Lee Jung-hoo has already become a candidate for the 2024 Rookie of the Year award.. Is this for real? CBS Sports in the United States
Major League Baseball’s interest in Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes) is already high. I haven’t even started writing this post and I’ve already been nominated for Rookie of the Year next season.
On the 14th (KST), CBS Sports named Lee and Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Oryx Buffaloes) as Rookie of the Year candidates for the 2024 season.굿모닝토토 도메인
Earlier in the day, the Major League Baseball office announced the 2023 Rookie of the Year. Baltimore Orioles shortstop Gunner Henderson, 22, was named the American League Rookie of the Year and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll, 23, was named the National League Rookie of the Year.
CBS Sports introduced Lee and Yamamoto by saying, “Here’s a look at the three favorites to win the award next winter, and the wild-card duo that could disrupt them.
Lee is a fast center fielder with top-notch contact ability. In seven seasons in the KBO, he batted .340 with a .407 on-base percentage and .491 slugging percentage. He and Kim were teammates in the KBO. He was a teammate of Kim Ha-seong in the KBO, and he performed at an above-average level in the major leagues.
However, he also diagnosed that Lee Jung-hoo might need an adjustment period.
CBS Sports said, ‘Kim Hae-sung needed a buffer season. The same could be said for Lee Jung-hoo, who injured his ankle this summer. If he has a smoother transition, he could challenge for the Rookie of the Year award.
Lee is expected to be the highest-paid Korean player to reach the major leagues by posting. This year, Stovrig is in a middle infield famine. If it’s not Lee, it’s Cody Bellinger. Bellinger is expected to get a very large contract, at least $20 million per year.
Lee is likely to average at least $10 million per year. ESPN estimates five years, $63 million, and four years, $56 million, and MTR estimates five years, $50 million, and $6.6 million.
Boras said, “Lee Jung-hoo is a premium center fielder. He also has power. He will bring K-pop to the major leagues,” he said.