LG Twins infielder Moon Bo-gyeong (23) has risen to the ranks of all-time salary earners.
On the 3rd, LG announced the completion of the annual salary contract for the 2023 season. Moon Bo-kyung earned an annual salary of 170 million won, up 150 percent from 68 million won last year. The team ranked first in salary increase rate and third in salary increase following pitchers Go Woo-seok and Jung Woo-young.
Moon Bo-kyung, who joined LG in the 25th overall in the 2nd 3rd round in 2019, stepped into the first team for the first time in 2021, followed by 128 hits in 406 at-bats (9 homers) in 126 games last year, 56 RBIs, 52 runs, a batting average of 0.315 OPS 0.833. He finished second in the Golden Gloves third baseman category and, although he did not make the final entry, was named to the national interest list of 50 players. 스포츠토토
Not only was he ranked first in batting average within the team last year, but he was the only 2000-year-old among LG hitters who played more than 100 games, proving that he is the future of LG’s batting line. LG gave Moon Bo-kyung a generous gift of more than twice his annual salary, highly appreciating his performance last year and enhancing his presence within the team this year.
The national team did not fill the position of third baseman without Heo Gyeong-min, other than Choi Jeong. Instead, the entry consisted of utility players Tommy Edman, Kim Ha-seong, and Kim Hye-seong. Because of this, the opportunity did not return to Moon Bo-kyung. However, Moon Bo-kyung has plenty of opportunities in the future. Since the Asian Games held in September are under 25 years of age and the APBC in November are under 24 years of age, the odds of Moon Bo-gyeong being selected are definitely higher.
Moon Bo-kyung was very active in the regular season last year and quickly emerged as a hit product for the team. However, in the playoffs, he swallowed regrets with a batting average of only 0.214 with 3 hits and 1 RBI in 14 at-bats, including one failed bunt in the third game. This year, as a billionaire, everyone has higher expectations. Attention is focusing on whether Moon Bo-gyeong, who is now in her 5th year, will be able to grow one more time by taking over Jamsil 3rd base.
In a recent interview with ‘Sport TV News’, Moon Bo-kyung said, “Although I was not selected for the national team and did not receive the Golden Glove, it is an honor just to be mentioned in such a big place. “I had a solid season and revealed a bigger goal. Expectations are high that Moon Bo-kyung, who left his first overseas spring camp, will be able to grow further this year through his valuable training.