Lee Jung-hoo (26) entered the U.S. Major League Baseball last month after signing a big six-year, 113 million U.S. dollars (1484 billion won) contract with the San Francisco Giants. Attention is focusing on how he will perform this season.헤라카지노도메인
Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers) is one of the most successful Korean fielders in MLB. After signing a 130-million-dollar contract with the Texas Rangers (seven years of 170.8 billion won), he has elevated the status of Korean baseball by playing as a key outfielder for more than 10 years. Choi Hee-sup also impressed, but his playing time was short and Lee Dae-ho, who showed excellent technology, only played for one year. Recently, Kim Ha-sung (San Diego Padres), who played in the KBO League and the big league from 2021, is recognized for both offense and defense.
In Japan in the early 2000s, Ichiro Suzuki became a sensation when he entered the MLB, and Hideki Matsui, a former batter of the Yomiuri Giants, also left a clear mark. Recently, Shohei Ohtani (LA Dodgers), who served as both pitcher and batter, has accumulated a tremendous record.
Seiya Suzuki, the fourth batter of the Japanese national baseball team in 2022, signed a five-year, 85 million-dollar contract with the Chicago Cubs and advanced to the big league. Suzuki, who had a batting average of 0.262 14 homers and 46 RBIs in his first year, saw his batting average slightly improve with 0.285 last year with 20 homers and 74 RBIs. However, he is still short of expectations. Masataka Yoshida, who signed a five-year contract worth a total of 900 billion won with the Boston Red Sox, recorded a batting average of 0.289 with 15 homers and 72 RBIs in his first season (2023).
He asked Kim Sung-keun, who was an advisor to Softbank, about the pros and cons of the two players. Yoshida has a soft batting form but lacks throwing capability and focus. Suzuki said he has a hard posture but does not have fast feet. Long balls are not noticeable in MLB either.
Lee Jung-hoo is different from them. He has fast feet and good defense. Above all, he has a clear strength that he has excellent contact skills.
Just like Ichiro, Lee Jung-hoo needs to show an outstanding pioneering eye to succeed in the big league. Ichiro’s success in MLB was due to his excellent ball and strike judgment. The defense and baserunning were good, so he could run long. Matsui is said to have succeeded by shortening his swing compared to his time playing in Japan.
I want to give Lee Jung-hoo advice, “Don’t be greedy.” Never want to hit an average home run as an MLB outfielder. I think like Ichiro, you need to stick to hitting single hits and increase adaptability to expand your presence. MLB pitchers can pitch faster than Korean players. Moreover, since the stadium is spacious, if you want long-distance shots, you will have a hard time in your first season.