For the week ending July 7, the California League has honored the following players:
For the week, Scott Schebler posted a line of .448/.500/.1.034 and he had three multi-hit games in a row from July 4-6. The struggling Quakes went 3-4 over the seven-game stretch but Schebler’s offense was a high point.
Drafted in the 26th round in 2010, Schebler is in his third full season of pro ball. 2013 has seen the Iowa native regain his power stroke, with 17 HRs in 78 games as of this posting, following just six long balls over 137 games a year ago. Along with the 17 bombs, Schebler has 21 doubles and 10 triples to boost his slugging percentage to a robust .622.
21-year old lefty Edwin Escobar had two solid outings for the week, allowing no earned runs over 13 IP with two walks and 14 K’s. His excellent season continued as his ERA dropped to 2.89 while he has piled up 92 K’s against just 17 walks over 74 2/3 IP.
Baseball America had Escobar ranked as the Giants’ #14 prospect heading into 2013. Signed out of Venezuela in 2008, BA notes that his velocity jumped up from 88 mph to 92-93 mph last season in loA ball. The results are good in 2013 as Escobar’s K/9 is at 11.15, his highest in four years of minor league ball.