Baltimore Orioles: Top 7 Players in the Month of July

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Jul 10, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles second baseman

Jonathan Schoop

(6) celebrates after hitting a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Baltimore Orioles defeated Washington Nationals 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

#6 — Jonathan Schoop

Schoop returned to the Orioles from his knee injury on July 5th and played in a total of 20 July games, starting 16 of them.

For the month of July, Schoop batted .254 – hardly a big number. But he had four home runs in that time and some critical hits, including a game-winning, walk-off homer against Tanner Roark of the Nationals.

But Schoop saves runs with defense. Nobody turns a double play better. And on Saturday night against the Tigers in a game that was a one-run O’s victory, Schoop teamed up with Adam Jones to nail a runner at the plate late in the contest.

Schoop is still getting into the groove of this season and of his career, and when the big kid pushes past these learning curves … look out!

Next: Steady all the time…