In the results of the LG salary negotiations announced after the start of the 2023 spring camp, the players who drew attention were by far the guardians of the bullpen. Finisher Ko Woo-seok (25) and key setup man Jung Woo-young (24), who had already received a considerable salary, rose again by a considerable margin.
Go Woo-seok, who received 270 million won last year, stamped for 430 million won this year. He skipped the 300 million won mark again and entered the 400 million won mark for the first time in his life. There were enough contributions to deserve it. He appeared in 61 games and pitched 60⅔ innings, going 4-2 with 42 saves and an earned run average of 1.48. His 42 saves is a personal record. He equipped a high-speed slider and established himself as one of the best finishers in the league. No one disputes this title anymore.
Jung Woo-young, who earned an annual salary of 280 million won last year, threw 58 innings in 67 games in the season, posting 35 holds and an average ERA of 2.64, supporting the LG bullpen. Jung Woo-young receives 400 million won this year.
In fact, it is not easy to see that a bullpen pitcher who is not a free agent becomes a duo with an annual salary of 400 million won. Currently토토사이트, it is the only club in the KBO League. It can be interpreted as meaning that the two players performed outstandingly.
Both players look higher. He was proudly named on the roster for the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be held in March. Both fighters are in the WBC for the first time. Go Woo-seok is dreaming of entering the major leagues, and Jung Woo-yeong, who follows Ko Woo-seok, does not try to hide this dream. The WBC is also a great opportunity to show one’s skills on the international stage. March is a month that has a significant meaning not only in terms of national honor, but also in terms of one’s own showcase.
LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop is also positive about having this goal. Manager Yeom said, “They are players with a sense of goal to advance overseas, but I personally see them as good. Players fall down the moment they settle down. I think we have to keep challenging.” I keep emphasizing that I have to try to be the back. The more I succeed, the more I have to look up and go.”
Major league clubs are also interested. An agency official familiar with the local situation said, “Major league scouts are already collecting Ko Woo-suk’s data. They are interested because there is a success story of Oh Seung-hwan. did.
A club official who has a close relationship with a major league club also said, “There is a major league view that thinks of Lee Jung-hoo, Ahn Woo-jin, and Jung Woo-young as KBO league players who can work in the major leagues. said. There is nothing wrong with having a big dream whether it comes true or not.