Lee Jung-hoo (25. Kiwoom Heroes) of the Korean national team was selected as the expected best player to shine at the 5th World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March. He stood shoulder to shoulder with eminent top-notch major leaguers such as Mike Trout.
On the 11th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official major league media outlet, posted an article self-selecting the expected best 9 for players participating in the WBC. Including catcher, all positions in and outfield, designated hitter, right-handed starter, left-handed starter, relief pitcher, and dual wield boom.
Lee Jung-hoo was the only Korean national team member to be proudly selected as one of the three outfielders. He was with super-class outfielders such as Mike Trout (LA Angels) and Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers) in the US.
The media diagnosed, “Lee Jeong-hoo is the most interesting player in this tournament, even if he is not the best among the WBC outfielders. He is the KBO league MVP and will advance to the major leagues after the season. It will be a stage where he can make himself known to the wider world.” . 바카라
Dominican Republic’s Juan Soto (San Diego Padres) and Julio Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners), Cuba’s Luis Robert (Chicago White Sox), Venezuela’s Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves), USA’s Kyle Tucker (Houston Astros) and Cedric Mullins (Baltimore Orioles) was placed in the candidate pool.
That’s why the atmosphere is deeply interested in Lee Jung-hoo’s skills and potential for success. Lee Jung-hoo will advance to the major leagues through the posting system after this season. Agent contract with Scott Boras. He is so well evaluated in the United States that there is even a prospect that he can receive more than 100 million dollars.
Meanwhile, the catcher is JT Real Muto (Philadelphia Phillies), the first baseman is Freddie Freeman (LA Dodgers) of Canada, the second baseman is Venezuelan Jose Altuve (Houston Astros), the third baseman is Manny Machado (San Diego Padres) of the Dominican Republic, and the shortstop is the Netherlands. Xander Bogaerts (San Diego Padres) and Dominican Republic Vladimir Guerrero Jr (Toronto Blue Jays) designated hitter.
As the starting right-hander, Sandy Alcantara (Miami Marlins) of the Dominican Republic was selected. Japan’s Yu Darvish (San Diego), Rocky Sasaki (Chiba Lotte Marines), and Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix Buffaloes) were among the candidates.
Mexican Julio Urias (LA Dodgers) was selected as the left-hander, and Puerto Rico Edwin Diaz (New York Mets) was selected as the closer. Unusually, considering Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), Lee Do-ryu was added as the only player selected.
As the best players of all time, including top-class major league players, participate in this competition, the best players were selected in advance. It will be interesting to watch their performances in the March tournament.