Jonathan Schoop to the Milwaukee Brewers
Jonathan Schoop’s season was really coming into its own at the end of July.
He had improved his batting average from right at .200 all the way to .244.
In July, he hit .360/.356/.700 with nine home runs, 19 runs batted in, seven doubles, 14 runs scored in 24 games. Schoop had an excellent month.
Since being traded, Schoop has started nine games for the Brewers. In 41 plate appearances, Schoop is hitting .150/.171/.175 with two runs batted in, one double, five runs scored and 17 strikeouts Schoop is really struggling for Milwaukee.
He likely is pressing, because we had just watched how product he could be.
Defensively, Schoop is primarily playing second base, where he has three errors in 33 chances, for an abysmal .909 fielding percentage.
He also has played three games at shortstop over 15.1 innings and has one error there in 11 chances.
Adding to the misery, the Brewers are 5-7 in August, putting them two games back of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. They are clinging to the first wild card spot at this point.
What may also upset Brewers fans about the trade is that the Jonathan who was traded to the Orioles, Jonathan Villar, is hitting .271/.340/.375 with one home run, two doubles, four runs batted in, four runs scored, and one stolen base with the Birds.
He also only has one error in 53 chances at second base for the Orioles. At shortstop, he does not have any errors in seven chances over one game.
The sample size is small, but this is one trade the Baltimore Orioles are winning, at least right now.