‘Challenge Thousand’ Baseball Player Lee Jung-hoo, ‘Super Agent’ Boras’ Partners in ML
“Super Agent” Scott Boras (71) has been chosen as a partner to help baseball player Lee Jung-hoo (25) advance to the U.S. Major League.
John Heyman, a columnist for the “New York Post” in the U.S., hired Boras Corporation as an agent for “KBO League MVP Lee Jung-hoo” on his SNS account on the 24th. Lee Jung-hoo, who turns 25, will qualify as a free agent after the upcoming season,’ he explained.
Baseball player Lee Jung-hoo batted .349 (193 hits in 553 at-bats) and 23 home runs and 113 RBIs with OPS.996 in 142 games last year, winning five gold medals (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, RBI, and most hits), as well as the league MVP and outfielder Golden Glove.
Based on this performance, he will receive 1.1 billion won, the highest annual salary for a player in his seventh year. Excluding cases such as FA, multi-year contracts, and return to overseas players, it also set a record for the highest amount of short-year contracts.
Lee Jung-hoo, who will finish his seventh year of the season at the end of this season, will qualify for the overseas stage with the posting system. During this year’s salary negotiations, he expressed his intention to challenge the Major League after this season to the Kiwoom club, and the club also readily accepted the bid for the posting system.
Right after the Major League challenge, baseball player Lee Jung-hoo found a partner-like agent to help the Major League challenge smoothly there, and eventually joined hands with Boras, a genius of large contracts.
Scott Boras is familiar with Korean players. He has served as an agent for Korean players in the past. In the past, he was an agent for Ryu Hyun-jin, including Park Chan-ho and Choo Shin-soo. He also served as an agent during Na Sung-bum’s Major League challenge. He was also an agent for Shim Joon-seok, who recently signed an international amateur contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.