Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jung-hoo’s advance to the major leagues reached the United States. Lee Jung-hoo decorated the main page of his major league official website, ‘MLB.com’.
On the 19th (hereinafter Korean time), Lee Jung-hoo told the Kiwoom club that he would challenge the major leagues after the 2023 season. Lee Jung-hoo, who started his professional life after receiving the first nomination from Nexen (now Kiwoom) in the 2017 rookie draft, can seek overseas expansion through the posting system when the 2023 season ends.
Lee Jung-hoo played in 144 games in the first season of his debut and recorded 179 hits, 111 points, 12 stolen bases, a batting average of 0.324 OPS and 0.812, and succeeded in becoming a 메이저놀이터 full-fledged starter. Since then, Lee Jung-hoo has never missed a 30% batting average, and this year, in 142 games, he swung a fire bat with 193 hits, 23 home runs, 113 RBIs, 85 runs, a batting average of 0.349 OPS and 0.996.
Lee Jung-hoo was named in the regular season’s 5 batting crowns’ this season with batting average (0.349), on-base percentage (0.421), slugging percentage (0.575), RBIs (113 RBIs), and most hits (193), and has the first MVP in his life. succeded. This is why Lee Jung-hoo is currently called the best hitter in the KBO League.
On the 20th, ‘MLB.com’ had time to focus on the news of Lee Jung-hoo’s challenge to the major leagues through the title, “KBO League star Lee Jung-hoo can shake up the free agent (FA) market next winter.”
The media said, “If the FA market was hot this winter, when stars such as Trey Turner, Xander Bogatz, and Jacob deGrom all changed teams, you should prepare for next season.” In addition to coming out, KBO superstar Lee Jung-hoo also announced his intention to enter the major leagues after the 2023 season.”
‘MLB.com’ said, “It was big news that Lee Jung-hoo visited the office of Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul and expressed his intention to challenge the major leagues.” He only struck out 32 times in the 2009 season. He appeared in 3,000 plate appearances and recorded the highest batting average (0.342) in KBO history. Power, contact, and pitching will help Lee Jung-hoo when he enters the major leagues.” all.
‘MLB.com’ continued to praise Lee Jung-hoo by mentioning Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays). The media added, “If you like Guerrero Jr.’s ability to hit any ball, he will like Lee Jung-hoo.”
The media expected Lee Jung-hoo to play an active part in the upcoming World Baseball Classic (WBC). ‘MLB.com’ added, “You may be able to see Lee Jung-hoo in a big league stadium before next winter,” adding, “Although the roster has not been confirmed, he is expected to represent Korea at the WBC.”
The atmosphere was already heating up when Lee Jung-hoo announced his intention to challenge the major leagues. It is noteworthy how much money Lee Jung-hoo will be able to embrace next year.