Scott Anthony Schebler
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 225 lb.
- School Des Moines Area Community College
- High School Prairie High School
- Debut June 5, 2015
Outfielder Scott Schebler has played in the majors for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds. In 2017, he hit 30 home runs and was also in the top ten in the league for hit-by-pitch. In 2019, struggling with the bat, he was sent down to the minors.
He began playing in the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league system in 2010.
Schebler was a five-sport athlete in high school (baseball, football, basketball, soccer and track). He set school records in the long jump, 55-meter and 800-meter relay. As a freshman at junior college, he hit .446 with 81 runs, 20 homers and 82 RBI. He was Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He hit .294 with 10 home runs and 43 RBI in 58 games for the Green Bay Bullfrogs in the Northwoods League that year as well. He was taken by the Dodgers in the 26th round of 2010 amateur draft and was signed by scout Scott Little. He had planned on transferring to Wichita State University before being drafted and signed.
In his first professional season, he hit .294/.333/.529 in 5 games for the AZL Dodgers. In 2011, he batted .285/.324/.529 with 13 home runs and 58 RBI in 70 games for the Ogden Raptors. He tied O'Koyea Dickson and C.J. Cron for 6th in the Pioneer League in homers, was 4th in RBI, was 3rd in total bases (156, behind Taylor Lindsey and Eric Groff) and tied Rosell Herrera for third in triples (8). On the other hand, he had 13 walks and 97 strikeouts, leading the loop in whiffs by six over Yadiel Rivera. He failed to crack the league All-Star team as the outfielders picked were Joc Pederson, David Kandilas and Ryan Jones.
In 2012, he hit .260/.312/.388 with 6 home runs, 67 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 28 tries in 137 games for the Great Lakes Loons. He tied for 8th in the Midwest League with 8 triples and tied for 9th with 32 doubles. Among Dodger farmhands, he tied for 4th in triples and tied for 5th in doubles. One positive was that he struck out only two more times than in 2011 despite significantly more playing time.
In 2013, he hit .296/.360/.581 with 29 doubles, 13 triples, 27 home runs, 91 RBI, 95 runs scored and 16 stolen bases (in 21 tries) in 125 games for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He was on the California League leaderboard in numerous departments: runs (4th, between Delino DeShields Jr. and Mac Williamson), home runs (2nd, one behind Zach Borenstein), triples (tied for 3rd with Jace Peterson), extra-base hits (1st), RBI (7th), total bases (277, 1st by 10 over Alex Yarbrough and Michael Snyder), strikeouts (140, 9th), slugging (2nd, 50 points behind Borenstein) and OPS (3rd behind Borenstein and Matt Duffy). Among Dodger minor leaguers, he led in runs (11 over Nick Buss), tied for 4th in doubles (with Buss and Jeremy Rathjen), was second in triples (3 behind Darnell Sweeney), led in home runs (5 over Joc Pederson), led in total bases (26 over Sweeney) and was second to Buss in RBI. He was named to the California League All-Star team following the season, joining Andrew Aplin and Travis Jankowski. He was named the Dodgers' Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year.
He began 2014 with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts.
Schebler played 19 games for the Dodgers in 2015, hitting .250 with 3 homers and 4 RBIs. On December 16th that year, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds along with Jose Peraza and Brandon Dixon in return for 3B Todd Frazier.
Playing for the Reds on September 7, 2018, he hit a grand slam off Rowan Wick of the San Diego Padres in a 12-6 win. What was significant was that it was the 10th slam hit by a Reds player that season, setting a new team record.
Sources include 2014 Dodgers Media Guide
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2017)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2017)