The Braves announced that outfielder Scott Schebler went unclaimed on waivers and has been outrighted to their alternate training site in Gwinnett. Because he’s been assigned to the alternate training site, Schebler remains in the 60-player pool and is eligible to rejoin the club at a later date this season.
Atlanta acquired the 29-year-old Schebler from the Reds in exchange for cash after Cincinnati designated him for assignment. He received just one plate appearance with the Braves before being designated a second time.
It wasn’t long ago that Schebler was a 30-homer bat for the Reds. He swatted 30 long balls and hit .233/.307/.484 back in 2017 as the primary right fielder in Cincinnati, but the composition of their outfield has turned over considerably since that time. Schebler was used in a more limited role in 2018 but still hit well (.255/.337/.439, 17 homers). Shoulder troubles completely tanked Scheber’s 2019 season, however. He eventually underwent labrum repair surgery after hitting just .123/.253/.222 in 95 Major League plate appearances and .216/.274/.325 in 212 Triple-A plate appearances. He’ll work with the club’s alternate roster in Gwinnett while hoping for another chance at the big league level now that his shoulder is back up to strength.
I mean… glad to keep him I suppose. Especially since we paid to get him right. 1 AB would have made that a complete waste of money.
Adam Duvall part deux
Depressing this team wants to call themselves a WS contender, yet can’t even compete against the Yanks.
How much longer till delusional fans stop believing the organization false narrative and stop settling for failures every season?
not a yanks fan, but not to many teams could compete with the Yanks…
The Yankees are nothing special. The main difference in the Yanks and the Braves is that the Yanks have Cole and the Braves have nothing in the #1 spot. The rest of the rotations on both sides are not good.
Both teams have good bullpens.
Both teams have good offenses.
The main difference is the Braves have nobody other than Fried that you can give the ball too and expect a win. The Yanks are slightly better everywhere else.
The Braves just don’t care to take a step forward no matter how many times they say they will in the off season.
FredMcGriff for the HOF
If Soroka hadn’t went down they’d have 2 solid starting pitchers. It’s not like the Braves got shoutout both games either. Had a few things went different who knows how it might have gone done.
It is the troll formerly known as NOBUMGARDENEREQUALSNO…No one else is this ignorant..
Nothing to see here guys, he just loves to hate on the Braves, be a troll, and get attention..
not a yanks fan, but not to many teams could compete with the Yanks… or a Braves fan.
Your username is the definition of a delusional statement.
Thank you but I already know your opinion…I’ve seen many latch on to Acuna. It is great you believe everything media will tell you. But that is not the topic at hand ).
We don’t believe what the media tells us. We believe what are eyes tell is when he look at Acuna’s productivity. We don’t have to BELIEVE in anything. Your view is more of a leap of faith than any of us.
Ducky Buckin Fent
I get it. Kinda. @acuna,etc. (personally, I think he’s really good…but whatevs)
As a Yankee fan I realize that was *not* the Bravo’s team we’d see in Oct/Nov. A two game sweep is swell.
But I’m not using it as a barometer for the Yankees season.
Nor – do I think – should you.
Well..even though I don’t agree with our Acuna hating friend, it doesn’t mean he is completely wrong. He was right when he said that we have one starter we can hand the ball to and have any kind of confidence. Of course, on HIS part, saying that is a concession because before it was ONLY Soroka that he thought was worth anything. Hmm..how about that. I guess pitching talent DOES need time to mature and develop.
But I digress. I wouldn’t use this short Yankees series as a barometer but it’s certainly not a good sign when you watch your team get dominated by a potential world series match up.
Sadly, I wasn’t all that enthusiastic about Hamels and now I find my self wishing for him like a long, lost lover.
Which was precisely my point in the offseason. Ppl can keep telling me Bumgarner this and Bum that, but the main point was that they needed to go external to even consider themselves a postseason threat.
Soroka is no longer somebody the Braves can rely on. He already suffered his second major injury and he wasn’t exactly killing it this season. I still like Soroka more than anybody in the organization but he is no longer a sure thing himself…hence why i mentioned Fried in the previous post. He is still a #3 at best, but I hope he proves me wrong.
I let the results speak for themselves. Every year the organization stays pat in the rotation and every year they see their pitching prospect fail one by one. Young or not, at some point they need to put their foot down and be aggressive rather than pamper their prospects like they are 3 years old.
Soroka pitched a tot of 13 innings. I guess small sample size doesn’t matter?
Fried is pitching like an ace for 22 innings. Is this where small sample size DOES matter?
What you would have the Braves do is move young talent before they can know they should. Of course young pitchers are going to scuffle through there first year or two. Pitching takes longer to develop than any other position but you’re ready to cast players aside after a few innings or at bats.
No, you DON’T let results speak for themselves or you would recognize Acuna as a real talent. The only issue you can point to are strikeouts but you have nothing to say for his elite TOTAL production. If results mattered you could admit that you were dead wrong about Bumgarner.
I’ve been vocal and blatant that my issue with Acuna is his strikeouts. Have I ever said otherwise? No matter how you view K’s, I consider them a big deal and believe he will never be a star because he clearly has a massive hole in his swing. Why even bring up Acuna anyway? Time will tell but I’m confident with my belief that he will not be a star long term. He will join the list with Heyward and Buxton as failed stars.
As for Bum, I don’t have to admit anything. He will still be better than 4/5ths of the rotation right now. Regardless of what Bum will do the rest of the season, it will not change the fact that this team is average at best – no better than the last 2 years since their rebuild. That is a FACT we can both agree on, no? That was my main point and the results prove it. You can spin it any way you want, but the rotation is bad and will not get any better unless they go external.
Personally, try to trade for Degrom or one of Cleveland’s pitchers.
Not likely so just let the season go by because I can’t shake my head any more reading the laughable requests of bringing in Lance Lynn or Robby Ray.
They need a #1. Fried is not that. Soroka is not that.
FredMcGriff for the HOF
Soroka is a Ace.
There’s a big difference between Acuna, Buxton and Heyward. Acuna has so far, made hard contact 45.4% of the time throughout his young career, and his average exit velocity is 90.7 MPH. In comparrison, Buxton has a career 30.1% hard hit rate, and 88.7 MPH exit velocity. Heyward has a 30.4% hard hit rate and 88.4 MPH exit velocity. He also rarely makes soft contact with a 14% soft contact rate, while both Heyward and Buxton sit at 19.3% and 22.7%. Sure he strikes out a decent rate, but he also has a 10.3% walk rate. Plus he’s not even that much worse than the league average in terms of striking out. He has a career 26.3% K rate, and the legaue average in 2019 was 23%. His walk to strikeout ratio is .39 is middle of the pack.
Comparing Acuna to Buxton or Heyward is like comparring apples to oranges. Acuna makes consistent, hard contact, and rarely just makes soft contact. In terms of contact rates, he’s almost identical to Anthony Rendon since the begining of 2018.
@FredMcGriff for the HOF Agreed.
Was he on the 28 man? Or just the 40?
28, I’d assume, since he picked up that 1 PA.
Making for room for Pache to start Friday nights home opener in center field batting 9th
Crap forgot they are away. Still think it means he’s coming up
FredMcGriff for the HOF
Isn’t Pache injured?
He started summer camp injured but has recovered and has been playing at the alternate training site
he was out of options
Schebler schleps to alternative site.
He should stick to golf! Tied for 4th at the PGA.
Glavine and Smoltz were bad their rookie years, and they turned out OK. Maddux too.
I get your point but have any young guys really given you that kind of hope? Anderson and Davidson need to be in the rotation now to see what they can do so the Braves can get a plan in place for free agency this winter.
They can’t just bring all their talented pitching prospects up at once. There’s a reason they go so pitcher-heavy in drafts, and trades: pitching is expensive on the open market, and extremely volatile, and they are a mid-market team. And they have added a stable veteran from the second tier of free agent pitchers each of the past two off seasons, so it’s not like they’re opposed to sign free agent pitchers. Mega-pitcher deals just aren’t in their business model. I actually like that they heavily invested in their bullpen this year. That will cover a lot of the deficiencies of the starting staff until hopefully a couple of the kids step up. In terms of next offseason: who knows what budgets, or free agent deals, or anything will look like, but I think their priority should be extending Soroka, Fried, and Freeman. Then maybe a Verlander or Greinke trade? Astros seem to lose at least one ace every year. Braves may as well grab one next offseason.
We should pack it in this team is a joke. Zero and I mean zero chance to win anything with 1 starter. Offensively they can’t hit anything that isn’t served on a platter! Love the bullpen, but they can’t pitch 7 inching 4 out of every 5 games like they are doing. Hamels is the worst signing ever. Bunch of passive Freddie freeman followers that are just California cucks. Grow a set and compete. It’s baseball. They are getting out played and out hustled by a scrub half braves rejects marlins squad.!
Seems like since the Soroka injury, this team is ready to pack it in. Without Acuna and Albies they can’t even count on just out scoring everyone. Say what you want about the JD contract and that he’s on the IL now, but they’ve lost their swagger since he left. Riley is lost at the plate, Camargo is just awful, and Ender is even worse. Hopefully they can get Folty back at some point and maybe Hamels, because watching Kyle Wright pitch is like having your fingernails pulled out one by one. I’d rather see Tomlin or even Chacin start. At least they’d challenge hitters instead of pitching petrified on the mound. Such a shame that they can’t get to that bullpen with a chance because the games are over by the 4th or 5th innings.