FA-class Daewoo Lee Jung-hoo already hits 1 billion for the first time in history and knocks on the ML
How much annual salary will MVP Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jung-hoo earn in the KBO?
Lee Jung-hoo, who will mark his seventh year in the KBO League next year, has received 2.257 billion won in total down payment and annual salary so far this year.
Lee Jung-hoo, who wore a Heroes uniform as the first rookie nomination in 2017, won the Rookie of the Year award with an annual salary of 27 million won in his first season.
Lee Jung-hoo, who re-signed for 110 million won in 2018, then recorded the highest annual salary for four consecutive years from 2019 to this year. From the third year, it recorded 750 million won for the sixth year of this year, following 230 million won, 390 million won, and 550 million won, respectively.
In particular, the annual salary received this year is well over Kim Ha-sung’s 550 million won in 2020, the highest salary in seven years.
Attention is focusing on whether Lee Jung-hoo’s annual salary, which will mark his seventh year next season, will reach 1 billion won. Only Choo Shin-soo, who signed a contract with SSG Landers for 2.7 billion won in February last year, and Park Byung-ho, who returned to the Heroes with an annual salary of 1.5 billion won after finishing his life in the U.S. in 2018. No player entered the KBO through the draft and received 1 billion won before filling the service time one by one without overseas transfer and becoming an FA.
It is not known how much the Heroes will give to Lee Jung-hoo, but there is enough reason and justification to receive 1 billion won.
Lee Jung-hoo played in 142 games this season, marking a batting average of 0.349, 193 hits, 23 home runs, 113 RBIs, 85 runs, 0.421, a slugging percentage of 0.575 and an OPS of 0.996. Among the eight offensive categories awarded by KBO, he won five categories, including batting average, hit, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and RBIs, becoming the first MVP in his life.
His six-year career batting average of 0.342 and 1,076 hits is the highest in KBO history. Lee Jung-hoo is the No. 1 hitter in batting average among hitters with more than 2,000 at-bats. In addition, Lee Jung-hoo also set the record for the most hits in six consecutive seasons. The previous record was 1,075 hits by NC Dinos’ Son Ah-seop from 2016 to 2021, when he was with the Lotte Giants. Lee Jung-hoo hit more than 163 hits for six consecutive years from his first year at the club to this year 토토추천
It is nonsense not to give 1 billion won to such a player. If a seven-year contract is renewed for more than 1 billion won, the total annual salary will exceed 3.257 billion won. It is equivalent to the total annual salary of most FA contracts.
Lee Jung-hoo plans to officially announce his entry into the Major League at the end of next season. He has already expressed his dreams and aspirations for the Major League several times this year. As we knock on the door through the posting system, next season’s performance is especially important