NBC Sports, “SF is continuously evaluating Yamamoto and Lee Jeong-hoo.”
SF President Zaidi, “They have a record that seems to be sufficient in MLB.”
“San Francisco Giants President Farhan Zaidi continues his evaluation of Japanese right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Korean outfielder Lee Jeong-hoo,카지노사이트 who are available in the free agent market this offseason.”
America’s ‘NBC Sports’ reported on the 28th (hereinafter Korean time), “San Francisco CEO Zaidi is keeping an eye on Yamamoto and Lee Jung-hoo.” He continued, “San Francisco will continue to evaluate Yamamoto and Jeong-hoo Lee, who are available for transfer this offseason.”
Yamamoto, a right-handed pitcher for the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese Professional Baseball League (NPB), and Jeong-hoo Lee of the KBO League’s Kiwoom Heroes both chose to challenge the major league stage after the 2023 season. Yamamoto became the first pitcher in NPB history to win 5 gold medals for 2 consecutive seasons, and this season, he won 4 or more gold medals for the first 3 consecutive years in NPB.
‘Grandson of the Wind’ Lee Jeong-hoo is the KBO League’s leading hitter. Last season, he ranked first in most batting indicators, including batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, most hits, and most RBIs, and won five batting awards, and swept the outfield Golden Glove and league MVP awards.
Ahead of the 2023 season, Lee Jung-hoo declared that he would challenge the major league after the season. Unfortunately, he finished the season earlier than others due to an ankle injury in the middle of the season, but he proved his ability by posting a batting average of 0.318 (105 hits in 330 at-bats), 6 home runs, and 45 RBIs in 86 games.
There are many teams interested in Yamamoto and Lee Jeong-hoo, who have become international free agents. Many teams are showing interest in Yamamoto and Lee Jeong-hoo’s moves. Recently, the American Sox Machine mentioned the possibility of signing the Chicago White Sox. However, the most active team is San Francisco.
Recently, San Francisco Giants President Farhan Zaidi personally flew to Japan to observe Yamamoto in the NPB postseason. The San Francisco scouting team took video of Lee Jeong-hoo’s every move from spring training, and San Francisco general manager Pete Putilla watched Lee Jeong-hoo’s last game in Korea.
San Francisco recently appointed coach Bob Melvin, who had previously coached Ha-seong Kim. When asked about Ohtani and Yamamoto at the press conference for the appointment of coach on the 26th, coach Melvin said, “I think they are all good players. I have no choice but to recruit those players.” “I hope to have a direct impact,” he said.
President Zaidi also mentioned through NBC Sports, “Yamamoto is one of the best starting pitchers in the world and has a tremendous combination of athletic ability and command.”
He added, “There have been a lot of successful players who have come over from Japan and Korea over the past few years. I think they have enough records to have a lot of confidence in the contributions they can make,” adding, “I have faith in Yamamoto and Lee Jeong-hoo.” revealed.