Four Lookouts Headed To Arizona Fall League

Sweeney, Seager, Schebler, Thomas

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Corey Seager, Scott Schebler, and Darnell Sweeney are headed to the AFL.
Corey Seager, Scott Schebler, and Darnell Sweeney are headed to the AFL.
- photo by Tim Evearitt
Four of the current Chattanooga Lookouts are heading to the Arizona Fall League. Infielder Corey Seager is one of four Dodgers prospects named Tuesday to the Glendale Desert Dogs' roster for the upcoming AFL.

Seager, infielder Darnell Sweeney, outfielder Scott Schebler and left-handed reliever Michael Thomas are on the initial roster of the Desert Dogs. Three more Dodgers could be added.

Seager, 20, is ranked the top Dodgers' prospect and the 16th best prospect overall by MLB.com. The first-round pick in 2012 has a combined 19 homers and 91 RBIs this year splitting time between Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga.

Schebler, 23, was a 26th-round pick in 2010 from Des Moines Community College who hit 27 home runs last year at Rancho Cucamonga and this year is hitting .283 with 27 homers and 72 RBIs at Chattanooga. Currently Schebler is the No. 9 top Dodgers' prospect

Sweeney, 23, was a 13th-round pick in 2012 from the University of Central Florida who drove in 77 runs last year at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and this year is hitting .285 with 14 homers and 55 RBIs at Double-A Chattanooga.

Thomas, 25, was a 35th-round pick in 2011 out of Rider University who is 4-3 with a 2.79 ERA in 46 relief appearances this year at Double-A Chattanooga.

The Desert Dogs, who play home games at Camelback Ranch-Glendale, will also include players from the Brewers, Orioles, Tigers and White Sox.

---- Source: MLB.com

Shortstop Corey Seager is one of three brothers in professional baseball. Brother Kyle is an infielder with the Seattle Mariners.
Shortstop Corey Seager is one of three brothers in professional baseball. Brother Kyle is an infielder with the Seattle Mariners.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

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