“I hope you get treated well and go well”… Baseball genius ML challenge, Na Seong-beom’s sincere support

“A very good, great player”

Na Seong-beom was nominated by the NC Dinos as the 10th overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2012 new draft, and started his professional life after the 2021 season. He is a star player representing the KBO League wearing the uniform of the ‘hometown team’ KIA Tigers.

Na Seong-beom first stepped on the first team stage in 2013, and until last year, he played in 1225 games for 10 seasons, recording 1510 hits, 233 homers, 927 RBIs, 906 points, and 100 stolen bases, a batting average of 0.313 OPS and 0.915. Last season, when he moved to the KIA, he played in 144 games and recorded 180 hits, 21 homers, 97 RBIs, 92 runs, a batting average of 0.320, and an OPS of 0.910, contributing greatly to advancing into the postseason.

Now, there is no possibility to go abroad, but Na Seong-beom signed an agent contract with Scott Boras, who was called ‘the devil’s agent’ in the past, and has been running without a break with the goal of advancing to the major leagues. Na Seong-beom broke up with Boras, and after the 2020 season was over, he aimed for a big league transfer through the posting system even in the absence of an agent.

However, the results were not very good. During the 2019 season, Na Seong-beom suffered a serious injury that ruptured the right anterior cruciate ligament, and underwent anterior cruciate ligament and medial ligament reconstruction and external meniscus surgery. Na Seong-beom failed to enter the big leagues as major league clubs changed their player recruitment policy due to the aftermath of a major injury and the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).

Na Seong-beom failed to advance to the major leagues, his long-time dream, but he generously supported the challenge of his junior Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes). Lee Jung-hoo played 142 games last year as the best hitter in the KBO League, with 193 hits, 23 homers, 113 RBIs, 85 runs, a batting average of 0.349 OPS and 0.996, winning 5 batting crowns (batting average, most hits, RBIs, on-base percentage, slugging percentage) and the regular season MVP title. put in

His career record is also staggering. Since his debut, Lee Jung-hoo has played in 798 games over 6 seasons in the KBO league, including never missing a . After discussing with the club after the end of last season, Lee Jung-hoo was allowed to enter the major leagues through the posting system.

The interest in Lee Jung-hoo is hot. Immediately after Lee Jung-hoo announced his intention to advance to the big leagues, ‘MLB.com’ quickly reported the news, and the article decorated the main page of the major league’s official website. And Lee Jung-hoo joined hands with Boras, who had signed a contract with Na Seong-beom in the past, and laid the foundation for entering the major leagues. 스포츠토토

Last month, Na Seong-beom, who met with reporters at Incheon International Airport to depart for the spring camp in Arizona, USA, sent a message of support to Lee Jung-hu. Na Seong-beom opened the door by saying, “I think he’s in a slightly different position from me.”

Of course, Lee Jeong-hoo is breaking all the records related to the youngest and smallest game in the KBO League, but Na Seong-beom’s career is also quite good. However, Na Seong-beom respected Lee Jung-hoo. He expressed his anticipation, saying, “I’m proud as a senior to see him improve every year. I haven’t played baseball together, but I think he’s a great player.”

Now, it seems that major league clubs are actively taking action. Recently, the San Francisco Giants scout visited Scottsdale, Arizona, where Kiwoom’s spring camp is being held to watch Lee Jung-hoo, who will challenge to advance to the major leagues after the 2023 season. There is already a lot of interest in how Lee Jung-hoo will be treated after the season and how he will enter the big leagues.

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