Jonathan Rufino Jezus “Mamba” Schoop was born October 16th 1991 in Willemstad, Curaçao.
He played in the 2003 and won the 2004 Little League World Series for Curaçao.
In 2008 he was signed as an international free agent by the Baltimore orioles. In 2011 he was selected to the MLB Futures Game and was awarded the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year by the Orioles.
He also took part in the 2013 and 2017 edition of the World Baseball Classic for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
On the 25th of September of 2013 he made his MLB debut with the Baltimore Orioles.
In 2017 he was selected to his first MLB All-Star Game and won the Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole of the Year Award.