 18 2 1 2 2 14 0 4 2 .290 .313 .452 86 -0.9 0.2 -1.8 -0.1
2015 SDN 24 108 345 82 17 5 4 28 75 2 9 4 .271 .333 .399 80 -6.8 4.0 -5.0 0.1
2016 SDN 25 14 53 11 1 1 1 4 13 1 1 0 .229 .302 .354 69 -1.9 -0.2 0.4 0.0
2017 SDN 26 129 486 117 18 2 13 34 128 5 11 3 .264 .322 .401 82 -9.2 5.3 -3.1 0.8
2018 SDN 27 116 329 70 9 4 7 25 108 2 6 1 .235 .298 .362 64 -13.3 -0.1 -3.3 -0.7
2019 MIL 28 32 102 22 2 2 2 6 36 0 3 0 .232 .277 .358 47 -6.6 -0.4 0.5 -0.3
Career419138032049152999374103410.256.315.38974-38.88.7-12.2-0.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2011 FTW A MID 47 209 .252 .322 .378 .359 99 3.4 6.1 -0.3 110 0 3.4 3.5 0.2 1.3
2011 EUG A- NOR 25 121 .269 .351 .395 .444 93 17.6 3.5 -0.2 226 0 -1.5 -0.6 11.5 1.3
2012 LEL A+ CAL 98 426 .277 .342 .432 .327 92 -1.7 11.7 -0.6 73 0 4.2 4.5 -13.0 0.7
2012 PER Wnt AFL 8 38 .000 .000 .000 .391 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LEL A+ CAL 54 253 .265 .331 .423 .368 94 11.4 6.9 -0.3 122 0 -6.2 1.5 0.2 0.2
2013 SAN AA TEX 76 319 .258 .323 .393 .358 95 3.6 8.7 -0.4 90 0 4.0 0.9 -10.3 0.3
2014 SDN MLB NL 20 65 .250 .317 .387 .348 99 0.8 1.7 0 86 19 -1.8 0.2 -0.9 -0.1
2014 EUG A- NOR 6 25 .257 .312 .382 .263 91 -2.7 0.7 -0.1 32 0 0.0 0.5 -2.3 -0.1
2014 SAN AA TEX 66 304 .247 .318 .368 .421 94 13.3 8.4 0 123 0 3.2 -1.8 2.0 1.3
2014 PDR Rk AZL 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 97 0 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2015 SDN MLB NL 108 345 .255 .314 .403 .344 94 3.7 9.3 -0.2 80 9 -5.0 4.0 -6.8 0.1
2015 SAN AA TEX 6 27 .263 .324 .407 .208 115 -1.6 0.7 0.1 29 0 0.7 0.4 -2.4 0.0
2015 ELP AAA PCL 3 15 .242 .321 .361 .250 113 -0.1 0.4 0 115 0 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1
2016 SDN MLB NL 14 53 .258 .324 .411 .294 99 -1.5 1.5 -0.1 69 13 0.4 -0.2 -1.9 0.0
2017 SDN MLB NL 129 486 .251 .318 .417 .342 90 8.3 14.2 0.7 82 6 -3.1 5.3 -9.2 0.8
2017 ELP AAA PCL 17 72 .283 .343 .448 .386 108 1.2 2.1 0.3 104 0 -3.3 -0.2 0.6 0.0
2018 SDN MLB NL 116 329 .240 .310 .389 .344 100 -4.8 9.2 0.3 64 7 -3.3 -0.1 -13.3 -0.7
2018 ELP AAA PCL 21 95 .271 .346 .440 .481 120 3.8 2.8 0.1 116 0 -0.3 -0.4 2.1 0.4
2019 MIL MLB NL 32 102 .246 .324 .420 .351 98 -3.3 3.1 0 47 16 0.5 -0.4 -6.6 -0.3
2019 SAN AAA PCL 113 476 .270 .351 .471 .422 95 20.2 16.3 -0.7 103 0 -7.7 5.6 3.5 1.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2011 EUG A- NOR 121 86 20 33 10 0 1 46 20 31 15 10 4 .384 .545 .535 .151 2 0
2011 FTW A MID 209 189 35 54 7 1 2 69 24 14 42 15 4 .286 .345 .365 .079 0 3
2012 LEL A+ CAL 426 384 53 104 12 8 1 135 40 26 72 27 9 .271 .324 .352 .081 4 6
2012 PER Wnt AFL 38 29 6 10 1 0 1 14 3 8 5 2 0 .345 .500 .483 .138 0 0
2013 SAN AA TEX 319 287 35 83 10 3 2 105 20 17 61 19 11 .289 .331 .366 .077 2 11
2013 LEL A+ CAL 253 226 33 67 13 6 4 104 31 23 51 17 3 .296 .364 .460 .164 0 3
2014 PDR Rk AZL 8 6 3 1 0 1 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 .167 .375 .500 .333 0
2014 EUG A- NOR 25 25 3 5 0 1 0 7 2 0 6 2 0 .200 .200 .280 .080 0
2014 SAN AA TEX 304 281 38 93 17 8 2 132 22 15 63 14 9 .331 .365 .470 .139 0
2014 SDN MLB NL 65 62 7 18 2 1 2 28 9 2 14 4 2 .290 .313 .452 .161 0
2015 SAN AA TEX 27 26 3 5 0 1 0 7 1 1 2 1 0 .192 .222 .269 .077 0 0
2015 SDN MLB NL 345 303 38 82 17 5 4 121 21 28 75 9 4 .271 .333 .399 .129 3 8
2015 ELP AAA PCL 15 12 3 3 0 0 1 6 3 3 3 3 0 .250 .400 .500 .250 0 0
2016 SDN MLB NL 53 48 6 11 1 1 1 17 8 4 13 1 0 .229 .302 .354 .125 0 0
2017 ELP AAA PCL 72 66 8 23 3 1 1 31 7 4 8 3 2 .348 .403 .470 .121 0 0
2017 SDN MLB NL 486 444 57 117 18 2 13 178 46 34 128 11 3 .264 .322 .401 .137 1 2
2018 SDN MLB NL 329 298 35 70 9 4 7 108 25 25 108 6 1 .235 .298 .362 .128 0 4
2018 ELP AAA PCL 95 88 14 30 8 2 4 54 16 6 30 3 0 .341 .383 .614 .273 0 1
2019 SAN AAA PCL 476 424 82 131 28 5 14 211 62 43 136 28 4 .309 .378 .498 .189 3 0
2019 MIL MLB NL 102 95 11 22 2 2 2 34 10 6 36 3 0 .232 .277 .358 .126 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 211 0.4645 0.5545 0.7265 0.6939 0.4336 0.8529 0.5510 0.2735 -0.0075
2015 1284 0.4673 0.4447 0.7653 0.6167 0.2939 0.8784 0.5572 0.2347 0.0011
2016 180 0.4778 0.4722 0.6824 0.6279 0.3298 0.7963 0.4839 0.3176 0.0000
2017 1769 0.4743 0.4743 0.7318 0.6317 0.3323 0.8208 0.5793 0.2682 0.0000
2018 1294 0.4791 0.4730 0.6732 0.6000 0.3561 0.7527 0.5500 0.3268 0.0000
2019 349 0.5014 0.5158 0.6833 0.6514 0.3793 0.7895 0.5000 0.3167 0.0000
Career50870.47530.47260.72010.62360.33600.81630.55630.27990.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-16 2014-07-02 Minors 77 0 - Head Concussion Sliding - -
2012-06-29 2012-07-31 Minors 32 0 - Head Recovery From Previous Injury Concussion - -
2012-06-17 2012-06-28 Minors 11 0 - Head Concussion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 MIL $
2018 SDN $1,700,000
2017 SDN $
2016 SDN $517,700
2015 SDN $508,500
2014 SDN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,726,200
3 yrTotal$2,726,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 4 dJet Sports1 year/$1.2M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2019). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/21/18 (split contract, $0.25M in minors). DFA by Milwaukee 5/14/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/16/19. Contract selected by Milwaukee 8/24/19.
  • 1 year/$1.7M (2018). Re-signed by San Diego 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration). DFA by San Diego 11/20/18. Released 11/26/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by San Diego 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5177M (2016). Re-signed by San Diego 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015). Re-signed by San Diego 3/10/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by San Diego 9/1/14.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2011 (1-10) (Indian River JC, Fla.). $1.863M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)I have Chris Owings and Derek Dietrich at $5 and Cory Spangengerg at $11 in my 10 team NL only league. I was not planning on keeping them but their prices in LABR has me reconsidering. Would you keep any of them?
(reverentcats from Aurora, IL)
I'd consider Owings. It sounds like he will at least have a job share and good run. Cory Spangenberg is borderline in a 10-team, though you could keep him. I don't get the Dietrich love. He's talented but where does he play? I think you get him for less if you throw him back. (Mike Gianella)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)You mentioned catchers being tough to gauge with playing time and development. We've also seen some SS/MI emerge offensively lately with LeMahuie, B Crawford, Cozart (til hurt), etc Who is set to emerge this year at MI/SS? ( owings, Jace Peterson, Wimer Flores, Heckyv, Mercer, etc)
(Bart Bennison from Here)
Peterson has a shot. So does Cory Spangenberg. The NL is so thin though that it's hard to guess. No one has mentioned him but I wouldn't be surprised to see J.P. Crawford come up in the second half. (Mike Gianella)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Cory Spangenberg this year and longterm? Ceiling - probability?
(ProBeauNO from New Orleans)
Ceiling of a starter on a bad team, likelihood of of a superutility type. Can play 2B/3B/OF and make decent contact. Nice little bench guy to have until he gets expensive. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)How does Trea Turner compare to Cory Spangenberg? He's better in the field and faster, right? Does he project better at the plate as well?
(padremurph from Los Angeles)
Speaking as a a guy that's not completely on the Trea Turner bandwagon, he's a considerably better prospect than Spangenberg overall. He is faster and has a legitimate defensive profile on the left side of the infield. I think he's going to make plenty of contact and there are some hints that he could find enough punch in the game to really keep pitchers honest. I don't see an impact profile, but I do think he can be a quality everyday player at the highest level; something I don't really see with Spangenberg. (Mark Anderson)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Cory Spangenberg's rough year have anything to do with his injury, or is he just struggling to adjust to more advanced pitching?
(Bryant from San Diego)
I can't speak to how much the injury affected his season, but that kind of stuff is usually a factor. Advanced pitching is probably the biggest factor, though. The talent steps up at every level. Stay ahead of the wave or get smothered. (Jason Parks)
2012-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Great news on growing BP's prospect coverage. Cory Spangenberg. How big of a hit has his outlook taken based on what I would assume is a failure to show the hitters accumen that many thought he possessed?
(SenatorsGuy from DC)
Thanks. We are really excited about it. As for Cory, yes, he didn't explode the way I thought he would. I'm not giving up, though. I still like his hit tool, and I think he has a plan at the plate. He just needs to execute and learn to use all fields. I think he figures it out and steps forward next season. (Jason Parks)
2012-07-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's going on with Cory Spangenberg?
(Bryant from San Diego)
Spangenberg is doing almost exactly what he did at Fort Wayne last season, in a league more conducive to offense. The numbers (.288/.330/.384) are a bit disappointing, but he is a 21-year-old second baseman in High-A, so I'm not concerned yet. I'd like to see him draw a few more walks, but I think he'll be fine. (Geoff Young)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)rebuffed by Karsten Whitson. Is having Joe Ross heal that wound?
(Hugo from walkonair@mindspring.com)
I'm not sure that anything can heal the wound inflicted by the Whitson situation, but between Ross, Cory Spangenberg, and Austin Hedges, the Padres managed to make lemonade. At least one of those guys should turn into something. Hedges in particular intrigues me. (Geoff Young)


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