|Samsung Lions – No. 67|
|Born:October 11, 1985|
|2008, for the Samsung Lions|
|Revised Romanization||I Yeonguk|
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
|2006||United States||Korea vs USA Baseball Championship||1W-2L||.167 BA (1-for-6), 1 R|
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.