Even neighboring countries are interested in which American professional baseball team Lee Jeong-hoo (25) will sign with.도메인
On October 21, Japanese baseball media outlet ‘Full Count’ quoted an ‘official familiar with the KBO League’ and said, “Lee Jung-hoo wants to join a major league team that will appoint him as a starting pitcher and watch over him patiently even when he falls into a slump.” reported.
Lee Jeong-hoo won the regular season best player award as a member of Kiwoom Heroes in 2022, taking first place in batting average, most hits, RBI, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage in Korean professional baseball. He was also voted playoff MVP.
Lee Jeong-hoo is known as the number one player in the KBO League with both skill and popularity, receiving the most support in the 2023 Gallup Research Institute Korea survey of ‘Favorite Domestic and International Baseball Players.’
‘Full Count’ also said, “He is respected as a top player with an outstanding ability to hit the ball with the bat. “He has a career batting average of 0.340, but he strikes out few times,” he said, introducing Lee Jeong-hoo positively to Japanese readers.
An agent with experience in charge of Korean professional baseball said through ‘Full Count’, “Lee Jung-hoo is a superstar (in his country). “Considering this status, there will be an opportunity to recruit him to an American club.”
‘Full Count’ said, “Lee Jung-hoo is the son of Lee Jong-beom (LG Twins coach), who was the 1994 KBO League MVP and played for the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese professional baseball team from 1998 to 2001. “Which major league team’s uniform will the treasure that Korea considers extremely important wear in the 2024 season?” he asked.