After the 2023 season ends, ‘Baseball Genius’ Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom), who is aiming to advance to the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), receives strong support from ‘Super Agent’ Scott Boras (71).
Reporter John Heyman of the New York Post of the United States said on his social media on the 25th (Korean time), “Lee Jeong-hoo, who is the KBO league’s MVP and will challenge the MLB after this season, has appointed Boras as an agent.”
Boras is an agent representing Major League Baseball. Befitting the nickname ‘Devil’, he has been a partner of big league players for decades with thorough negotiation skills using various data and excellent ability to identify players’ talents.
Since he has so many big players, he is dominating the Stove League. Zander Bogatz (San Diego Padres) and Carlos Correa (Minnesota Twins), who signed mega contracts this offseason, are also customers of Boras. Other big league superstars have worked with Boras, including Gerrit Cole, Juan Soto, Bryce Harper, Jose Altuve, Max Scherzer, Jack Gallen, Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger.온라인바카라
Boras is also familiar with Korean major leaguers. He served as an agent for Park Chan-ho (50) in his prime, and is currently in charge of an agent for Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays). It was Boras who led Korean baseball prospect Shim Jun-seok (19, Deoksu High School), who recently chose a big league challenge, to sign a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Lee Jung-hoo, who won 5 KBO League batting crowns in the 2022 season, announced his entry into overseas leagues through the posting system after last season. Lee Jung-hoo, who is currently receiving attention from various teams ahead of entering the big leagues, is currently aiming for the biggest MLB contract from the KBO League.
The previous record is $36 million (approximately 44.4 billion won) over six years, when Ryu Hyun-jin signed a contract with the Dodgers in 2013. Ha-seong Kim, who signed a contract with the San Diego Padres in 2021, signed a total of 28 million dollars (about 34.5 billion won) over 4 years.
If Lee Jung-hoo continues the same high-altitude march in the 2023 season, it is highly likely that Ryu Hyun-jin’s record will be broken, given the recent MLB’s free agent ransom inflation.