Lee Jung-hoo, 25, Kiwoom Heroes, is mentioned as a possible fit for the San Francisco Giants as he looks to break into the big leagues with a posting system.
NBC Sports Bay Area on Monday (Nov. 26) listed three international free agents who could be a good fit for San Francisco.
Lee was listed alongside Japanese pitchers Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Shota Imanaga.
The media outlet noted that the Giants have been aggressive in acquiring players to bolster their lineup this offseason, noting that they need to add starting pitching and infield depth along with Shohei Ohtani, who doubles as a second baseman.
The Giants then introduced Lee as a player who could be a good fit for San Francisco.
According to NBC Sports Bay Area, “Cody Bellinger is the best center fielder available in free agency this offseason, but Lee could be a better fit for San Francisco. 바카라사이트 The Giants are intrigued by Lee and have scouted him three times.”
Here’s what they had to say about Lee.
“Originally a shortstop, Lee switched to center field after signing with the KBO’s Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom) in 2017. He is the son of legendary shortstop Lee Jong-beom, who played 20 seasons in the KBO and Nippon Professional Baseball.”
“In 2022, Lee batted .349 with a .421 on-base percentage, .575 slugging percentage, 23 home runs and 113 RBIs in 553 at-bats, striking out just 32 times and winning the regular season MVP award. In 2023, his season was cut short by an ankle injury, but he hit .318 with six home runs and 45 RBIs in 86 games.”
“Jung-hoo has a great hit tool and his strikeout numbers prove it. In addition to his hitting ability, he has solid defense in the middle infield.”
However, they did note that the adjustment to the big leagues could take time.
“The only downside to Jung-hoo Lee, and the reason we’re hesitant to sign him, is that his average fastball velocity in the KBO is around 88 mph (141.6 km/h) 토토사이트 compared to 93 mph (149.6 km/h) in the major leagues, so he could strike out more in the early going. The level of play in the KBO is known to be between Double-A and Triple-A in the minor leagues.”