Jordan Tuwiner wrote:The Orioles have been aggressive in promoting Schoop, but he can handle it. He's a hard worker, takes instruction well, and wants to succeed -- very similar to Manny Machado. If there is any player in the org. who can handle these tough promotions, it's Schoop. I have no problem with him at AAA and would rather he be challenged there than be in AA again. Give him time and I promise he will begin to produce.
You have to see him live to truly understand what kind of bat this guy has. His batting practice is a show and scouts say he has some of the best bat speed in the minors. He needs to work on the off-speed stuff and the pitchers in AAA give him more to learn from in that area.
In terms of fielding, Schoop has all of the tools. I think he will be slightly above-average at 2B or average at 3B. He has a strong arm and great instincts.
Seafordeagles wrote:I don't know why Yamaico hasn't been given a chance.
A_K wrote:I'm a bit surprised his power isn't translating better
birdwatcher55 wrote:I just don't know how much longer we can keep him down on the farm
At this point I wouldn't bet against anything this kid might do.
It's not just unrealistic, but also unfair, to saddle a 20 year old player with a baseline expectation of what translates to one of the best seasons in the history of the sport.