by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Orioles shortstop prospect Jonathan Schoop was placed on the seven-day disabled list for Triple-A Norfolk Thursday because of a lower back strain, according to The Baltimore Sun. Schoop, who is considered the Orioles' fourth-best prospect by MLB.com, is batting .268 with three home runs, six doubles and 18 RBI in 34 games for Norfolk.
Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop has minor injury
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Orioles No. 3 prospect (according to Baseball America)Jonathan Schoop has been out the last few days for Triple-A Norfolk due to a lower back strain, MASNSports.com reports Wednesday.
Orioles vice president Dan Duquette announced the injury and said the infielder "is resting a few days."
The top position prospect in the organization last played on Sunday and had three hits, including a home run and three RBI. He is 5 for 9 over his last two games to raise his average to .268 with six doubles, three homers and 18 RBI.
Jonathan Schoop waking up at Triple-A
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Orioles infield prospect Jonathan Schoop would be an intriguing option for Baltimore to come up to man second base with Brian Roberts injured and Ryan Flaherty and Alexi Casilla struggling with the bat.
Schoop, who entered the season as the top-rated position prospect in the organization, struggled mightily to begin the season at Triple-A Norfolk.
After hitting just .222 in April, however, Schoop's bat is beginning to wake up. The 21-year-old has gone 7 for 17 (.412) over his last four games with two homers and four RBI. He's batting .348 in May thus far over 11 games with eight RBI while cutting back on his strikeouts.
Jonathan Schoop among O's cuts
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) The Orioles cut two infielders on Saturday, as Jonathan Schoop and Yamaico Navarro were sent out of camp, reports MLB.com.
Schoop, a star for Team Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, saw limited at-bats for the Orioles in the Grapefruit League but went 4 for 6 with a home run and four RBI. He will likely begin the season at Triple-A Norfolk and is considered the No. 3 prospect in the organization by Baseball America.
Navarro, 25, hit .276 this spring over 29 at-bats with four RBI. He never really had a chance to make the opening day roster.
O's prospect Jonathan Schoop back from WBC
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013) Orioles infield prospect Jonathan Schoop is coming off an excellent World Baseball Classic for Team Netherlands as he rejoins major league spring training. The 21-year-old should get a few more looks in big league camp before manager Buck Showalter options him to the minors, the Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday.
Schoop, who tied for the Netherlands team lead with two homers and six RBI over eight WBC games, played second and third base in the Classic. He should play second for the Orioles and could eventually be part of a dream tandem in the middle infield with Manny Machado. Showalter expects Schoop to play shortstop for Triple-A Norfolk, however.
"I think he’s going to play shortstop, but I think he’ll play all over," Showalter said. "You can project him at any of three infield positions. [Director of Player Development] Brian [Graham] thinks he can turn a double play as good as anyone we’ve got. He’s got plenty of arms strength to play third base. … I think his bat is going to play up. He’s still a growing boy."
Schoop top O's position prospect
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/5/2013) Now that Manny Machado figures to be an everyday fixture for the Orioles at third base in 2013, Baltimore's top position prospect in the minors becomes infielder Jonathan Schoop, reports MLB.com. Schoop is rated the No. 4 overall prospect for Baltimore behind a crop of pitches, according to MLB.com. He's also ranked No. 50 by ESPN's Keith Law on his list of top 100 prospects in the majors.