Lee Young-wook

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Lee Young-wook
Samsung Lions – No. 67
Outfielder
Born: (1985-10-11) October 11, 1985 (age 29)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Professional debut
KBO: 2008 for the Samsung Lions
KBO statistics
(through 2010)
Batting average .262
Home runs 8
RBI 71
Stolen bases 46
Teams
Lee Young-wook
Hangul 이영욱
Hanja 李英旭
Revised Romanization I Yeonguk
McCune–Reischauer Ri Yŏnguk
This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.

Lee Young-wook (born October 11, 1985 in Seoul) is an outfielder who plays for the Samsung Lions in the Korea Professional Baseball. He bats and throws left-handed.

Amateur career[edit]

Lee attended Choongang High School in Seoul. In 2003, his last season playing for them, Lee led his team to runner-ups at the Phoenix Flag National Championship, finishing third in batting (.450).

In 2004, Lee entered Dongguk University. In July 2006, as a junior at Dongguk University, Lee got his first call-up to the South Korea national baseball team and competed in the team's three friendly baseball matches against the USA national baseball team in Durham, North Carolina, as a starting center fielder. He hit a single off future Orioles top pitching prospect Jake Arrieta in Game 3 but struggled at the plate during the series, going 1-for-6 with a run.

Notable international careers[edit]

Year Venue Competition Team Individual Note
 2006    United States   Korea vs USA Baseball Championship   1W-2L   .167 BA (1-for-6), 1 R 

Professional career[edit]

Lee was selected by the Samsung Lions with the 48th pick of the 2008 KBO Draft. In 2008 Lee only played in 14 games and went 0-for-7, spending most of his rookie season in the Korea Baseball Futures League.

In 2009 Lee was promoted to the first team squad in the Lions to provide backup to Park Han-yi as their other center fielder, and he finished that season with a .249 batting average (48-for-193), 29 runs batted in, 4 home runs and 16 stolen bases in 88 games.

In 2010 Lee stole 30 bases, which ranked him seventh in the KBO league, and his batting average jumped to .272, earning him a promotion to the Lions' everyday center fielder.

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