SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The San Francisco Giants have signed outfielder Hunter Bishop, the 10th overall draft selection from this year’s First-Year Player Draft, the club announced today. The Giants have come to terms with 28 of their 40 selections, including their first 10 and 23 of their first 24.
Bishop, 20, had a breakout season with the Sun Devils in 2019, ranking among the Pac-12 leaders in several offensive categories, including batting average (.342, 12th), runs scored (67, fourth), doubles (16, seventh), triples (four, seventh), home runs (22, second), RBI (63, fourth), OBP (.479, fifth) and SLG (.748, second). His 22 home runs were just five shy of ASU’s single season record (27 by Mitch Jones in 2000). The 6-foot-5, 210-pound junior is a semifinalist for the NCAA’s prestigious Golden Spikes award. He was named Perfect Game and D1Baseball’s Midseason Player of the Year and was tabbed as a Pac-12 All-Conference First Team selection.
Bishop is the second Sun Devil this decade to be selected in the first round of the MLB Draft, joining former Arizona Diamondback Deven Marrero, who went 24th overall to the Boston Red Sox in 2012. Other notable ASU baseball alumni include Barry Bonds, Reggie Jackson, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Kipnis and Andre Ethier.
Bishop attended Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, CA, the same high school as Barry Bonds and Tom Brady. While on Serra High’s baseball team he helped lead them to the 2016 WCAL Baseball Championship. He was a two-sport athlete at Serra and won state championships in both baseball and football in the West Catholic Athletic League. The star wide receiver originally committed to play football at Washington before deciding to play baseball at Arizona State.