#REDS ACQUIRE PROSPECTS IN THREE-TEAM DEAL, SEND FRAZIER TO WHITE SOX
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reds Acquire Prospects Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler & Brandon Dixon
From Dodgers As Part Of Three-Team Deal;
Send Todd Frazier To White Sox
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Walt Jocketty today announced the acquisitions of IF Jose Peraza, OF Scott Schebler and IF Brandon Dixon from the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a 3-team deal in which the Chicago White Sox received from the Reds 3B Todd Frazier and the Dodgers received from the Sox CF Trayce Thompson, IF Micah Johnson and RHP Frankie Montas.
Peraza, 21, this year hit .293 with 33 stolen bases in 118 appearances for the Class AAA affiliates of the Braves and Dodgers and in his Major League debut played in 7 games for Los Angeles. In 461 career minor league games, he has hit .302 with an on-base percentage of .342 while stealing 210 bases in 259 attempts (81%). Primarily a middle infielder, last season Peraza made 18 appearances in CF, including 1 game at that position for the Dodgers.
Heading into the upcoming season, Peraza had been rated by Baseball America the fourth-best prospect in the Dodgers’ organization. In 2015, he was rated the top prospect in the Braves’ system and by mid-season was rated the 26th-best prospect in all of baseball before he was traded to Los Angeles in July. Peraza also entered this year rated the fastest baserunner in the Southern League and the Carolina League’s best baserunner and best defensive second baseman.
Originally signed by Atlanta as an international free agent in July 2010, the native of Venezuela on July 30 was traded to the Dodgers with LHP Alex Wood, LHP Luis Avilan, RHP Jim Johnson, RHP Bronson Arroyo and cash as part of 3-team deal in which Dodgers sent 3B Hector Olivera, LHP Paco Rodriguez and RHP Zack Bird to the Braves and RHP Jeff Brigham, RHP Victor Araujo and RHP Kevin Guzman to Florida, while the Marlins sent RHP Mat Latos, 1B Mike Morse and cash to the Dodgers and a 2016 supplemental first-round pick to Atlanta.
Schebler, 25, spent most of last season with the Dodgers’ affiliate in Oklahoma City, his first action at Class AAA, and in 121 appearances produced 13 HR, 50 RBI and 15 stolen bases. He also made his Major League debut with 3 homers and 4 RBI in just 19 games for Los Angeles. Schebler entered the 2015 season rated LA’s eighth-best prospect.
In each of the 2013 and 2014 seasons Schebler was an Milb.com Organizational All-Star and a post-season league All-Star, and in 2014 he was named to the prestigious Arizona Fall League’s All-Prospects team. In 2013, he was the Dodgers’ Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .296 with 27 HR, 96 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 125 games and leading the California League extra-base hits (69) and total bases (277).
Dixon, 23, in 128 appearances last season for Class A Rancho Cucamonga and Class AA Tulsa combined to hit .263 with 19 HR, 68 RBI and 26 stolen bases. He also played for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League, where in 16 appearances he hit .295 with 3 HR and 12 RBI. Dixon was selected by Los Angeles in the third round of the June 2013 first-year player draft.
Frazier, 29, was selected by the Reds in the supplemental first round of the June 2007 first-year player draft and was an All-Star the last 2 seasons. In his 4 seasons with the Reds he hit .257 with 108 HR and 324 RBI.
Thompson, 24, was selected by Chicago in the second round of the June 2009 first-year player draft out of Santa Margarita (CA) High School.
Johnson, 24, was selected by the Sox in the ninth round of the June 2012 first-year player draft out of Indiana University.
Montas, 22, originally was signed by the Boston Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent in December 2009. He was traded to the White Sox on July 31, 2013 in a deal that sent Jake Peavy and Brayan Villarreal to Boston, Jose Iglesias to Detroit and Avisail Garcia, Cleulius Rondon and Jeffery Wendelken to Chicago.