Lee Jung-hoo (25), the Kiwoom Heroes’ main hitter, announced that he would advance to the major leagues after the 2023 season. The Kiwoom team immediately accepted it. The devil’s agent, Scott Boras, had an agency contract.
Lee Jung-hoo is already receiving a lot of attention in the US and Japan. American media also predicted that he would be able to receive more than $ 100 million compared to Masataka Yoshida, who joined the Boston Red Sox.
Along with Mike Trout (LA Angels) and Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers), he was selected as an all-star outfield trio to shine in the WBC tournament. He was also evaluated as “the most interesting hitter in this tournament.” 슬롯사이트
Of course, it is not only the high evaluation of Lee Jung-hoo.
The ‘New York Post’ recently reported, “The speed of pitchers in the KBO league and pitchers in the major leagues is different. He is not used to fast balls. Lee Jung-hoo raised questions about whether his strength can continue in the major leagues.”
In addition, “There are not many Korean hitters who have succeeded in the major leagues. He also pointed out that there are only Choo Shin-soo and Choi Ji-man.”
The Japanese media ‘The Digest’ reported the New York Post’s analysis, saying, “Major league officials are questioning Lee Jung-hoo. Even if Lee Jung-hoo has a solid track record in Korea, the possibility of (playing) in the world’s best major league is unknown.” got off
The media said, “For Lee Jung-hoo, the WBC stage is a place of appeal, and if he plays an active role, the evaluation will increase.”
“In the major leagues, Lee Jung-hoo’s evaluation can never be high, but there is a possibility that (undervaluation) will be corrected at once depending on whether he is active in the WBC. The performance of Korea’s precious treasure is receiving great attention,” he said, citing the WBC activity as an important variable.