KBO’s best hitter and best pitcher’s salary jackpot… 1.45 billion won, rewarded by winning the KS
Kiwoom Heroes has completed an annual salary contract with all 51 people (excluding rookies, fostering, military reserve, free agents, and foreign players) for the 2023 season.
According to Kiwoom on the 20th, Lee Jung-hoo, who won 5 batting crowns last season and became the regular league MVP, signed an annual salary contract of 1.1 billion won, an increase of 350 million won (46.7%) from 750 million won last year. It is the first KBO league to record an annual salary of more than 1 billion won with a single-year contract, excluding special cases such as free agency, multi-year contracts, and returning to overseas players. Along with this, the record for the highest annual salary in the 7th year of the KBO League was also confirmed. The highest annual salary for the previous 7 years was 550 million won received by Kiwoom Ha-seong Kim in 2020. Lee Jung-hoo received an annual salary of 230 million won in the 2019 season, 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 participated in 142 games during the regular season and recorded 193 hits in 553 at-bats, 23 homers, 85 points, 113 RBIs, and a batting average of 0.349, contributing to the team’s advancement to the Korean Series.
An Woo-jin signed a 200 million won (133.3%) increase from last year’s annual salary of 150 million won to 350 million won. Woojin Ahn recorded the highest rate of increase among 51 people who were subject to salary contracts within the team this season. Jiyoung Lee, whose free agent contract expired at the end of last season, signed for 500 million won, 헤라카지노 an increase of 200 million won (66.7%) from the previous year, Hyeseong Kim for 420 million won, an increase of 100 million won (31.2%), and Jaewoong Kim for 116 million won ( 111.5%) each signed an increased contract of 220 million won. A total of 11 people, including 5 pitchers and 6 fielders, have annual salaries worth billions of dollars among 51 people who are subject to annual salary contracts.