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Paralyzed ASU baseball star drafted by Diamondbacks

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PHOENIX -

The Arizona Diamondbacks got a chance to meet one of their draft picks on Friday, but this player's story is quite a bit different than other guys on the team.

Like many players, Corey Hahn shows strength, resilience and passion -- not just for the game, but in life -- battling an injury every day that almost kept him from ever being a part of a team again.

Two years ago, the outfielder was at the top of his game.

"I had everything going for me," he said.

Named Mr. Baseball in California, he just started his first season at Arizona State University when a typical slide into second base caused a spinal injury, paralyzing him from the chest down.

Now in a wheelchair unable to play, Hahn thought his dreams of being on a team were over.  The Diamondbacks changed that, selecting him in the 34th round of the draft.

Hahn's dreams changed.  No longer thinking about stealing bases and catching fly balls, but just as focused on being part of a team.

Press play to hear more from Hahn.

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