Jeong-hoo Lee

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Jeong-hoo Lee (이정후)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 179 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jeong-hoo Lee has played in the Korea Baseball Association.

Lee was born in Japan when his father Jong-beom Lee was playing there; his father had been a MVP in the KBO. The Nexen Heroes took him in the first round of the 2017 KBO draft. He started right away and hit .324/.395/.417 with 8 triples and 111 runs as a rookie in 2017. He was third in the league in runs (behind Roger Bernadina and Ah-seop Son and tied five others for second in triples (two behind Ja-wook Koo). He was the first rookie out of high school to play in every game. He won KBO Rookie of the Year, one of the few awards his father had never won (he had finished second in voting in his rookie year).

His cousin Dae-young Yoon has played in the Korean minors.

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