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Brian Scott Schales is a 6’1″, 170 lb. third baseman from Huntington Beach, CA. Born on February 13th, 1996, the right-handed hitter was a fourth round choice of the Miami Marlins in the 2014 draft.
Schales, a third baseman, was taken with the 107th overall selection. The only other notable choice at that spot was Clyde Wright (1965, California Angels, 13.2 brWAR). Matt Treanor, who played for the Florida Marlins from 2006 through 2010 was also selected at the position.
Schales was the player of the year in his high school conference, and a Long Beach State commit who was drafted as a shortstop initially. He can boast a solid-average arm and hitting tools, with possible above-average power. H/T to baseballamerica.com (subscription required).
After his selection, Schales appeared in 49 games for the GCL Marlins, and slashed .243/.318/.306. Not great, but at any rate good enough for a promotion to the Greensboro Grasshoppers in 2015. He played in 122 games for Greensboro that year, hitting .260/.330/.348.
In 2016, Schales was promoted to the high-A Jupiter Hammerheads, and hit .194/.284/.224 in 109 contests. He repeated the grade in 2017, improving his stat line to .251/.329/.351 with six homers and 42 RBI.
This season with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Schales is slashing .257/.365/.407 with eight homers and 36 RBI in 96 contests thus far. In yesterday’s doubleheader against the Mobile BayBears, he hit a two run homer and drew two walks in the first game, scoring twice, then collected a pair of sacrifice hits and drew another walk with two RBI in the second.
Schales has progressed to the point where he should probably get a spring training invitation for this coming February. If the Miami Marlins continue to retain him, he’ll start next season either back with the Shrimp or with the New Orleans Baby Cakes.
Other top performances from the Miami Marlins minor league system on Sunday:
Dugger, who we covered earlier this season, earned the highest overall FanDuel Fantasy Points on Sunday throughout Miami’s minor leagues. He pitched a seven-inning complete game shutout of the BayBears in the second game of their twin bill. Dugger, Miami’s 24th overall prospect, struck out four and surrendered a walk and three singles for a 78 GameScore.
In Greensboro’s 6-5 win over the Rome Braves yesterday, Jones led off and fell a triple short of the cycle. He was three-for-five for the game with two stolen bases. Jones is Miami’s #20 prospect.
In the DSL Marlins 9-2 win over the DSL Rays1 yesterday, De Paula relieved starter Zaquiel Puentes and pitched the second through the sixth inning. He whiffed six and allowed three singles with one walk, keeping the baby Rays off the board.
Miller, Miami’s #11 prospect, went three-for-six in the Shrimp doubleheader, with three walks, two runs, and two stolen bases.
For DSL, Pineda turned in a three-for-three day with a double, two runs, two RBI, and a stolen base.
Harrison, Miami’s top overall prospect, went three-for-nine for the Jumbo Shrimp, with a double, two runs, two RBI, and a stolen base.
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Diaz went four-for-six in Jacksonville’s doubleheader with a walk, two runs, a stolen base, and an RBI.
Twine also collected four hits for the Shrimp, with three RBI and a stolen base. Since joining Jacksonville he’s slashed .452/.467/.571 in 11 games.
Guenther earned a quality start for the Hoppers, earning no decision against Rome. He allowed three earned runs in six innings, striking out five and allowing no walks with six singles and four doubles.
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