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Schoop's power hasn't been in question, but this year his approach seems to be making that power way more effective. His three home runs have stolen the show, but he's batting .286 though the first nine games of the season and is slugging at almost double his 2014 clip. Everyone assumed a Manny Machado leap this year, but one from Schoop changes the complexion of this lineup for years to come.
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Dan Connolly noted, it's way too early to truly assess the Orioles, but the bullpen would probably be a top concern if you had to identify one now. With a run allowed in every game and a 5.23 bullpen ERA, either all of the relievers are getting their troubles out of the way now, or a disturbing trend could be building. SEE MORE GALLERIES
What's more fun than over-reacting to a baseball team's performance after four series? Doing it after three series. This week's "Five for Friday" points out five way-too-early Orioles storylines to watch going forward.