Player Profile: Jace Jung

Player Profile: Jace Jung

Jace Jung was born in San Antonio, Texas, on October 4, 2000. He played high school baseball at MacArthur High School in San Antonio, TX. He was the sixth-ranked shortstop and 34th overall player in Texas.

In his senior year, Jung played in 16 games, and he hit .400 with 18 hits, eight doubles, one triple, three home runs, 11 RBI, and 17 runs scored. He finished his high school career hitting .316 with 37 hits, 11 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 20 RBI, and 35 runs scored.

Where Did Jace Jung Go To College?

Jung committed to Texas Tech and was the 63rd-ranked shortstop and 347th overall player in the country in 2019. Jung at Texas Tech would play three seasons there slashing .328/.468/.647 with a 1.116 OPS; he had 32 doubles, three triples, 39 home runs, 147 RBI, 139 runs scored, ten stolen bases, and 126 walks. In 2022, his final season, he slashed .335/.481/.612 with 1.093 OPS; he had 18 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs, 57 RBI, 68 runs scored, five stolen bases, and 59 walks. In 2021, he played for Orleans in the Cape Cod Baseball League, where he slashed .219/.265/.406 with a .671 OPS; he had a double, a triple, a home run, nine RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in eight games.

When Was Jace Jung Drafted?

Entering the 2022 draft, Jung was ranked the ninth-best prospect but would fall to the pick 12 when he was selected by the Detroit Tigers

Player Profile: Jace Jung

Jace Jung Tigers Tenure


Jung started his Tigers career by playing in High-A with West Michigan. He slashed .232/.373/.333 with a .706 OPS; he had six doubles, one triple, one home run, 13 RBI, 16 runs scored, five stolen bases, and 25 walks in 30 games.


Jung started 2023 as the 83rd-ranked prospect by; he played for two levels in the Tigers organization, beginning with High-A West Michigan again and then heading to Double-A Erie. In 128 games, he slashed .265/.376/.502 with a .878 OPS; he had 27 doubles, two triples, 28 home runs, 82 RBI, 74 runs scored, five stolen bases, and 79 walks in 128 games. He also played in the Arizona Fall League, playing 15 games, and he slashed .200/.385/.300 with a .685 OPS; he had two doubles, one home run, eight RBI, nine runs scored, four stolen bases, and 14 walks.


ITD ranks Jung as the Tigers’ fourth-ranked prospect and the 77th overall prospect entering 2024. Jung is expected to reach the Tigers by 2025 but will likely be at Spring Training in 2024.

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