LG Twins Go Woo-seok, who became the best firefighter in the KBO League, wrote a new salary history.
On the 3rd, the LG club announced the current status of renewing the annual salary with 44 people, including Ko Woo-seok. Ko Woo-suk stamped for 430 million won, up 59.3% from 270 million won last year.
Ko Woo-seok, who joined in 2017, tied the record for his 7th year salary. The highest annual salary for the previous 7 years was 430 million won, which Ryu Hyun-jin of the Hanwha Eagles (now Toronto Blue Jays) received in 2012, the season just before advancing to the major leagues. Of course, considering the inflation rate in the meantime, Ryu Hyun-jin should still be regarded as the holder of the record for the highest annual salary for a pitcher in his 7th year.
However, Ko Woo-seok easily surpassed Oh Seung-hwan’s annual salary record, the KBO league’s all-time saver record. Oh Seung-hwan, who accumulated 370 saves until last year, received an annual salary of 240 million won in 2011, the 7th year of his joining the club. In other words, Ko Woo-seok received an annual salary 79.2% higher than that of Oh Seung-hwan at the time.
Even if you look at his salary increase rate, Go Woo-seok is ahead of Oh Seung-hwan. When Oh Seung-hwan was a rookie in 2005, he received the minimum annual salary of 20 million won at the time. The 7th annual salary of 240 million won is an increase of 1100% from the minimum annual salary. Compared to the 27 million won he received when he was a rookie in 2017, the increase rate reaches 1493%. This is an increase of about 15.9 times from 27 million won.
In 2011, the 7th year of his career, Seung-hwan Oh recorded the highest tie-in and 47 saves in a season, and then his annual salary rose to 380 million won in 2012, and in 2013, just before going abroad, he recorded the highest finish ever at 550 million won. 슬롯사이트
It was in 2019 that Go Woo-seok began to stand out as a finisher. At that time, the LG finisher was Jeong Chan-heon. Jeong Chan-heon showed off his power by maintaining 6 saves and an ERA of ‘0’ until April 17 of that year, but suffered a back injury and was excluded from the entry, and Ko Woo-seok guarded the back door instead.
Ko Woo-seok took over the finishing position and made a clear mark on then manager Ryu Joong-il by recording one hit and no run in one inning against Kiwoom Heroes, his first appearance. After that, he made 7 saves until the match against the Lotte Giants on May 25, and held a scoreless parade for 13 consecutive games, establishing himself perfectly.
Go Woo-seok showed off his spirit to rise to second place in this category with 35 saves that year. In 2020, he only made 17 saves due to knee surgery in May and two months of rehabilitation, but after succeeding in reviving with 30 saves and an average ERA of 2.17 in 2021, he won the first save title in his life last year and received the gift of a super-fast salary increase. done.
He pitched in 61 games last year and threw 60⅔innings, going 4-2 with 42 saves and a 1.48 ERA. His strikeout rate in 9 innings is 11.87, showing that his pitch has risen to a level comparable to ‘Oh Seung-hwan’ in his heyday. It is analyzed that his main weapon was a fast ball with a maximum speed of 157.4 km and an average of 153.4 km last season, and a high-speed slider in the mid-140 km range, and the curves that he sometimes mixes and throws added sharpness.