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Braylon Bishop

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Braylon Bishop
Name: Braylon Charles Bishop
Born: Apr 23, 2003 in Texarkana,
High School: Arkansas HS, Texarkana, Ark.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 193 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 14th round (403rd overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2021 (signed for $268,700)
Bishop has long been viewed as one of the players to watch in the 2021 high school draft class. He has well above-average bat speed, plus speed in the outfield (he’s consistently been timed at 6.6-6.65 seconds in the 60-yard dash) and plus raw power. What leaves scouts a little leery of taking him in the first two rounds are worries about his ability to hit for average and make consistent contact. He added some noise to his load in his swing during the summer of 2020. That turned what had been a pretty simple swing into one that could generate more power thanks to a bigger hand pump. That power came at the expense of a slower trigger that led to some swing-and-miss issues against top-notch competition, although his excellent bat speed and hand strength give him a solid base to build on as a hitter. The 6-foot, 176-pound Bishop is also a constant threat on the basepaths as he uses his plus speed well. An excellent athlete, Bishop was also Arkansas High’s quarterback and safety in football, and also finished fourth in the state in the triple jump as a senior. The Arkansas signee should be able to stay in center field, although his routes could improve. He has an average arm.
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