‘Up to 154km’ Seoul’s Lee Chansol signs minor league deal with MLB’s Boston Red Sox

Seoul High School right-hander Lee Chansol (18) has signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB).

The Red Sox officially announced on the 25th (KST) that they had signed Lee to a minor league contract.

Lee caught the eye of professional teams in May when he threw a fastball up to 150 kilometres per hour in the Golden Lion National High School Baseball Tournament and Weekend League Wangjeong Wangjeong. At the time, KBO scouts closely observed his pitching, and he was a potential first-round pick.

However, Lee chose to go to the United States. As NESN reported, “Boston has made a rare signing of a Korean high school pitcher. Lee joins Bae Ji-hwan, Choo Shin-soo, Park Chan-ho and Choi Ji-man who skipped the KBO and went straight to the MLB.”

Seoul Go coach Yoo Jung-min said, “Lee Chansol is the best in high school. His fastball can reach up to 154 kilometres. He seems to have gained confidence as his fastball has gone from the mid-140s to the 150s. His fastball is also stable, and it would be good if he could refine his changeup a little more.”온라인바카라,

Lee’s role model is Darvish Judah, who plays for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball. “I like Darvish. His pitching form and mindset are good. In terms of character, I want to be like Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels).”

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