Jonathan Schoop is a Dutch professional baseball second baseman for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, and Minnesota Twins. He was an All-Star in 2017.
He was a member of Curaçao’s Little League World Series teams in 2003 and 2004. In 2008, the Baltimore Orioles signed free agent Jonathan Schoop.
As a member of the Orioles’ 2011 All-Star Futures Game team, Schoop played alongside Manny Machado.
He received the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year award, which is given to the Orioles minor league system’s top player.
Schoop spent the majority of his minor league career at shortstop. Baseball America had Schoop pegged as the Orioles’ third-best prospect and the 82nd-best player in the organization heading into the 2012 season.
On September 3, 2013, Baltimore Orioles recalled Schoop from Triple-A Norfolk Tides. On September 25, 2013, Schoop singled off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers in his first major league at-bat.
His first professional home run came off Kyle Drabek two at-bats later, measuring 430 feet in distance. With two hits and three RBIs, as well as a walk and three runs batted in, he had a 2-for-3 performance.
Jonathan Schoop Siblings: Who Is Jonathan Schoop’s Brother, Sharlon Schoop?
Baseball player Jonathan Schoop was born alongside one sibling. He has a brother called Sharlon. Sharlon is a Curaçaoan professional baseball shortstop for L&D Amsterdam of the Honkbal Hoofdklasse.
On March 30, 2004, the San Francisco Giants signed Schoop as an undrafted free agent.
During his time in the Giants’ minor league organization, Schoop was a member of the Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Double-A level in 2010. Schoop became a free agent on November 2, 2011, after deciding to do so on November 2, 2011.