- Full name Brian S Schales
- Born 02/13/1996 in Huntington Beach, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 170 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Edison
Drafted in the 4th round (107th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2014 (signed for $490,000).
View Draft ReportSchales was the league player of the year in his conference and a Long Beach State commitment with a simple, repeatable swing and solid bat speed. Announced as a shortstop, he projects as a third baseman with a solid-average arm and solid-average hitting tools. Some scouts project above-average power if he can improve his plate approach. He has good hands and solid infield actions and should stay in the infield. He's listed at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds but has room to grow and get stronger.
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Schales was set to play at Long Beach State before the Marlins enticed him into pro ball with a $490,000 signing bonus as a fourth-round pick, and he may be the most accomplished of the young hitters Miami took in the 2014 draft. He has a smooth, functional swing in place and shows advanced ability to recognize pitches. He projects to have slightly above-average power and slightly below-average speed. The Marlins sent him to instructional league to work him at shortstop to get a feel for him there, though he played mostly third base after signing. Schales likely will stay at the hot corner moving forward based on his bat and an organizational logjam at shortstop. A good spring should earn him a spot at low Class A Greensboro, a step behind fellow 2014 draft pick Brian Anderson on the organizational ladder.