Arizona 1st-round pick joins Hops

Hillsboro Hops

(KOIN) – Braden Shipley, the 15th overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, is set to join the Hillsboro Hops.

The team announced Wednesday that the 22-year-old Medford native is the highest draft pick the Arizona Diamondbacks have ever sent to the Northwest League.

The right-handed pitcher went 7-3 in his junior season at Nevada, with 102 strikeouts and a 2.77 ERA.

The Single-A Hops, an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, kicked off their debut season in Hillsboro this month after relocating from Yakima, Wash.

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