Lee Jeong-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes) was selected in the outfielder category for the ‘2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Best Player by Position’. After the end of this season, through the posting system (private competitive bidding), you can get a glimpse of the hot interest and anticipation towards him challenging the American stage.
MLB.com picked the best players by position in the 2023 WBC on the 12th (Korean time). Lee Jung-hoo, along with Mike Trout (LA Angels) and Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers), were named as one of the three outfielders. MLB.com said, “Lee Jeong-hoo may not be the best outfielder in the WBC, but he could be one of the most interesting.”
Among the best players for each position selected that day, all of the remaining 12 players except for Lee Jung-hoo were filled with active major leaguers. 토토사이트
MLB.com introduced Lee Jung-hoo in detail. After the end of this season, Lee Jung-hoo declared a challenge to advance to the United States through the posting system. His team, Kiwoom, has already given permission. MLB.com said, “For Lee Jung-hoo, the WBC will be an international stage to introduce himself.”
Lee Jung-hoo is gradually increasing its stock price. Last month, he signed with super agent Scott Boras and began preparing for the MLB in earnest. At Kiwoom’s spring camp in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, scouts from the Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, and San Francisco Giants visit and watch Lee Jung-hoo’s training up close.
MLB.com introduced the roster of the WBC Korean national team earlier and said, “Next year, we will hear a lot of Lee Jung-hoo’s name.”
Meanwhile, among the best players by WBC position released on the day, JT Realmuto (Philadelphia Phillies, USA) at catcher, Freddie Freeman (Dodgers, Canada) at first base, Jose Altuve (Houston Astros, Venezuela) at second base, and third baseman Manny Machado (San Diego, Dominican Republic) was selected. The shortstop was Zander Bohartz (San Diego, Netherlands), and the designated hitter was Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays, Dominican Republic). Shohei Ohtani (Angels) was selected as the ‘best pitching player’.