Drew Dosch is the starting third baseman for the Norfolk Tides, and has done a good job in 2017. Dosch started for AA Bowie, but after Chris Johnson’s injury was moved to Norfolk. He has hit .269/.322/.423 with four home runs, 12 doubles, 24 RBIs and 22 runs scored. Dosch was drafted in the seventh round by the Orioles in 2013, and although he isn’t a top prospect, he would be an intriguing addition to the roster.
Sharlon Schoop is another option at AAA Norfolk. Schoop has been on the Orioles’ roster before, but only for one day, and he never played in the game.
Jonathan’s older brother has paid his dues in the minor leagues, playing 886 games across over a decade in the minor leagues. Schoop has never been a high average hitter, He is a career .225 hitter in AAA across 106 games, and a career .238 hitter in AA across 439 games. A player with no power and not a lot of stolen bases either, his game is confined to be a utility infielder. However, his experience and having played 131 games at third base in the minor leagues make him a candidate.
More and more, the Orioles call players who are ready at AA Bowie straight to the minor leagues. Now, since this would be a brief (hopefully) major league stint, and the team doesn’t have any top prospects at AA at third base, I don’t think it is likely they would call someone up from AA Bowie. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t two intriguing options.