2023 is the real beginning.
The LG Twins said on the 3rd that they have completed contracts with 44 out of 45 contract renewal targets for the 2023 season. While only pitcher Song Eun-beom failed to sign a contract, he is currently negotiating with the club.
Go Woo-seok, who had a career high season and kept the team’s mound firmly, signed a contract with an annual salary of 270 million won to 160 million won (a 59.3% increase) to 430 million won, the highest salary (excluding FA players) in the team. In addition, Lee Woo-chan, who played an active role as one of the LG left-handers, along with Choi Sung-hoon, Jin Hae-soo, and Kim Dae-yu (transferred to the KIA Tigers), entered into an annual salary of 100 million won after 12 years of joining.
And after a happy 2022, the LG Touta Mirae Trio also entered the billion won annual salary. The main characters are pitchers Kim Yun-shik and Lee Min-ho, and infielder Moon Bo-kyung. Looking at their seniority, you can see how much LG expects from the three players.
Moon Bo-kyung signed a contract for 170 million won, an increase of 102 million won (150% increase) from the previous 68 million won. 150% is the highest rate of increase on the team. Kim Yun-sik signed a contract for 150 million won, an increase of 80 million won (an increase of 114.3%) from the previous 70 million won, and Lee Min-ho signed a contract for 140 million won, an increase of 98 million won to 42 million won (a 42.9% increase).
Moon Bo-kyung pushed out her seniors and became the new owner of LG Hot Corner. Moon Bo-gyeong has emerged as a new key hitter for LG, recording a batting average of 0.315, 128 hits, 9 home runs, 56 RBIs, and 52 runs in 126 games, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.833. He ranked 7th in the batting category and, at the age of 22, was named the youngest 30% hitter in LG history. At the Golden Glove Awards held after the season ended, he ranked second in the third baseman vote following SSG Landers Choi Jeong.
Lee Min-ho continued to start in 26 matches and recorded 12 wins and 8 losses. Youngest pitcher in LG history to record double-digit multiplier in one season. In addition, in 2020, after Lim Chan-gyu, he brought the title of 10 wins as a domestic starting pitcher for LG in two years. Of course, his ERA is 5.51, and he only made 5 quality starts (less than 3 earned runs in 6 starting innings). His on-base percentage per inning (WHIP) was 1.58 and his batting average was high at 0.305, but it was positive that he consistently kept the mound without injury.
Kim Yun-sik was blessed with the WBC national team promotion and salary increase. In the 2022 season, he had a career high season with an average ERA of 3.31 and 8 wins and 5 losses in 23 games. In particular, the average performance in the second half is 5 wins, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 2.68. Although they failed to fill the required innings in the second half, the only domestic players with an ERA lower than or equal to Kim Yun-shik were Kiwoom Heroes An Woo-jin (2.23), kt Wiz Eom Sang-baek (2.31), and SSG Kim Gwang-hyun (2.68). He stood tall as a national starter to believe and watch. This season, he wears the uniform number 47 of the ‘Wild Horse’ and walks around the Jamsil ground.
All of them had a happy 2022. Now, a new year 2023 awaits.
Kim Yun-sik and Lee Min-ho are highly likely to play an active role as the team’s third and fourth starters, following the one-two punch of LG outsiders leading to Casey Kelly and Adam Plutko. Unlike the 2022 season, Moon Bo-kyung will also start as LG’s main third baseman from the start of the season. 온라인바카라
They are the future of LG. Players who are more important in the future, not now. In the 2023 season, we need the strength to overcome the intensive checks of opposing teams that will be worse than ever. If you show the performance you showed during the 2022 season, there is a possibility of participating in the Hangzhou Asian Games, where players under the age of 25 participate, and the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC), where players aged 24 and under participate.
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