Reds promote Scott Schebler

Following the Jay Bruce trade on Monday, the Reds needed another outfielder.

That man is Scott Schebler.

Schebler has been on fire in Louisville for about two months. For the season, he has hit .311 with a .934 OPS.

In June, Schebler hit .349 with a 1.048 OPS, while in July he carried that over and hit .359 with a 1.125 OPS.

This also included hitting for the cycle on July 26 with Louisville.

With the Reds, Schebler hit .188 with five doubles, a triple, and a home run in 64 at bats this season. However, he was optioned on May 8.

Schebler was acquired as part of the Todd Frazier trade prior to the 2016 season with Jose Peraza and Brandon Dixon from the Dodgers. He was selected in the 26th round by the Dodgers in 2010 out of high school.

Raising exactly a level each season, Schebler reached Triple-A in 2015 and made his big league debut that season as well. In 36 Major League at bats with the Dodgers, Schebler picked up nine hits, including three home runs.

Schebler also has shown power over the year, as he hit 27 and 28 home runs in back-to-back seasons in High-A and Double-A in 2013 and ’14. While he hit 13 homers in 2015 in Triple-A, his power has not quite translated to the level just yet.

He did rebound and hit 13 home runs in over 160 less at bats this season in Triple-A.

With the trade, it appears that Schebler will get the first shot at the vacant outfield position and is in the line up for the Reds on Tuesday night.

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