Future Texas Rangers Star
Josh Jung is the most exciting thing going for the Texas Rangers. The Texas Tech product was the eighth overall pick in the 2019 draft by Texas. Jung played 44 games in 2019, with the vast majority coming at Class A Hickory.
While Jung specialized in the long ball during his time in the Big 12, he has struggled to find his power stroke as a pro. Despite failing to record many home runs or XBHs in his time in the minor leagues, he demonstrates a pure hitting ability. It’s estimated by many that Jung will become a big league hitter who can record 25 or more HRs per season.
Like Taveras, Jung is also 22. When the Rangers drafted him, they selected one of the most polished hitters in the 2019 draft. Jung brings a mature approach to the plate and regularly puts the barrel on the ball. He’s not one to sell-out for power and has shown ability to spray the ball all over the field.
Jung’s estimated big league arrival is 2022, but it is likely we see him take the field for the Texas Rangers this season. The third base position is bright for the Rangers moving forward. Be sure to watch for news surrounding Jung throughout the year and tune in to his call up if it does end up being this season.
Jung’s ceiling is stardom.
Player comp: Josh Donaldson