The Kiwoom Heroes team announced on the 4th that Lee Jeong-hoo’s major league posting notice will be made on the 5th in Korean time, or on the 4th in Eastern time in the United States.
Accordingly, starting the day after the posting notice
we will begin full-scale negotiations for 30 days with 30 major league clubs wishing to recruit Lee Jeong-hoo. 카지노사이트랭크
Lee Jeong-hoo’s negotiation deadline begins at 8 a.m. on the 5th, Eastern time, and ends at 5 p.m. on January 4, 2024.
In Korean time, it is from 10 PM on the 5th to 7 AM on January 4, 2024.
On November 22, the Kiwoom club submitted documents related to posting, including Jeong-hoo Lee’s medical records
to the KBO, and requested disclosure of the major league posting on November 24.
The posting will be officially announced 12 days after the request for disclosure.
Lee Jung-hoo joined Kiwoom as a first-round pick in 2017 and quickly established himself as the league’s best player.
From his debut season, he stood out enough to be named Rookie of the Year.
He showed rapid growth every year and won the Golden Glove for five consecutive seasons from the 2018 season to the 2022 season.
In the 2022 season, he won the MVP award by achieving five awards in batting categories, including batting average, most hits, on-base percentage
slugging percentage, and RBI.
Lee Jeong-hoo, who became the league’s leading hitter by holding the KBO League’s highest batting average record
participated in a total of 884 games over a total of 7 seasons and recorded a batting average of .344 (1,181 hits in 3,476 at-bats)
65 home runs, 515 RBIs, 581 runs, and 69 stolen bases. .
This year, the season ended early as he underwent ankle surgery in late July.
However, Lee Jeong-hoo’s desire to challenge the major leagues did not wan.
Major league clubs also completed scouting for Lee Jeong-hoo
showing interest through this year’s U.S. spring camp and the World Baseball Classic (WBC)
Kiwoom general manager Go Hyeong-wook said, “We support the future of Lee Jeong-hoo
who is qualified to post and takes on the challenge of heading to a bigger stage.
On the 4th, John Heyman, a columnist for the New York Post, reported on his SNS
“Korean center fielder Lee Jung-hoo, former KBO MVP, is expected to be posted as early as tomorrow
announcing that Lee Jung-hoo’s major league challenge is approaching. Lee Jung-hoo, who left on a plane to the United States on the 28th of last month
prepares for negotiations by preparing for the upcoming season
including ankle strengthening exercises, at a training center run by agent Scott Boras.
There is great interest in Lee Jeong-hoo. More than half of the major league clubs are expressing interest in Lee Jung-hoo.
Sportsnet Canada’ said, ‘There are two-thirds of major league clubs that want Korean outfielder Lee Jeong-hoo,’ and added
He missed part of the season after undergoing ankle surgery
but in 86 games this year, he has a batting average of .3018 and an on-base percentage of .406.
He recorded a slugging percentage of .455. “In 2022, he won MVP and is one of the best defenders in the league
Lee Jung-hoo is currently evaluated as the biggest player in the free agent center fielder market, following Cody Bellinger.
Although there are still questions about his power, his contact ability and defensive skills are evaluated as good.
There are some opinions that it will be difficult for Lee Jeong-hoo to remain as a center fielder
but most American media outlets view Lee Jeong-hoo as a center fielder.
On the 4th (Korean time), USA Today mentioned the Mets as the team that will be the quietest this winter and said
The Mets went all-in on Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Oryx). “They also have strong interest in Korean center fielder Lee Jeong-hoo.
Representative teams interested in Lee Jung-hoo include San Francisco, Yankees, Dodgers, and San Diego.
San Francisco is considered the most likely destination. In San Francisco
the club’s leadership visited Gocheok Dome in person during the regular season to check on Lee Jung-hoo
and general manager Pete Putilla was also seen in the final game of the regular season.
Meanwhile, if Lee Jeong-hoo’s advancement to the Major League is finally confirmed
the club will produce the fourth player to advance to the Major League through the posting system, following Kang Jeong-ho
Park Byeong-ho, and Kim Ha-seong.
The transfer fee to be received by the club is determined in accordance with the posting system procedure specified in the current Korea-US Professional Baseball Agreement.
If a player’s total guaranteed contract amount is less than $25 million
the KBO club receives 20% of that amount.
If the total guaranteed contract amount is between $25 million and $50 million
20% of the first $25 million plus 17.5% of the amount exceeding $25 million.
If the total guaranteed contract amount is $50 million and more, the first $25 million. The transfer fee is 20% of $10,000
plus 17.5% for amounts from $25 million to $50 million, and 15% for amounts exceeding $50 million.
Lee Jeong-hoo’s estimated ransom starts at $50 million. ‘MLB Trade Rumors’ predicted that Lee Jung-hoo would sign a 5-year contract worth $50 million.
Jack Britton of ‘The Athletic’ predicted 4 years and $56 million. And ‘CBS Sports’ predicted that a six-year
$90 million contract with an opt-out clause after four years would be possible.
The player who attempted to play in the major leagues under the current posting system is Ha-seong Kim, who signed with San Diego in 2021.
Ha-seong Kim applied for posting to the Major League Secretariat on November 25, 2020
but the posting announcement was somewhat delayed as additional documents were requested from the Secretariat. Posting began on December 2nd
Eastern time, and the deadline was January 1, 2021, at 5 PM. The deadline was 7 a.m. on the 2nd, Korean time.
The first news regarding Kim Ha-seong’s contract was announced on December 29th.
He competed with Toronto and San Diego, and news came out locally that a contract with San Diego had been agreed upon. And on January 1, 2021
the new year, an official announcement was made of a 4+1 year contract worth up to $39 million with the San Diego club.
The contract was signed almost within the 30-day negotiation period.
It is highly likely that a similar contract will be made for Lee Jeong-hoo. The winter meeting, the venue for signing contracts, will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, USA starting on the 5th. It is highly likely that discussions related to Lee Jeong-hoo’s contract will be discussed here. The biggest player right now is Shohei Otani, but Lee Jung-hoo is also receiving just as much attention. Where will Lee Jeong-hoo’s destination be? You can check after 30 days.