While the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Korean national team was convened in Tucson, Arizona on the 15th (Korean time), local media’s interest in Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jung-hoo is getting hotter day by day.

The New York Post (NYP) selected Lee Jung-hoo as one of the ’50 most interesting baseball players’ that day.

NYP, which placed Japanese pitcher Yamamoto Yoshinobu at 13th and Lee Jung-hoo at 14th, said, ‘The two players are MVPs in Japan and Korea, respectively. The two, who will compete side by side in this WBC, will follow the major league posting process after this season.”

NYP ranked not only major league players, but also the front and Korean and Japanese players. Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani ranked first, and New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and Minnesota Twins Carlos Correa, Commissioner Rob Manfred, and Aaron Judge ranked second to fifth.

Below Lee Jung-hoo, San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado (16th), New York Mets’ Justin Verlander (19th), and Mike Trout (22nd) are visible. It is not in order of popularity or skill, but it can be seen as highlighting the most ‘hot’ baseball players around the world ahead of the opening of spring training. Not only this.

It was also reported that major league scouts flocked to Kiwoom’s spring camp in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. One team that is particularly notable is the San Francisco Giants. From the beginning of this month, when the Kiwoom camp began, scouts were dispatched to record Lee Jung-hoo’s every move.

In this regard, Sports Illustrated (SI) reported in detail why San Francisco is interested in Lee Jung-hoo.

First of all, SI has Lee Jung-hoo as ‘Son of the Wind’ Lee Jong-beom’s son and has the nickname Grandson of the Wind. He introduced that he was selected as the MVP. 온라인카지노

“Lee Jung-hoo is not as fast as his father, but he has the speed to cover the midfield defense. He makes sliding catches his daily routine and has won the Gold Glove for five consecutive years,’ he added.

SI evaluates that these characteristics make Lee Jung-hoo fit for the San Francisco outfield. SI said, ‘If you look at the qualities of a player that the Giants club is looking for, Lee Jeong-hoo fits exactly’ and ‘In the KBO, where there are many hitter-friendly ballparks, he lacks power, but he freely controls the strike zone with an accurate contact hitter’. Evaluated.

Lee Jung-hoo’s career batting average is 0.342, and he is by far the first among all-time KBO batters who have entered more than 3,000 at-bats. It also has a strikeout rate of just 6.5% since 2019.

SI said, ‘Lee Jung-hoo can sign a pretty big contract with a major league club. The Giants are obviously a strong club for Lee Jung-hoo’s destination in that there are no players in the outfield, especially in the center field, tied to long-term contracts.

The San Francisco outfield this season will feature Michael Conforto, Mitch Haniger, Mike Jasturzemski and Austin Slater. Left-fielder Conforto and right-fielder Haniger signed two-year free agent contracts this time, and Jasturzemski and Slater, who are scheduled to play center fielders as platoons, are yet to give definite confidence.

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