Seoul High School right-handed pitcher Lee Chan-sol (18) signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox of the American Professional Baseball (MLB).
The Boston club officially announced on the 25th (Korean time), “We have signed a minor league contract with Lee Chan-sol.”
Lee Chan-sol caught the attention of professional clubs by throwing a fast ball at 150 km per hour at the Golden Lion National High School Baseball Championship and Weekend League Wangjeongwangjeon held in May. At that time, KBO club scouts closely observed Lee Chan-sol’s pitching. Chansol Lee was a strong candidate for the first round.바카라
However, Chansol Lee chose to go to America. Boston local newspaper ‘NESN’ said, “Boston signed a rare contract with a Korean high school pitcher. Like Bae Ji-hwan, Choo Shin-soo, Park Chan-ho, and Choi Ji-man, who skipped the KBO league and went straight to the United States, Lee Chan-sol jumped right into MLB.”
Seoul High School coach Yoo Jung-min said, “Lee Chan-sol is the top class at the high school level. Redemption comes up to 154 km. He seems to have gained confidence as the speed limit, which was in the middle of 140 km per hour, reached the 150 km level. He praised him, saying, “My pitching has also been stabilized, and it would be nice if only the breaking ball was refined a little more.”
Chansol Lee’s role model is Yu Darvish, who plays for the San Diego Padres in the Major League Baseball. Chansol Lee said, “I like Darvish. He has good pitching form and mindset. In terms of personality, he wants to resemble Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels).”