If you pick the most important and noteworthy players in Korea and Japan right now, these two players will definitely come out first. Born in 1998, Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes) and Yamamoto Yoshinobu (Orix Buffaloes) announced their challenge to the major leagues at the same time. The US is, of course, paying attention to both at the same time.

The American ‘New York Post’ selected the 50 most interesting baseball figures in baseball. Lee Jung-hoo explained his interest in them by climbing to 14th place with Yamamoto.

The media said, ‘Both Lee Jung-hoo and Yamamoto won last year’s MVP in Korea and Japan. At the same time, he will participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) and later challenge the major leagues.” 

The media devoted most of the chapters to explaining Yamamoto. The media said, ‘Yamamoto, who has won the Japanese version of the Cy Young Award (Sawamura Award) over the past two years, is shocking and is compared to stars such as Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka who entered the major leagues at the age of 25. It is expected that there will be a huge bidding process,” he explained.

Both Lee Jung-hoo and Yamamoto plan to challenge the major leagues with the posting system after this season. If you leave a deep impression in an international competition called the WBC, you can get more attention than if you are active in your home league. The chances of getting a jackpot contract can increase even a little bit.  스포츠토토

In fact, Lee Jung-hoo seems to be preparing more diligently for the major league challenge. In the course of salary negotiations with the Kiwoom club this year, he communicated his intention to challenge the major leagues to the club, and the club agreed. Afterwards, ‘Super Agent’ Scott Boras was appointed as an agent for the US market, and sales began in earnest.

On the other hand, Yamamoto achieved the unprecedented feat of winning the Sawamura Award and 4 crowns for two consecutive years and expressed his desire to challenge the major leagues, but no special movement has been detected yet. 

Meanwhile, Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), who is aiming for a $500 million contract as a free agent at the end of this season, was ranked first on this list. Japanese pitcher Senga Godai, who signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the New York Mets, was ranked 26th.

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