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The Up-And-Comer

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Jonathan Schoop

Team: Netherlands
Position: SS/3B/2B
Bats: Right. Throws: Right

Schoop, a native of Curacao, reached Class AA in the Orioles' organization last summer and should spend much of the 2013 season with Baltimore's AAA team in Norfolk. If all goes well, then, we should be seeing him in the majors a year from now. His power, say the scouts, is still developing; his skill as a contact hitter, though, is already evident. Only 21 years old, Schoop projects as an above-average defensive third baseman in the big leagues, according to ESPN.com's Keith Law.