In recalling his earliest memories of Jonathan Schoop — and how far he has come since then — manager Buck Showalter remembers being struck by the second baseman's frame.
“Jon, for a while there was like one of those — you’ve seen the new fawns whose legs don’t quite support the body and they kind of wobble a little bit?” Showalter said. “Not that he wobbled, but all of a sudden, everything caught up.”
Now that it has, that powerful frame has paced the Orioles offensively over the past few weeks. After a 2-for-19 start, Schoop has used the ensuing 2 1/2 weeks to put himself on track for another prolific offensive season.
In Schoop’s 13 games before Wednesday, he drove...