8. 2B Cory Spangenberg– The Padres really don’t have a leadoff hitter going into 2014, so if Spangenberg impresses this spring, I wouldn’t be surprised if he won the second base job and Middlebrooks was used off the bench. He was a first round pick that many criticized over the years, and though he won’t ever probably be exactly what you want a number ten pick to be, he is a solid hitter and has a future as a table setter. He held his own during his brief time with the Padres last year, and should be interesting to watch in 2015.
Grade: B- Potential: Table setting second baseman.