39 - Stefan Schropp
Stefan Schropp
Birth Date: 02/22/1987
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ft. Myers, Fla.
High School: Ft. Myers
Position: OF/P
2009: Team captain...Named second team All-Ivy as a utility player...Recipient of the Burnat-Grass Teammate Award and the Coaches' Award...Started all 37 games, primarily as a center fielder...Also made appearances at first base, third base, shortstop and in left field...Hit .324, the third-highest average on the team...45 hits and 28 runs batted in were the second-highest totals on the team...Drew a team-best 23 walks to bolster his .422 on-base percentage, which was the team's second-highest...Hit three home runs, one triple and eight doubles for a .460 slugging percentage...Stole six bases...Hit a team-best .329 in Ivy League contests...Ended his Yale career on a 10-game hitting streak, during which he hit .447 with five extra-base hits and 11 RBI...Had 11 multi-hit games, including five with three hits...Had seven multiple-RBI games...Went on an 11-game hit streak from March 8-28...Went 3-for-6 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in the March 9 win at Maryland-Baltimore County...Hit his first career home run as a part of a 2-for-4, three RBI game on March 18 at Towson...Reached base safely in all four plate appearances and scored three runs in the March 28 win at Princeton...Drove in the game-winning run via a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th inning against Fairfield on April 15...Led off the April 18 win over Dartmouth with a home run...Went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in game two against Big Green...Ended his Yale career with a solo home run in his final at-bat on April 26 at Brown...Also hit his first triple of the season in that game.

2008: Shared the Paul Sortal Award with Dan Soltman...Earned second team All-Ivy recognition as a utility player...Started games at five different positions, including a span where he started at four different positions in four consecutive games...Made 18 starts at first base, 14 in left field, five at second base, two at third base and two on the mound...Hit .345 with 51 hits, the second-highest total on the team, and 17 RBIs...Hit .359 in Ivy League play...Got at least one hit in 20 of the final 21 games and ended the season on a 12-game hitting streak...Went 2-for-5 with two doubles, his second consecutive two-hit game, at Radford on March 21...Had three hits and scored twice in the first game of a doubleheader at Penn on March 29...Belted the game-winning hit, a walk-off single, to give Yale a come-from-behind 6-5 victory in game two to sweep a doubleheader against Cornell (April 6)...Went 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in the nightcap of a twinbill with Fairfield on April 16...Also had three hits in game one in the doubleheader at Dartmouth (April 20)...Struck out the side against Appalachian State in his first pitching appearance of the season (March 8)...Got the start on the mound at No. 5 South Carolina on March 11 and earned the win after giving up one run and three hits with four strikeouts in five innings...With a runner on and the Bulldogs leading 3-1, struck out All-American Justin Smoak looking to end the bottom of the fifth.

2007: Shared the Coach's Award with Ryan Lavarnway...Emerged as one of the most versatile players on the team, seeing action on the mound, in the outfield and at second base...Became the Bulldogs' everyday right fielder over the final quarter of the season, starting nine of the final 12 games in the outfield when not pitching...Made seven starts and 11 appearances on the mound...Picked up relief wins at Richmond (March 12) and Furman (March 15) to earn a spot in the rotation...Suffered a tough-luck loss to Jacksonville State in his first start on March 20, giving up just one earned run in 5.2 innings of a 7-2 loss...Tied for the team lead with three wins, and finished second among Yale starters with a 5.76 ERA, 50 innings, and 41 strikeouts...Made a spectacular game-saving catch in left field with his back to the ball against Penn on April 6, a game the Bulldogs eventually lost in extra innings...Made first start in the outfield against Fairfield on April 18, and hit an RBI single in his first career at-bat...Whacked his first career extra-base hit, a triple, at Harvard on April 25, part of a 2-for-4 day in a 13-0 Yale rout.

2006: Appeared in eight games, making three starts...Struck out 14 batters in 13.2 innings...Picked up first collegiate win at Davidson (March 18)...Made first career start at Quinnipiac (April 3)...Allowed just one hit and no runs while striking out eight in five innings to earn the win vs. Sacred Heart (April 12).

Stuper Says: "Stefan is our captain and unquestioned leader of this team. He had a great year last year and I expect the same this season. Like a couple of his teammates, he is extremely versatile. He may play somewhere in the outfield or the infield. One thing is for sure: he will be in our lineup somewhere. He may hit anywhere from first to fourth. He is one of the best players in our league."

Getting to Know Stefan

Parents' Names: Russ and Barb Schropp
Major: Political Science and Ethnicity, Race and Migration
Best Athletic Moments: Our win over No. 5 South Carolina and my walk-off hit against Cornell last season
Favorite MLB Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Favorite MLB Player: B.J. Upton
Favorite Quote: "There's nothing to it but to do it."
Biggest Inspiration: Winning an Ivy League Championship
One word to describe yourself as a player: Gamer
Why Yale?: The great weather
Which of your Yale teammates would make the best baseball coach and why?: Gant Elmore because he is level-headed and has good game management knowledge.
Which of your Yale teammates do you admire most and why?: Davis Stanley because he has struggled with injuries but refused to give up.

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2006....  .000   0-0      0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      0   2   0 1.000
2007....  .148  12-9     27    1    4   0   1   0    2    6  .222   5   0   2   1  .281   0   1   0-1     30   7   0 1.000
2008....  .345  41-39   148   23   51   9   0   0   17   60  .405  16   1  25   5  .410   1   4  10-10   166  42   6  .972
2009....  .324  37-37   139   24   45   8   1   3   28   64  .460  23   2  18   2  .422   2   0   6-11    63  26   6  .937
TOTAL...  .318  90-85   314   48  100  17   2   3   47  130  .414  44   3  45   8  .404   3   5  16-22   259  77  12  .966

Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA BK 2006.... 7.90 2-1 8 3 0 0/0 0 13.2 21 14 12 4 14 4 0 0 68 .344 3 1 1 1 0 2007.... 5.76 3-4 11 7 2 0/0 0 50.0 66 44 32 18 41 15 3 3 245 .307 4 8 2 2 1 2008.... 14.62 1-2 4 2 0 0/0 0 8.0 14 13 13 3 8 0 1 5 45 .400 1 5 1 1 0 TOTAL... 7.16 6-7 23 12 2 0/0 0 71.2 101 71 57 25 63 19 4 8 358 .325 8 14 4 4 1