According to the 2023 salary survey announced by the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association on April 24, the average annual salary of 714 registered players (excluding foreign players) in both the Central League and Pacific League is 44.69 million yen (approximately 410 million won). am. It is about three times more than the average annual salary of KBO league players of 146.48 million won.

There was something that stood out. The Yomiuri Giants returned to the top of the average salary in 4 years. It recorded 68.07 million yen (approximately 675 million won), pulling down Softbank, which had risen to the top for three consecutive years.안전놀이터

Softbank, a “big hand” that has recruited top players through aggressive investments, decreased from 70.02 million yen in 2022 to 67.63 million yen.

Yomiuri was nearly three times more than the Nippon Ham Fighters (23.69 million yen), which ranked last among the 12 teams.

Orix Buffaloes, the winner of the 2022 Japan Series, was 34.85 million yen, and the Yakult Swallows, the winner of the 2021 Japan Series and runner-up last year, was 47.97 million yen.

Salary does not directly translate into grades. Just like last year, this year too.

As of the 21st, there are 53 wins, 1 draw and 54 losses, with an odds of 4.9%. Yomiuri suffered two consecutive losses to the Hiroshima Carp on the 19th and 20th, and the 50% win rate collapsed. They are 4th in the Central League, 1.5 games behind 3rd place Yokohama Baystars. It is 12.5 games away from Hanshin Tigers in first place and 5.5 games behind second place Hiroshima.

35 games left. If this continues, it will be difficult to avoid the B class for two consecutive years (4th to 6th out of 6 teams) and a win rate in the 40% range for three consecutive years. Last season, he recorded 68 wins, 3 draws and 72 losses, with a record of 4.8 pun 1. They failed to advance to the Climax Series, where they placed 4th, half a game behind Hanshin, and reached 3rd place.

It is difficult to rebound if main hitters and super-high-paid players such as Hayato Sakamoto (35), Yoshihiro Maru (34), and Sho Nakata (34) do not exert themselves for the rest of the season.

All three players have a history of being out of power due to injuries. falls short of the rule of thumb. At the age of mid-thirties, his presence has declined a lot, perhaps because of the effects of injuries.

Sakamoto, who has represented Yomiuri for a long time, recorded a batting average of .239 in 83 games (82 hits in 287 at-bats), 14 homers, 38 RBIs and points. At the beginning of the season, he suffered from severe sluggishness, but gradually raised his pace. Even if it is better than last year, when it was the worst after establishing itself as the main player, it is a performance that is below his ransom.

Sakamoto was hitless in five at-bats in three straight matches against Hiroshima last weekend. He came on as a pinch hitter on the 19th and 20th, striking out in both at-bats.

Sakamoto is third in the overall annual salary of the Japanese professional baseball this season, following Yamamoto Yoshinobu (Orix, 650 million yen) and Yanagita Yuki (Softbank, 620 million yen). It is the same annual salary as ‘monster’ Murakami Munetaka (Yakult).

Maru scored 2.36 (67 hits in 284) – 11 homers – 29 RBIs in 87 games, and Nakata recorded 2.64 (64 hits in 242) – 13 homers – 31 RBIs in 82 games. . Last year, Maru had 27 homers and 65 RBIs, and Nakata had 24 homers and 68 RBIs.

Maru is 11th in annual salary this year, and Nakata is tied for 13th. Nakata renewed the contract for an increase of 150 million yen from last season.

The player compared to them is Akihiro Yuto (21), a third-year high school graduate. In the first professional year of 2021, he played in one game.

A promising player who hit the ball took off as a main hitter in his third year. He is 2.8 8 Lee (92 hits in 319 at-bats) -10 home runs -37 RBI in 90 appearances. His annual salary this year is 6.39 million yen.

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