‘Double salary increase’ Choi Ji-hoon, ‘real beast’ roars in KBO

Now, I think we can omit the ‘baby’ from the expression ‘baby beast’. Choi Ji-hoon (25, SSG), who is having a warm winter with a double annual salary increase, is ready to roar as a ‘real beast’.

On the 24th, SSG announced the results of negotiations on salary contracts for all players in the first team.

Choi Ji-hoon, who participated in all games (144 games) of the regular season last year and recorded a batting average of 30% (0.304) and double-digit home runs (10) for the first time since his professional debut, was paid 300 million won, a 100% increase from the previous salary of 150 million won. took a picture

Choi Ji-hoon, who finished the contract, said, “It is personally very meaningful to be able to sign a contract with the club on good terms by contributing to the team’s combined victory last year. As much as he has been trusted by the club, he will try to become a player who can live up to expectations with a more responsible appearance in every game this season.” 온라인카지노

This is Choi Ji-hoon, who is showing a steep annual salary increase through his outstanding skills through hard work and dedication every season. Choi Ji-hoon, who received 27 million won in the 2020 season, the first year of the pro, increased by 196.3% to 80 million won in the 2021 season, the highest salary increase rate for a standard beast at the time (subsequently Park Seong-han was renewed). went up

And while Choi Ji-hoon performed as the best center fielder in the league in the 2022 season, he stepped on the annual salary of 300 million won at once beyond the 200 million mark. It is the most prominent salary increase rate within the SSG team or among the jockeys and beasts of the year.

In fact, Choi Ji-hoon performed well enough last year to receive a contract for a double annual salary increase. In the 2022 season, Choi Ji-hoon recorded a batting average of 0.304 / 173 hits / 93 runs scored / 61 runs batted in / 31 stolen bases / on-base percentage 0.361 / slugging percentage 0.427 / OPS 0.788 in 144 games. He did an excellent job on offense and running.

The defense was also overwhelming. Choi Ji-hoon’s defense win contribution against average (WAAwithADJ) was 1.909 (based on stats), ranking first among all fielders in the league. Together with Park Hae-min (LG, 1.858), who placed second in the division, he showed off his defensive power by overwhelmingly beating players below the third place.

Thanks to his overwhelming performance in the offensive line, Choi Ji-hoon ranked 4th in the league (7.77) in win contribution (WAR) compared to substitutes for pitchers and fielders. Among the beasts, it was 3rd in the league following Kiwoom Lee Jung-hoo (10.25) in 1st place and Samsung Jose Pirella (7.77) in 2nd place.

Now, the nickname ‘baby beast’ that was attached to Choi Ji-hoon’s name also needs to be corrected. Team senior Kim Kang-min (40), who commanded the KBO league in the past, is now being called the “original beast.” Jihoon Choi, who has risen to become the best player in the league, seems to have become another beast in the KBO league, in terms of his experience, skills, and age.