Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom) is a genius hitter and the best player representing the KBO League. It is the 2023 season, running again towards the splendid Last Dance.
On February 1, 2022, on the first day of Goheung Spring Camp, Lee Jung-hoo proudly declared that he would advance to the major leagues. At the time, when the reporter directly asked about his dream of playing on the overseas stage, Lee Jung-hoo said clearly that he would go to the major leagues after the 2023 season. He made it clear on the spot that he had no thoughts about Japanese professional baseball.
Lee Jung-hoo did not shout about the major leagues only with words. Through thorough preparation for the season, he won 5 batting crowns, including 2 consecutive batting titles, proving again that he is the best player in the KBO League. At the end of the 2020 season, the current hitting mechanism was established, and it continued into the 2021 season. After the 2021 season, starting individual training with’best friend’ Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) early on was connected to the 2022 season.
Lee Jung-hoo started individual training early this off-season with Kim Ha-seong and Seoul. As soon as the year changes and her sister gets married, she flies to LA, USA with Lee Eui-ri (KIA), a junior from the same agency, to continue her personal training. She had already signed an annual salary contract of 1.1 billion won.
Advancement to the major leagues has been reserved, and the level of treatment is of utmost interest. Major League officials no longer place much importance on upgrading Lee Jung-hoo’s skills and data. This is because there is no one who does not know that he is a superstar who has been verified for years. He even realized that he was the leader of the Kiwoom dugout, and this year, as captain, his leadership was reevaluated.
At the age of 25, Lee Jung-hoo has achieved almost everything that can be achieved in the KBO League. This year, he challenged for the third straight title 바카라 in batting title, and once again set his sights on winning multiple crowns in batting title. He is also refining his weapons to survive in the major leagues. At this point, he has the best hitting mechanic in the KBO, but he is determined to upgrade and is working on a fix. Lee Jung-hoo did not specify, but it seems to be related to his slugging power increase.
If this work is successfully completed, Lee Jung-hoo may create a better 2023 season than the 2022 season. And Lee Jung-hoo’s better season will be a great boost to Kiwoom’s first attempt to win the Korean Series. Kiwoom decided to challenge for the presidency in Lee Jung-hoo’s final season and exceptionally recruited two outside free agents (Won Jong-hyun and Lee Hyeong-jong).