Rangers agree to terms with top 2 draft picks Jung, Wendzel

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Texas Tech shortstop Josh Jung, left, celebrates a double play after forcing out Florida State’s Mike Salvatore, right, at second base during the seventh inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Drew Mendoza was out at first. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with their top two draft picks, Big 12 Conference third basemen Josh Jung and Davis Wendzel.

Jung was the eighth overall pick out of Texas Tech in last month’s draft, while Wendzel from Baylor was taken 41st overall. Jung and Wendzel were the co-Big 12 players of the year this season.

Texas announced the agreements Wednesday. Jung agreed at $4.4 million, well below slot value of $5,176,900. Wendzel’s agreed at $1.6 million, under the slot value of $1,813,500.

Jung hit .343 with 15 homers and 58 games this season as a junior for the Red Raiders, who went to the College World Series. Wendzel led the Big 12 with a .367 batting average, with eight homers and 42 RBIs in 46 games as a junior this year.

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