Jonathan Schoop, Second Base, Baltimore Orioles, #6


Date of Birth: 10/16/1991
Birthplace: Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Current Salary: $3,475,000

Jonathan Schoop, second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, was signed by the Orioles in 2008 as a free agent. He played in their minor league system from 2009 through 2013, finishing with a .268 batting average. In 2011, he won the Brooks Robinson Minor League player of the Year award as the best player in the Orioles' minor league system.

In 2013, Schoop was called up to the Orioles at the end of September, In five games, he batted .286 with 4 hits and 1 home run. He finished the 2014 season with 95 hits, 18 doubles, 16 home runs, 45 RBIs, 122 strikeouts to 13 walks, and a .209 batting average in 137 games. As a second baseman, he made 350 assists, 93 double plays, 214 putouts and 8 errors in 127 games. In postseason play, he batted .190 with 4 hits, 1 double, 2 RBIs, and 2 stolen bases in 21 at-bats in 7 games.

On April 11, 2015, Schoop hit his first career grand slam. Six days later, he was on the DL after suffering an injury during a game. He finished the season with 85 hits, 17 doubles, 15 home runs, 39 RBIs, and a .279 batting average in 86 games. As a second baseman in 84 games, he made 235 assists, 50 double plays, 145 putouts, and 7 errors.

Schoop had a strong, full season with the Orioles in 2016. He batted .267 with 164 hits, 38 doubles, 25 home runs, and 82 RBIs in 162 games. Defensively, as the Orioles' second baseman in 162 games, he made 447 assists, 123 double plays, 277 putouts, and 8 errors. In 4 at-bats in 1 postseason game, he had no hits and one strikeout.

Career batting statistics for Schoop through 2016 include:

  • 390 games played
  • 348 hits
  • 73 doubles
  • 57 home runs
  • 167 RBIs
  • 340 strikeouts to 44 walks
  • .251 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Schoop at second base through 2016 include:

  • 373 games played
  • 1,032 assists
  • 266 double plays
  • 636 putouts
  • 23 errors
  • .986 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Jonathan Schoop
ESPN - Jonathan Schoop