Josh Jung

3B · Texas Rangers

Bats R Throws R
DOB 1998-02-12 Age 25.6
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 15.04, 214th

Season Projections

THE BAT$31235034645411123216592914128.

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Josh Jung Being Activated And Starting On Monday

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    Texas Rangers third baseman Josh Jung (thumb) is being activated from the injured list and will start and bat fifth in the lineup for the Rangers against the visiting Boston Red Sox and right-hander Kutter Crawford on Monday, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Jung will provide a big boost to the Rangers already potent lineup, as he's hit a strong .274/.323/.489 with an .813 OPS, 22 home runs, 67 RBI and 70 runs scored in 461 plate appearances and 109 games in his first full major-league season as Texas' primary third baseman. The 25-year-old All-Star hasn't played in a big-league game since Aug. 6, though, so don't be surprised if he closes out the year inconsistently as he looks to get his timing back.

    Sep 18 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • Josh Jung Flying To Texas, Return From IL Could Be Coming

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    Texas Rangers third baseman Josh Jung (thumb) "had a really good day...seeing the ball, hard contact." Jung was in Arizona and faced live pitching, playing three innings. Now returning to the team in Texas, being activated from the IL could come sometime during the week. The all-star was a nice fantasy contributor before being injured, posting a .274/.323/.489 slash line with 22 home runs and 67 RBI over 109 games. Look to get him back in your lineups if he makes it back before your season ends.

    Sep 17 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • Josh Jung Likely To Return On Monday

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    Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy says third baseman Josh Jung (thumb) is anticipating an activation from the injured list for the start of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox starting on Monday. The 25-year-old rookie was provided a six-week return timeline after surgery for a left thumb fracture on Aug. 9, so a Monday return would line up more accordingly with that original timeframe instead of this weekend. Jung was batting .274 with an .813 OPS, 22 homers, 24 doubles, 67 RBI, and 70 runs scored during 427 at-bats before the injury. Make sure he's not floating around fantasy waiver wires for the playoffs. Ezequiel Duran will lose playing time at the hot corner upon Jung's return, but he can play all over the diamond.

    Sep 14 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • Josh Jung Targeting Return Next Weekend

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    Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy says third baseman Josh Jung (thumb) could be reinstated from the injured list as soon as Friday's series opener against the Cleveland Guardians next weekend. That would be a bit earlier than the six-week timetable the 25-year-old was given when he had surgery for a left thumb fracture on Aug. 9, which could be a pleasant surprise for the slumping Rangers and fantasy managers alike. Jung may need a brief rehab assignment early next week to meet these expectations, but it appears to be time to stash Jung wherever he remains available. The rookie ranks as a top-10 option at third base in roto value, hitting .274 with an .813 OPS, 22 homers, 24 doubles, 67 RBI, and 70 runs scored during 427 at-bats before the setback. Struggling super-utility man Ezequiel Duran has mostly filled in at the hot corner while Jung has been recovering.

    Sep 9 · Source via Rangers Ezequiel Duran Josh Jung
  • Josh Jung Takes Swings On Friday

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    Texas Rangers third baseman Josh Jung (thumb) was able to take 25 swings without any issues on Friday. The 25-year-old was swinging off a tee without any problems which is great news for his recovery process. Jung has been out since early August due to a fractured left thumb. Before going down, Jung was slashing .274/.323/.489 with 22 home runs and 67 RBI in 109 games this season. The expectation is that he'll be ready to return towards the end of September.

    Sep 8 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • Josh Jung Making Strides In Recovery

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    Texas Rangers third baseman Josh Jung (thumb) is about "two to three weeks" from returning to game action, per manager Bruce Bochy. The 25-year-old's cast on his fractured left thumb was removed on Aug. 21 and he's been handling one-handed swings in the batting cage recently. Jung is going to need some rehab action before being activated, so redraft fantasy managers may only be able to get very little out of him depending on when their league's playoffs begin. The Rangers offense has struggled a bit lately, so they'll welcome the rookie All-Star back with open arms for their postseason push later this month. Jung was hitting .274 with an .813 OPS, 22 home runs, 24 doubles, 67 RBI, and 70 runs scored in 427 at-bats before going down.

    Sep 2 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • Rangers Sign Josh Harrison To Minor League Contract

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    The Rangers have signed veteran utilityman Josh Harrison to a minor league contract, per an announcement from his agents at MSM Sports. He’ll head to Triple-A Round Rock and primarily work as a third baseman and second baseman there. Harrison, a veteran of 13 big league seasons, opened the year in Philadelphia but was designated…

    Aug 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Rangers Ezequiel Duran Josh Harrison Josh Jung
  • Josh Jung Has Surgery Wednesday

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    Texas Rangers third baseman Josh Jung (thumb) underwent successful left-thumb surgery on Wednesday to install a plate and screws to stabilize his thumb fracture. The plan is for Jung to stay with the team and rehab with the expectation that he will be able to return before the end of the season. With the 25-year-old expected to miss roughly six weeks of action after fracturing his thumb on Sunday, he's not going to have much time left to help fantasy managers when he does return. It's a shame because Jung had been excelling in his first full season in the big leagues with a .274/.323/.489 slash line, an .813 OPS, 22 home runs, 67 RBI and 70 runs scored in 109 games. Until he returns, expect the Rangers to mix and match at the hot corner with Ezequiel Duran and Josh H. Smith.

    Aug 9 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • Josh Jung Going For Thumb Surgery

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    Texas Rangers infielder Josh Jung (thumb) is going to have surgery to stabilize his fractured thumb in the next few days. He is expected to be able to return to the field in six weeks, according to early reports. A return in six weeks would bring Jung back in mid-September for a final tune-up before the Rangers make their playoff push. Jung landed on the injured list earlier in the day on Monday after injuring his thumb while attempting to field a ground ball during Sunday's game. Jung was in the midst of a breakout season in 2023, hitting .275 with 22 homers, 70 runs, and 67 RBI across 108 games.

    Aug 7 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • Josh Jung Put On 10-Day Injured List

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    The Texas Rangers placed third baseman Josh Jung (thumb) on the 10-day injured list on Monday with a left-thumb fracture and recalled infielder Jonathan Ornelas from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. There is no timetable for Jung's return, but he should be stashed in all fantasy leagues until further notice. Expect him to be out beyond the 10 days on the IL. The 25-year-old All-Star has excelled in his first full big-league season, hitting .274/.323/.489 with an .813 OPS, 22 home runs, 24 doubles, a triple, 67 RBI and 70 runs scored in 109 games and 461 plate appearances. Ezequiel Duran is starting at the hot corner for the Rangers on Monday in Jung's absence, but they could mix and match at the position until Jung is able to return.

    Aug 7 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • Rangers To Promote Jonathan Ornelas

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    The Rangers will call up infielder Jonathan Ornelas from Triple-A prior to Monday’s game with the Athletics, FanSided’s Robert Murray reports (Twitter link).  Ornelas will take the roster spot of Josh Jung, as the third baseman is headed for the 10-day injured list after suffering a fractured thumb in today’s 6-0 win over the Marlins. …

    Aug 7 · MLB Trade Rumors Rangers Ezequiel Duran Josh Jung Brad Miller Corey Seager Josh H. Smith
  • Josh Jung Expected To Miss Time

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    Texas Rangers third baseman Josh Jung (thumb) was forced to exit early during Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins. The 25-year-old was removed from the contest after suffering a thumb injury while fielding a ground ball. Jung underwent X-rays were revealed a left thumb fracture. It's unclear how long Jung is going to be sidelined, but he'll almost certainly be placed on the injured list. He could miss the rest of the regular season, assuming he needs surgery. Fantasy managers will have to wait until the team gives more information on his status.

    Aug 6 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • Josh Jung Pops 20th Homer In Tough Loss

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    Texas Rangers third baseman Josh Jung went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Monday's seesaw affair with the Houston Astros which ended in a 10-9 defeat. The 25-year-old smacked a first-inning two-run shot before a seventh-inning single would load the bases, ultimately allowing him to come around and score. With the long ball, Jung joined Adolis Garcia and Dave Hostetler as the only Rangers rookies to blast 20 homers before playing 100 games in their rookie year. After a slow start to his career last fall, the top Texas prospect is slashing a much-improved .275/.326/.490 with 20 big flies, 61 RBI, and one stolen base in 386 at-bats over 98 games during his All-Star campaign. Jung continues to jockey with Masataka Yoshida in the race for AL Rookie of the Year, but Gunnar Henderson is staging a push as well.

    Jul 24 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • Josh Jung Goes Deep Twice In Loss To Nationals

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    Texas Rangers rookie third baseman Josh Jung went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored in the team's 8-3 loss to the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Jung now has 19 home runs in his first full MLB season, which currently leads all rookies. The 25-year-old right-handed slugger also has hits in five of his last six games and will take a .276/.326/.503 slash line into the final game of the first half of the season on Sunday. Jung has also racked up 19 doubles, a triple, 56 RBI, a stolen base and 62 runs scored in 87 games and 371 plate appearances in 2023. He's one of the big reasons the Rangers are in first place in the American League West heading into next week's All-Star break.

    Jul 9 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • MLB Announces 2023 All-Star Rosters

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    The starters for the 2023 All-Star Game were already announced earlier this week, and today the league revealed the reserve selections and the pitching staffs for the National League and American League teams.  Fan balloting determined the game’s starters, while the reserves and pitchers were picked by a combination of the player ballot and selections…

    Jul 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Closers Braves Mets Astros Cardinals Rays Marlins Orioles Dodgers Blue Jays Diamondbacks Phillies Mariners Guardians Yankees Reds Rockies Giants Rangers Nationals Twins Padres Red Sox Pirates Tigers Angels Royals White Sox Athletics Cubs Brewers Ozzie Albies Pete Alonso Yordan Alvarez Orlando Arcia Nolan Arenado Randy Arozarena Luis Arraez Felix Bautista Mookie Betts Bo Bichette Yennier Cano Corbin Carroll Nick Castellanos Luis Castillo Luis Castillo Emmanuel Clase Gerrit Cole Alexis Diaz Elias Diaz Camilo Doval Bryce Elder Nathan Eovaldi Freddie Freeman Zac Gallen Adolis Garcia Kevin Gausman Josiah Gray Sonny Gray Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Lourdes Gurriel Josh Hader Austin Hays Jonah Heim Kenley Jansen Aaron Judge Josh Jung Mitch Keller Clayton Kershaw Michael Lorenzen J.D. Martinez Shane McClanahan Whit Merrifield Sean Murphy Shohei Ohtani Matt Olson Salvador Perez Jose Ramirez Austin Riley Luis Robert Brent Rooker Adley Rutschman Corey Seager Marcus Semien Will Smith Will Smith Jorge Soler Juan Soto Justin Steele Spencer Strider Marcus Stroman Dansby Swanson Mike Trout Framber Valdez Devin Williams
    2023 ATC$31235034655311023219642914929.651.237.289.417.706.180
    2023 Steamer$31255244805611223219633214728.
    2023 THE BAT$31235034645411123216592914128.
    2023 Zeile$31164754385210623218622913428.

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    Sep 29at SEAL 0-86440100000125.
    Sep 28at SEAL 2-3533000000000.
    Sep 27at LAAW 5-05440100000250.
    Sep 26at LAAL 3-94430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 25at LAAW 5-1455000000000.
    Sep 24vs SEAW 9-84440000000125.
    Sep 23vs SEAW 2-0444000000000.
    Sep 22vs SEAW 8-54441210000125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Sep 20vs BOSW 15-54553300120240.000.600.6001.2001.800.600
    Sep 19vs BOSW 6-44550100010360.
    Sep 18vs BOSL 2-45440100000125.
    Aug 6vs MIAW 6-05220000000150.
    Aug 5vs MIAW 9-8543220012100.000.667.7501.6672.4171.000
    Aug 4vs MIAW 6-23330000010133.300.
    Aug 3vs CWSW 5-35442200000250.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 2vs CWSW 11-1554121013000.000.500.6001.5002.1001.000
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    Jul 28at SDL 1-7544132000000.000.750.7501.2502.000.500
    Jul 26at HOUW 13-55550200000120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jul 25at HOUL 3-45440000000250.
    Jul 24at HOUL 9-104552200120360.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
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    Jun 16vs TORL 1-25440000000125.
    Jun 15vs LAAL 3-59a10000000100.0001.0001.000
    Jun 14vs LAAW 6-35441110000250.
    Jun 13vs LAAL 3-75730000000114.300.000.571.000.571.000
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    Jun 3vs SEAW 16-65540000001120.
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    May 30at DETW 10-65553310120120.000.600.6001.4002.000.800
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    May 28at BALL 2-35430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
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    May 26at BALW 12-25552301010120.000.600.6001.0001.600.400
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    May 22at PITL 4-65441200120125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
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    May 20vs COLW 11-55541100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000
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    May 12at OAKL 7-94661100000116.700.
    May 11at OAKW 4-0544120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 10at SEAW 4-35440100000250.
    May 9at SEAL 0-55440000000250.
    May 8at SEAW 2-15330000010133.300.
    May 7at LAAW 16-85662100000116.700.
    May 6at LAAW 10-15551110000240.
    May 5at LAAL 4-55540000001120.
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    May 2vs ARIW 6-45440000000250.
    Apr 30vs NYYW 15-2554321015100.000.500.6001.5002.1001.000
    Apr 29vs NYYW 2-05330000000266.700.
    Apr 28vs NYYW 5-25440000000250.
    Apr 26at CINL 3-5510000000000.0001.0001.000
    Apr 25at CINL 6-75440110020375.
    Apr 24at CINL 6-7544220023000.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
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    Apr 21vs OAKL 4-55440100000375.
    Apr 19at KCW 12-35541100001240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Apr 18at KCW 12-25541100001120.010.250.400.250.650.000
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    Apr 14at HOUW 6-25550100010240.
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    Apr 9at CHCW 8-2555000000000.
    Apr 8at CHCL 3-105440100010125.
    Apr 7at CHCL 0-25440000000125.
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    Apr 1vs PHIW 16-35652100001233.300.200.333.200.533.000
    Mar 30vs PHIW 11-75431000001250.


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    Oct 4vs NYYW 3-2330101000133.300.333.3331.0001.333.667
    Oct 4vs NYYL 4-54440100010125.
    Oct 3vs NYYL 1-35331100000266.700.333.333.333.666.000
    Oct 2at LAAL 3-85440000010125.
    Oct 1at LAAL 2-3533000000000.
    Sep 30at LAAL 1-45440000000125.
    Sep 29at SEAL 9-104530000002240.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Sep 28at SEAL 1-34440100010125.
    Sep 27at SEAW 5-0544230025000.000.750.7502.2503.0001.500
    Sep 25vs CLEL 4-106441210000250.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Sep 24vs CLEL 2-4543000000100.
    Sep 23vs CLEL 3-65541000001120.
    Sep 22vs LAAW 5-3633000000000.
    Sep 21vs LAAW 7-254400000004100.
    Sep 20vs LAAL 2-56440000000375.
    Sep 18at TBL 3-56441200120250.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Sep 17at TBL 1-5644000000000.
    Sep 16at TBW 4-36440100000375.
    Sep 14vs OAKL 7-8644010000000.
    Sep 13vs OAKW 8-75440110010250.
    Sep 12at MIAL 6-10441100110250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Sep 12at MIAW 3-26440110010375.
    Sep 11vs TORW 4-164400000004100.
    Sep 10vs TORL 7-116441110000125.
    Sep 9vs TORL 3-47441200110125.010.500.5001.2501.750.750
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