Japan is also keeping a close eye on Lee Jung-hoo’s major league postings. “The Korean Baseball Organization’s Kiwoom Heroes outfielder Lee Jeong-hoo, who is aiming to make it to the major leagues, will be posted as early as tomorrow,” Japanese media outlet Full Count reported on Thursday, citing a social media post by New York Post reporter John Heyman.
The KBO requested the Major League Baseball office to post Lee to 30 major league clubs at the request of the Kiwoom Heroes on March 24.토토사이트
Accordingly, the 30 Major League clubs will have from 8 a.m. ET on the day after the posting is announced by the Major League Baseball office to 5 p.m. ET on the 30th day to negotiate a contract with Lee, and if a contract is signed, the transfer fee in accordance with the Korea-U.S. Player Contract Agreement will be paid to Kiwoom Heroes.
If a contract is not reached by the expiration date of the negotiation, the posting will be terminated and Lee Jung-hoo will not be posted until November 1 of next year.
‘Full Count’ reported, “Lee Jung-hoo is one of South Korea’s best hitters, having never missed a triple since his professional debut in 2017, and he represented South Korea at the WBC in March. The San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, and New York Yankees are among the teams showing interest in Lee.” “According to Bob Nightingale of USA Today, the New York Mets are also very interested in Lee,” he added.
In 884 career KBO games, Lee batted .344 (3476-for-1181) with 65 home runs, 515 RBIs, 581 runs scored and 69 stolen bases. Last year, he batted .344 (193-for-553) with 23 home runs, 113 RBIs, 85 runs scored and five stolen bases in a career-high season that earned him his first MVP award. In 86 games this season while battling an ankle injury, he batted .301 (105-for-330) with six home runs, 45 RBI, 50 runs scored and six stolen bases.
“Lee is the best hitter in the KBO with 1181 hits and a .344 batting average in his seven-year career, and he is represented by Scott Boras,” Full Count reported.