The Rays landed on TCU 1B Jake Guenther for their seventh round selection, the team’s first senior selection.
Double digit homeruns and an ability to get on base are the leading characteristics for Guenther: .345/.462/.576 with 13 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 41 BB, 29 K, and 14 SB
That’s a great season for the former JUCO transfer. There’s some expectation he could play well in an outfield corner where, according to the MLB broadcast, his arm could be the limiting factor.
He’s that arm in action, from the outfield:
And here’s some partial looks at the bat:
#TCU Male Newcomer of the Year: @TCU_Baseball's Jake Guenther!— TCU Athletics (@TCU_Athletics) May 5, 2019
2nd in Big 12 in average (.369) + on-base percentage (.493)
Has reached base safely in all 46 games
Also leads team with 35 RBI pic.twitter.com/alWVWkR8TF
@tcubaseball ’s Jake Guenther’s 3R Bomb vs @kstatebsb Follow @outoftheyardbsb for more bombs! Video via ESPN- #Baseball #worldseries #mlb #draftday #baseballbat #baseballcap #baseballgame #mlbtheshow #softball #baseballfan @kstatesports @kstatefb @kstatealumni pic.twitter.com/KZypmbewn4— OutoftheYardBSB (@outoftheyardbsb) April 24, 2019