rauserka wrote:Does anyone think the O's should bring him up for some major league experience at 2B?
osforlife wrote:No. I don't think I'm being very far off here if I say that Jonathan Schoop wouldn't be a successful player at the majors right now. I think there is a chance that the current second base group is equally bad as he would be. Right now, he's a dead red fastball hitter, who hasn't been made accustomed to a position yet. Just because a prospect has talent, doesn't mean you move him up. He's a raw 21 years old, playing at an affiliate he shouldn't be playing at, doesn't play GREAT defense, has little speed, and is hitting a whopping .248 .325 .333 at AAA, on top of a whopping .245 .324 .386 at AA last year. No question, he is one of the most talented prospects in our system, and one of the best fastball hitters in minor league baseball. But, give him some time. At the earliest he should be called up should be at the beginning of 2014. At this point, the only reason he would get called up, is because the second basemen on the Orioles suck, not because he earned it. Jonathan Schoop should be in Bowie, not Baltimore.
osforlife wrote:Jonathan Schoop should be in Bowie, not Baltimore.
osforlife wrote:I fail to see why the organization is so eager to move up a 21 year with little speed, and a .245 .324 .386 merit a promotion to AAA. The only fielding statistic available in the minors is fielding percentage, and that is a very questionable stat, especially in the minors. Machado had a .954 fielding percentage at AA, but played gold glove defense in the majors. So, I don't really pay much attention to fielding in the minors. Whether or not his defense was more than ready to be moved up, Schoop barely kept him head above water in AA. Why move him to AAA then without knowing if he can succeed at AA? I just don't get minor league promotions/demotions sometimes.
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