6-2, 205 pounds
Jayson Langfels has been named to the Kentucky Baseball Club five-year anniversary team, it was announced by the Club this week. A former star at Lafayette High School in Lexington, he was named the team's designated hitter for his reputation a big-time offensive threat.
For the Generals, Langfels hit well over .400 for his career, including batting at a blistering .469 clip his senior year. That season, he was named first-team all-city and second-team all-state.
The right-handed hitter signed with Eastern Kentucky University out of high school, where he made an instant impact and was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. As a sophomore, he won the OVC batting hitting for a .441 average en route to recognition as a second team All-American by collegebaseballinsider.com.
His junior year, Langfels was a prime candidate for the OVC player of the year, hitting .353 and leading EKU in runs scored and slugging percentage. An all-around threat, he smashed 16 home runs, 14 doubles, four triples, drove in 52 runs, nabbed 12 bases, and ranked in the top-ten in the OVC in eight offensive categories.
Langfels was a 16th round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies last year, and played for the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Northwest League. In his illustrious career at EKU, he batted .363 with 143 runs scored, 37 doubles, 32 home runs, and 161 RBI. His 18 career triples is an all-time record in the OVC.
Langfels will head to spring training in February, likely competing for a roster spot with the single-A Asheville Tourists, who is an opponent of the Lexington Legends.
Kentucky Baseball Club five-year anniversary team: