Taylor Jungmann

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Taylor Jungmann
Milwaukee Brewers – No. 78
Pitcher
Born: (1989-12-18) December 18, 1989 (age 25)
Temple, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Taylor Heath Jungmann (born December 18, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher in Minor League Baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers' organization. Prior to playing professionally, he played college baseball for the Texas Longhorns, where he was a consensus All-American and won the Dick Howser Trophy.

Amateur career[edit]

Jungmann attended Rogers High School in Rogers, Texas. Rogers' baseball team won the Texas 2A State Championship in 2007. He transferred to Georgetown High School in Georgetown, Texas, where he played his senior year in 2008.[1]

After graduating from high school, Jungmann enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, where he played college baseball for the Texas Longhorns. In 2009, Jungman pitched a complete game against the Louisiana State Tigers in the best-of-three final round of the 2009 College World Series.[2] In 2011, he won the Dick Howser Trophy as the best collegiate baseball player.[3][4] He finished his career with the Longhorns with a 32–9 win–loss record, a 1.85 earned run average (ERA), and 356 strikeouts in 45 games started.[1]

Professional career[edit]

The Milwaukee Brewers selected Jungmann in the first round, with the 12th overall selection, of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.[5][6] He signed with the Brewers, receiving a $2.525 million signing bonus.[7] Jungmann pitched for the Brevard County Manatees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2012, where he had a 3.53 ERA, and for the Huntsville Stars of the Class AA Southern League in 2013, where he pitched to a 4.33 ERA.[1]

In 2014, Jungmann began the season with Huntsville,[8] and was named a Southern League All-Star.[9] He also played for the Nashville Sounds of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.[10] He finished the season with a 12–10 win–loss record, a 3.57 ERA, and 147 strikeouts in 153 23 innings. The Brewers added him to their 40-man roster to protect him from being chosen in the Rule 5 draft on November 20, 2014.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jungmann has tools, but remains a work in progress". MLB.com. December 20, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Huntsville Stars' Taylor Jungmann demonstrating his potential in recent hot streak". AL.com. June 11, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jungmann humbled as Howser winner". MLB.com. June 21, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hats off to Taylor Jungmann". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ Rosiak, Todd. "Brewers select pitchers Jungmann, Bradley in first round of draft". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "MLB draft: UT's Taylor Jungmann goes 12th to Brewers; UCLA's Cole". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ Breen, Jim. "Brewers Sign First Rounders, Jungmann and Bradley". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Huntsville Stars' 2014 roster loaded with experience". AL.com. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Eight players from first-half champion Huntsville Stars on Southern League All-Star roster". AL.com. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Milwaukee Brewers prospect Taylor Jungmann gets eight strikeouts over seven shutout innings for Triple-A Nashville Sounds". MiLB.com. June 29, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ Haudricourt, Tom (November 20, 2014). "Brewers add three minor leaguers to 40-man roster". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 

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