May 2, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; A bat and a baseball and a batting glove on the turf field during batting practice before the Toronto Blue Jays game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. The Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Korea's Jeong Choi aims to play in the Majors next year


This year we’ve been able to watch Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu absolutely tear the cover off the baseball with the Chicago White Sox with only about a month of play in. The South Side infielder already set a rookie record for RBI’s in April with 31 so far.

He also has 10 home runs.

Now once top players from different countries announce that they’re either interested in or will be jumping to the Major Leagues, almost every team will place a bid for that players services. According to Jon Heyman on CBS Sports, top Korean third baseman Jeong Choi is aiming to play in the MLB next season.

Apparently Choi is the David Wright of Korea, hopefully he’s able to stay healthy and will get help from the rest of the lineup. Choi has hit .300 and put up an OPS over .900 over the past four seasons and averages more than 23 home runs.

Next off-seasons third base market will have guys like Chase Headley, Aramis Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval thrown in the mix.

Choi finished the 2013 season with a batting line of .316/.429/.551 with 28 home runs and 24 steals. So not only can this guy hit for power, but he’s able to put himself in scoring position.

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