Scott Schebler

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Scott Schebler
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Schebler with the Cincinnati Reds in 2016
Cincinnati Reds – No. 43
Outfielder
Born: (1990-10-06) October 6, 1990 (age 28)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 5, 2015, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
(through May 3, 2019)
Batting average.240
Home runs61
Runs batted in167
Teams

Scott Anthony Schebler (born October 6, 1990) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Amateur career[edit]

Born and raised in Shueyville, Iowa, Schebler attended Cedar Rapids Prairie High School. Growing up, Schebler was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. At Cedar Rapids Prairie, Schebler was a five-sport athlete in baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and track & field. Schebler later attended Des Moines Area Community College in Boone, Iowa.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

Schebler during his tenure with the Great Lakes Loons, single-A affiliates of the Dodgers, in 2012

Schebler was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 26th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Des Moines Area Community College.[3] He began his career with five games for the Arizona League Dodgers in 2010.[4] In 2011 with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer Baseball League, he hit .285 in 70 games with 12 home runs and 58 RBI and in 2012 with the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League, he hit .312 with 6 homers and 67 RBI in 137 games.[4]

Schebler had a breakthrough season in 2013 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League. In 125 games, he hit .296 with 27 home runs and 91 RBI to lead the entire Dodgers farm system in both homers and RBI. He was selected as a post-season California League All-Star[5] and the Dodgers minor league player of the year.[6] He was promoted to the AA Chattanooga Lookouts for 2014 and was selected to the mid-season Southern League all-star game.[7] He was also selected as a post-season All-Star[8] as he hit .280 with 28 homers and 73 RBI in 135 games.[4] After the season, he played with the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League and was selected to the AFL Top Prospects List.[9]

On November 20, 2014, Schebler was added to the Dodgers 40-man roster in order to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft[10] and he was assigned to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers to start the 2015 season.[11]

Schebler was called up to the majors by the Dodgers on June 5, 2015.[12] He recorded his first big league hit on a single to left field on the first pitch he faced against Carlos Martínez of the St. Louis Cardinals.[13] He was optioned back to the minors the next day.[14] He completed the minor league season by hitting .241 in 121 games with 13 homers and 51 RBI for Oklahoma City[4] and rejoined the Dodgers when rosters were expanded in September.[15] He hit his first major league home run off of James Shields of the San Diego Padres on September 4, 2015.[16] In 19 games, he hit .250 with three homers and four RBI.[3]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

On December 16, 2015, Schebler, along with José Peraza and Brandon Dixon, were traded to the Cincinnati Reds in a three team trade that sent Frankie Montas, Micah Johnson, and Trayce Thompson to the Dodgers and Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox.[17]

Making his first opening day roster with Cincinnati, Schebler opened the 2016 season as the left-handed side of a timeshare in left field with Adam Duvall,[18] but struggled offensively in the opening month. Schebler hit .188 in his first 69 plate appearances, while only making 13 starts in Cincinnati's 31 games. With Duvall having seized the left field job, Schebler was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on May 8 to gain more playing time.[19]

On August 1, established Cincinnati outfielder Jay Bruce was traded to the Mets, and the first opportunity to replace him went to Schebler, who had hit well in Louisville. In 75 games with the Bats, Schebler hit .311 with 13 HR and 43 RBI, including a game where he hit for the cycle,[20] while also winning the International League's Player of the Month honors for July.[21] On August 2, Schebler was recalled to Cincinnati, and that night, he hit a 3-run walk off home run against the St. Louis Cardinals.[22] Following his return to Cincinnati, in the team's final 58 games, Schebler made 51 starts, hitting .290 with 8 home runs and 32 RBI, and ended the 2016 season as the team's preliminary option in right field.[23]. He hit his first major league grand slam against Chris Flexen of the New York Mets.

He finished his first season with the Reds hitting .265 with 9 home runs and 40 RBI. In 2017, Schebler played the majority of the season with the Reds, hitting 30 home runs with 67 RBI's.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thegazette.com/subject/sports/blogs/diamonds-and-ice-by-jeff-johnson/crs-schebler-gets-call-to-the-major-leagues-20150605
  2. ^ http://dodgers.mlblogs.com/2015/06/05/scott-schebler-called-up-for-mlb-debut/
  3. ^ a b "Scott Schebler Statistics & History". Baseball Reference.
  4. ^ a b c d "Scott Schebler minor league statistics & history". Baseball Reference.
  5. ^ Johnson, Jeff (March 28, 2014). "Former Prairie prep Schebler makes Cal League postseason all-star team". Cedar Rapids Gazette. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  6. ^ Dodgers Press Release (September 27, 2013). "Lee, Schebler named Minor League Pitcher, Player of the Year". mlb.com. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  7. ^ Stephen, Eric (June 3, 2014). "Chris Reed, Scott Schebler among 5 Chattanooga Southern League All-Stars". truebluela. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  8. ^ Parker, John (August 29, 2014). "Lamb, Nicolino lead Southern All-Stars". milb.com. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  9. ^ Stephen, Eric (December 10, 2014). "Corey Seager, Scott Schebler, Darnell Sweeney named to 2014 AFL Top Prospects Team". truebluela.com. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  10. ^ Stephen, Eric (November 20, 2014). "Zach Lee, Chris Reed, Scott Schebler added to Dodgers' 40-man roster". truebluela.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  11. ^ Hoornstra, J.P. (April 7, 2015). "Revealed: Opening Day roster for Triple-A Oklahoma City". LA Daily News. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  12. ^ Johnson, Jeff (June 5, 2015). "C.R.'s Schebler gets call to the major leagues". The Gazette. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  13. ^ Bourbon, Steve and Jenifer Langosch (June 5, 2015). "Cardinals rally vs. Dodgers to back Martinez". mlb.com. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  14. ^ Stephen, Eric (June 6, 2015). "Dodgers activate Yasiel Puig from DL, option Scott Schebler to Triple-A". SB Nation. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  15. ^ Stephen, Eric (September 2, 2015). "Scott Schebler recalled by Dodgers". SB Nation. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  16. ^ Stephen, Eric (September 4, 2015). "Dodgers beat Padres in home run derby". SB Nation. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  17. ^ Simon, Andrew (December 16, 2015). "White Sox acquire Frazier in 3-team deal". mlb.com. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  18. ^ Sheldon, Mark (March 19, 2016). "Price leaning toward young left-field platoon". MLB.com.
  19. ^ Buchanan, Zach (May 8, 2016). "Scott Schebler sent to Triple-A for regular playing time". The Cincinnati Enquirer.
  20. ^ Rosencrans, C. Trent (July 27, 2016). "Scott Schebler hits for cycle at AAA". The Cincinnati Enquirer.
  21. ^ "Scott Schebler named IL Player of the Month" (Press release). Louisville, KY: Louisville Bats. August 1, 2016.
  22. ^ Pace, Cody (August 3, 2016). "Reds recall Schebler, option Peraza to Triple-A". MLB.com.
  23. ^ Sheldon, Mark (October 24, 2016). "Confidence could lead Schebler into starting spot". MLB.com.

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