Dutch professional baseball player Jonathan Schoop currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers as the first Dutchman ever to play for the team in Major League Baseball. Prior to that, Jonathan Schoop is said to have started his major league career in 2013 with the Baltimore Orioles. He played for the team for five years before moving to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018.
In addition to his work in the MLB, Jonathan Schoop is also a very active member of the Dutch national baseball team, which he helped win the 2011 World Baseball Championship. Learn more about the life of this talented player, including fascinating information about his marital status and body statistics.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Jonathan Rufino Jezus Schoop was born on October 16, 1991, in Willemstad, a city in Curaçao, the Netherlands. Although no detailed information is available about his early upbringing, it is clear that the Dutchman had been interested in baseball since his youth. It is said that he started playing baseball in 2003 when he played for his hometown team in the Little League World Series for a year before he was signed as a free player for the Baltimore Orioles. Jonathan Schoop played alongside his teammate Manny Machado in the 2011 All-Star Futures Game and was honored as Best Player of the Year for the Brooks Robinson Minor League. He was also rated by Baseball America as the third-best potential player for the Baltimore Orioles and the 82nd best player overall for the MLB.
The baseball player was re-signed by the Baltimore Orioles from the Triple-A Norfolk Tides in 2013 and played his first game for the Orioles on September 25th. He finished this season with a batting record of 0.286, 5 runs, and 1 home run. The following season, he helped his team win the AL East Championship for the first time since 1997, and in the 137 games he played, he set an impressive batting record of 0.209, 16 home runs, and 45 RBI. The following season, Jonathan injured himself and was unable to play actively this season, playing only 86 games. The following year not much was recorded, but he finished the season with 25 home runs. His doubles and RBI are 38 and 82 runs respectively.
After being voted the most valuable player in the American League in 2017, Jonathan Schoop was voted number 12 and also had a lucky season this year as he reached the peak of his career, achieving the highest scores in his runs, home runs, hits, ranking, average, on-base, RBI and OPS to date. He finished the season with 32 home runs and 105 runs in the 160 games he played.
In early 2018 he was not allowed to play for the team due to a diagonal pull injury he sustained but returned to play after 10 days. After four months, he received a swap contract from his team with the Milwaukee Brewers for Jonathan Villar, Luis Ortiz, and Jean Carmona. Jonathan Schoop still plays for the Milwaukee Brewers today, as he is the first Dutchman to play for the team.
What Does He Earn As Salary?
The Dutchman signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles worth $8,500,000. However, Jonathan Schoop earns $2,833,338 as an adjusted salary with the Milwaukee Brewers, at which he was traded.
Jonathan Schoop Wife
Jonathan Schoop is of Dutch descent, but there is no detailed information about his parents and family background, except that his brother Sharlon Schoop is also an athlete who plays in the Baltimore Orioles Minor League Baseball.
A look into his love life shows that the Dutch baseball player is not yet married, but has a lovely girlfriend named Limayri Johalife, who is from Curaçao, with whom he lives in the same city. The duo has been dating for some time and they have two daughters named Jae’Lyane Isabell Schoop and Jae’Lan Elijah Schoop.
His Body Stats: Height & Weight
Jonathan Schoop has a gallantly well-built athletic physique with a height of 1.88 m and a bodyweight of 95 kg. Detailed information about his other body measurements is difficult to obtain.