After there was no Minor League Baseball last season, Josh Jung had to wait for his debut above the rookie leagues he played in during the Summer and Fall of 2019. He then suffered another setback, a broken foot in the preseason in 2021. Through it all, Jung has remained positive and his time is finally here.
Tuesday night, Jung will be making his debut for the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. This puts him two levels away from the MLB as he just turned 23 in February. Jung was a star in his three seasons in Lubbock, his many accolades included Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2017, Second-Team All American by many credited news outlets in 2018, and a Unanimous All-American in 2019.
Jung has been quoted many times talking about the mental aspect of his game. When his career seemed to be on a different trajectory than many had predicted due to injury, Jung kept working, mentally and physically to get better. He learned to let go of being perfect and just go with the ebbs and flows of the game.
That’s something huge most people, no matter the age could learn. Jung was a star in Lubbock and there is no doubt in my mind that he’ll be a star in the pros.
Good Luck and Guns Up, Josh Jung!
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