To put it bluntly, Jonathan Schoop did not have a good 2018.
Only six players saw their offensive value drop more from 2017 to 2018 than Schoop, who went from being worth +15.8 runs above average to -14.6 runs above average on offense in that two year timeframe. He slashed just .233/.266/.416 (80 wRC+) across 501 plate appearances with the Orioles and Brewers. He hit 21 home runs and drove in 61 RBIs, but he was worth just 0.5 fWAR, held afloat mainly from defensive contributions.
A midseason trade from Baltimore to Milwaukee put Schoop in the thick of a pennant race, but it didn’t seem to help. Schoop’s 50 wRC+ from August 1 through the end of the season was the 17th-lowest mark in baseball (minimum 100 plate appearances). The Brewers, who thought that Schoop would only add to their infield, ultimately decided to cut ties with him at the end of the season because of this poor production.
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