‘I received a minimum annual salary of 3,000…’ Rookie King Cheol-Won Jeong’s drama, stamped with the first billion won annual salary!
A man who received a minimum annual salary of 30 million won quickly became the main character receiving an annual salary of 100 million won. It is a drama-like story about Doosan Bears rookie king Jeong Cheol-won (23).
On the 26th, the Doosan Bears officially announced that they had signed contracts with 50 out of 51 people who were eligible for a salary renewal for the 2023 season.
The highest rate of increase was taken by Jeong Cheol-won, who won the KBO Rookie of the Year award last year. Jeong Cheol-won signed a contract for 100 million won, up 70 million won (233.3%) from the previous 30 million won.
In 58 games last year, his debut season for the first team, Jeong Cheol-won made a big success with 4 wins, 3 losses, 3 saves and 23 holds, and an earned run average of 3.10.
He wrote a drama last year as a rookie. Jeong Cheol-won, who graduated from Yeokbuk Elementary School – Songjeon Middle School – Ansan Technical High School, was nominated by Doosan in 2018 in the 2nd round of the 2nd round. However, after finishing the 2019 season without being able to step on the first team stage, he served in the military on active duty.
2022 was a year in which the name Jeong Cheol-won was widely known to the Korean baseball world. Called up to the first team in May of last year, he began to play an increasingly important role in charge of Doosan’s bullpen. In August, he pitched a 0 earned run average in 10 games and 14⅓ innings.
In the game against Hanwha on September 29, he succeeded in his 21st hold of the season (4 wins, 3 losses, 3 saves), breaking Lim Tae-hoon’s record for most holds (20) by a rookie in 2007 in 15 years for Doosan. 스포츠토토
In the end, the Rookie of the Year title was also his. It was the moment when Doosan produced a rookie king 12 years after team senior Yang Eui-ji in 2010. And the joy doubled as he entered the first billion won salary in his life.
On the other hand, infielder Kang Seung-ho, who hit a double-digit home run for the first time in his debut last year, marked 200 million won, up 85 million won (73.9%) from 115 million won. This is the highest salary on the team. In 134 games last year, Kang Seung-ho recorded a batting average of 0.264, an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.709, 10 homers, and 62 RBIs, keeping second base.
Kwak Bin signed for 140 million won (115.4%), an increase of 75 million won from the previous 65 million won, achieving the highest increase for a pitcher. In 27 games last year, Kwak Bin digested 147.2 innings, recording 8 wins and 9 losses and an average ERA of 3.78. In particular, he showed great success with 5 wins and 2 losses and an average ERA of 2.98 in 11 games in the second half.
In addition, Hong Kun-hee, who played an active role as Pil Seung-jo, stamped for 300 million won and Kim Myung-shin for 145 million won. On the other hand, Lee Young-ha, who is on trial for school violence, was unable to sign an annual salary contract. Doosan said about Lee Young-ha, “We will classify it as an uncontract pending and plan to negotiate later.”