The Tigers are in settlement with No. 12 general draft choose Jace Jung, tweets Jim Callis of MLB.com. The now-former Texas Tech standout will obtain his full slot worth of $4,590,300. The workforce has but to formally announce the deal, although that’s presumably coming within the close to future.
Jung, the youthful brother of prime Rangers third base prospect Josh Jung, appeared like a slam-dunk first-rounder all through a powerful season on the plate. The left-handed-hitting 21-year-old turned in an impressive .335/.481/.612 batting line with 14 residence runs, 18 doubles, a triple, 5 steals (in 5 tries) and extra walks (59) than strikeouts (42) by 295 plate appearances throughout his junior season with the Pink Raiders.
The youthful Jung brother spent the overwhelming majority of his faculty profession at second base, and that’s the place he’s anticipated to play as knowledgeable. There’s little doubt amongst scouts that Jung has the instruments to be a effectively above-average hitter on the place, as scouting experiences agree that he has above-average to plus uncooked energy with above-average pitch choice and a doubtlessly plus hit software — all of that are complemented by his all-fields strategy. There’s much less optimism about Jung’s defensive future, given questions on his vary and arm energy. Jung profiles as a bat-first second baseman whose superior offensive profile might permit him to maneuver shortly by the minor leagues.
Heading into the draft, Jung ranked as No. 8 prospect on the board, per The Athletic’s Keith Law, additionally touchdown ninth at MLB.com, ninth at Baseball America, 13th at ESPN and 20th over at FanGraphs.