Dae-Ho Lee on Fire

Though his team the Lotte Giants are mired in last place, Dae-Ho Lee is hoping to extricate them from that position. There is probably no hotter hitter in baseball than Lee. In his last five games Lee is 15-20 with 6 homeruns, 2 2Bs and 16 RBIs. In three of his last four games he has slugged two homeruns. The Giants have won three of those five games.

Lee had a stint with the Mariners back in 2016, hitting 14 homeruns but only batting .253. At 6′4″ and 250 pounds his mobility at first base was limited. Baseball reference had his defense in the negative as far as his number of runs saved. The Mariners felt his offensive production was not enough to justify his defensive struggles at first base. The following year he returned to Korea where he hit 34 homeruns and drove in 111 runs. For his career he now has 266 homeruns in the KBO, 98 in Japan and 14 in the major leagues. He could hit the 400 homerun club after the end of this year, making him the only player to achieve that goal playing professionally in three different countries.

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