4 players in Asia that the Chicago Cubs could target this offseason

The Chicago Cubs have succeeded at building their team through the international market in the past, here are four guys that could help them in 2024 if they did it again.
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Woo-suk Go RP KBO LG Twins

Fangraphs sees Go as more of a middle-inning reliever than a late-inning reliever if he were to come to MLB. That being said, the fastball is solid and he has a curveball that flashes plus. They went on to say:

"He led the KBO in saves (42) and K%-BB% (24.6%) in 2022, had a 1.48 ERA in 60 innings of work and struck out 33% of opposing hitters. This is a typical MLB power reliever in a league where those are in short supply. The quality of Go's secondaries would put him in more of a middle inning role stateside, and so his market may not be favorable enough to transition here since he's a high-leverage KBO option."

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If this is a player that can rack up strikeouts in a hitter-friendly league, I’d love to see what he could do with the Cubs’ defense playing behind him. If he would accept operating in a middle-inning or Julian Merryweather-type role in the 7th inning I think it would be a solid signing for the Cubs to pursue this off-season.

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