The composition of foreign players in the 10 teams is almost over. Kia Tigers has one pitcher and the NC Dinos one batter, but a total of 28 foreign players have signed contracts.
Exactly 15 people have renewed their contracts, and 15 new foreign players will play in the KBO League. Among the new foreign players, some have already played in the KBO League, such as KT Wiz Mel Rojas Jr. and Doosan Bears Henry Ramos.헤라카지노주소
There is an interesting fact when looking at the amount of players who have renewed their contracts. The highest ransom for this season, including incentives, is 1.5 million dollars. KT Wiz’s William Cuevas and SSG Landers Guillermo Heredia, Doosan Bears’ Raul Alcantara, and LG Twins’ Casey Kelly have renewed their contracts for a total of 1.5 million dollars.
Among the players who renewed their contract, the minimum amount was Ronnie Dawson of the Kiwoom Heroes. His annual salary was 550,000 dollars and incentive 50,000 dollars, making the total amount 600,000 dollars. This is the lowest amount of contract for foreigners this season, even less than Doosan Ramos, who signed the lowest amount among new foreign players, 700,000 dollars in total.
Kiwoom had signed a contract with Dawson for a total of 85,000 dollars in mid-July last year, replacing Edison Russell, who was unable to play due to injury. With more than four months remaining, the contract was 85,000 dollars, which is less than 200,000 dollars in 10 months.
As a player who was playing in the independent league last year, he was able to bring in a player without paying a large amount of money. Dawson had a batting average of 336 (77 hits in 229 times at bat) with three homers, 29 RBIs, 37 runs, and nine steals in 57 games, which gave a boost to Kiwoom’s batting lineup. He also had good teamwork with the players in his team, and Kiwoom decided to renew the contract.
Ricardo Sanchez, a left-handed pitcher for the Hanwha Eagles, also renewed his contract for a total of 750,000 U.S. dollars, less than 1 million dollars. Sanchez, who has replaced Birch Smith, recorded seven wins, eight losses and an ERA of 3.79 in 24 games. He had a very good record of 0.90 with two wins and no loss in four games in May and 1.99 with two wins and no loss in four games in June, but he had a bad record of three wins, eight losses and 4.97 ERA in 16 games since July. Hanwha initially looked for a new foreign pitcher with Sanchez as its insurance policy, but failed to find one that it liked, and renewed his contract with Sanchez. Ramos is the only foreign player who is smaller than Sanchez. Ramos’ contract for the minimum amount of foreign players is 700,000 dollars, while Denny Reyes of the Samsung Lions and Emmanuel de Jesus of the Kiwoom Heroes totaled 800,000 dollars.
Some pitchers even renewed their contracts with less than 1 million dollars because they showed good performance as substitutes. It was Aaron Wilkerson of the Lotte Giants. Wilkerson renewed his contract with Lotte for a total of 950,000 dollars (down payment of 150,000 dollars, annual salary of 600,000 dollars, incentive of 200,000 dollars). Wilkerson, who came as a substitute for Dan Strayley in the second half of last year, had 11 quality starts in 13 games and posted 7 wins, 2 losses, and 2.26 ERA. Lotte signed a good contract. It also gave Wilkerson a big motivation with a guarantee of 750,000 dollars and an incentive of 200,000 dollars.
KIA and NC are unlikely to bring in new foreign players at a bargain price. Currently, Dawson is likely to become the lowest foreign player this season.