Expectations in the U.S. for Lee Jeong-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes), who announced his entry into the big leagues, are also rising.
On the 11th (Korean time), Lee Jeong-hoo, the ‘grandson of the wind’, was selected as one of the 13 players in the outfield category of the메이저놀이터 ‘2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Best Players by Position’ selected by MLB.com, the official website of the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB). proudly raised the name of
Among the total of 13 members, Lee Jung-hoo is the only Korean. Also, Lee Jung-hoo is the only player who is not an active major leaguer.
Looking at the faces of the players who were named together in the outfield category, you can guess the expectations for Lee Jung-hoo. MLB.com selected Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels) and Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers) along with Lee Jung-hoo as one of the three outfielders. Both players are active as leading outfielders in the MLB, where the world’s best players gather.
MLB.com said, “Lee Jung-hoo may not be the best outfielder in the WBC, but he can be the most interesting player.” He became the best baseball player (MVP).”
He also introduced Lee Jung-hoo’s advances into the MLB, saying, “After the 2023 season, I plan to enter the MLB, and the WBC will be an international stage to introduce myself.” Lee Jung-hoo signed a contract with super agent Scott Boras last month and started preparing for the MLB, and the United States is also paying attention to Lee Jung-hoo’s progress.
MLB.com picked JT Realmuto (Philadelphia Phillies, USA), first baseman Freddy Freeman (Dodgers, Canada), second baseman Jose Altuve (Houston Astros, Venezuela), and third baseman Manny Machado (San Diego, Dominican Republic) in the catcher category. . The shortstop was Sander Bohartz (San Diego, Netherlands), and the designated hitter was Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays, Dominican Republic).
Julio Urias (Dodgers, Mexico) and Sandy Alcantara (Miami Marlins, Dominican Republic) were named as left-handed starting pitchers, and Edwin Dias (New York Mets, Puerto Rico) was selected as the bullpen pitcher. Shohei Ohtani (Angels, Japan) was selected as the pitching player.