Lee Jung-hoo joins hands with super agent Boras to challenge MLB
‘Genius hitter’ Lee Jeong-hoo (25, Kiwoom) joins hands with Scott Boras, considered the best agent in the major leagues, and aims to advance to the major leagues after the end of the 2023 season.
John Heyman, a columnist for the New York Post, said on his social network service (SNS) on the 25th, “Lee Jung-hoo, who is the MVP of the KBO league and will challenge the US after this season, has appointed Boras as an agent.”
Boras is familiar to Korean baseball fans as well. It maximizes the value of a player’s product to the extent that the modifier ‘a devil for a club, an angel for a player’ is attached, and it often draws large contracts from major league clubs. Korean big leaguers Park Chan-ho (retired), Choo Shin-soo (SSG), and Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto) also hit the jackpot through Boras. Boras is also the one who brought about the Pittsburgh contract of Deoksu High School fireballer Shim Jun-seok, who chose to challenge the big leagues. 바카라사이트
There was also a time when Boras couldn’t complete a contract. KIA outfielder Na Seong-beom signed a contract with Boras through the posting system (private competitive bidding) after the 2020 season, when he was a member of NC, and tried to enter the major leagues, but the contract failed.
However, Lee Jung-hoo received the attention of the big leagues early on. In the 2022 season, he was honored with the best player (MVP) in the regular season along with 5 KBO League batting crowns. He is still only in his mid-20s, so he has a lot of potential for growth.
There is also a prospect that local scouts will pay attention to Arizona, the United States, where Kiwoom will set up spring camp this year as it will be qualified to challenge the major leagues with the posting system after the 2023 season. Also, the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be held in March, is considered Lee Jung-hoo’s ‘showcase’ stage.
The interest is whether Lee Jung-hoo will replace the highest posting amount ever from the KBO League. The previous record was $36 million over six years when Ryu Hyun-jin signed a contract with the Dodgers in 2013. Lee Jung-hoo, whose batting talent is so outstanding that he will be successful even if he jumps into the big leagues right now, went to the U.S. early on and is learning the local atmosphere as well as individual training.