Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jung-hoo (25) is preparing step by step to successfully enter the major leagues.
Lee Jung-hoo had his best season last season with a batting average of 3.4 9 Lee (193 hits in 553 at-bats), 23 homers, 113 RBIs, and an OPS of .996 in 142 games. He won the batting champion for the second consecutive year and 5 batting crowns (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, RBI, most RBIs), and won the league MVP and outfielder Golden Glove for 5 consecutive years at the end of the season.
Lee Jung-hoo, who stands tall as the best hitter in the KBO league, can advance to the major leagues through posting after the end of this season. He had already announced his intention to enter the major leagues to the club during the salary negotiations and received permission.
Lee Jung-hoo left for the United States early on the 9th and started preparing for the season in earnest. He went to the U.S. early to receive personal training while looking for an overseas agent to help him enter the major leagues. And he chose Scott Boras, who is called the ‘super agent’, as his agent.
On the 25th (Korean time), Boras Corporation released a photo taken with Boras and Lee Jung-hoo, father Lee Jong-beom, LG Twins coach, and mother Jeong Yeon-hee, through official SNS. Signing a contract with Boras, who is considered one of the best agents in the major leagues, is expected to be a great boost to Lee Jung-hoo’s advance into the major leagues. 메이저놀이터
Boras is a well-known agent to Korean baseball fans as he served as an agent for Park Chan-ho, Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto), and Choo Shin-soo (SSG) in the past. In particular, when Ryu Hyun-jin entered the major leagues at Hanwha after the end of the 2012 season, he acted as an agent and signed a six-year, $36 million (approximately 44.4 billion won) contract with the Dodgers, drawing attention.
Lee Jung-hoo is paying attention to whether he will be able to break the KBO League major league contract record held by Ryu Hyun-jin this coming winter. Recently, major league clubs are showing great interest in Asian beasts such as Ha-seong Kim (San Diego, 4 years, 28 million dollars), Suzuki Seiya (Cubs, 4 years, 85 million dollars), and Yoshida Masataka (Boston, 4 years, 90 million dollars). is bigger The best contract for a fielder from the KBO League is 4 years and 28 million dollars (approximately 34.5 billion won) recorded by Kim Ha-seong.