Lee Hak-ju (That's What She Said)

Keeping with our theme of keeping our minds off the Jim Edmonds eminent signing, here's something new that I saw today. Apparently sometime within the last couple of weeks the Cubs' Far East scouting department (assuming the existence thereof) was hard at work. The Cubs recently signed the above pictured Lee Hak-ju, a 17 year old South Korean high school shortstop.

East Prospect Watch brings us the story, and the details, on the newest "can't miss" Cubs prospect. Here's a bit of what the article has to say about Hak-ju:
"They believe he’d be a first round pick in the states, and one of the people who scouted him also scouted Derek Jeter in high school and says Lee has better tools at his age than Jeter did back in the early 90s."
Umm...yeah. Let's chill out a bit here. Anyone remember the last big time Korean Cubs prospect Hee Sop Choi? How'd that work out? Hopefully the Cubs did steal a first rounder here out of the Korean netherlands for free, but Towel Drills will hold off on the Jeter comparisons for now.

Comment (1)


May 15, 2008 at 7:35 AM

Jumbo, I hope he is Hee Seop Choi. If so, the Cubs can steal another D-Lee quality player from the Marlins, just as they stole Derrek Lee from the Marlins for Hee Seop Choi.