An offseason of low-risk deals continue as the Angels have signed southpaw slugger Scott Schebler to a minor-league contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Per USAToday, he will make $900K should he make the Majors in 2021 for the Angels.
A sheer depth move, Schebler played just one game in 2020 as an Atlanta Brave that consisted of just one plate appearance. This is after a 2019 where he posted a .475 OPS playing in The Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, a usual hitters paradise.
Schebler does have a strong power track record preceding that, however, as in 2017 he hit 30 homeruns despite a .233 BA, .307 on base clip and .791 OPS.
The Angels don’t expect him to contribute to their Major League roster in a meaningful way due to Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Jo Adell, yet if somebody were to get hurt, Schebler’s name would be expected to be called upon due to their lack of a strong farmsystem.