Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes), who dreams of becoming a big leaguer, showed deep interest in the US major league official website, MLB.com.
MLB.com announced on the 11th (Korean time), “The opening of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) is just around the corner for the first time in six years since 2017. The best star players in history will participate in this tournament메이저사이트,” introducing star players for each position. selected
In the case of Korea, Lee Jung-hoo was the only one on the list. MLB.com, along with Mike Trout (32) and Mookie Betts (31) of the United States, selected Lee as one of the three outfielders expected to perform in the WBC, predicting a high possibility of a global star leap.
MLB.com said, “Lee Jeong-hoo is not the best outfielder participating in this year’s WBC, but he is one of the most interesting players.”
In addition, “Kiwoom announced that it would respect Lee Jung-hoo’s posting request so that he can play in the major leagues after the 2023 season,” and emphasized, “The WBC will be a stage for Lee Jung-hoo to introduce himself to the wider baseball world.”
Lee Jung-hoo, who made his debut at Kiwoom in 2017, can advance overseas through the posting system after the end of this season. At the end of last year, he announced his intention to challenge his team, Kiwoom, and as Kiwoom accepted Lee Jung-hoo’s intention, interest from big league clubs increased.
Lee Jung-hoo is making advance preparations for his trip to the United States, such as appointing Scott Boras, a major league agent, as his negotiating agent. If he raises his value to the fullest in the WBC, his entry into the major leagues can gain further momentum.
While Kiwoom has been conducting spring camp in Arizona, USA since the 1st, major league scouts are constantly coming to watch Lee Jung-hoo.
Korea’s eternal rival, Japan’s ‘Didoryu’ Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels), was named the best player by WBC position by MLB.com. It is Ohtani’s first appearance in a national competition in eight years since the 2015 Premier 12. It is the first time in his career to step on the WBC stage.
MLB.com praised Ohtani, saying, “Ohtani is a unicorn. He’s really unique and we’ve never seen anyone like him. Watching Ohtani compete for Japan at this year’s WBC is beyond interesting.”