Josh Jung

Josh Jung

26-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Texas Rangers
60-Day IL
Injury Wrist
Est. Return 6/26/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Jung had a solid rookie season for the world champs wrapped around a six week stint on the injured list with a thumb injury. The young (must...resist...pun) man held his own at the hot corner and enjoyed his spot in the deep Texas lineup to leverage a fair amount of run production despite the missed time due to his injury. The thumb injury truly defined his season as he hit .280 with 19 homers before the injury and just .229 with 4 homers upon his return in late August. His strikeout rate is currently his biggest concern as it was both high overall and both before and after his injury. Jung has struk out nearly 30% of the time with few walks in over 700 plate appearances between AAA and the majors which limits his batting average ceiling and his low OBP hurts his changes for hitting higher in the lineup. This offensive profile feels a lot like a young Nick Castellanos, and while Jung is in a better ballpark, Castellanos's early numbers are a good benchmark for Jung in 2024. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#123
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Rangers in March of 2024.
Shutting down for weekend
3BTexas Rangers
Wrist
June 23, 2024
Texas manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that Jung (wrist) will be shut down for the weekend before he resumes taking live batting practice Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Bochy noted that Jung has experienced residual soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist since he rejoined the club Friday, but the Rangers don't seem to view it as a setback and simply opted to have him rest up over the weekend. Jung could be activated from the 60-day injured list later this week if his wrist responds well to Tuesday's live BP session.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
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#9
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
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2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+34%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+54%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+39%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+61%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .963 161 31 12 29 0 .311 .354 .609
Since 2022vs Right .716 475 58 18 61 4 .242 .291 .425
2024vs Left 1.000 6 2 0 0 0 .250 .500 .500
2024vs Right 1.538 13 3 2 6 1 .462 .462 1.077
2023vs Left .995 117 26 9 22 0 .327 .368 .627
2023vs Right .717 398 49 14 48 1 .247 .299 .418
2022vs Left .857 38 3 3 7 0 .270 .289 .568
2022vs Right .531 64 6 2 7 2 .164 .203 .328
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
Even Split
2024
 
 
+92%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+37%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .777 333 48 14 45 2 .259 .318 .459
Since 2022Away .780 303 41 16 45 2 .260 .294 .486
2024Home 1.169 15 3 1 2 0 .308 .400 .769
2024Away 2.250 4 2 1 4 1 .750 .750 1.500
2023Home .805 260 40 12 40 0 .271 .335 .470
2023Away .757 255 35 11 30 1 .260 .294 .463
2022Home .563 58 5 1 3 2 .196 .224 .339
2022Away .774 44 4 4 11 0 .214 .250 .524
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Stat Review
How does Josh Jung compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.50
 
BB Rate
10.5%
 
K Rate
21.1%
 
BABIP
.455
 
ISO
.529
 
AVG
.412
 
OBP
.474
 
SLG
.941
 
OPS
1.415
 
wOBA
.586
 
Exit Velocity
86.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
46.2%
 
Barrels/PA
10.5%
 
Expected BA
.289
 
Expected SLG
.574
 
Sprint Speed
24.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
46.2%
 
Line Drive %
30.8%
 
Fly Ball %
23.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
2021
2020
Jung has been tabbed as the Rangers' third baseman of the future for a couple years now, and after foot and shoulder surgeries delayed his ascent, he finally made his big-league debut at the end of his age-24 season. Drafted eighth overall in 2019 as a hit-over-power corner infielder from Texas Tech, Jung's power has seemingly passed his hit tool as his most impactful skill. He had an elite 42.0 Hard% and a concerning 0.13 BB/K at Triple-A. Predictably, Jung whiffed plenty in the majors (38.2 K%) and didn't walk much (3.9 BB%), but he still got to that plus power in games, hitting five home runs in 102 plate appearances. The Rangers will likely allow Jung to keep playing through reasonable struggles in his first full MLB season. He was hitting in the 4-to-6 range of the lineup down the stretch, so he should have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs. The realistic fantasy upside this season is what we've come to expect from Matt Chapman, but Jung may also go through some prolonged struggles at the plate as a rookie.
When the Rangers selected Jung with the No. 8 overall pick in 2019, he was seen as one of the best pure hitters in the draft, but it was unclear whether he would ever tap into plus power in games. He had success utilizing an oppo-middle approach, but in 2020 the Rangers adjusted his setup to get him ahead of the ball and it unlocked another level for him in the power department. Jung underwent foot surgery in spring training last year, but we saw the fruits of that labor once he got healthy, as he hit .326/.398/.592 with 19 home runs, a 22.2 K% and a 9.1 BB% in 78 games across Double-A and Triple-A. Unfortunately, his big-league debut will probably have to wait until 2023 after he suffered a shoulder injury lifting weights and required surgery in February. Reports suggest he will miss six-to-eight months.
Few prospects received more rave reviews at their team's alternate training site than Jung, the No. 8 overall pick in 2019. Rangers manager Chris Woodward was so impressed that he said in September he expects Jung to reach the majors in 2021, despite the fact he has never played above Low-A. We almost never hear bold proclamations like that from team personnel. True to their word, the team is already clearing the decks at the hot corner, announcing that Isiah Kiner-Falefa will move to shortstop this season. A hit-over-power prospect coming out of Texas Tech, Jung's hit tool still projects as at least plus, and he successfully developed into a power hitter at the alternate site and in instructs. Texas is envisioning a No. 3 or No. 4 hitter who hits around .300 with 25-plus HR. He will open the year at Double-A and will make his MLB debut this summer if he performs as expected.
A big (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) third baseman from Texas Tech, Jung was seen as one of the safer bats from the college ranks, which led to the Rangers selecting him with the eighth-overall pick in the 2019 draft. The hope is that he will be a plus hitter who develops plus game power. As things stand, he might be a little too content to show off that hit tool (42.3 Oppo%, 16.2 K% at Low-A), given that he will need to be a run producer in the big leagues. Jung is a below-average runner, but he played some shortstop in college and should have the hands and arm to stick at the hot corner. Realistic outcomes range from Justin Turner to Colin Moran, assuming Jung continues with the hit-over-power approach. He will likely be sent to High-A for the start of his age-22 season, but should spend the majority of the year at Double-A if he performs as expected, setting up a potential 2021 MLB debut.
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Aiming for return Monday
3BTexas Rangers
Wrist
June 22, 2024
Jung (wrist) told reporters Saturday that he believes he could return to the Rangers on Monday, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports.
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Returning to Arlington
3BTexas Rangers
Wrist
June 21, 2024
Jung (wrist) was pulled from his rehab assignment Friday to be evaluated in Arlington before the Rangers decide whether or not to activate him this weekend, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Begins rehab assignment
3BTexas Rangers
Wrist
June 17, 2024
Jung (wrist) started at third base and went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.
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Ready for rehab stint
3BTexas Rangers
Wrist
June 16, 2024
Jung (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Takes live BP
3BTexas Rangers
Wrist
June 14, 2024
Jung (wrist) took live batting practice Thursday, Kenndi Landry of MLB.com reports.
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Off to slow start
3BTexas Rangers
September 18, 2022
Jung is hitting just .222 through his first 36 career at-bats while accruing 16 strikeouts and zero walks.
ANALYSIS
Jung, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2019 Draft and a current top prospect for the Rangers, slashed a healthy .273/.321/.525 in Triple-A this season. His progression is worth monitoring given his pedigree.
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