The San Francisco Giants have been a bit of a "laughing stock" the last couple of seasons. Missing out on the likes of Yankees' Aaron Judge and Twins' Carlos Correa, the fans of the Bay Area can now have their superstar player in the form of recently posted, KBO superstar outfielder, Jung-hoo Lee. One of the most coveted talents on the market. Signing him to a six-year, $113 million deal, with an opt out after 4 years.
Lee, 25, has racked up quite the career over in the KBO. In seven seasons in Korea, Lee has compiled 1,181 hits, 515 RBI, and 65 home runs all while batting .340. Adding to his luxurious career, comes five Golden Gloves. Now these impressive stats do not come at a surprise.
Jung-hoo Lee is nicknamed "Grandson of the Wind". Although a legendary nickname, there is a reason behind it. Lee is the son of legendary KBO superstar Jong-Beom Lee. Jong-Beom is most known for his outstanding playing career, where he secured an MVP award in 1994 as well as playing in 13 KBO All-Star Games. His accomplishments earned him the nickname "Son of the Wind".
Jung-hoo Lee is without a doubt adding some much needed star power to a roster that so desperately needs it. Lee will be adding to all the Giants statistics. The most potentially being contact. Slashing .340 over seven seasons is no pushover. An area that the Giants finished 28th in all of baseball in. Lee's combination of speed and contact makes him an instant impact bat in the Giants lineup. His five Golden Gloves speak for themselves when it comes to his ability in the field.