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Todd who? Scott Schebler flashes power, leather

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 15:26:41-05
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -  Newcomer Scott Schebler made a lasting impression on manager Bryan Price in his Reds’ spring debut Wednesday.
 
The left fielder hit a home run and made a grand-slam saving catch.
 
Schebler, obtained from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the three-way Todd Frazier trade, is built like a weightlifter, so it’s easy to think of him as just a power guy.
 
The left-handed hitter does have power, but he's athletic, too,  Price pointed out.
 
“It's one of the first things I saw was just the monster power,” Price said. “He's played all three outfield positions and played them well.
 
"He hits a ball, a changeup over the left-center field fence. Usually you think sluggers are pull sluggers, right? Hit homers to the pull field. And he shoots one over to the left-center field wall for a homer and makes a game-saving play in the eighth inning with two outs. That's athleticism. That's more than a one-dimensional, single-tool player.
 
"To see him ... he was everything we'd heard in that scouting report when we made that trade.”