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After breakout season last year, what can the Orioles' Jonathan Schoop provide as an encore?

After breakout season last year, what can the Orioles' Jonathan Schoop provide as an encore?

Jonathan Schoop broke out last season, a year in which he emerged as the Orioles’ top offensive player and made his first All-Star Game while ranking among leaders in several offensive categories. In a disappointing season that ended with a last-place finish in the American League East, Schoop’s rise offered fans a new star on the horizon.

Those who know the 26-year-old Schoop, however, realize that while he’s proud of last year’s accomplishments, he’s by no means satisfied. As the Orioles’ 2018 season gets underway this week, there is another level that Schoop can reach, and he will make his best effort to get there this year.

“Jon is a guy who is never going to get...

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