‘Ryu Hyun-jin-class treatment’ Lee Jeong-hoo’s annual salary of 1.1 billion is close to $20 million in MLB
Lee Jung-hoo, who won 5 KBO hitting crowns last season and was selected as the regular league MVP, signed a contract with Kiwoom for 1.1 billion won this season.
This is an increase of 350 million won from last year’s annual salary of 750 million won.
Lee Jung-hoo is the first player in the KBO to receive more than 1 billion won in a single-year contract, excluding free agents, multi-year contracts, and returning to overseas players.
Lee Jung-hoo also set the record for the highest annual salary for a 7-year professional player. The previous record was 550 million won, which Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) received during his days at Kiwoom. This means that he will take twice as much money as Ha-seong Kim.
Let’s move his KBO stage to MLB as it is. What is Lee Jung-hoo’s KBO salary in MLB?
The highest-paid players this season are Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander (both New York Mets) with about $43 million.
Converting this to Hanwha, it is about 53.2 billion won.
The highest annual salary in the KBO is 2.7 billion won, received by Choo Shin-soo. Scherzer and Verlander earn about 20 times more than Choo Shin-soo.
Lee Jung-hoo’s annual salary is 1.1 billion won, so 20 times this is about 22 billion won. Converted into dollars, this is about $18 million.
This is an amount that is close to $20 million in Ryu Hyun-jin’s annual salary this season.
In other words, Kiwoom is giving Lee Jung-hoo a special treatment like Ryu Hyun-jin.
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