Lee Jeong-hoo, US media's No. 18 free agent, is headed to San Francisco

"Youngest free agent outfielder with a .407 career OPS"

Lee Jung-hoo (25), who hopes to make it to the big leagues, was ranked 18th in the free agent (FA) rankings by local media.

American sports publication Sports Illustrated (SI) released its top 50 Major League Baseball (MLB) free agents for the offseason on Aug. 8 (KST).

SI said of Lee: "The 2022 KBO League MVP is one of the best hitters in the league. He can play all three outfield spots," said SI.

"He doesn't have a lot of power, but he has the ability to get on base. He drew 177 walks, almost twice as many as his 92 strikeouts over the past three years. He has a .407 career on-base percentage." "At 25, Lee is the youngest outfielder in free agency," he added, noting his on-base percentage and youth.

The San Francisco Giants have been consistently mentioned in local media as a possible destination.

Lee made his professional debut in 2017, and over the course of seven seasons in the KBO, he hit .340 with 65 home runs, 1,181 hits, 515 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.898.

Last season, he won five batting titles, leading the league in batting average, hits, RBIs, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage, and was named the regular-season Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the first time in his career.

After seven seasons in the KBO, Lee will try his hand at the American game through the posting system this winter.

The No. 1 free agent is Shohei Ohtani, 29, the biggest name in the market. Japanese pitchers Yoshinobu Yamamoto (26) and Shota Imanaga (30) are ranked fifth and 13th, respectively. Lee Jung-hoo, ranked 18th in free agency, is eighth among hitters.

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