Latest Update Jonathan Schoop hits 12th home run Mon Aug, 18, 05:47 AM
Owns good power for a middle infielder, plus a lot of positional versatility. Also boasts a very good throwing arm and soft hands, no matter where he plays.
Flaws: : Strikes out a bit too much, partly due to the fact he has a bit of a long swing. Also, he's not much of a stolen-base threat. Must find his positional niche.
While there's nothing really impressive about most of Schoop's numbers, his 12 home runs have been a nice surprise. He's got a lot to learn about plate discipline if he wants to continue to stay as the Orioles' regular second baseman in the future, but remember that he's just 22-years-old and has plenty of added development coming if he continues to work at it.Analyst: Howard Bender
Schoop joined the home run party on Monday night, as he connected on his 10th home run of the season over 329 at-bats. Although he has flashed some power upside in 2014, Schoop is slashing just .216/.254/.340 through 329 at-bats making him viable in Al-only leagues at best moving forward. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Schoop snapped an 0-for-9 streak that dated back to July 27. With a healthy Manny Machado long since returned to the Orioles lineup the RHH Schoop has fallen into a platoon at second with LHH Ryan Flaherty. Ironically though, Tuesday's home run, his ninth of the season all coming on the road, was the first he had hit off a left-handed pitcher this year. Analyst: Michael Pichan
It's been three games since his last hit which just happened to be his last home run. Schoop has struggled at the plate this year, batting just .220, but there seem to be correctable aspects of his plate discipline that could improve with added experience. For now though, he's a rookie with a low average, who can't draw a walk and has middling power in the middle infield. Not exactly the recipe of a winner for fantasy championship purposes right now, but he's got promise in the future. Analyst: Howard Bender