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Max Schrock

Max Schrock

2B | B/T: L/R | 5' 9" 195 | Age: 25
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 13, #404, Washington Nationals) - South Carolina
Tacoma, WA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 303 265 42 73 2 31 12 .275 .366 .381 .747
Career Minors 1979 1805 248 541 24 204 50 .300 .354 .406 .759
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .275 2 31 12 .747
Career Minors .300 24 204 50 .759

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015 Auburn Doubledays NYP A(Short) 46 186 172 31 53 10 4 2 14 13 16 2 1 0 .308 .355 .448 .803
2016 4 Teams Minors 129 576 534 79 177 32 2 9 71 31 42 22 6 7 .331 .373 .449 .823
2016 Hagerstown Suns SAL A(Full) 67 299 270 46 88 20 2 4 39 22 20 15 3 4 .326 .381 .459 .841
2016 Potomac Nationals CAR A(Adv) 54 244 232 30 79 11 0 5 29 9 22 7 2 3 .341 .373 .453 .826
2016 Midland RockHounds TEX AA 6 24 23 3 9 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 .391 .375 .435 .810
2016 Stockton Ports CAL A(Adv) 2 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222
2017 Midland RockHounds TEX AA 106 457 417 55 134 19 1 7 46 34 42 4 2 5 .321 .379 .422 .801
2018 Memphis Redbirds PCL AAA 114 457 417 41 104 22 0 4 42 24 36 10 5 7 .249 .296 .331 .627
2019 Memphis Redbirds PCL AAA 85 303 265 42 73 20 1 2 31 37 49 12 2 1 .275 .366 .381 .747

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 35 | Run: 50 | Arm: 45 | Field: 50 | Overall: 40

The Nationals took Schrock in the 13th round of the 2015 Draft and signed him for $500,000, well above the $100K pick value for selections made after the 10th round. The South Carolina product hit his way up to Double-A in his first full season, reaching the Texas League late in 2016 after Washington had traded him to the A's that August. He returned to the level the following year and recorded his third straight season with a .300-plus average, ultimately hitting .321 over 106 games at Midland. The Cardinals acquired him in December 2017 in the Stephen Piscotty trade, only to have Schrock struggle at the plate for the first time in his career over a full season in Triple-A before returning to the level in 2019.

After hitting .324 across his first three pro seasons, Schrock uncharacteristically slashed just .249/.296/.331 in 2018 in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Some of his struggles were a product of bad luck, as Schrock's .260 batting average on balls in play was well below his .319 career mark at that point in his career. Furthermore, Schrock swung and missed a little more than 4 percent of the time and struck out in just 7.9 percent of plate appearances, good for the third-best mark among qualified Triple-A hitters. He also hit the ball in the air more often, albeit with a new pull-heavy approach that proved a culprit in his season-long struggles.

A second baseman only because of his fringy arm strength, he does have solid enough range and hands to profile well there defensively. The Cardinals have deployed him more at third base in 2019, and, to further increase his versatility, they've also offered him reps in left field.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/23/2019 Memphis Redbirds activated 2B Max Schrock from the 7-day injured list.
07/05/2019 Memphis Redbirds placed 2B Max Schrock on the 7-day injured list.
06/27/2019 Memphis Redbirds activated 2B Max Schrock from the 7-day injured list.
06/08/2019 Memphis Redbirds placed 2B Max Schrock on the 7-day injured list.
05/16/2019 Memphis Redbirds activated 2B Max Schrock from the 7-day injured list.
05/09/2019 Memphis Redbirds placed 2B Max Schrock on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 8, 2019.
02/11/2019 St. Louis Cardinals invited non-roster 2B Max Schrock to spring training.
08/18/2018 Memphis Redbirds activated 2B Max Schrock from the 7-day injured list.
08/07/2018 Memphis Redbirds placed 2B Max Schrock on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 6, 2018.
02/07/2018 2B Max Schrock assigned to Memphis Redbirds.
12/14/2017 St. Louis Cardinals traded RF Stephen Piscotty to Oakland Athletics for 2B Max Schrock and 3B Yairo Munoz.
06/18/2017 Midland RockHounds activated 2B Max Schrock from the 7-day disabled list.
05/31/2017 Midland RockHounds placed 2B Max Schrock on the 7-day disabled list.
12/01/2016 Oakland Athletics invited non-roster 2B Max Schrock to spring training.
09/07/2016 2B Max Schrock assigned to Mesa Solar Sox.
08/31/2016 2B Max Schrock assigned to Midland RockHounds from Stockton Ports.
08/26/2016 2B Max Schrock assigned to Stockton Ports.
08/25/2016 Oakland Athletics traded LHP Marc Rzepczynski and cash to Washington Nationals for 2B Max Schrock.
08/25/2016 2B Max Schrock roster status changed by Oakland Athletics.
06/27/2016 2B Max Schrock assigned to Potomac Nationals from Hagerstown Suns.
04/06/2016 Max Schrock assigned to Hagerstown Suns from Auburn Doubledays.
06/30/2015 Washington Nationals signed SS Max Schrock.
06/30/2015 SS Max Schrock assigned to Auburn Doubledays.