Will Josh Jung Play for the Texas Rangers in 2020? [POLL]
It's been a wild off-season for many sports, but Major League Baseball has had an especially crazy time in the past several months. After postponing the start of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic the MLBPA and the MLB went back and forth numerous times trying to find a solution to restart the season.
The pushback and delay caused the shuttering of 35 rounds of the MLB draft and the minor league season. After months of back and forth, baseball is allegedly making its way back to the diamond and former Red Raider Josh Jung will join the Texas Rangers in the second training camp for the 2020 season.
Jung is one of 55 players joining the Rangers camp next month and one of only 10 infielders. With the cancellation of the minor league season, this will be Jung's only chance to prove his worth to the Texas Rangers big league club in 2020. Just because Jung has cracked the 55 man camp, that doesn't mean he's a guarantee to suit up for the Rangers in the upcoming 60 game season. Jung will still need to show he's got the stuff and make it on to the 40-man roster that MLB teams use to field the team during the season.
Jung is rated as the Rangers number one prospect and if you were drawing up a depth chart you wouldn't have to travel very far down the third-base line to get to Jung's name on the list. More than that, Jung is the 3rd highest ranked 3rd baseman in any major league system.
The former Big 12 player of the year hit .316 last year in the Rangers system appearing in 44 games.
The question here is will Josh Jung appear in some games for the Texas Rangers this season? With Jung having success in the low levels of the Minor leagues last season, and the weight of his prospect ranking, these special circumstances could very well accelerate his path to the Majors. If Todd Fraiser gets hurt and the backup plans struggle, Josh Jung would be the next man up. Right?
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