“There are not many successful Korean beasts. Shin-soo Choo (SSG) or Ji-man Choi (Tampa Bay)…”
Prior to the evaluation of Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom), the story of ‘the major league success story of a Korean beast’ comes first. However, this does not mean that Lee Jung-hoo’s potential is taken lightly. It is close to the meaning that we will continue to watch as Lee Jung-hoo can become another success story.
Reporter Joel Sherman of the New York Post picked Lee Jung-hoo, Yamamoto Yoshinobu (Orix), and Murakami Munetaka (Yakult) as the Korean and Japanese professional baseball players to watch at the WBC on the 9th (Korean time).
Reporter Sherman wrote, “If there is a reason to pay attention to the WBC Group B match, which includes Korea and Japan, it is because I am confident that Lee Jung-hoo and Yamamoto, who belong here, will advance to the major leagues after this season is over.”
Lee Jung-hoo has already agreed to apply for posting with Kiwoom Heroes. Kiwoom also decided to fully support Lee Jung-hoo’s advance into the major leagues according to his intention. Superstar Lee Jung-hoo leaves the team, but as the posting fee falls on the club, he may have thought that this is better than free agent transfer. 스포츠토토
Then, what kind of player do major league scouts evaluate Lee Jung-hoo? A club scouting director featured in the article made a cold assessment, saying, “There are not many successful cases in the major leagues from Korea.” Reporter Sherman added, “This is a case where Choo Shin-soo and Choi Ji-man succeeded.”
This does not mean that Lee Jung-hoo’s skills are underestimated. Scouting director Lee said, “Lee Jung-hoo has all kinds of tools. He knows how to hit, he knows how to run, and he knows how to throw. He can show a lot of things. But his swing is very unique, so we have to see if he can cope with fast balls. His long hitting power is also a bit lacking. . Still, he is a player that I am interested in. Because his ability to use the strike zone is very good,” he said.
At the Kiwoom camp where Lee Jung-hoo is, many scouts are already watching the future major league outfielder with their eyes shining. There are even clubs that will almost watch the whole game when the season begins. Lee Jung-hoo is a player you don’t want to miss.