With the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March, major league interest in Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes) continues.
On the 11th (Korean time), the official Major League homepage ‘MLB.com’ said, “The WBC is approaching after 6 years. Star players from all over the world are gathering, perhaps the best in the tournament’s history. I picked the best among them.”
Many superstars were named, and in the meantime, Lee Jung-hoo was also with them. ‘MLB.com’ consists of three 안전놀이터outfielders: Mike Trout (LA Angels, USA), Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers, USA) and Lee Jung-hoo. Players not named here include Juan Soto (San Diego Padres), Julio Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners), and Ronald Acuna Jr
. (Atlanta Braves).
‘MLB.com’ said, “Maybe Lee Jung-hoo may not be the best outfielder participating in the WBC. But he is the most interesting player in this competition. He played his best performance in the KBO League with a batting average of 0.349 and 23 home runs OPS of 0.996, and he was even awarded the league MVP.”
“When this season is over, he plans to advance to the major leagues by posting. WBC can be a stage to introduce Lee Jung-hoo to more people. It’s really interesting,” he added.