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Could Schoop be the O's 3B of the future?

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Both Wilkerson and Valera have more experience at 2B.  Both are switch hitters. Both will have options next year.

Maybe they extend Schoop and move him to 3B.

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I keep asking this.  He hasn't had much time there to know but I think he'd do well.  I wonder if some others, eg Mountcastle, might do better at 2B.

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Just now, Ripken said:

I keep asking this.  He hasn't had much time there to know but I think he'd do well.  I wonder if some others, eg Mountcastle, might do better at 2B.

I think Mountcastle is the O's DH after Trumbo is traded in July next year.

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It would make sense if he wasn't a year away from free agency and team wasn't in rebuild mode. But since he is and they are, Schoop should be dealt. Either at the deadline or this winter.

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8 minutes ago, wildcard said:

Both Wilkerson and Valera have more experience at 2B.  Both are switch hitters. Both will have options next year.

Maybe they extend Schoop and move him to 3B.

They are not extending anyone. This is tear down. Save money. Punt. Play defense. 

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2 minutes ago, weams said:

They are not extending anyone. This is tear down. Save money. Punt. Play defense. 

I hear that from you but not the O's.

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“Without getting into names, when the team decides to rebuild, part of the process is to project who you have on your current roster and in the minor leagues and look at the contributions they can add to your roster a couple years down the road,”

Now you've heard it from the Os.

 

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5 minutes ago, JohnD said:

Does anyone remember how much he struggled at third when he was younger and more athletic?

Vaguely. Struggled with the glove? Cuz his arm should be fine.

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40 minutes ago, weams said:

Now you've heard it from the Os.

 

What?  Schoop is 26.  He will be in his prime in 2 or 3 years.   That statement  actually says the O's will extend him.

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Yes he would be a fine 3B for years to come.  Strong arm, offensively hes going to keep progressing.  I think hes a better fielder than most give him credit for and range is much less of an issue at 3B than 2B.  

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