|Report Date:||June 9th, 2018|
After a strong freshman season in which he slashed .306/.395/.453 on his way to being named the top freshman in the Big-12, Jung outdid himself as a sophomore. This spring, the Texas Tech infielder is leading the conference in hitting (.384), on-base percentage (.490), runs (68), and RBI (77) as the Red Raiders continue their post-season run into Super Regionals.
There’s plenty of physicality in his broad-shouldered frame, making him an imposing figure in the batter’s box. Jung takes professional at-bats, controlling the strike zone and punishing any mistake that catches too much plate. A gap-to-gap hitter, Jung’s raw power is at least above-average, with additional projection remaining. He’s a below-average runner, with limited range at the hot corner, but his hands and footwork are both adequate and his arm is plus, with easy carry across the diamond. Jung’s strong spring earned him a spot on the Collegiate National Team this summer where he’ll slot into on a highly impressive infield with big time offensive chops.