“Power on good center field defense” New York Post expects Lee Jung-hoo to spend up to $80 million for five years
Outfielder Lee Jung-hoo continues to receive local media attention as he prepares to enter the major leagues.
The New York Post’s Major League Baseball columnist John Heyman published an article on Sunday night (KST) previewing the free agent market for outfielders.
Lee was ranked 11th out of 17 outfielders in the article.
Heyman’s short description of Lee was “good center field defense with power” and he projected a four-year, $60 million contract.굿모닝토토 도메인
He also included projections from other experts. One expert predicted a four-year, $40 million deal and another a five-year, $80 million deal.
Lee continues to receive favorable reviews in the local media. Especially for his defense in the middle infield.
His agent, Scott Boras, was quoted as saying, “He’s going to bring K-pop to the major leagues.”
Meanwhile, Heyman has Shohei Ohtani at the top of his list, projecting a 10-year, $600 million contract.
Other experts projected 11 years, $535 million, and 10 years, $400 million (with an opt-out after the 2024 season).
The Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, and the original Los Angeles Angels are among the teams showing interest, according to the report.