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Emerging Spangenberg sparkles again

Cory Spangenberg was selected ahead of Georger Springer and Sonny Gray in the 2011 MLB Player Draft. Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports

The best player in fantasy baseball for the past seven days plays for the San Diego Padres. Let’s pretend I’m using the deeper “30 for 30” TV voice: “What if I told you, a Padres infielder has hit four home runs in three days, knocked in eight, and swiped two bases … would that shock and interest you?” Well, Cory Spangenberg also has four consecutive multi-hit games and, while we can mock the Padres all we like, the fact remains this 26-year-old player was a real-life first-round pick in 2011 -- and he’s hitting .336 since the All-Star break.