2011 New York Mets Draft Candidates: Taylor Jungmann, RHP (Texas)

Nicholas PuglieseContributor IIIJune 1, 2011

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 23:  Taylor Jungmann #26 of the Texas Longhorns is congratulated after another scoreless inning against the Louisiana State University Tigers during Game 2 of the 2009 NCAA College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium on June 23, 2009 in Omaha, Nebraska. The Longhorns defeated the Tigers 5-1. Jungmann pitched a complete game.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Full Name : Taylor Heath Jungmann
College : University of Texas at Austin (Texas Longhorns)
D.O.B. : 12/18/89 (21 years old)
Height : 6’6" ft.
Weight : 220 lbs.
Throws : Right
Position : SP


2009 2.00 11-3 25/10 1 0 94.2 65 27 21 35 101
2010 2.03 8-3 17/17 1 0 120 88 32 27 41 129
2011 0.95 13-0 15/15 5 3 122.2 67 17 13 27 116


  • First-team Class 5A All-State, 2008 5A Player of the Year, 2008 Baseball America High School All-America First Team, 2007 AFLAC All-America game member, 2008 Louisville Slugger All-America, 2006 Class 2A All-State honors, and 2005 Class 2A All-State. (High School)
  • Fall 2008 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Spring 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • 2009 ABCA All-Midwest Region - Second Team
  • 2009 Baseball America Freshman All-America - First Team
  • 2009 Pro-Line Athletic/NCBWA Freshman All-America - First Team
  • 2009 College World Series All-Tournament Team
  • 2010 Baseball America All-America - First Team
  • 2010 Pro-Line Athletic/NCBWA All-America - Third Team
  • 2010 American Baseball Coaches Association All-Midwest Region Team - Second Team
  • 2010 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VI - First Team
  • 2010 Academic All-Big 12 - First Team
  • 2010 NCAA Austin Regional All-Tournament Team
  • 2010 All-Big 12 - Second Team
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll - Fall 2009
  • 2011 Golden Spikes Award Watch List

Previously Drafted: 2008—Los Angeles Angels, 24th round
Mock Draft: Top 13 Pick


Fastball - Good sinking fastball that sits 90-94 mph. Has touched 97 mph in the past. When he does so he throws the pitch straight and it loses its effectiveness, so he doesn't do it often.

Curveball - His second best pitch is a 77-80 mph 11-5 curveball. Has the potential to be a plus pitch.

Changeup - 81-85 mph. Good separation from the fastball and gets some good fade action on the pitch. Another pitch with plus potential.

You see the unworldly numbers Jungmann has put up in his career and the glowing scouting reports, and it makes you wonder why he isn't a lock for the top five picks in the draft. Two things affect that. The first is out of his control, with this being an extremely deep pitching class moving him down a little in the draft, but the second can be seen in the video with that ugly delivery.

As ugly as the delivery is, most scouts are not worried because the head jerk is so late in the delivery and it has not affected Jungmann's command, that it's some of the best in the class.

Jungmann could probably get more velocity on his pitches if he used a longer stride and got more drive, but what he is doing has worked so well for him that I am not going to ask him to change that if I'm the pitching coach.

He is one of the most polished college pitchers, along with Trevor Bauer and Danny Hulzten, that should be able to get to the majors very quickly that I am sure the Mets love.

In his latest mock draft Frankie Piliere has the Mets picking Jungmann and said if he is there at No. 13 there is no way the Mets pass him up.

Hearing Frankie Piliere say the Mets want Jungamnn or Jed Bradley, who I will preview soon, is a huge relief. All the Levi Michael rumors were scaring me because he is not someone the Mets should be looking at this early.

I like Jungmann substantially, but like a lot of people, I get a little worried with that delivery. There is not a lot of effort in it which is good, I just am not a big fan of it.

Jungmann wouldn't be a perfect pick for the Mets in my opinion, but he has the potential to anchor a pitching staff at the top of the rotation with three plus pitches and eat a lot of innings, which is very valuable is baseball.