Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes) did not make it to the top 10 in the 2023-2024 MLB FA (free agent) power rankings.
According to MLBTR’s report on the 13th (Korean time), Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) took first place.
Ohtani was expected to sign a contract totaling between $500 million and $600 million. 스포츠토토
The player who caught the eye was Yamamoto Yoshinobu (Orix Buffaloes), a pitcher who ranked 4th.
Yamamoto is a ‘fire bowler’ who won the Sawamura Award for two consecutive years in Nippon Professional Baseball. In the quarterfinal match against Korea at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held last year, he also pitched well with 2 runs (1 earned run) while striking out 9 in 5⅓ innings.
The 25-year-old Yamamoto is said to be challenging the MLB in a post-season post. MLBTR estimated his ransom at $200 million.
Lee Jung-hoo stopped at the ‘honorable mention’. This means that only names are mentioned. However, depending on the performance this season, it seems possible to enter the top 10.
Lee Jung-hoo is somewhat sluggish with a batting average of 0.172 in 7 games this season.