Not long after TTF Baseball projected Josh Jung to get drafted by the Texas Rangers with the eighth overall pick in the upcoming MLB Draft, the NCAA named the Red Raider third baseman one of the six most exciting players in all of college baseball.
Here’s what the NCAA had to say about Jung:
“Bat speed, bat speed, bat speed. Jung makes hitting look easy. With an athletic, powerful build, Jung is the prototypical third baseman. And his hit tool is off the charts. He slashed .392/.491/.639 last season. His numbers are slightly down in 2019, but Jung at-bats are appointment viewing for college baseball diehards. Jung’s stroke is simple, yet powerful. It looks effortless, yet he generates a ton of force. Defensively, he’s solid, though not great. The batter’s box is where he really shines, and Jung’s power and discipline combination is a perfect fit in today’s game.”
I think a lot of Red Raider fans would argue with the statement Jung is “not great” defensively, but you have to be happy with the attention the junior is getting. It’s more likely than not Jung will become the highest Red Raider draft pick in Texas Tech history, surpassing Grant Little, who went No. 74 overall (second round, 31st pick) in last year’s draft.
To see the rest of the list, check out the NCAA website.