Baltimore Orioles: August 2015 Top Seven Players

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Aug 31, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop (6) doubles during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Schoop – #2

Jonathan Schoop can still be a big free-swinger in the vein of Adam Jones. He is going to strike out more than we’d like to see. But there is no doubt that he has made several steps forward offensively this season, and 2016 could be exciting.

Still with only 211 at-bats at the end of August, Schoop is hitting .291 with 10 home runs in 58 games. That extends over a full season to about 27 homers.

For the month of August, Schoop played in every game and hit .321.  He had eight doubles, three homers and 15 RBIs. Along the way we nightly get to see his incredible arm.

It could be argued that Schoop was indeed the player of the month for the O’s.

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