Jorge Bishop

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Jorge Anthony Bishop

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 152 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jorge Bishop signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in November 2008, with Rene Gayo and Manny Sanguillen as two of the three scouts credited for his signing. Though he was not one of Pittsburgh's higher-profiles signings that year, he had a dazzling pro debut. After 28 games for the VSL Pirates, second baseman Bishop was hitting .371/.438/.612 with 42 runs and 26 RBI in 28 games, stealing 17 bases in 19 tries. He had 13 walks to 8 strikeouts. He slipped from there, but finished the season at .308/.367/.470 with 64 runs and 41 RBI in 63 games, with 24 steals in 31 attempts and nine homers; he fielded .897 in 40 games at SS and .957 in 25 at 2B. He led the Venezuelan Summer League in runs by 14, was 6th in slugging, tied Nestor Moreno for the most hits (78), tied for 4th in home runs, was 7th in RBI and was third in steals.

Bishop came stateside in 2010 and hit .257/.305/.421 as a middle infielder for the GCL Pirates; he was also 3-for-12 with a double, triple and walk for the Bradenton Marauders. He hit .174/.231/.217 for Panama in the 2010 Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament. He fell further in 2011, hitting only .186/.268/.244 in 26 games for the GCL Pirates and .162/.238/.162 in 13 for the State College Spikes.

Jorge hit .169/.272/.282 in 30 games for the 2012 GCL Pirates, primarily backing up Max Moroff at short. BR Minors lists a Jorge Bishop as hitting .227/.272/.383 with 26 runs in 30 games as a shortstop for the 2013 McAllen Thunder, but puts him under a different page when they are presumably the same individual. In the 2013 Bolivarian Games, he hit .316/.435/.368 with 5 runs and 4 RBI while fielding .958 as the starting shortstop for a Panamanian squad that won the Gold Medal.

He was 3 for 12 with a double in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games and played error-free ball at short but was only 1-for-3 in steal attempts. He was 1 for 9 with a steal and a run in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers; his lone hit came off Yoann Vaugelade. He hit .222/.263/.222 with five runs in five games in the 2017 Bolivarian Games, tying Gerald Chin for second on Panama in runs (3 behind Edgar Muñoz. He was 2 for 4 with a run in the Gold Medal game, a 6-4 loss to Colombia. He hit .375/.444/.438 in the 2017 Central American Games' round-robin phase then was 1 for 3 in the 3-1 Gold Medal game loss to Nicaragua.