JUNGMANN, TAYLOR

Position: Pitcher

DOB: December 18, 1989

Height: 6’6″ / Weight: 210

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (1st round, 2011)

Profile: The Texas High School Player of the Year in 2008, Jungmann went on to star at the University of Texas for three seasons before being selected by Milwaukee with the 12th overall pick in the first round in 2011. He made his professional debut with the Brewers High-A team in Brevard County in 2012, then spent the following season at Double-A Huntsville. Jungmann split 2014 between Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville and opened 2015 with the Brewers new Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs. He got the call to Milwaukee in June of 2015, making his MLB debut at Pittsburgh on June 9th. He opened 2016 in the Brewers starting rotation, but was sent back to Colorado Springs in late April, then went down to Biloxi before returning to Milwaukee in September to finish out the year. With a big frame that produces a high effort delivery, Jungmann features a fastball that sits in the 91-94 mph range, and he also mixes in a changeup and a slurvy breaking ball. He has struggled to repeat his delivery at times, but when he is locked in, he has the ability to take the ball every fifth day and eat innings.

2012: After not signing early enough to pitch in 2011, the Brewers took an ultra-aggressive approach with Jungmann, jumping him all the way to High-A Brevard County to begin his pro career. In 26 starts for the Manatees, Jungmann went 11-6 with a 3.53 earned run average, tying for the Florida State League lead in victories.

2013: The Brewers moved Jungmann up to Double-A Huntsville in 2013 where he went 10-10 with a 4.33 ERA, holding Southern League hitters to a .232 average. He was sent to the Arizona Fall League following the season in order to get some more work but a groin injury knocked him out of action after just three fall starts.

2014: Jungmann returned to Huntsville to open the 2014 season and fared much better, posting a 2.77 ERA in nine starts before earning a spot on the Southern League All-Star team and a promotion to Triple-A Nashville. He started 18 of the 19 games he saw action in after joining the Sounds, and went 8-6 with a 3.98 ERA, striking out a batter per inning worked and leading all Brewers minor league pitchers with 147 punchouts.

2015: A return to Triple-A was in the cards for Jungmann to start the 2015 campaign but after pitching in 11 games for Colorado Springs, he received the call to Milwaukee and made his big league debut with the Brewers. Jungmann made 21 starts for the Brewers, going 9-8 with a 3.77 ERA.

2016: Jungmann opened 2016 in the majors with Milwaukee but after struggling to throw strikes and going 0-4 over his first five starts, he was sent down to Colorado Springs. In less than ideal pitching conditions, Jungmann’s struggles continued and after eight starts for the Sky Sox he was shut down for a couple of weeks, then sent to Biloxi. He got back on track in 13 starts for the Shuckers, posting a 2.51 ERA and earning a late September call-up to return to the Brewers where he made three more appearances to finish out the year.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2015 (#8)
2014 (#7)
2013 (#3)
2012 (#2)