“There are many unknowns about the possibility of success in the major leagues.” On the
14th (Korean time), Japan’s ‘The Digest’ announced Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes), who will compete in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March. I had time to focus.
Lee Jung-hoo is currently receiving a lot of attention in Japan and the United States. There are several reasons. It is because Lee Jung-hoo is the hitter to be most wary of in the Korean national team, and he plans to challenge the major leagues through the posting system after the 2023 season.
Lee Jung-hoo wore the uniform of Nexen (now Kiwoom) through the first nomination in the 2017 rookie draft. At the time of his entry into the party, Lee Jung-hoo received a lot of attention as the son of Lee Jong-beom, the ‘son of the wind’. However, it did not take long for this interest to shift to his skills. From the first year of his debut, Lee Jung-hoo recorded 179 hits, 2 home runs, 47 RBIs, 111 points, 12 stolen bases, and a batting average of 0.324 OPS 0.812 in 144 games, earning the title of ‘Rookie of the Year’.
His second year jinx was nowhere to be found. The following year, Lee Jeong-hoo performed even better than his first season with a batting average of 0.355 and an OPS of 0.889 in 109 games. He had a 100 RBI season as well as his first double-digit home run in the 2020 season, and had a career-high season last year with 193 hits, 23 home runs, 113 RBIs and a 0.349 OPS of 0.996 in 142 games.
Lee Jung-hoo, who showed off his improved sense of hitting throughout the season, ranked first in each of the five batting indicators, including batting average, hits, RBIs, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. He deservedly won the Golden Glove and succeeded in winning his first MVP title. After the season, Lee Jung-hoo revealed his intention to advance to the major leagues in a conversation with Kiwoom, and Kiwoom decided to help Jung-hoo Lee challenge the big leagues through the posting system after the 2023 season.
Lee Jung-hoo finished all preparations to step on the major league stage. He got permission from his club and recently teamed up with Scott Boras, dubbed ‘The Devil’s Agent’. Now, after successfully completing the regular season with the WBC in 2023, it remains only to evaluate the value of 30 major league clubs and enter the big leagues. This is why Lee Jung-hoo is currently receiving a lot of attention from the Japanese and American media.
Japan’s ‘The Digest’ said, “Star players from around the world, such as Shohei Otani, Mike Trout (LA Angels), and Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres), are participating in the WBC one after another, showing more enthusiasm than usual.” There are players whose stage can be a place of appeal, especially Lee Jung-hoo, who is receiving attention from the media in each country.”
Then, the media said, “Lee Jung-hoo, whose father is Chunichi Dragons’ Lee Jong-beom, is the best player in Korea.” “Last season can be expressed in one word, ‘overwhelming’. Besides becoming the batting champion for two consecutive years with a batting average of 0.349 He recorded career highs such as the most RBIs (113 RBIs) and OPS (0.996). He also hit 23 home runs and became the first MVP of his career. It is no exaggeration to say that he is now the number one hitter in Korean baseball. 온라인바카라
‘The Digest’ evaluated Lee Jung-hoo as ‘the best hitter’, but also raised questions by citing a report by the ‘New York Post’ in the US. Recently, the ‘New York Post’ had time to shed light on Lee Jung-hoo, citing comments from major league scouts. At the time, the ‘New York Post’ cited Lee Jung-hoo’s biggest challenge as whether to adapt to the fast ball of major league players.
‘The Digest’ said, “The KBO league is known for riding two players. That’s why even Lee Jung-hoo, who has achieved good results, may not work in the world’s top-level major league. If you accept Joel Sherman’s article as it is, Lee Jung-hoo in the major leagues It can never be said that the evaluation of “Lee Jung-hoo” is high,” but added, “As the evaluation can change at once depending on the performance in the head-to-head match with the Japanese national team, Lee Jung-hoo’s performance is receiving great attention.”