MLB.com, the official homepage of the major leagues, paid attention to Lee Jeong-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes) along with prominent major leaguers.
On the 12th (Korean time), MLB.com announced the selection of the best players by position to participate in the 5th World Baseball Classic (WBC). Prior to this, the final entries of the 20 countries participating in the competition were announced on the 10th. There are a total of 600 players, 30 per team, and more than half of them belong to major league teams, with 332 players. 슬롯사이트
Lee Jung-hoo was the only Korean player on the MLB.com list. He was selected as one of the three outfielders along with Mike Trout (32, LA Angels) and Mookie Betts (31, LA Dodgers). MLB.com said, “Lee Jeong-hoo is one of the most interesting outfielders participating in the WBC.” done,” he explained.
After finishing the 2023 season, Lee Jung-hoo will challenge the major leagues through the posting system (private competitive bidding). MLB.com said, “Lee Jung-hoo’s team, Kiwoom, allowed him to post so that he could challenge overseas after this season. This WBC will be a stage where Lee Jung-hoo can appeal himself on the big stage.” He also looked forward to his success in advancing to the major leagues, saying, “Next year, you will hear Lee Jung-hoo’s name a lot.”
Meanwhile, Sandy Alcantara (Miami Marlins) and Julio Urias (Dodgers) were selected as the best right-handed starting pitcher in the WBC. Edwin Dias (New York Mets) was selected as the relief pitcher. First baseman Freddie Freeman (LA Dodgers), second baseman Jose Altuve (Houston Astros), third baseman Manny Machado, and shortstop Xander Bogatz (San Diego Padres). The catcher included JT Realmuto (Philadelphia Phillies), and the designated hitter included Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays). Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) was also listed separately as a pitching player.