Bishop picked in MLB draft

Blue Raider signee Palo also selected in draft

June 10, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Senior Rawley Bishop and Blue Raider signee Daniel Palo were each selected in the Major League Baseball first-year entry draft on Wednesday afternoon.

Bishop was picked by the Detroit Tigers in the 19th round. The Germantown, Tenn., native ended his stellar career with six career records to his name. Bishop set the career mark in runs, home runs, RBI, total bases, walks, hit by pitch and putouts during his senior campaign. Bishop ranks in the Top-10 in seven other career categories.

In 2009, Bishop was named Second Team All-Sun Belt while batting .398 with 96 hits, 17 doubles, 51 RBI and scored 78 runs.

Palo, who signed with Middle Tennessee in the fall during the early signing period, was selected in the 20th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Palo a 6-4, 220-pound two-way player was a two-year letterwinner at Houston High School.

High school prospects who have signed with a four-year college or junior college normally have until Aug. 15 to sign with the team that drafts them or enter school. Sophomore Bryce Brentz was the last Blue Raider signee selected in the MLB draft when he was chosen in the 30th round by the Cleveland Indians.

Bishop and Palo are each alumni of Houston High School in Memphis.

The MLB draft will conclude on Thursday, June 10. Check goblueraiders.com for continued updates on Middle Tennessee players selected in the final day of the draft.

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