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May 12, 2024 0 0 0 0
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Jung-Hoo Lee signed a six-year, $113 million deal with the Giants in December after seven excellent seasons in Korea. Top of the scale contact ability carries his profile and helped him to a Rookie of the Year, an MVP and a lifetime .340 batting average. He's recorded a strikeout rate of 7.6 percent or better for five consecutive seasons, walking more than he struck out in each of those campaigns. Lee's strikeout rate could double upon his move to MLB and he'd still probably hit for a good average. The question is what else he'll do. Lee should help the Giants out with good outfield defense, and he should pitch in on the basepaths, though his 10.5 steals per 600 plate appearances hardly paint him as a burner. The main issue is that Lee's power may be almost non-existent. He did manage 23 homers in 2022 but finished with a single-digit total five times. He was consistently among the KBO leaders in doubles, but reports on his exit velocity data are poor, so there may not be many more homers coming. He'll also have to prove his health after a broken ankle cost him half of last season, though his contract seemingly indicates the Giants have little concerns on that front.

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2024 76.52.1 15 2 8 10 2 .262
2023 .000
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Six-month rehab timetable

    Lee underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The rehab for Lee is expected to take six months, so he should be ready for the start of spring training, barring any complications. Lee's first season with the Giants ended after just 145 plate appearances, with the center fielder finishing with a .262/.310/.331 line and two home runs.
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Set for surgery Tuesday

    Lee (shoulder) will undergo surgery Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The procedure will address the torn labrum in Lee's left shoulder, which he sustained May 12 against the Reds. Before the injury, Lee was slashing .262/.310/.331 with two home runs and eight RBI over 145 plate appearances. He should be ready to go for the start of the 2025 season.
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Moved to 60-day IL

    The Giants transferred Lee (shoulder) to the 60-day IL on Saturday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Lee will miss the remainder of the 2024 season after dislocating his left shoulder Sunday and suffering a torn labrum. He will finish his first season in the majors with a .262/.310/.331 slash line while hitting two homers and driving in eight RBI across 145 plate appearances. Ryan McKenna was claimed off waivers from Baltimore to fill Lee's spot on the 40-man roster.
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Undergoing season-ending surgery

    Lee is set to undergo season-ending surgery in the next few weeks for a torn labrum in his left shoulder, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Lee sustained the injury in the top of the first inning of Sunday's game against the Reds, when he crashed into the outfield wall while attempting to make a catch. He was placed on the 10-day IL with what was initially diagnosed as a dislocated left shoulder, but an MRI on Tuesday revealed further structural damage. Lee signed a six-year, $113 million with the Giants in December after seven seasons in the KBO, and he will end his first season in the majors having slashed .262/.310/.331 with four doubles, two home runs and eight RBI over 158 plate appearances. Luis Matos has started in center field in each game since Lee's injury, and he will reprise that role again Friday against the Rockies.
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Placed on IL

    The Giants placed Lee on the 10-day IL on Monday due to a left shoulder dislocation. Lee dislocated his left shoulder when he ran into the outfield wall attempting to make a catch in the top of the first inning of Sunday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Reds. Mike Yastrzemski led off Monday against righty Yoshinobu Yamamoto, while Luis Matos was recalled to start in center field.
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Exits game with left arm injury

    Lee left in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Reds with a left arm injury, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Lee crashed into the outfield fence attempting to make a catch in the top of the first inning. He fell to the ground and immediately grabbed his left shoulder, and the athletic trainer was holding Lee's left arm as they walked off the field. Lee is coming off a three-game absence due to a sore foot, and it appears the 25-year-old is set to miss even more time with what appears to be a more significant injury. Tyler Fitzgerald has taken over in center field for the rest of Sunday's game.
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Sitting out with sore foot

    Giants manager Bob Melvin said Lee is absent from the lineup for Thursday's game in Colorado due to a sore foot which is the result of a foul ball off his leg in Wednesday's contest, Manny Randhawa of MLB.com reports. Lee is receiving treatment and will be reevaluated Friday to see if he's ready to play then. Consider him day-to-day for the time being. Austin Slater is occupying center field in Lee's stead Thursday.
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Logs second steal

    Lee went 1-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 9-4 loss to the Rays. Lee has two steals over his last three games, and he's hit safely in his last six contests (8-for-27). The outfielder was a little slow to get started in the majors, and he's still hitting just .242 from the leadoff spot. He's added a home run, two steals, four RBI, seven runs scored, two doubles and a 5:6 BB:K through 69 plate appearances.
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Swipes first MLB bag

    Lee went 1-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Rays. The 25-year-old center fielder created the Giants' only run of the night single-handedly -- Lee led off the third inning with a single, promptly swiped second base, advanced to third on Ben Rortvedt's throwing error and then raced home on a Jacob Waguespack wild pitch. It was Lee's first steal in MLB, but he isn't known as a big threat on the basepaths -- his career high in the KBO was 13 stolen bases, set back in 2019, and he went 6-for-9 on steal attempts with Kiwoon in 2023. Through his first 13 games with San Francisco, Lee is slashing .250/.305/.327 with a homer, four RBI and five runs while hitting leadoff in every contest.
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Back in lineup Wednesday

    Lee (hamstring) is starting in center field and batting leadoff for the Giants in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Angels, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Lee tweaked his left hamstring a week ago but has been cleared to return to action. The 25-year-old has hit .348/.423/.522 for the Giants this spring and projects as the club's everyday center fielder and leadoff man.
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Rejoining lineup Tuesday

    Lee (side) will start in center field and bat leadoff in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Lee had been in line to make his spring debut in the Giants' Cactus League opener this past Saturday versus the Cubs, but he was scratched from the lineup due to side soreness. After a few days of recovery, however, the 25-year-old looks like he'll be ready to go Tuesday. He'll immediately settle in atop the lineup, which comes as little surprise after manager Bob Melvin said earlier in spring training that he expects Lee to serve as the Giants' primary leadoff man versus both right- and left-handed pitching this season.
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Held out with side soreness

    Lee will not be in the lineup for the Giants' Cactus League opener Saturday against the Cubs due to some minor side soreness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Giants believe Lee will be ready to play in a couple days, so the injury doesn't look to be something overly concerning. Side injuries do have a tendency to linger, however, so expect the club to exercise the utmost caution with the KBO import. Lee is slated to be the Giants' everyday center fielder and leadoff man in 2024 after inking a six-year, $113 million contract this offseason.
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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Projected as full-time leadoff man

    Manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday that he "would be shocked" if Lee didn't open the season as the Giants' leadoff man against both right- and left-handed pitching, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. A rough adjustment period to North American pitching during spring training could alter the Giants' plans for Lee, but San Francisco brought in the 25-year-old outfielder from Korea on a lavish six-year, $113 million deal with the full expectation that the high-contact rate and on-base skills he displayed in the Korea Baseball Organization would immediately translate to MLB. Lee didn't consistently hit for power or flash elite speed during his time in the KBO, but he should be a plus source of batting average and a strong source of runs if he ends up sticking atop the lineup permanently in his first season with the Giants. He's expected to play regularly in center field to begin the campaign, as Lee has already made a full recovery from the surgery he underwent on his left ankle last summer.
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