The man of 1.1 billion won. Professional baseball Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jung-hoo (25) became the main character with the highest annual salary in the history of the KBO League.
On the 20th, the Kiwoom club announced that it had signed an annual salary contract with Lee Jung-hoo, who was the MVP of last season, for an annual salary of 1.1 billion won, an increase of 350 million won (46.7%) from last year (750 million won).
Lee Jung-hoo is the first in the KBO League to exceed the annual salary of 1 billion won with a single-year contract, excluding special cases such as free agent (FA), multi-year contract, and return to an overseas group. Lee Jung-hoo also passed the record for the highest annual salary in the 7th year, which was held by Kim Ha-seong (550 million won) in 2020, by twice as much. Lee Jung-hoo set the record for the highest annual salary in the 3rd to 6th years of the KBO League with an annual salary of 230 million won in 2019, an annual salary of 390 million won in the 2020 season, an annual salary of 550 million won in the 2021 season, and an annual salary of 750 million won in the 2022 season.
Lee Jung-hoo played in 142 games in the regular season last year and won five batting crowns: batting average (0.349), on-base percentage (0.421), slugging percentage (0.575), hits (193), and RBIs (113 points). When he finishes this season, he plans to challenge the major leagues by meeting the posting conditions. Lee Jung-hoo, who took over as captain this year, is also expected to play an active part in the 2023 WBC.
Kiwoom completed an annual salary contract with all 51 people eligible for annual salary contracts for the 2023 season, including Lee Jeong-hoo. Pitcher An Woo-jin, who won two gold medals in ERA and strikeouts last year, signed a 200 million won (133.3%) increase to 350 million won. This is the highest rate on the team. 바카라
Lee Ji-young, who was selected for the WBC national team as the starting catcher, signed a contract for 500 million won, up 200 million won (66.7%). Kim Hye-seong, winner of the Golden Glove second baseman category, signed a contract for 420 million won, an increase of 100 million won (31.2%), and left-handed bullpen pitcher Kim Jae-woong signed a contract for 220 million won, an increase of 116 million won.
Meanwhile, Kiwoom nominated pitcher Lee Kang-joon as a compensation player for Han Hyun-hee, who obtained free agent (FA) status and transferred to the Lotte Giants. Lee Kang-jun is a right-handed sidearm pitcher with a strong physique of 180 cm and 80 kg, and throws fastballs. He joined KT Wiz in the 2nd and 3rd rounds of 2020 and wore a Lotte uniform as a trade for the 2021 season. He pitched 23 2/3 innings in 32 games for the first team, posting a 9.51 earned run average with 1 win and 1 hold.