KIA, which rose vertically from 9th to 5th, was born with three people who increased their annual salary by more than 100%. All of them joined the ranks of the first billionaires in their lives.
KIA announced on the 29th, the day before departure for the Arizona spring camp, that it had completed the renewal of the annual salary contract. Of the 45 subjects, 28 people froze ‘warm winter’ and 10 people. There are 7 players whose salaries have been cut.
Lee Jun-young, who was the only 메이저사이트 left-handed bullpen in the team, and Hwang Dae-in, a promising player in the team, and Lee Chang-jin, who eliminated competition in left field with a surprise performance, were raised by more than 100% and joined the ranks of billionaires. Lee Joon-young signed a 109% increase from 65 million won to 140 million won. The 109% raise is the highest rate on the team. Last year, in 75 games, 17 holds (1 win, 1 loss, 1 save) and an average ERA of 2.91 were impressive, and the price was sweet.
Hwang Dae-in, who showed off his long hitting power with 14 homers and 91 RBIs, also enjoyed a 100% increase. The annual salary, which was 65 million won last year, jumped to 130 million won, reflecting the expectations of the club this year. Hwang Dae-in promises to take his experience from last year as a stepping stone and evolve one step further, challenging his first 20 homers in his life.
Lee Chang-jin’s progress is also noticeable. Lee Chang-jin, who soared like a swan amidst the infinite competition in left field, had a career-high season with a batting average of 0.301 in 111 games. Lee Chang-jin, who received 70 million won, signed a 100% increase to 140 million won, and enjoyed the joy of becoming the first billionaire in his life.
Among the beasts, ‘King of Stealers’ (42), Park Chan-ho stands out. The increase rate is 66.7%, but the contract was renewed at 200 million won, achieving the highest increase in the amount. He is treated like a top-ranked beast in the team. During his inactive period, attention is focused on what kind of activity he will perform this season by focusing on growing his body.
Jung Hae-young, who is the ‘finish that was not in KIA’, also stamped for 230 million won. Jung Hae-young, who received 170 million won last year, performed well with 32 saves (3 wins and 7 losses) and an average ERA of 3.38. Jung Hae-young, who achieved 30 saves in two consecutive seasons, spent the winter in search of the academy to overcome trial and error last year. The 230 million won received by Jung Hae-young is the highest amount (excluding foreign players) for a non-free agent (FA).
Eui-ri Lee, who has grown from ‘rookie king’ to ’10-win pitcher’, also signed a contract for 150 million won, up 66.7% from 90 million won. After three years of his joining, he joined the ranks of billionaires and predicted a solid road. Lee Eui-ri, who was selected for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team to be held in March, moved to the United States early with Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom) and is focusing on his personal training.
Kim Do-young, who received attention as a ‘super rookie’ but received a slightly disappointing report card, also stamped for 50 million won, up 20 million won (66.7%). This year, Kim Do-young also enters the turbulent competition for the starting third baseman.