Bishop headlines Mariners' Draft second day

Seattle's eight selections from the 2015 Draft's second day are highlighted by a local standout: Husky center fielder Braden Bishop. Bishop and the rest of Day Two's selections highlighted inside.

Following up their selections of right-handed pitchers Nick Neidert and Andrew Moore -- which I briefly covered last night -- on the 2015 MLB Draft's first day, Seattle kicked off the second day of the three day event by staying local, as they tabbed the Washington Huskies' defensive standout center fielder Braden Bishop in the 3rd Round at 94th overall.

Bishop, coming off of being recognized for the All-Pac-12 and All-Pac-12 Defensive (second straight season) Teams and earning an Honorable Mention for the Pac-12 All-Academic Team for the performance he turned in for the Dawgs during this -- his junior -- season, hit .295/.394/.440 in 49 games as the Huskies starting center fielder in 2015 and hit .293/.385/.377 in 149 games during his UW career overall. But he definitely is most known for the defensive gems that he turned in while wearing the Purple and Gold. Plays like this and like this.

After tabbing Bishop -- the 12th University of Washington player drafted in Mariners' history -- in the 3rd Round, Seattle made seven more selections as the draft moved through Round 10 to end the second day. Those picks were:

  • 4th round (125) - Dylan Thompson, RHP, Socastee High School (SC)
  • 5th round (155) - Drew Jackson, SS, Stanford University
  • 6th round (185) - Kyle Wilcox, RHP, Bryant University
  • 7th round (215) - Ryan Uhl, 1B, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • 8th round (245) - Cody Mobley, RHP, Mount Vernon High School (IN)
  • 9th round (275) - Conner Hale, 1B/3B, Louisiana State University
  • 10th round (305) - Darin Gillies, RHP, Arizona State University
    • The 2015 MLB Draft wraps up with Rounds 11 through 40 on Wednesday. In the next week we will detail all of the picks from the Draft and start to build the updated top prospect list for the Mariners organization -- stay tuned!

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