Schebler is hitting .215/.311/.241 at Triple-A Louisville and has yet to homer in 90 plate appearances since his demotion.
While Schebler nominally has lowered his strikeout rate, from 28.4% in the majors to 24.4% in the minors, his power has disappeared. His Triple-A ISO is a minuscule .026. If an injury occurs at the big-league level, it's most likely going to be Phillip Ervin getting the call over Schebler, if Ervin's not already up with the big club.
Schebler was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.
With Nick Senzel now up as the everyday center fielder, the Reds opted to give Schebler everyday at-bats in the minors rather than keep him around as a fourth outfielder. He clearly needs to figure something out, as he's hitting .123/.253/.222 through 30 games. Cody Reed was recalled in a corresponding move.
Schebler is out of the lineup for the second straight game Wednesday against the Mets.
Schebler's loss of playing time is hardly a surprise, as he's hitting .135 on the season and has just two hits in his last 14 games. He could be about to lose his starting spot entirely, as Nick Senzel's promotion is reportedly imminent. For Wednesday's game, Jesse Winker slides over to center field, with Derek Dietrich entering the lineup in left.
Schebler is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.
Manager David Bell will go with an outfield consisting of Jesse Winker, Phillip Ervin and Yasiel Puig from left to right against lefty Jason Vargas. Schebler's days as a regular in this lineup are numbered; he's 2-for-34 over his last 14 games and batting .135/.273/.243 for the season. Jon Heyman of MLB Network suggests the Reds could call up top prospect Nick Senzel to take over in center field as soon as Friday.
Schebler dropped to seventh in the order for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Schebler has continued to struggle at the plate, hitting just .132/.263/.235 in 80 plate appearances so far. Tucker Barnhart is batting fifth with Schebler moving down.
Schebler is not starting Wednesday against the Braves.
Schebler has just a single hit in his last eight contests. Phillip Ervin starts in center field Wednesday.
Schebler is not in the lineup for Sunday's game in San Diego, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Schebler finds himself on the bench for the fourth time in six games. He's hitting just .170/.267/.302 on the year. Jesse Winker will slide over to center field, with Matt Kemp starting in left.
Schebler is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres.
Schebler finds himself on the bench for the third time in the last four games as he is 1-for-16 over his last seven contests. Matt Kemp, Jesse Winker and Yasiel Puig will cover the outfield from left to right for the Reds on Friday.
Schebler is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Schebler will sit for a second straight day as the Reds once again deploy an outfield consisting of Matt Kemp, Jesse Winker and Yasiel Puig (from left to right). There has been no word of any injury to this point; the Reds may simply be giving the 28-year-old an extended breather in an effort to get him going at the plate (.174/.255/.326 through 15 games).
Schebler is not in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Dodgers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Schebler is in line for a day off after failing to record a hit over his last two games (0-for-6). Jesse Winker draws the nod in center field and Matt Kemp will start in left with Schebler on the bench.
Schebler is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Marlins.
Schebler will check out of the starting nine to accommodate Yasiel Puig's return from a two-game suspension. The Reds' crowded outfield may result in Schebler sitting out once or twice a week, but he still has a clear path to a near-everyday role for now by virtue of being the best defensive center fielder on the active roster. The eventual promotion of top prospect Nick Senzel (ankle) from Triple-A Louisville hinders Schebler's season-long outlook, however.
Schebler went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBI in a 14-0 victory against the Marlins on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old went hitless in his first five games of the season, but he is 5-for-9 (.555) in the last two contests. He also hit a home run in each of those games. Schebler is still only hitting .212, but with two homers, four RBI and three runs in 33 at-bats over 10 games.
Schebler went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 7-5 loss to the Pirates on Sunday.
This was a much-needed performance for Schebler. He came into the afternoon hitting below .100 with only one RBI and one run scored. Schebler is still hitting just .138, but maybe he can build off his two-hit game. He also has two extra-base hits, two RBI and two runs in nine games this season.
Schebler is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates.
Schebler returns to the bench Friday after collecting his first hit of the season in Thursday's loss to the Pirates, when he went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. Jesse Winker grabs the start in center field as the Cincinnati outfield continues to struggle offensively.
Schebler is off to a slow start for the Reds, going 0-for-14 with two walks heading into Wednesday's game. According to Reds media statistician Joel Luckhaput, he has whiffed on 16 of his 30 swings and has an exit velocity of 73 mph when he has made contact.
As a point of reference, Schebler's exit velocity last season was 90.2 mph. His bat has been awfully slow so far, but he'll get a chance to work out of it with Nick Senzel out with an ankle injury.
Schebler will start in center field and bat leadoff Sunday against the Pirates.
Schebler will bat atop the Reds order in place of Jesse Winker. He batted fifth on Opening Day and is likely to bat in the heart of the Reds' lineup for the majority of his appearances.
Schebler will start in center field and handle leadoff duties in Saturday's game against the Pirates, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
With Jesse Winker getting a breather Saturday, Schebler will move atop the order after hitting fifth in the season opener Thursday. Since Winker is still expected to fill something close to an everyday role this season, Schebler will most likely occupy a spot in the heart of the lineup on most occasions. The leadoff assignment for Saturday's game thus has more implications in DFS than it does for season-long fantasy leagues.
With Nick Senzel sent down to Triple-A to begin the season, Schebler will be the Reds' starting center fielder, with Jesse Winker backing him up there until Senzel is called back up, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. He had a torrid spring, hitting .364/.533/.636 in 45 plate appearances.
Senzel is still playing center field in Triple-A when he's down, fueling speculation that this could be a two-to-three week demotion. The Reds gave no assurances in that regard, however.
Schebler homered in the first inning of Monday's spring training game against the Rockies' Kyle Freeland. He entered the game hitting hitting .412/.621/.647 this spring.
To the extent that spring training stats matter for job battles, Schebler has done well to state his case. He's still battling Nick Senzel for the starting center field job, and he could still earn playing time otherwise in left field should Senzel start the year with the big club. That would mean that Jesse Winker sits, however, and manager David Bell said earlier that he wants Winker to get 450-plus at-bats.
Schebler will be among those competing for the Reds' starting center field job, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "I'm interested to see him in center. Everyone I've talked to that has seen him, people are confident that he can do it," manager David Bell said. "I am, too, but it'll be a good opportunity to see him out there. I'm convinced he can be really good in left and right."
An earlier report from John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer suggested that rookie Nick Senzel could be the leading candidate for the gig, but Schebler will certainly get a chance as well. It's also possible that Schebler will split time time in center and in a corner spot, with Yasiel Puig and Jesse Winker playing regularly.
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