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'Two Minutes with ...' focuses on Schoop

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- Up next in the "Two Minutes with ..." series is infielder Jonathan Schoop, who is considered the organization's top position player prospect. Despite a back injury, Schoop rebounded well in the Minors and made his big league debut as part of September callups. The 21-year-old Curacao native is ranked the club's No. 5 overall prospect extended his season, which started in the World Baseball Classic for Team Netherlands by playing in the Arizona Fall League.

Favorite food: Wings. The honey-barbecue [flavor] at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Favorite movie: "Fast and the Furious" -- the latest one, six.

Hidden talent: Soccer. I was good. I was a forward. I stopped baseball at one point to play soccer. My first sport was always baseball, but then when I was 13 or 14, I decided I was going to play soccer and never play baseball again. My baseball coach made me change my mind. He came and got me one day in front of everybody and said, "You're going to play baseball."

If I wasn't a baseball player, I'd be: Manny Machado's bat boy. [Laughs]. An accountant.

Favorite offseason place: Home.

Prized possession: I have two baseballs, one from my first hit in the big leagues and the other from my first home run.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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