Saturday, December 15, 2018

Scouting the 2019 Draft: Josh Jung

Josh Jung, 3B, College(Texas Tech).  B-R, T-R.  6'2", 215 lbs.

2017:  .306/.395/.453, 14 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 12.46 BB%, 15.57 K%, 289 PA.
2018:  .392/.491/.639, 17 2B, 6 3B, 12 HR, 12.34 BB%, 10.13 K%, 316 PA.

2017 California Collegiate League:  .368/.454/.521, 6 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 11.11 BB%, 13.19 K%.

Josh Jung comes from the same college as Kelby Tomlinson and current Giants 2B prospect, Orlando Garcia.   He won Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year in 2017.  He led the conference in BA, OBP and RBI in 2018 and led the Red Raiders to the to College World Series.  His MLB profile says he consistently barrels the ball to all fields with a disciplined approach at the plate. On video, he has a short, quick stroke to the ball and keeps his elbows bent and arms close which should prevent him getting tied up inside.   He has a strong arm and has pitched a little, albeit not very successfully.  He is expected to be able to handle 3B defensively.  The MLB profile calls him a below-average runner, but the triples in his stat line suggest his speed may be underrated.  College bats are the safest draft picks and Jung looks like a good one.  He is ranked 6'th in MLB's Draft Prospect list but #30 on Fangraphs list.


DrB's Updated 2019 Draft Board:

1.  Bobby Witt Jr., SS, HS.  5-tool athlete with a MLB bloodline who can stick at SS.

2.  Adley Rutschman, C, College(Oregon).  Excellent catching prospect whose bat had a huge sophomore breakout.

3.  CJ Abrams, SS, HS.  4+ tool prospect with best wheels in draft.  Power lags a bit.

4.  Shea Langeliers, C, College(Baylor):  Solid catching prospect with potential to be a plus bat.

5.  Andrew Vaughn, 1B, College(Cal):  Top college power bat in the draft.  The numbers guys will like him more than the scouts.

6.  Josh Jung, 3B, College(Texas Tech):  Disciplined bat with power potential.  Has arm to play 3B at highest level.


  1. I want Rece Hinds 3B from Niceville High. He has the size, athleticism, and power along with a cannon for an arm.

    1. Gotta be patient my friend. We'll get to him. Not sure how much different Hinds is from Jung except Jung is in a much safer demographic in terms of historic draft outcomes.

  2. Royals will draft Abrams...