Lee Jung-hoo, 2023 WBC 13 best players included… “Most interesting”
He hasn’t even debuted in the major leagues (MLB) yet, but the big leagues’ interest in Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes) is already ripe.
On the 11th (Korean time), MLB.com selected Lee Jung-hoo as one of the three outfielders while selecting the ‘2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Best Player by Position’. Among the 13 players on this list, Lee Jung-hoo is the only player who is not an active major leaguer.
MLB.com said, “Lee Jung-hoo may not be the best outfielder to play in the WBC, but he can be the most interesting player.” “He will advance to MLB after the 2023 season. It will be a place to do it,” he explained. In addition, while introducing Lee Jung-hoo’s KBO league performance last season, he added, “I have already received permission from the Kiwoom club to advance overseas.”
Along with Lee Jung-hoo, the players who filled the two outfield positions were Mike Trout (LA Angels) and Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers). Both are outstanding outfielders boasting the highest level of MLB in terms of both skill 카지노and salary. In addition, top outfielders such as Juan Soto (San Diego Padres), Julio Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners), Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta Braves), Kyle Tucker (Houston Astros), and Cedric Mullins (Baltimore Orioles) gave up their seats to Lee Jung-hoo and received an ‘honorable mention award’. )’. This is the part that makes you realize how much attention Lee Jung-hoo is receiving at this WBC.
In fact, MLB.com announced the final entry for the Korean baseball team on the 10th and said, “Lee Jung-hoo is a player who plays similarly to Ichiro Suzuki (former Seattle). I think he will take a leap forward in this WBC.” The face-to-face confrontation with potential pitchers is already making fans go crazy.”
In positions other than the outfield, MLB All-Star superstars have been named the best players to shine in this year’s WBC. Right-hander Sandi Alcantara (Miami Marlins), left-hander Julio Urias (Dodgers), and bullpen Edwin Dias (New York Mets) were selected as pitchers. Shohei Ohtani (Angels) was selected as the ‘best pitching player’ and established his own unique territory. As for the catcher, JT Realmuto (Philadelphia Phillies) was recognized as the best.
The infielders consisted of first baseman Freddy Freeman (Dodgers), second baseman Jose Altuve (Houston), shortstop Sander Bohartz, and third baseman Manny Machado (above San Diego). The designated hitter was Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays).
By country, the United States and the Dominican Republic have the most players, including three each. Korea, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Japan, and the Netherlands produced one each.