Lee Jeong-hoo (25, Kiwoom) joined hands with a super agent and began preparations to enter the major leagues in earnest.
On the 25th, New York Post columnist John Heyman said, “Lee Jung-hoo has appointed Scott Boras as his agent.”
Lee Jung-hoo left for the United States earlier this month and is doing his personal training. He was planning to meet and sign contracts with local agencies that would accompany him in the process of advancing to the major leagues. Among them, he signed a contract with Boras, a ‘super agent’.
Boras is an iconic agent in American professional sports. He is called a devil by the clubs, and he makes a great deal with his great skills. Among Korean players, Park Chan-ho and Ryu Hyun-jin signed big contracts in the major leagues with Boras as their agent.
The size of the contract symbolizes the player’s value and level. When a good contract is signed, the club feels the use value and leads to greater opportunities for the player. Boras’ eye for finding useful players and snatching them as customers is already famous. It is very meaningful that Lee Jung-hoo, who has been challenging the major leagues, became a customer of Boras.
After finishing this season, Lee Jung-hoo decided to try to enter the major leagues through the posting system. As soon as the decision was announced, he is a ‘person of interest’ that shows great interest in the United States to the extent that he decorates the main screen of the official website of the major leagues. 헤라카지노도메인
In Korea, attention is already focused on the ransom price. Lee Jung-hoo swept 5 batting titles last year and even won the regular season MVP and Golden Glove. He is currently heading towards peak performance. It is expected that he will be able to win the largest contract among players from the KBO League who went to the major leagues.
His biggest ever contract was 6 years, 36 million dollars (approximately 44.4 billion won), which Hyun-jin Ryu signed with the Dodgers in 2013. 10 years have passed since then, and the market value has changed, and Lee Jung-hoo, a young man in his mid-20s, joined hands with ‘super agent’ Boras while heading to the United States at the peak of his career like Ryu Hyun-jin at the time. A surprise contract may come out in a year.
This season, which has to be finished at Kiwoom, is very important. It is also the reason why Lee Jung-hoo personally went abroad for training prior to the spring camp for the first time since his debut.
Lee Jung-hoo plans to move to Arizona on February 1st, join the Kiwoom team, digest team training, and join the World Baseball Classic (WBC) baseball team training on February 15th.
It is expected that American scouts will visit Kiwoom’s American spring camp one after another to see Lee Jung-hoo. After becoming a customer of Boras, sales are expected to begin gradually.