I think Jonathan Schoop homered again. Certainly, if the day went from one to the next, Schoop likely swatted a bomb as his longball Saturday night makes it five games in a row he touched all the bases. To say that Schoop has been destroying the baseball in July would be the mother of all understatements as he has batted a scorching .374 for the month with 8 homers and 16 RBI. That insane level of production has saved what at one point looked like a gigantic bust of a season after Schoop exploded into upper-level fantasy baseball status in 2017 when he smacked 32 home runs, drove in 105, and batted .293. What is really ironic as well is that there are likely a slew of Schoop owners who drafted him in the spring who at some point cut him loose as a DL stint and the lagging first half (.229, 10 homers) forced their hand. That means those who were smart enough to take advantage of such impatience have been rewarded by a monster second-half performance to date that has now brought Schoop's numbers to much more respectable levels as shown below:
The batting average is clearly still an issue but again it is trending in the right direction. What needs to be said though is that Schoop was never going to be a batting average asset given the fact he is allergic to walks. With that said, he can be a .265 guy on a yearly basis and the power as we said is immense. That power needs to continue onward at a high clip for a second baseman though since Schoop also doesn't run at all. The lack of running from a second baseman in fantasy baseball is never ideal since you want to get as many steals as you can from the position and that greatly cuts down the margin of error here as well. Be that as it may, Schoop looks primed for a huge second-half performance either way.