2:03pm: This deal is now official. Cash considerations will go to Cincinnati in return.
12:47pm: The Braves have struck a deal to acquire outfielder Scott Schebler, MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes reports on Twitter. Schebler had been designated for assignment by the Reds.
This’ll give the Atlanta organization another potential power bat to add to the mix. Schebler will take a spot on the team’s 40-man roster and 60-man player pool. Since he’s out of options, he’ll also have to be added to the active roster.
Schebler will rejoin former outfield mate Adam Duvall as depth options. The Braves have now added several power-oriented players in recent days, with Schebler joining Matt Adams as lefty bench bats.
Though he popped thirty long balls in 2017, Schebler has generally failed to reach base at a sufficient clip to feature as an above-average hitter. He owns a .240/.318/.443 lifetime batting line through five MLB campaigns.
Last year was a particularly rough one for Schebler, who scuffled badly through 30 MLB games. Things weren’t much better at Triple-A, where he limped to a .216/.274/.325 slash over 212 trips to the plate.
Schebler was likely hampered by a shoulder injury that required offseason surgery. He’s now back to full strength and ready to take a crack at reestablishing himself in the majors.
well guess i was told so
Yes sir 😉
Bravos, did you call this one or something? I assume there was a conversation about this, but from my outsiders position, you are some kind of sorcerer. Do you except prayers and offerings for blessings in return? =D
I did call it. I called matt Adams too. Also Billy Hamilton last year I think. Offerings are always accepted. Do my bidding peasants!!!
Didn’t you call Joey Terdoslovitch as well?
Think so if only I had this feel for lottery numbers
Braves..the home fore the misfit Red’s former OF’ers
The opposite of the mid-90s, when Deion called the Reds the Cincinnati Braves, after he and several teammates went to the Reds. Ron Gant, Terry Pendleton, Kent Mercker, and a few others.
Perfect fit. He’ll turn it around this year. The stars are realigning for him.
He had the one good year for the Reds and has been injured or under performed since. It is not like he hasn’t produced in the major leagues before.. Certainly worth taking a chance on.
Rob Refsnyder feels the same way about Rob Refsnyder.
Wait, did Tim Dierkes just casually break some news? Good job!
This is another guy I wanted the Rangers to take a chance on just as depth. Though yet again, the Braves are signing/trading for guys I wanted the Rangers to get. I have to applaud AA and the Braves org for doing it though. They’re going to be great this season (despite their lack of good starting pitchers).
Or catchers currently healthy.
Not a bad option on the bench… can play CF and has left handed power.
Google schebler game winning homer against cardinals. One of the most amazing homers I’ve ever seen. I gets the chills. Lol
Holy sh—-aving cream, that was a blast. Wow.
I think it was him Joe Simpson constantly showed endearment for when the Braves played the Reds. Joe is probably happy with the move
So do you still think the Braves won’t make the PS without Madbum? His start last night was less than inspiring.
They wont make the playoffs because their rotation is terrible. Bumgarner surely gives them a notch up over Faulty, Newcomb or, Wright.
I understand the argument of handing out money to a “declining” pitcher but stop acting like the saved money was going to go anywhere worthwhile.
The Braves don’t care enough to win and the results on the field prove it.
Bats left so notjust another right handed power hitter.
Yeah I’m an idiot.
Left handed, hail Mary bat that you use to pinch hit when the only thing you want or need is a home run. Any Reds fans out there who want to share their opinion on his defense?
Just looked up his defense on fangraphs. Schebbler is actually serviceable in CF with 1 defensive run saved every year for the last 3 years in a row on limited innings though UZR casts a bit more doubt. When taken together he looks like a CF option if Inciarte went down. Don’t misunderstand me. His glove would be a downgrade in CF but when Ender needs a day off or if he goes down, he might see some time there.
heck of a middle linebacker. Big, strong, good speed. As an outfielder? Most teams have younger guys who deserve a shot before him
It’s a depth move that gives options. The Braves simply don’t throw youth out there unless they see them as ready. Have you noticed that Pache is not on the starting roster?
Braves seem to like to stash failed Reds OFers on their bench.
Cash Considerations is always on the move. Can’t seem to settle down with one team…
Him and some guy named PTBNL. They’re always being sent in different trades.
Reds believe in Cash.
I mean who doesn’t
Schebler is actually a really good underrated player. This is a good move.
Actuallyer, he is neither of those things, and I would tend to say it is a decent move rather than a good one.
Liked Scheb alot till he fell on hard times, hope he can turn things around. That 30 bomb season wasn’t a fluke, this guy mashes the ball very, very hard when he’s on…
The Pirates are such a joke franchise. Goin in with THAT roster when they could have picked up guys like this. Putrid.
Good day for Mets. Cespedes wins the game.
There’s something you don’t hear every day.
Wonder if he plays better than Mr. Overrated.
To think Acuna is capable of striking out 200 times this season.
No bumgarner. Same Acuna
I can’t take you seriously when you call one of the games budding young stars overrated, and then bang the drum for a regressing 3rd starter.
I also guarantee no one strikes out 200 times this year in 60 games. I wish Vegas had an over/under or something on that.
What has he done in his career to label him a star? Nobody will say he is a bad player. But he is not a star. He is continuing his strikeout trend since his debut.
Guess my criteria for being a star is not be an easy strikeout.
I love Soroka though. Still do. Too bad outside of Freeman and Albies (+Acuna and Soroka), this team is just not good.
Most people that know a lot more than you know including Chipper Jones say Acuna is one of the top 5 players in the majors now and improving. I’ll guarantee you that Chipper is a helluva lot more qualified to judge him than you are.
Story, Nelson Cruz, Bryce Harper, Javier Baez, Eugenio Suarez, and Matt Olson all had K rates above 25% and I would consider most of them stars. Striking out a lot doesn’t mean you’re not a star. He’s a top 15 player.
Before the age of 23:
Won a Rookie of the Year, All-Star starter, Silver Slugger award, signed a nine-figure deal at 21, 40 homer season, just missed a 40-40 season, postseason Grand Slam, has preformed and played in two postseasons in his two year career.
You’re right. He’s no a star. He’s a superstar.
If you think Acuna is overrated you’re a complete MORON.
Man this reminds me of when Heyward made his debut and I was quickly able to tell he will be bad after one season. People like you were saying otherwise. I’m sure Chipper thought highly of him as well.
In 5 years when he is on the list of disappointments,… nevermind ppl will still argue.
You seem pretty ignorant.
We will see. I’m confident he will not be a star!
You say Heyward was a one year wonder. You are wrong.
My point was Heyward was supposed to be a 5 tool superstar as well.
He is not and Acuna will not be either
Heyward also hit .252/.362/.427 with 32 home runs, and a 115 OPS+/113 wRC+ in his first two seasons. Acuna has hit .285/.365/.518 with 67 home runs, and a 130 OPS+/133 wRC+ so far. That’s a big difference in production. Aside from 2010, Heyward didn’t show all 5 tools. So far, Acuna has and to a much greater degree than Heyward. Baseball Savant sees him getting better with a .579 xSLG and .369 xWOBA. He made hard contact nearly 50% of the time last season.
He is only overrated if your constant posts about him are overrated. He already is a star in every degree. Lighten up on the hate. Top 5 season ever for a 21 yr old.
Relative to the expectation, he is bad. He got paid because the Cubs bought into the fake “expert” knowledge. They like the MLB Network guys who always say the obvious and predictable outcome and act like they have some expertise.
Even now, you can’t say that Heyward is bad. He was never bad. He’s way overpaid, but he’s a better than average player and has been for his whole career.
Relative to the expectation, he is bad. He got paid because the Cubs bought into the fake “expert” knowledge. They remind me of the MLB Network guys who always say the obvious and predictable outcome and act like they have some expertise.