Scott Schebler doesn’t do much but when he does, he does it big
Scott Schebler was always one of my favorite Dodger prospects, not because I had high hopes for him but simply because of the triples he hit while in the minor leagues. I’ve watched a lot of prospects come and go but his was a particularly unique skill.
Scott has just average speed, with good power but somehow managed to snag 62 triples in his minor league career.
- 2011 – 8 – 3rd place
- 2012 – 8 – 9th place
- 2013 – 13 – 3rd place and also 2nd place in home runs with 27
- 2014 – 14 – 1st place and 1st place in home runs with 28(this is why I liked him)
- 2015 – 9 – tied for 1st place
- 2016 -8 – tied for 1st place in only 289 at bats
Who leads the league in home runs and triples? Let me know if you have someone. I’ve always been told by men of baseball that triples are simply doubles turned into triples by desire. Anyone can job into 2nd on a ball into the gap, and we see every day, but to get a triple you have to bust your ass from the get go. To get double digit triples you have to be busting your ass every time you hit a gapper. No admiring the possible home run.
That is why Scott Schebler was one of my favorite prospects.
Things haven’t gone well for Scott for the Reds yet, but he has directly won two games for them. Many players will go a career without a walk off, but Scott already has two in limited action this season. His bomb below was just crushed and it came off a pitcher who had been dominant until that moment.
or how about this grand slam while playing for the Quakes