The Detroit Tigers signed Jonathan Schoop along with his Twins teammate CJ Cron this offseason. Detroit signed them each to $6.1 million one-year deals. Jonathan Schoop had, by far, the best season of his career in 2017. He was an All-Star and finished 12th in the MVP vote.
Schoop was signed to provide Detroit with some veteran leadership and some much-needed power. To make room for them on the 40-man roster, Brandon Dixon was designated for assignment. Dixon hit a team-leading 15 home runs last season.
Schoop, on the other hand, has the home run power that Detroit has lacked in recent years
He entered 2018 considered as one of the best offensive second basemen in the league.