The Korean professional baseball team is going to investigate the Cuban league market by pointing to Cuba as a stable future source of foreign players.
According to the baseball world on the 27th, KBO officials and club officials will go to Cuba next month to check the skills of players playing in the Cuban league and meet with officials from the Cuban Baseball Association to discuss the transfer system.
The Cuban Baseball Association holds a tryout, a ‘showcase’ event that promotes players in its league every year for American and Asian professional clubs.
According to reports from an online media dealing with sports around the world, the Cuban Baseball Association invited scouts from professional clubs such as the United States and Japan to hold a tryout this year on September 12-14 (Korean time) for more than 40 players to show off their skills. do.
The media introduced that Korean professional clubs are also interested.
Players who are good at baseball in Cuba go into exile and play in the American professional baseball Major League (MLB) for huge sums of money.
Cuban players who have not left their homeland play for a small fee in their home country’s semi-professional league or play in Japan’s professional baseball market, the world’s second largest market, through their country’s baseball association.
The Cuban Baseball Association acts as an agency in the transfer process of domestic players abroad, and collects a certain percentage of the annual salary Cuban players receive from foreign clubs as a fee.
Cuba’s ability, which commanded amateurs, fell sharply compared to the past, as big-fish stars headed to the MLB one after another.먹튀검증
It was also ranked eighth in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) world rankings.
However, the biggest advantage of the Cuban league is that the players’ salaries are very low compared to their skills. In addition, the Cuban Baseball Association, which is in charge of the agency, is evaluated for reasonably setting annual salaries when sending players to overseas clubs.
The KBO Secretariat and 10 professional clubs, which have been considering practical ways to operate the fostering foreign player system, are attracted to the Cuban market, which is overflowing with low-wage players with rich potential.
As the most important thing is the skills and skills of Cuban players, the KBO Secretariat and clubs are expected to closely examine the Cuban players during their visit to Cuba to explore their potential as a long-term source of players, and based on this, have in-depth discussions at the executive committee and board of directors. am.