10 April 2024

“Competition with Lee Jung-hoo for Rookie of the Year? It’s unfair, the rules have to be changed.” Why? Will ML be recognized for 7 years in KBO

By pestfood.com

“It’s an unfair competition for a 20-year-old prospect.”

Lee Jung-hoo (26, San Francisco Giants), a “Korean-made genius hitter,” is often mentioned as one of the candidates for the National League Rookie of the Year this year. He is a case of coming to the U.S. after playing in the KBO league for seven years, but this year is the first season of his Major League debut, so he will be eligible for the Rookie of the Year award.

This could cause controversy. It is already Lee’s eighth year as a professional baseball player. Is it reasonable to be entitled to the Rookie of the Year award just because it is his first season since his debut in the Major League? This applies to Yoshinobu Yamamoto, 26, a Japanese right-hander who played for seven years in the Japanese pro baseball league and wore an LA Dodgers uniform. Yamamoto is considered the strongest candidate for the National League Rookie of the Year award this year. However, considering the true meaning of the Rookie of the Year award, it is necessary to think whether they are the right players to be nominated for the Rookie of the Year award.

“The Athletic,” a U.S. sports media outlet, said on the 9th (Korea time) that it is “unfair” to compete for the Rookie of the Year with players who have long careers in other leagues, such as Lee Jung-hoo and Yamamoto, and have entered the major league stage.

“Chuo is off to a strong start, but he has to compete with players who already have professional experience, including Lee Jung-hoo and Yamamoto. Lee Jung-hoo signed a six-year, $113 million contract with San Francisco and played in the KBO league for seven years. In 2022, he hit .349 with 23 homers and 113 RBIs, and also won the Golden Glove in center field. Yamamoto signed a 12-year, $325 million contract with the Dodgers and has won the Pacific League MVP and the Japanese version of the Cy Young Award (Sawamura Award) for three consecutive years while playing in the Japanese professional baseball league for seven years,” said Yuzuo, pointing out that competing with Lee Jung-hoo and Yamamoto for the Rookie of the Year, which has already been proven on the professional stage, may be too much.

“If Chuo competes with rookies who will make their debut in the Major League this year, he will be a strong candidate for the Rookie of the Year award. However, playing against Lee Jung-hoo and Yamamoto means unfair competition for 20-year-old prospects,” he said. “We need to change the eligibility rules for Rookie of the Year. The careers of players who played in overseas leagues must be counted.”

He is the first rookie to make his Major League debut this year. He has a batting average of .278, two homers, seven RBIs and one stolen base, and is improving his adaptability. Milwaukee is already considered one of the best prospects for the team, as it gave him a long-term contract worth 82 million dollars for eight years. Unlike Churio, Lee Jung-hoo and Yamamoto have already played in their respective leagues for a long time, so they cannot be called pure rookies. However, according to MLB regulations, Lee Jung-hoo and Yamamoto can be nominated as Rookie of the Year.

Actually, there is no right answer. It could be a difference of opinion. In 2001, Ichiro Suzuki, a former Japanese professional baseball player, made his Major League debut wearing a Seattle Mariners uniform, becoming a sensation and dominating the league. Now playing for the Dodgers, Shohei Ohtani also made his Major League debut with the Los Angeles Angels in 2018 and became the Rookie of the Year in the American League. 밤알바

Who will take home the honor of the Rookie of the Year in the National League this year? The official major league website (MLB.com ) held a virtual vote with 43 panelists and released the result on Wednesday. No. 1 ranking was selected as Jujio. He took 17 first place votes. He garnered a lot of votes for Jujio, a promising rookie and purest player. The competition was fierce. Yamamoto ranked second as he took 15 first place votes. In third place was Shota Imana, a Japanese left-hander of the Chicago Cubs, who is sensational as soon as he made his Major League debut this year. He garnered seven first place votes. The difference was Lee Jung-hoo. Lee proudly ranked fourth and received three first place votes.