‘154km’ top prospect Lee Chan-sol, contract with Boston…Departure for medical test

Lee Chan-sol, a promising pitcher from Seoul High School who throws a maximum speed of 154 km, has signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox of the Major League Baseball. Departing for the United States for a medical test, an official official announcement is expected soon.

The Boston Red Sox announced on the 25th (Korean time) through the MLB.com official homepage of the Major League that ‘Boston Red Sox signed free agent RHP Chansol Lee to a minor league contract’.

The contents of Lee Chan-sol’s contract were announced together with Boston’s rookie contract, and since he is currently undergoing a medical test, only the confirmed official announcement remains. An official from Lee Chan-sol’s side said, “We recently concluded a contract with Boston. Lee Chan-sol left for the United States for a medical check, and if there are no major problems, the official results will be released within a week.”

Previously, on the 24th, MK Sports put together coverage of officials familiar with the situation of Ambaseball and reported that “Seoul High School right-handed pitcher Chan-sol Lee, who is highly likely to be nominated in the first round of the 2024 rookie draft, recently received an official offer from the Boston Red Sox, a prestigious major league team.”

Lee Chan-sol, who was strongly considering entering the US, seems to have concluded the contract with Boston with a quick decision without wasting time.

The exact size of the contract has not been revealed, but it is known that the size of the contract is not small, including the down payment, other options and club offers, in a situation where the size of the international free agency has significantly decreased compared to the past.

In particular, due to the conclusion of negotiations between the Major League Organizing Committee and the labor union, the Minor League is able to provide an environment that is easy for life and growth as the environment is greatly improved instead of the size of the players reduced unlike in the past. For that reason, there is an advantage in that you do not have to spend as much money on living expenses and training costs as in the past.

Along with this environment, the Boston side is said to have captured the heart of Lee Chan-sol’s side by presenting a vision to head to the big leagues as soon as possible along with growth through the top-notch farm system.

Lee Chan-sol’s profile posted on the official homepage of the Major League Baseball is written as a pitcher with a height of 6.1 feet (ft) = 185.9 cm and a weight of 195 pounds (lb) = 88.4 kg. It is a profile that reflects the recent situation in which the current physical condition has been further upgraded.

An official familiar with Amaya Baseball’s situation said, “Lee Chan-sol’s potential for future growth is highly evaluated in terms of his confident physique, competitive pitching form and mechanism, and healthy mind and work ethic.”

However, from the standpoint of his KBO league, regrets remained. Lee Chan-sol was chosen as the best right-handed fireballer next to Jang Hyeon-seok (Masan Yongmago), who is considered the biggest player in Amaya this season. In particular, at the 77th Golden Lion National High School Baseball Championship and Weekend League Wangjungwangjeon held in May of this year, he threw a fastball with a maximum speed of 154km, drawing much attention.토토사이트

If Lee Chan-sol participated in the rookie draft, it was confirmed that multiple clubs in the metropolitan area had a plan to select him in the first round pick order. However, due to Lee Chan-sol’s Boston contract, his nomination strategy had to be completely revised.

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