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Jonathan Schoop is a 6’1”, 195 pound infield prospect from the island of Curacao. The 21-year-old was signed by the Orioles in 2008 as an undrafted free-agent and was added to the Orioles 40-man roster in 2012. Currently, Schoop is listed at #50 on Keith Law’s top 100 prospects for 2013 and #80 on the Baseball Prospectus top 100, but fails to appear on Jonathan Mayo’s (MLB) or Baseball America’s lists.
Baseball America contends that Schoop is “an aggressive hitter that has above-average raw power” and has “below-average speed but soft hands to pair with a plus-arm.” Schoop is just 21, so one would imagine he’s still growing into his frame, which could mean more power down the road.
Schoop is a natural shortstop, but when it was clear Manny Machado would be holding down that position on the farm, the Orioles slotted him in at third and second base — making for an intriguing double-play duo. And now, with the left-side of the Orioles’ infield blocked by the aforementioned Machado and J.
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Jonathan Schoop hit a three-run homer to lead the Netherlands to a 6-2 win over Cuba in the second round of the World Baseball Classic on Friday.
Curt Smith homered and Andrelton Simmons added an RBI single to give the Netherlands a 2-0 lead in the second inning while chasing Cuba starter Ismel Jimenez.
Schoop's sixth-inning drive into the left-field stands at Tokyo Dome gave...
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The Baltimore Orioles continue to scout Los Angeles Dodgers
starting pitchers Aaron Harang, Ted Lilly and Chris Capuano, according to Roch
Kubatko of MASN Sports.
#orioles continue to scout Harang, Lilly and Capuano with Dodgers. Any would fit as veteran starter.
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) March 7, 2013
Kubatko notes that any of the Dodgers’ arms would...