Kim Tae-gyun and Lee Beom-ho were like that, too, a showcase for WBC Lee Jung-hoo, ‘a cheat key to advance overseas’

The news of Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes) entering the major leagues was met with enthusiastic reactions in the US.

For Lee Jung-hoo, the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March is a showcase for his American challenge. It is an opportunity to show off your skills against major league pitchers who throw fastballs.

The WBC plays between a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 7 matches per country. Compared to the major leagues, which play a total of 162 games per season, the WBC, which has fewer games, is only a small sample. It is difficult to look into Lee Jung-hoo’s true face.

However, it is true that WBC scores are helpful in advancing overseas. The 2009 WBC was like that. At that time, Kim Tae-gyun (41) and Lee Beom-ho (42) swung hard and led the Korean baseball team to runner-up. Kim Tae-gyun played the role of the fourth hitter with a batting average of 3.45, 3 homers, 11 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.176 in 9 games. Lee Bum-ho also played an active role with a batting average of 40%, 3 homers, 7 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.358 in 8 games.

In particular, Lee Bum-ho hit a home run to Masahiro Tanaka (35, Rakuten Golden Eagles) in the second round match against Japan, and hit Yu Darvish (37, San Diego Padres)’s slider in the final. After the 2009 season, Kim Tae-kyun moved to Chiba Lotte Marines, and Lee Bum-ho signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks.

As we saw in the previous case, the WBC is an opportunity to appeal to foreign clubs. If you go through the first round and the quarterfinals in Tokyo, Japan, and go to the United States, where the quarterfinals will be held, you can get more attention. This is because there is a possibility that major league clubs will see Lee Jung-hoo in person.

Will Lee Jung-hoo, who is about to challenge the major leagues, prove his worth at the WBC? Attention is drawn to whether or not he is active.토토

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