September 4, 2013
Baltimore Orioles call up Jonathan Schoop
The Baltimore Orioles called up 2008 World Series alumnus Jonathan Schoop on Tuesday.
Schoop, a third baseman ranked as Baltimore’s fourth top prospect by mlb.com, played for Pabao L.L., Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles in the 2008 series. Pabao finished runner-up in the series, losing the championship game to North Cumberland L.L., Upper Deerfield, N.J., 10-8.
In the series, Schoop was primarily a shortstop, playing alongside third baseman Jurickson Profar. Profar made his Major League Baseball debut for the Texas Rangers last September.
Schoop hit .375 (6-for-16) in the 2008 World Series, with four runs batted in and five runs scored.
This year, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound righthander has split his minor league time between the Gulf Coast League, New York-Penn League, and International League, batting .278 in 81 games, with 14 doubles, 14 home runs, and 52 RBIs. He slugged .460 to go along with an on-base percentage of .330, for an on-base percentage+slugging percentage of .790.