Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes) joined hands with ‘Devil’s Agent’ Scott Boras. Boras is known as the most influential agent in the United States. Even clubs couldn’t ignore his influence. Boras, the league’s top agent, already has top-level major league clients. Korean Major League players Park Chan-ho, Ryu Hyun-jin, and Choo Shin-soo were also customers of Boras. Boras Corporation is evaluated as having a very high level of understanding of Korean baseball among agencies in the United States.
US New York Post columnist John Heyman announced on his social media on the 25th (Korean time) that ‘Lee Jung-hoo, who is the MVP of the KBO League and will challenge the US stage after this season, has appointed Boras as an agent.’
If Lee Jung-hoo finishes this season normally, he can advance overseas through the posting system. Completed his 7th professional season.
His skills have been tested to some extent. He appeared in 142 games last year and recorded a batting average of 3.4, 9 Lee, 23 homers and 113 RBIs. He won 5 crowns while ranking first in batting average, RBI, hits (113), on-base percentage (0.421), and slugging percentage (0.575), and even won the regular season MVP. In the KBO League’s career batting average, which is based on 3,000 at-bats or more, Lee Jung-hoo recorded a batting average of .304.2 and is running first overall. 스포츠토토
Lee Jung-hoo, who had a ‘career high’ season, declared that he would go abroad after this season. He expressed his intention to actively help the Kiwoom club as well.
Interest is also hot in the US. Early on, it decorated the main screen of the major league official website, and even talked about contracts worth more than 100 million dollars (approximately 123.2 billion won).
He now has the best negotiator. Lee Jung-hoo was looking for an agency that would lead him smoothly into the US market, and Boras is always ok as long as he is a promising player who can make a big deal. Boras also has a deep relationship with Park Chan-ho, Ryu Hyun-jin and Choo Shin-soo. As their agents, they made astronomical ransom contracts from customers. Choo Shin-soo was given a 7-year, 130 million dollar contract, and Ryu Hyun-jin also signed for Toronto for 4 years and 80 million dollars.
Recently, he helped “monster rookie” Shim Jun-seok (19), who throws a fastball at 160 km per hour, go to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although clubs are shy about Boras, he is regarded as an agent who always provides the best results to players.
Lee Jung-hoo has moved to the United States and is currently undergoing personal training. Although he was in the top position, he set his sights on the major league stage early, such as modifying his batting form. Lee Jung-hoo joined the Arizona spring camp from February 1st, and joined the WBC baseball team joint training held in Tucson, Arizona on February 15th. In the WBC national team to be held in March, Lee Jung-hoo will also play an active role as a center hitter. Foreign countries, including the Japanese media, are paying attention to whether Lee Jung-hoo will be active.