The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 14th round draft pick Braylon Bishop, adding another top 100 draft prospect to an already impressive draft class. The 18-year-old outfielder was ranked 87th overall by Baseball America, who gave him 60 ratings for both power and speed, with average defense/arm. He has excellent bat speed, but some swing-and-miss in his game leads to a lower hit rating at this point, making the 60-grade power more of a raw power tool.
MLB Pipeline ranked him 94th in the draft class and gave him slightly better grades on hitting, fielding, arm, while giving him a 50 grade on power. So there is a bit of a difference in opinion from the scouts who help with these rankings. Either way, both lists combined show above average tools in four of five categories.
Here’s his player page
Fourth round pick Owen Kellington remains as one of four unsigned players.
We will update this post when Bishop’s bonus is released.
Source: Braylon Bishop's bonus was $268,700.
— Jake Crouse (@JakeCrouseMLB) July 27, 2021