“You will definitely succeed in the long run”…”Big Leaguer” Choi Ji-man was confident of Lee Jung-hoo’s success

Next season, a new Korean player will take on the major leagues. Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes) is the man.

“Upon Kiwoom’s request, we have requested the Major League Baseball office to post Lee Jung-hoo to 30 Major League Baseball clubs,” the KBO announced on April 24.토토사이트

Lee made his KBO debut in the 2017 season and over the course of seven seasons, he has amassed 1,081 hits, 65 home runs, 515 RBIs, 581 runs scored, and a .340 batting average with a .898 OPS. Last season, he won five batting titles with 193 hits, 23 home runs, 113 RBIs, 85 runs scored, a .349 on-base percentage, a .421 slugging percentage, and a .575 OPS, earning him his first career MVP award.

Despite only playing 86 games this season due to an ankle injury, he has already attracted interest from a number of major league clubs. Major League Trade Rumors (MLBTR), a website that focuses on major league transfer news, reported on the 24th (KST) that “Lee Jung-hoo is expected to sign a five-year, $50 million (approx. 65.1 billion won) contract, or even more, as expected.”

Once the post is published by the Major League Baseball office, Lee will have 30 days to negotiate a contract starting the next day.

At the Yang Joon-hyuk Baseball Foundation’s 2023 Hope Plus Charity Baseball Tournament at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, “Major League Baseball” player Choi Ji-Man spoke about Lee’s big league challenge. He said that Lee should be given time to adapt to the new environment.

Choi said, “It’s good to see a good Korean player come to the major leagues. ”He’s a very good player,” Choi said, “but I wish a lot of people would refrain from talking about (Lee) ‘succeeding or not succeeding,’ because that will put pressure on him.

Choi cited the example of Kim Ha-seong, who had a breakout season with the San Diego Padres this season. Kim made his first major league appearance in 2021. After struggling with a .202 batting average in his first season, he hit .251 last season. He followed that up with a career-high 140 hits, 17 home runs, 38 doubles, 60 RBI, 84 runs scored, and a .260 OPS of .749 this season. He was also named one of three finalists for the Silver Slugger National League Utility Award.

“In the same case of (Kim) Ha-seong, it was a bit difficult in the first or second year,” Choi said, “so I think you have to take the long view. If you adapt quickly, your performance will follow.”

Choi made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Angels in the 2016 season. He has since played for the New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates, and San Diego.

“It’s about going to an unfamiliar place. I think the most important thing is to approach the players first.” “If the players like that, I think they will adapt quickly. In the case of Ha Sung, he became close with Manny Machado. I think that’s what’s needed.”

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