One year ago Jonathan Schoop was an unknown SS prospect playing in the GCL and now he’s the #2 prospect in the system playing in the Carolina League.
Here’s a look at prospects who have improved upon their pre-season status, and some who have seen their stock fall in 2011.
After selecting a fire-balling high school pitcher with his first round selection, Joe Jordan shifted the focus to college arms, with a few bats mixed in. Here are some quick rundowns on some of the notable selections.
Jonathan Schoop went 2 for 5 with a run, 2 doubles, and an RBI in a 6-4 Frederick Keys win.
Joe Jordan has shown a tendency to prefer specific types of players, mainly ground ball pitchers and athletic position players. What did he and his staff do this year?
Ruettiger is another Joe Jordan pick that goes along the lines of Trent Mummey, Kyle Hudson, and Matt Angle: a top of the order college center fielder.