“English speech and humor.” Lee Jung-hoo’s splendid SF joining ceremony “My heyday is not here yet.”

Korea’s “genius hitter” has finally entered San Francisco. Lee Jung-hoo (25) who challenged the team to advance to the Major League through the posting system after the end of this season has signed a contract with the San Francisco Giants. The 27th Korean Major Leaguer will be born soon.

Lee Jung-hoo expressed his feelings and future aspirations of joining San Francisco at a press conference held at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California on the 16th (Korea time).

The meeting was attended by San Francisco President Farhan Zaidi and Lee Jung-hoo’s agent Scott Boras, and Lee Jung-hoo’s family, including Lee Jung-hoo’s father, Lee Jong-beom, LG Twins coach, drew attention.

San Francisco officially announced its contract with Lee Jung-hoo on the 15th. The contract period is a total of six years, and the total amount of the contract amounts to 113 million U.S. dollars. He set a new record for the best treatment of an Asian fielder in the history of entering the Major League through the posting system.

Lee, who will receive 7 million dollars in annual salary next year, will receive 16 million dollars in 2025, 22 million dollars in 2026-2027, and 20.5 million dollars in 2028-2029. More than anything else, the right to exercise opt-outs after the 2027 season is included. As soon as Lee signs the contract with San Francisco, he has decided to donate 565,000 dollars to the club’s foundation. 사설 토토사이트

As Lee Jung-hoo won the “super jackpot” contract, his original team, the Kiwoom Heroes, also smiled broadly. Players who advance to the Major League through the posting system will be paid a transfer fee to their original team. According to the Korea-U.S. player contract agreement, if the total guaranteed contract amount of a major league contract is 1) less than 25 million dollars, 20% of the total guaranteed contract amount will be paid, 2) more than 25 million dollars and less than 50 million dollars, 17.5% of the total guaranteed contract amount exceeding 25 million dollars will be paid, and 3) if the total guaranteed contract amount exceeds 50 million dollars, all 20 percent of 25 million dollars, 17.5 percent of the excess 25 million dollars, and 15 percent of the total guaranteed contract amount exceeding 50 million dollars will be paid.

With Lee Jung-hoo winning the $113 million contract, Kiwoom earned 18.825 million dollars in transfer fees alone, taking in 20 percent of the 25 million dollars, or 5 percent of the 25 million dollars, or 4.375 million dollars, or 17.5 percent of the 25 million dollars, or 9.45 million dollars, or 15 percent of the 50 million dollars excess of 63 million dollars. The amount is equivalent to about 24.5 billion won in Korean won.

He is the fourth major leaguer from Kiwoom in history. Prior to Lee Jung-hoo, Kang Jung-ho, Park Byung-ho, and Kim Ha-sung succeeded in advancing to the Major League through the posting system. Kang Jung-ho was paid 5 million dollars, Park Byung-ho paid 12.85 million dollars, and Kim Ha-sung paid 5.525 million dollars, respectively, and Lee Jung-hoo exceeded all of their records.

Lee Jung-hoo is considered a player who has achieved everything except winning the Korean Series on the KBO league stage. When he joined the Nexen Heroes (current Kiwoom Heroes) in 2017, he was famous as the “son of Lee Jong-beom,” but as soon as he entered the professional league, he played in 144 games, exploding 179 hits, proving that he was a player out of his father’s shadow.

At the age of 19 at the time, Lee Jung-hoo, who became the Rookie of the Year with a batting average of .324, a on-base percentage of .395 and a slugging percentage of .417, two home runs, 47 RBIs and 12 steals, left a batting average of .355, a on-base percentage of .412, a slugging percentage of .477 and six home runs, 57 RBIs and 11 steals in 109 games in 2018, breaking down “Sofomore Jinx,” commonly called the second-year jinx, and continued his winning streak in 2019 with a batting average of .336, a on-base percentage of .386, and a slugging percentage of .456 with six home runs, 68 RBIs and 13 steals in 140 games.

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