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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Jonathan Schoop, 2011 Bowman Platinum Prospects Green Refractor #BPP63
Though the Orioles are spending this month focused on the present (that is, catching the Rays and/or Athletics or Rangers while keeping the Indians, Yankees, and Royals at bay), they will also be giving fans a glimpse of the future. With the major league roster limit bumped up from 25 to 40, the O's have recalled infielder Jonathan Schoop (once again, that's pronounced 'scope') from AAA Norfolk. The Curacao-born Schoop was limited to 70 games this year with the Tides due to a lower back injury. His batting line was .256/.301/.396 with nine home runs and 34 RBI, which isn't eye-popping by any stretch of the imagination. But it's worth mentioning that he was a 21-year-old getting his first crack at AAA in a home park that favors pitchers. Is there a chance that Jonathan could be in the mix to be Baltimore's starting second baseman in 2014? It's too soon to say, but in the meantime he might as well get a taste of pennant-race baseball.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.