‘Genius’ Lee Jeong-hoo (25) chose Scott Boras (71) as his major league partner. It is called the ‘evil agent’. He is an ‘angel’ who gives players a lot of money. He has excellent sales skills. There are prerequisites. Lee Jung-hoo needs to be good at sales.
Boras Corporation, an agency led by Scott Boras, announced the news of Lee Jung-hoo’s joining through SNS on the 25th (Korean time). Boras is the most influential agent in major leagues. It was even selected as the ‘most powerful sports agent in 2022’ by Forbes, an economic magazine.
In the free agency market held after the 2019 season, Ryu Hyun-jin’s 4 years and $80 million, Gerrit Cole’s 9 years and $324 million, Stephen Strasburg’s 7 years and $245 million, and Anthony Rendon’s 7 years and $245 million made contracts, etc. For the first time ever, the total contract value exceeded $1 billion.
Other superstars such as Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, Juan Soto, Jose Altuve, Corey Seager, Xander Bogatz, and Carlos Correa are Boras’ clients. And Lee Jung-hoo held Boras’ hand. It means he has gained a strong ally.
Everything is good up to this point. Money is the most important thing in MLB. The larger the size of the contract, the more stable the position is. To do that, you need performance. It is no different than Lee Jung-hoo. The conditions are more severe. 먹튀검증
If you have been flying in the major leagues since the beginning, you may not need to worry. Even if it’s 2023, it’s a ‘career’, so it’s a consideration. It is a problem that he is a player playing in the KBO league. treated as minor league. It is true. The major league is where it is not easy to climb even if you bomb Triple A.
Since debuting in 2017, he has improved every season. In 2022, he won 5 gold medals with a batting average of 0.349, 23 home runs, 113 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.996, and even won MVP. As the strike zone widened, it became a trend of two-going hits, but he hit more than 20 home runs and broke the perception of “lack of long hits.”
2023 is more important than ever. They have to participate in international competitions such as the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) and the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. Overcoming these conditions and showing the level of activity that dominates the league again, you can strongly appeal to the big leagues. The importance of 2023 becomes even greater when you consider that it has been relatively difficult for Asian outfielders to appeal to the major leagues. We need to instill the awareness that ‘whatever is different is different’.
Coincidentally, Yoshida Masataka, who is considered to be of a similar type to Lee Jung-hoo, signed a five-year, $90 million contract with Boston. He called it ‘awesome’. The agent is the same Boras. The conditions or the situation itself do not seem bad to Lee Jung-hoo. He is left with only good things to do.