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Orioles All-Star Jonathan Schoop emerging from under the radar

Orioles All-Star Jonathan Schoop emerging from under the radar

Jonathan Schoop was never the big dog coming up through the Orioles organization. He wasn’t some international free-agent bonus baby whose path to greatness was set before the day he signed. When he arrived from the tiny Caribbean island Curaçao and first reported to the club’s Dominican academy for his initial taste of professional baseball at age 16, he was one of many projects looking to get noticed.

Even now, despite putting up some of the best run production numbers of any middle infielder in the game, Schoop still isn’t discussed in the same breath as some of the game’s top young talent. His emergence has been lost in the Orioles’ first-half collapse, but maybe being...

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