‘Jihanpa’ Coach Williams “Lee Jeong-hoo is a Great Player Who Can’t do Anything”

MLB.com released Lee Jung-hoo’s batting video

MLB.com, the official Major League Baseball website, posted a batting training video of Lee Jeong-hoo (25, San Francisco Giants).

Although he wore a shirt with the San Francisco logo, it was an ordinary video of him batting at an indoor training center in light clothing.

However, Lee Jeong-hoo is already a hitter that MLB is paying attention to. 온라인카지노

On the 9th (Korean time), MLB.com gave meaning to the ‘ordinary batting training video’ as ‘Lee Jung-hoo’s first batting training with San Francisco.’

Lee Jung-hoo, who signed a six-year contract with San Francisco for $113 million (approximately 150.3 billion won) in December last year, departed for the United States on the 1st and unpacked at the San Francisco team’s spring camp training facility in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The team’s official training begins on the 21st, but Lee Jung-hoo has begun acclimating to the big league at the club’s facilities.

Matt Williams, former KIA Tigers manager and current San Francisco third base coach, the ‘major league current leader’ who knows Lee Jeong-hoo best, was confident of Lee Jeong-hoo’s soft landing in the big league.

Coach Williams said in an interview with The Athletic on the 9th, “There are only 10 teams in the KBO league, so I saw Lee Jeong-hoo often during the period I was the KIA coach (2020-2021).

Lee Jeong-hoo is a really great hitter.

“When I see him, I am amazed and think, ‘There is really nothing he can’t do.’”

He said, “Lee Jung-hoo is a good outfielder and the best hitter in the KBO League.

He’s also excellent at base running.

“Even when he is not holding the bat, Lee Jeong-hoo contributes to the team (by getting on base, running bases, and playing defense),” he said, adding, “He has a high understanding of baseball and is a player who is loved by his teammates in the clubhouse.”

He played as a teammate with Kim Byeong-hyun during his active years.

Coach Williams, who served as a manager in the KBO League and has deep ties to Korea, having met Ha-Sung Kim at the San Diego Padres after returning to the Major League, can be of great help in Lee Jeong-hoo’s adaptation to the big league.

Coach Williams said, “San Francisco scouts have been watching Jeong-hoo Lee for a long time.

My opinion was not necessary in recruiting Jeong-hoo Lee, but I expected that recruiting Jung-hoo Lee would be a great help to the team.”

He added, “Jung-hoo Lee will lead San Francisco to the World Series championship.

“It will serve as a connecting link,” he said.

The Athletic presented the talent that Lee Jeong-hoo showed in the KBO League as ‘the basis for being confident of a soft landing in the big league.’

Lee Jung-hoo recorded a strikeout rate of 7.7% (304 strikeouts/3,947 at-bats) during his 7 seasons in Korean professional baseball.

His career batting average is 0.340, the highest among batters with more than 3,000 plate appearances.

The Athletic said, “Representative major league prediction systems such as ZiPS, Picota, and Steamer predict Jeong-hoo Lee’s batting average in 2024 to be 0.275-0.291 and his strikeout rate to be 7.3-11.3%,” and “Jung-hoo Lee’s expected winning contribution compared to replacement players (WAR) ) is 2.5 to 3.5.

Among San Francisco fielders last year, the player with the highest WAR was Wilmer Flores, with 2.7.”

American media and statistics sites are also predicting a successful landing in the big leagues for Lee Jeong-hoo, who has the ‘eyes’ to distinguish between strikes and balls and the ‘hands’ to follow the balls.



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