NAME:  Scott Schebler

POSITION: Outfielder

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 208 LBS

SEASON IN REVIEW

In an organization with a lot of noticeable minor league talent, one player that went under the radar for most of the season was Scott Schebler. Schebler is a 23 year-old outfielder from Boone, Iowa who started the season not considered a top prospect, but finished the season ranked as the number 16 ranked prospect in the Dodgers’ organization.

Schebler spent his season at High-A with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He hit for an average of .296 with 27 home runs and 91 RBI, totaling 35 walks and 16 stolen bases. In late September, Schebler received the 2013 Branch Ricky award for Minor League Player of the Year along with Zach Lee, was awarded the best Minor League pitchers.

FUTURE GOING FORWARD

Schebler possess great power and an obvious great ability to drive in runs with his 91 RBI this past season. We would like to see him progress at a little faster rate, but it’s nice for him to have the season that he had. When Spring Training comes around, Schebler will probably be in Double-A with a chance to play some Triple A ball if he has some early success.

Given the Dodgers’ crowded outfield, Schebler has time to develop and make sure he’s ready for the major leagues. He’s behind Joc Pederson and Scott Van Slyke for a promotion to the outfield for the Dodgers, but nevertheless it’s nice that Schebler has made considerable progress. With the rumors of a possible trade for Tampa Bay Rays star pitcher David Price, the Dodgers could possibly use Schebler in that deal as well as some other prospects. But if the Dodgers do elect to hold on to him, they will be looking at him to be a big part of their future moving forward.

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About The Author

J.J. earned his degree in Sports Media from Northwest Missouri State University in May 2014. He played baseball collegiately for four years and is now a staff writer for Dodgers Nation. J.J. is a fan of everything L.A. except for the Clippers and UCLA. Follow him on Twitter @JJBACCARI

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