Hilo’s Bello selected in Round 2 of MLB draft

Hilo senior Micah Bello was taken in the second round of the MLB draft by the Milwaukee Brewers last week. Photo courtesy Micah Bello

Hilo outfielder Micah Bello was selected in the second round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Monday by the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers took Bello with the No. 73 overall pick which holds a slot value of $824,900.

Bello was named to the Honolulu Advertiser All-State first team on Sunday after hitting .564 with 26 runs scored and 16 stolen bases.

He is the highest draft pick out of high school from Hawaii since the Brewers took Waiakea left-hander Kodi Medeiros with the 12th overall pick in 2014.

Bello had signed to play at Saint Mary’s (Calif.) next season. He was ranked the No. 121 overall prospect entering the draft by Baseball America.

He is the sixth Viking to be picked in the MLB draft, joining Shane Ogawa (1986), Robert Medeiros (1997), Brandon Chaves (2000), Jodd Carter (2014) and Joey Jarneski (2017).

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