There’s a lot of interest in Lee Jeong-hoo’s bid for the major leagues this winter. His name has been mentioned everywhere when looking ahead to the free agent market.
On June 6 (KST), MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, named the nine most fascinating players of this offseason. Lee was listed at No. 5.굿모닝토토 주소
Earlier, on Oct. 31, American sports media outlet The Athletic ranked Lee 37th on its list of 40 free agents to watch. On October 5, MLB.com analyzed the top 25 free agents, and Lee was ranked 13th.
This time, he was labeled as one of the “most attractive” players.
MLB.com said, “It’s an exciting offseason across Major League Baseball. This year’s market is star-studded with Cy Young candidates, international stars, and that guy everyone knows (Shohei Ohtani). But which players are the most intriguing? We’ve narrowed it down for you in terms of potential and signability.
MLB.com expected Lee to have a smooth transition to the major leagues.
MLB.com said, “It’s always difficult to predict how a KBO star will adjust to the major leagues. However, in Lee’s case, it should be relatively smooth. A very precise hitter, Lee batted .340 with a .407 on-base percentage and .491 slugging percentage in the KBO. After winning the KBO League MVP award in 2022, he ended his season early this year due to a fractured ankle, according to the detailed signing statement.
He added, “Lee should be recovered from the injury by the time he makes his major league debut. His agent is Boras Corporation. Considering his age and talent, he is likely to sign a large contract. It will depend on what major league teams expect from him.