Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes), who is aiming to advance to the big leagues after the 2023 season, is receiving keen attention in the United States.
On the 12th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball (MLB), announced the best players by position among the players participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). It’s like being selected for the WBC All-Star team. 토토사이트
Lee Jung-hoo was named in the outfield category along with Mike Trout (LA Angels) and Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers). He is the only Korean player selected to the All-Star team.
MLB.com said, “Lee Jeong-hoo is one of the most interesting outfielders in this year’s WBC, if not the best,” adding, “Last season, he played in 142 games for Kiwoom and recorded a batting average of 0.349, 23 homers, an on-base percentage of 0.421, and a slugging percentage of 0.575, the best in Korean baseball. He became the MVP.”
He added, “Kiwoom allowed Lee Jung-hoo to play in MLB after the 2023 season. The WBC will be an international stage where Lee Jung-hoo can appeal himself on a wider stage, which adds to the interest.”
Lee Jung-hoo, who is currently training at Kiwoom Spring Camp in Arizona, USA, will soon join the national team camp and prepare for the WBC in earnest.
Meanwhile, MLB.com lists JT Realmuto (Philadelphia Phillies), first baseman Freddy Freeman (Dodgers), second baseman Jose Altuve (Houston Astros), third baseman Manny Machado, shortstop Xander Bogatz (San Diego Padres), and DH Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays), right-hander Sandy Alcantara (Miami Marlins), left-hander Julio Urias (Dodgers), relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (New York Mets), double hitter Shohei Ohtani (Angels), best player at the rest of the position has been selected