But Frazier wasn’t the only valuable infielder available on the market. There is one that nobody talks about and it would be a good choice, Jonathan Schoop.
There are analysts who point out that Detroit Tigers They contemplate the possibility of offering a contract extension to Schoop, but with their situation – they are third in the American League Center with a balance of 47-54, 13 games away from the Chicago White Sox – the most likely is that they are open to change it.
Schoop, 29, will be a free agent at the end of this season, his ninth in the majors. His salary is $ 4.5 million.
He would be a valuable player for the team that acquires him, because not only does he have a good offensive year (he has a 15-game hitting streak and his line is .288 / .329 / .471 with 17 homers and 60 RBIs), he is also a reliable advocate.
Schoop went to the 2017 All-Star Game with the Baltimore Orioles and can defend first and second base. This year he has spent 67 games in the initial, in which he has a fielding average of .989 with 6 errors. In the second his fielding average improves to .991 with just one error in 22 games.
Without so much noise around, Schoop would be a good addition to a contending team.