Thursday, February 25, 2010

2000 Fleer Tradition, Kory DeHaan

#U83 Kory DeHaan

Here is the second Padrograph from 2000. This one features a former Pirates draft pick, Kory DeHaan. Kory played for the Pirates organization for three years and in his final year, he hit .268 for their AA team. The Padres must have saw something that they liked because they picked him up in the Rule V draft during the off-season.

With the Padres in 2000, Kory got into 90 games and batted 103 times. He hit .204 for the season and hit 2 home runs while driving in 13. One home run came off of Darren Driefort and the other came off of Kyle Farnsworth.

He ended up back in the minors for all of 2001. He spent most of 2002 in the minors as well, although he got a look during a September call-up where he went 1-11. In 2003, it was back to AAA for him. After 54 games and a .202 average, Kory called it a career.

Last season, Kory was the hitting coach and interim manager of the Chico Outlaws of the independent Golden Baseball League. This season, he is going to be an instructor for the Padres rookie level team in Peoria, Arizona.

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