Detroit Tigers sign MLB draft’s No. 12 overall pick Jace Jung. Here’s what’s next for him

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Tigers have signed second baseman Jace Jung, the No. 12 overall pick in the 2022 draft.

Jung, a 21-year-old, a left-handed hitter from Texas Tech, signed for a $4,590,300 bonus, according to’s Jim Callis. The signing bonus equals the full slot value for the 12th pick.

He is represented by agent Scott Boras.

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Now that Jung has signed, he will begin his professional career at the team’s spring training complex in Lakeland, Florida.

The Tigers already agreed to terms with second-round selection Peyton Graham, a shortstop from Oklahoma, for a $1.8 million bonus, according to Baseball America’s Carlos Collazo. His signing bonus is above the $1,510,600 slot value for the No. 51 pick.

As of Monday, twelve of the team’s 19 draft picks have signed.

The 12 players: Jung, Graham, right-hander Troy Melton (fourth round), third baseman Luke Gold (fifth round), shortstop Danny Serretti (sixth round), outfielder Seth Stephenson (seventh round), left-hander Jake Miller (eighth round), first baseman Andrew Jenkins (ninth round), right-hander Trevin Michael (10th round), left-hander Joseph Miller (11th round), right-hander Patrick Pridgen (15th round) and right-hander Quinn Gudaitis (16th round).

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