Signed by the Orioles as a non-drafted free agent on 8/20/08...Signed by Orioles scout Ernst Meyer...Played on the Little League World Series championship team from Willemstad, Curacao in 2004, recorded the save in the finale against Thousand Oaks, CA...Has a daughter, Jae'Lyane Isabelle, and a son, Jae'Lan Elijah.
Recorded his 95th RBI of the season on 8/26 to become the O's all-time single season RBI leader by a second baseman (primary pos.) in team history; his 32 home runs were also a team record for second basemen...Appeared in seven games for Team Netherlands in the 2017 World Baseball Classic...Batted .300 (6-for-27) with four RBI and four runs scored...Selected to the 2017 All-Star Game, his first career All-Star Game selection...Went 1-for-1 with one double, and one run, while playing 3.0 innings at second base...Voted the winner of the 2017 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media...Named AL Player of the Week for the week of 7/17-23; hit .433/.438/.800 and his three home runs tied for most in the AL...Led the Orioles and set career-highs in hits, runs, RBI, and slugging percentage...His 51 RBI since the All-Star break were the 15th-most in majors and ranked eighth-most in the American League...Ranked sixth in the American League and tied for 12th in the majors with 105 RBI...Ranked sixth in the American League in hits (182) and tied for fourth in multi-hit games (53)...Recorded his first career 100 RBI season and became the fastest Oriole to reach 100 RBI (8/31) since Chris Davis in 2013 (8/1)...His 67 extra-base hits were tied for 12th-most in the American League...His 66 extra-base hits as a second baseman ranked fourth-most in the majors...One of four (Arenado, Lamb, Shaw) infielders (excluding 1B), and the only American League infielder, with 30-or-more home runs and at least 100 RBI...Posted a career-high 26-game on-base streak from 4/12-5/12 (.344/.385/.613)...According to Baseball-Reference, had a career-high 5.1 WAR...Recorded his second career walk-off hit on 9/1 vs. TOR, an RBI double in the bottom of the 13th inning...Recorded at least one RBI in a career-high eight-straight games (7/17-24) with 17 total RBI...Hit .343 (36-for-105) with nine home runs, 21 runs, and 28 RBI in 26 games in July...His 28 RBI were the most in the AL in July and his nine home runs were tied for second-most...Was a part of both triple plays turned by the Orioles; 6-4-3 in the bottom of the eighth on 5/2 at BOS and 5-4-3 in the top of the second on 8/3 vs. DET...His 86 home runs as a second baseman since the beginning of 2014 rank fourth-most in the majors...In his career, the Orioles are 59-23 in games in which he homers.
His 162 games played, 164 hits, 82 runs scored, 38 doubles, 25 home runs, 21 walks, and 82 RBI set new career highs ...Tied for frst on the team with 13 game-winning RBI (also Chris Davis)...Collected career-high tying fve RBI on 9.30 at NYY...Posted an 11-game hitting streak from 6/18-29, his fourth hitting streak of at least 11 games in his career and second of 2016...Slugged his fourth career multi-home run game, hit his second career grand slam, and logged a career-high fve RBI on 5/14 vs. DET (2-for-3, 1 BB, 2 HR, 2 R, 5 RBI)...With M. Trumbo, became the frst set of Orioles teammates to post multi-home run performances in same game (4.15) since M. Machado and C. Parmelee on 6/16/15 vs. PHI...Slugged his frst Major League triple on 5.12 vs. DET...His frst triple since 6.12.12 vs. Portland (with Double-A Bowie)...Hit a go-ahead, two-run, two-out double in the 14th inning of 7/6's 6-4 game at LAD...The time of game was 5:26...64 of his 164 hits went for extra bases (38 doubles, one triple, 25 home runs)...His 55 home runs as a second baseman since the beginning of 2014 rank sixth in the majors...In his career, the Orioles are 41-12 in games in which he homers ...Started at second base in the 2016 AL Wild Card Game at TOR (0-for-4).
Posted a career-high 12-game hitting streak, 9/7-19 (.327/.353/.531, three home runs, five RBI) • Notched his second career multi-homer game on 9/13 vs. KC (also 5/26/14 at MIL) • Hit his first career walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on 7/10 vs. WAS • 32 of his 85 hits were for extra bases...Finished one double (17) and one homer (15) shy of his career-high despite playing in 51 fewer games than 2014 • His 30 home runs as a second baseman since the beginning of 2014 rank fourth in the majors • Placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/18 (sprained right knee)...Transferred to the 60-day DL on 6/16...Reinstated from the 60-day DL on 7/5 • Belted his first career grand slam on 4/11 vs. TOR (T. Redmond)...His four RBI were a career-high • In his career, the Orioles are 26-4 in games in which he homers
Made 1st career Opening Day start for the Birds, March 31 vs. BOS, playing 2B and going 1-for-3...Ranked 8th among all ML 2B with 89 doubles plays turned...Was 4th among AL 2B with a .987 fielding percentage and 5th with a 16 Total Zone Runs and a 4.84 Range Factor/9 Innings...The Orioles went 14-1 in games in which he homered...Hit 1st HR of the season, April 9 @NYY (Tanaka)...Collected 1st career multi-HR game, May 26 @MIL...Collected career-high four hits, April 18 @BOS...Had game-winning RBI, May 9 vs. HOU...Hit his 1st career HR off a LHP, August 5 @TOR (Buehrle)...Hit his 1st HR of the season at home, August 11 vs. NYY...Homered in three consecutive games for the 1st time in his career, September 2-4 vs. CIN...Tied his career-high with three RBI for the 4th time, September 3 vs. CIN (also August 18 @CWS, August 11 vs. NYY, and April 9 @NYY)...Hit solo HR, September 28 @TOR, giving the O's a 1-0 win in the regular season finale...Started all seven postseason games, batting .190/.292/.238 with a double and two RBI in 24 plate appearances.
Recalled, September 3, from Triple-A Norfolk and made his ML debut, September 25 vs. TOR...Went 2-for-3, with a BB, HR, 3R and RBI in his debut...Became the 2nd Oriole in club history to hit a HR in his first ML game (Larry Haney, 7/27/66 vs. CLE)...Batted .256/.301/.396 with nine home runs and 34 RBI in 289 plate appearances while playing second base and shortstop for the Tides...Did not play, May 13-July 25, due to a stress fracture in his lower back...Hit .214/.313/.464 with two home runs in eight games for Team Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic...Also played for championship winning Surprise in the AFL, going 1-for-3 with a run scored in the championship game...Named the Orioles #5 overall prospect by Baseball America...Also named a top 100 overall prospect by Baseball Prospectus (82) and ESPN.com (86).
Had his first exposure to Double-A, spending the entire season with Bowie ... Led team in home runs (14) and at-bats (485) ... Was 2nd in games played (124), hits (119), runs (68), and total bases (187) ... Was 3rd in doubles (24) and RBI (56) ... Tied career-high with two homers June 24 ... Tied career-high with four RBI on June 24 and July 13 ... Named the #3 prospect in the O's organization after the season by Baseball America ... Also named Best Power Hitter and Best Infield Arm in the O's system by Baseball America.
Was named the Orioles Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year for his time in Single-A Delmarva andFrederick...Named the #3 O's prospect and #82 overall prospect in baseball after the season by Baseball America...Hit acombined .290 with 13 home runs, 71 RBI and a .781 OPS in 128 games (Delmarva 51 and Frederick 77)...He was named theOrioles Minor League Player of the Month for August, the Carolina League Player of the Week August 8-14, and was selected toplay in the Futures Game in Arizona as the Orioles' representative on the World Team...In the Carolina League Playoffs, Schoopwas 11-for-35 (.314) with 11 hits and six runs scored.
Led the GCL Orioles with three home runs and was second with 16 RBI despite playing just 17 games with the club...Drove in a career-high four runs June 24 against the GCL Red Sox...Was promoted to Bluefield on July 17...Hit .318 (28-88)with nine doubles, a triple, two home runs, 12 RBI, a .381 OBP and a .511 SLG in 26 games in August...Matched a career-highwith four hits August 30 at Johnson City...Was promoted to Frederick on September 1...Went 3-5 with a pair of doubles, two runsscored and two RBI in his final game of the season September 6 at Wilmington...Was named the 10th best prospect in the Oriolesorganization by Baseball America following the 2010 season.
Had a career-high four hits on July 17...Hit safely in final four games of the season, batting .533 (8-15) with two doublesand two RBI.