Seoul High School ‘Fireballer’ right-handed pitcher Lee Chan-sol (18) is set to challenge for the major leagues.
The Boston Red Sox announced on the 25th (Korea time) that they have signed Lee to a minor league contract. Lee is listed on MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, as 6’1″ (approximately 185cm) tall and 195lbs 온라인카지노(approximately 88kg).
Boston local media outlet ‘NESN’ reported, “The Boston Red Sox have made a rare signing of a Korean high school pitcher. The 18-year-old was expected to be a first-round pick in the upcoming KBO draft, but he opted out and travelled overseas to join Boston.” “He joins the ranks of Bae Ji-hwan, Choo Shin-soo, Park Chan-ho, and Choi Ji-man as South Korean players who have signed directly with Major League Baseball teams out of high school.”
Lee, who throws a fastball in excess of 150km/h, hasn’t had a particularly impressive season this year, going 3-3 with a 6.30 ERA in 11 games. However, he has been recognised for his excellent command, striking out 31 batters in 20 innings.