After holding on for a year, the value has changed dramatically.
LG Twins right-handed pitcher Lim Chan-gyu achieved excellent grades as a re-applicant for free agency. He appeared in 30 games this season and posted a record of 14 wins, 3 losses, and an earned run average of 3.42. He was eligible to become a free agent after the 2022 season, but did not exercise it. He chose to retake the exam for one year. His choice was correct. He literally took the exam again and went to Seoul National University.
The KIA Tigers also had a FA repeat student. Strictly speaking, he did not choose to take the exam again. He had no choice but to not exercise his free agency rights. He was released from SSG after the 2021 season. While looking for a place to go, I accepted an offer from KIA, which had an empty outfield spot. He had a batting average of .200, 3.3, and 14 RBI in 114 at-bats. He also suffered injuries.
No one was interested in a 34-year-old free agent outfielder with no defensive support. After much consideration, we reserved our FA rights for now. And when the 2023 season came, he performed like Altoran. He appeared in 114 games, appearing as a starting outfielder and pinch hitter. He had 286 plate appearances and had 80 hits, 39 RBIs and 35 runs scored. His batting average was .296.
He had a batting average of close to .300 and hit six game-winning hits, including a walk-off hit. Following Choi Hyung-woo (15) and Kim Seon-bin (8), he was tied for third place on the team with Na Seong-beom and Socrates. His batting average as a pinch hitter was .2095, and his batting average in scoring position was .304.6. As a hitter with a career batting average of .303 (.303), he had solid decisive power in batting. He even stepped up on defense and was a great help to the team.
After the Korean Series ends, FA qualifications will be announced. I think I will be able to enjoy the benefits of free agency at least once this year. He is an outfielder with solid hitting ability and quick feet and good defense. Above all, the attractive point is that it is a C grade that does not require player compensation. There may be clubs that are interested in him because he still has great utility value.먹튀검증
KIA has another prospective free agent, Kim Sun-bin. The four-year, 4 billion won contract ends this year. Choi Hyung-woo, whose three-year contract ends, also needs to sign a general contract. The contract period and treatment conditions of the two players are of interest. Go Jong-wook is also someone I am secretly concerned about. It may not be a large contract, but there is an opportunity to increase treatment commensurate with value. Ko Jong-wook’s 2023 annual salary was 70 million won.