Lee Jung-hoo, an annual salary of 1.1 billion and even a ‘captain armband’… New season with high expectations

At ​​the same time as exceeding 1 billion won in annual salary, he added the responsibility of ‘captain’. Expectations are rising for the final season of the KBO League’s best hitter Lee Jeong-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes) on the domestic stage.

Kiwoom announced on the 20th that it had signed a contract with Lee Jeong-hoo for an annual salary of 1.1 billion won for the 2023 season.

Lee Jung-hoo, who received 750 million won last year, has surpassed 1 billion won with an annual salary of 350 million won (46.7%).

FA in the KBO League. This is the first time that he has exceeded the annual salary of 1 billion won with a one-year contract, excluding returning to overseas players. Previously, the highest annual salary record for a single year, not in the case of FA or overseas return, was 850 million won, which Kim Gwang-hyun (SSG) received in 2016.

It was a result well worth the ‘annual salary of 1.1 billion won’. Lee Jung-hoo won the batting title for the second consecutive year with a batting average of 0.349 in the 2022 season, as well as 5 titles including the most hits (193), RBIs (113), on-base percentage (0.421), and slugging percentage (0.575). He literally dominated the league and won the title of Most Valuable Player (MVP). 메이저사이트

This is not the first time Lee Jung-hoo, who debuted in 2017, has set a record for annual salary. Lee Jung-hoo, who has been performing at the top level every season since her debut season, has also increased her salary every year.

After receiving the minimum annual salary of 30 million won in the first year of joining Lee Jung-hoo, he changed the record for the highest annual salary (100 million won) in the second year held by Ryu Hyun-jin (then Hanwha) with 110 million won in 2018, the second year.

The annual salary record breaking continued. In 2018, the third year, he earned 230 million won, surpassing Ryu Hyun-jin’s 180 million won, and in the fourth year, 2020, he won 390 million won, far behind Ryu Hyun-jin (240 million won).

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