Kiwoom Heroes pitcher Eric Yokishi (33) will be able to play in the KBO League next year.
On the 12th, Kiwoom announced that it had signed a contract with foreign pitcher Eric Yokishi for a total of $1.5 million. For Yokishi, who joined the Heroes in 2019, 2023 is the 5th season of the KBO League.
The motives for entering the KBO with Yokishi are LG Twins Casey Kelly (33) and NC Dinos Drew Luchinski (34). Kelly agreed to renew the contract next year and will remain as the joint “longest-serving mercenary” with Yokishi, but Luchinski is known to be receiving a love call from the major leagues, so the possibility of remaining is unlikely.
Through the club, Yokishi said, “I am very happy to be with my Heroes colleagues for the fifth year. This year, when my second child was born, I had an eventful year. Also, the journey I took on with my colleagues until the Korean Series is still vivid.” “In 2023, I will try to lift the Korean Series championship trophy with my colleagues,” he expressed his impression of renewing the contract.
However, looking at their ransom, I wonder if Yokishi is getting relatively less. On the 2nd, Kelly renewed the contract on the condition of receiving a total of $1.8 million, including a down payment of $450,000, an annual salary of $1.05 million, and an incentive of $300,000.
Kiwoom did not disclose the details of the contract with Yokishi, but it seems that the incentives play a significant role. Yokishi received $500,000 in salary and incentives in the first year of joining in 2019. He followed that up with $700,000 in 2020, $900,000 in 2021, and $1.3 million this season.
How did Kelly’s ransom change during the same period? Kelly signed a contract in 2019 for a down payment of $300,000, an annual salary of $600,000, and an incentive of $100,000, totaling $1 million. She was different from the start.
In 2020 she rose 50% of her to $1.5 million. She took her $100,000 off last year to $1.4 million, but this year she is back at $1.5 million. And he decided to receive 1.8 million dollars next year, and is recording the highest amount among all foreign players who have completed contracts as of this day.
Let’s look at his overall performance over the past four years. Yokishi pitched 707⅔innings in 118 games, posting a 51-33 record with a 2.71 ERA, 541 strikeouts, and a 20.10 WAR. During the same period, Kelly appeared in 114 games and showed 58-31, 2.89 ERA, 555 strikeouts, and 18.39 WAR in 697 innings. Yokishi leads Kelly in innings pitched, ERA, and WAR. 토토사이트
This season, Yokishi marked 185⅓ innings, 10-8, ERA 2.57, 154 strikeouts, WAR 5.68, Kelly 166⅓ innings, 16-4, ERA 2.54, 153 strikeouts, WAR 5.19. There was nothing to fall behind. However, the total increase is $200,000 for Yorkish and $300,000 for Kelly.
This year, his fourth year, Luchinski received a total of $2 million, including a down payment of $300,000, an annual salary of $1.6 million, and an incentive of $100,000. If he remains in NC next year, it is certain that Dustin Nippert’s $2.1 million in 2017, the highest foreign player ever, will be renewed. Luczynski pitched 193⅔innings in 31 games this year, recording a 10-12 record with a 2.97 ERA, 194 strikeouts, and a 4.38 WAR.
In other words, despite having relatively good grades in the same career, the treatment Yokishi receives is too low compared to Kelly or Luchinski. If you have to find the reason, Yokishi has a major league career difference. All four games for the Chicago Cubs in 2014. Kelly, on the other hand, has a 26-game career with the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants. Luczynski pitched 41 games in the major leagues.