Giants Former First-Round Pick Outfielder Undergoes Season-Ending Surgery

Yet another injury setback.

Hunter Bishop, the highly-regarded outfield prospect for the San Francisco Giants, will miss the entire 2023 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow.

Despite hopes for a less invasive procedure that could have allowed him to return before the end of the season, further examination confirmed the need for the more extensive surgery.

Bishop, who was selected by the Giants with the 10th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, has only played in 134 minor-league games due to a series of physical setbacks and has yet to advance beyond High-A ball.

In 2022, he hit 13 home runs, 44 RBIs, and stole 20 bases while batting .233/.318/.404 in 86 games between Rookie League and High-A Eugene.

It's an unfortunate setback for Bishop, who at 24 years old (turning 25 this June), will have to wait until the beginning of the 2024 season to resume his baseball career. Photo Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports