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The Dutch professional baseball player, Jonathan Schoop is currently playing for the Milwaukee Brewers as the first Dutchman to ever play for the team in the Major League Baseball. Prior to that, Jonathan is said to have started his major league career at the Baltimore Orioles in 2013, he played five years for the team before he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018.
Aside from playing in the MLB, Jonathan Schoop is also a very active member of the Netherlands national baseball team and he helped them to win the 2011 Baseball World Cup. Get to know more about this talented player’s life including fascinating information about his marital status and body stats.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Jonathan Rufino Jezus Schoop was born on the 16th of October, 1991, in Willemstad, a city in Curaçao, The Netherlands. Although no detailed information is available about his early education, one thing that is certain is that the Dutchman has had an interest in baseball right from his young adult days. He is said to have commenced playing baseball in 2003 when he played for his hometown team in the Little League World series for one year before he was signed as a free agent for the Baltimore Orioles. Jonathan Schoop participated in the 2011 All-Star Futures Game alongside his teammate Manny Machado and was honored as the best player of the year for the Brooks Robinson Minor League. He was also rated as the third-best potential player of the Baltimore Orioles and the 82nd overall best in the MLB by Baseball America.
The baseballer was re-signed by the Baltimore Orioles in 2013 from the Triple-A Norfolk Tides and played his first match for the Orioles on the 25th of September. He finished that season with .286 batting record, 5 runs, and 1 home run. In the following season, he helped his team clasps the AL East championship for the first time since 1997 and in the 137 matches he played, he recorded a striking .209 batting, 16 home runs alongside 45 RBI. In the next season, Jonathan sustained an injury and was not able to play actively that season, he played only in 86 matches. In the subsequent year, not much was recorded but he ended that season with 25 home runs. His doubles and RBI are 38 and 82 respectively.
According to the American League Most Valuable Player voting in 2017, Jonathan Schoop was voted as the Number 12th and also had a fortunate season that year as he attained the apex of his career, recording the highest stats so far in his runs scored, home runs, hitting, plate appearance, average, on-base, RBI, and OPS. He ended the season with 32 home runs and 105 runs scored in the 160 matches he played.
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 where he was traded to.
Jonathan Schoop Wife
Jonathan Schoop is of a Dutch descent however, there is no detailed information about his parents and family background aside from the fact that his brother Sharlon Schoop is also an athlete, who plays baseball for the Baltimore Orioles Minor League.
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, the same town with him. The Duo has been dating each other for quite a while 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 body structure graced by his height of 1.88 m and his body weight of 95 kg. Detailed information about the rest of his body measurements is hard to come by.