Josh Jung has spent the past two seasons raking in the middle of the Texas Tech lineup. The numbers that he has posted with the program the past two years has lead Jung to be one of the top players in the 2019 MLB draft.
In his first season with the Red Raiders Jung started in all 62 games at third base. He posted a .306/.395/.453 slash line with 6 home runs. Jung was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year by the league’s coaches. He earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors. Jung was also named a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American, Baseball America First Team Freshman All-American, Perfect Game First Team Freshman All-American, D1 Baseball First Team Freshman All-American.
His 2nd year with the team was even better than the first. He started all 65 games, again at third base, and posted a .392/.491/.639 slash line. He doubled his home run total, nearly doubled his rbi total and managed to cut back on the strike outs. He lead the team to their 3rd straight national seed and a trip to the college world series. He continued to rack up numerous collegiate awards.
Now he is entering his Junior season and is already one of the top draft prospects. He stands at 6-foot-2 and hits from the right side. Jung can hit the ball to all fields and his raw power will generate a good handful of home runs at the next level. He is also an above average defender with a plus arm.
Jung currently projects as a top 10 pick and could go anywhere between the 3rd and 10th pick. If he continues to produce similar number to his sophomore season he could jump in more teams rankings. He is a top four college bat and the number one third base baseman in the class.
Texas Tech will be a fun team to keep track of this season and Josh Jung is just one of the names to follow.