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Long term, do you think Schoop will hit?


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I think this is an important question for the Orioles' future. I have to confess that I'm growing impatient for Schoop to pick it up with the bat. Is this just growing pains for a guy who was rushed to the majors a bit, or is he just going to be unable to consistently hit major league pitching?

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I think this is an important question for the Orioles' future. I have to confess that I'm growing impatient for Schoop to pick it up with the bat. Is this just growing pains for a guy who was rushed to the majors a bit, or is he just going to be unable to consistently hit major league pitching?

At 22, given his multiple moves up the ladder and with only 84 games at the ML level, I believe he will be much better over the next year with regular play. I could see a .250 to .270 guy with 15-25 HRs. But I wouldn't bet the ranch on it.

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I also think he will hit, at the least for power. If leaned plate discipline he could be really good.

Ideally he would have his and at least next year in the minors, but that's not what the team needs, so here we are.

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I think he will hit but he needs to work on things to improve. Hard to work on stuff at the ML level when you are just doing anything you can to keep your head above water.

Much easier to work on stuff in the minors when you don't have access to the best personnel and technology to help you. :rolleyes:

Yes he will hit. Not for a huge average or OBP but with enough power and defense to hold down a job for a number of years.

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I'm not sure his OBP will ever be that good, but I think he will hit homers. 15 to 25 a year. Which is great, provided he doesn't outgrow second. He's just so big now, and I haven't really heard of an athlete that stopped filling out at 22 years old. If he does eventually outgrow second, I'm not sure his bat is going to play at third.

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Well, you know Dan. If Schoop doesn't hit Dan will find some competition for him. I don't think the guys Dan's brought in so far reach the level to be competition. DeJesus and Weeks make too many errors. Phelps, Lombo, and Adams aren't hitting.

But I have confidence that Schoop will hit or Dan will find someone else.

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If Schoop can get ever his OBP above .300 that would be a huge success. His bat is really quick, so I guess he just needs to learn to hit the off-speed stuff. Schoops HR last night was on a bad changeup/curve was it not?

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I think this is an important question for the Orioles' future. I have to confess that I'm growing impatient for Schoop to pick it up with the bat. Is this just growing pains for a guy who was rushed to the majors a bit, or is he just going to be unable to consistently hit major league pitching?

Hope it is just growing pains.

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Puzzled to not see Flaherty mentioned at all in this thread. Isn't he, in fact, the player that is already providing pretty intense competition? SSS, but 8 for his last 21 ABs with 2 homers and a double, plus 2 BBs. Good D too.

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