KT Wiz has completed all salary contracts for the 2023 season.
On the 29th, the KT club said, “We have concluded an annual salary contract for the 2023 season with 61 people subject to renewal.”
The player with the highest rate of increase is pitcher Eom Sang-baek. Um Sang-baek signed a contract for 200 million won, a 150% increase from the 2022 season salary of 80 million won.
Eom Sang-baek went back and forth between starting and bullpen this season, recording 11 wins and 2 losses and an average ERA of 2.95 in 33 games. He also won the odds king title with a win rate of 0.846. 안전놀이터
Kim Min-soo, who played the most games in the bullpen, recorded the highest mark.
Kim Min-soo stamped at 250 million won (117.4% increase), an increase of 135 million won from an annual salary of 115 million won in the 2022 season. Kim Min-soo played an active part in 76 games with 5 wins, 4 losses, 30 holds, 3 saves, and an average ERA of 1.90.
Outfielder Kim Min-hyeok entered his first billion-dollar salary since his professional debut. He signed a contract for 150 million won, a 66.7% increase from 90 million won last season, and wrote the highest increase rate for a fielder. Catchers Kim Jun-tae (100 million won) and Oh Yoon-seok (120 million won) also rose to the ranks of the first billion-dollar annual salary side by side.
Outfielders Bae Jeong-dae (340 million won) and Jo Yong-ho (320 million won) each raised 80 million won, recording the highest increase for a fielder.
On the other hand, Kang Baek-ho signed an annual salary of 290 million won (47.3% reduction), a decrease of 260 million won from the previous year’s annual salary of 550 million won.
Kang Baek-ho played in 62 games in the 2022 season and posted a batting average of 0.245, 6 homers, 29 RBIs, a slugging percentage of 0.371 and an on-base percentage of 0.312.
Kang Baek-ho has played more than 110 games in four consecutive seasons since his last professional debut in 2018. However, last season, due to injuries, he only played 62 games, and his season batting average was the lowest in his personal career. In the end, he was forced to take a drastic cut in his salary.