Monday, March 11, 2013

Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week: 2012 Topps Pro Debut #211 Jonathan Schoop

It's Minor League Monday!!! Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2012 Topps Pro Debut #211.
  • Player Name, position, team: Jonathan Schoop, second baseman/shortstop, Delmarva Shorebirds.
  • Level-League, Team Affiliation: A-South Atlantic League, Baltimore Orioles.
  • Minor League Stats (stats with team depicted only): 51 G, 212 AB, 45 R, 67 H, 12 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR, 34 RBI, 6 SB, 20 BB, 32 SO, .514 SLG, .890 OPS, .316 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Signed with the Orioles in August, 2008. Bats: right. Throws: right.
  • Major League Debut: n/a.
  • Baseball America Organizational Ranking After Season with Team: Baltimore Orioles #3 prospect after the 2011 season.
  • Blurb on the back: "Schoop was the recipient of the 2011 Brooks Robinson Award as the Orioles' Minor League Player of the Year. Showing pop at both stops, he hit .316 for Delmarva, then .271 for Frederick (not including his .314 showing in the Carolina League playoffs)."
  • Official Topps Rookie Card: n/a.
  • Commentary: Is it just me, or are all of the Orioles' minor league affiliates based in the great state of Maryland. Starting with the Aberdeen Ironbirds (Aberdeen, MD) of the NY-Penn League (that would be New York-Pennsylvania, the city is not in either state), then you have the Delmarva Shorebirds (Salisbury, MD) of the South Atlantic League, the Frederick Keys (Frederick, MD) of the Carolina League (Maryland is not in the Carolinas), and the Bowie Baysox (Bowie, MD) of the AA-Eastern League. Okay, so the Norfolk Tides, the O's AAA team, plays in Virginia, but still, it looks like an Orioles prospect plays through the state before making it to Baltimore. Slowly but surely, Jonathan Jesus Schoop has been climbing the ranks of the Orioles' minor league system and tearing it up everywhere he's played (which is practically all over Maryland). He spent his 2012 season with the Baysox, hitting .245, along with 14 home runs, 56 rbi's, 5 stolen bases, and an OPS of .710. He will most likely start the 2013 campaign back in Bowie or with the AAA team in Norfolk, and may end up playing for the big club by the end of the season. Jonathan's older brother, Sharlon, played in the Giants' organization for 7 seasons and in 2012, signed with the Royals as a minor league free agent. ranks Jonathan Schoop as the team's #4 prospect heading into the 2013 season.
Next week's featured card will be: 2010 Topps Pro Debut #37. Post will arrive at 9:00 AM CST. Hope you enjoyed this week's installment of Minor League Monday.


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Ryan H said...

It's appropriate that this card showed up since he did so well in the WBC over the last week.