Hunter Bishop

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Hunter Bishop
San Francisco Giants
Outfielder
Born: (1998-06-25) June 25, 1998 (age 21)
Palo Alto, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Hunter David Bishop (born June 25, 1998) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the San Francisco Giants organization.

Career[edit]

Bishop attended Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, California.[1] He played both baseball and football in high school.[2] He originally committed to play college football at the University of Washington, but instead decided to play college baseball at Arizona State University.[3][4] Bishop was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 24th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign.

As a freshman at Arizona State, Bishop batted .301/.363/.484 with five home runs and 25 runs batted in (RBI) over 51 games.[5] As a sophomore in 2018, he started played in 49 games, hitting .250/.352/.407 with five home runs and 26 RBI.

Bishop was considered one of the top prospects for the 2019 Major League Baseball draft.[6][7] He was selected by the San Francisco Giants with the tenth overall pick.[8] Bishop officially signed with the Giants on June 29, 2019 for $4,100,000.[9]

Personal life[edit]

His brother, Braden Bishop, plays in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners organization.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prep baseball: Serra's Bishop carving out own identity". 29 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Baseball: Nationally-ranked prospect from Serra faces another decision". 4 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Huskies get commitment from receiver Hunter Bishop, brother of former UW baseball star Braden Bishop". The Seattle Times. 8 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Prep baseball: It's baseball at Arizona State for Serra's Hunter Bishop". 22 January 2016.
  5. ^ Staff, Terry Bernal Daily Journal. "Hunter Bishop in thick of Cape Cod playoffs". San Mateo Daily Journal.
  6. ^ "MLB.com 2019 Prospect Watch". Major League Baseball.
  7. ^ https://www.baseballamerica.com/rankings/2019-top-mlb-draft-prospects/
  8. ^ https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/06/03/san-francisco-giants-select-local-serra-high-product-hunter-bishop-in-mlb-draft/
  9. ^ https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/06/giants-sign-first-rounder-hunter-bishop.html
  10. ^ Thompson, Elaine. "Braden Bishop is a top hitter for Mariners this spring. And he's not the only Bishop lighting it up". thenewstribune.

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