‘Otani Syndrome’ to Dodgers for 900 Billion Won… 500 Million Per Game, 100 Million Per At-bat

Shohei Ohtani, the best star player in the major leagues, shocked the world of sports when he moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the highest-ever contract terms of $700 million (about 924 billion won) for 10 years.

“I chose the Dodgers as my next team. It took too long to make the decision. I’m sorry,” Ohtani said on his Instagram account on Sunday (local time). After playing for the Angels for six years, Ohtani moved to Dodgers, his local rival. 카지노사이트 순위

The terms of Ohtani’s contract broke the previous record of $426.5 million (12 years of contract period) that teammate Mike Trout made in 2019 during his time with the Angels by an overwhelming margin. Trout opened the era of $400 million for the first time, but Ohtani went straight to $700 million.

Even if he expands his scope to other sports, Lionel Messi, who is called the “God of Football,” exceeded the total amount of $674 million (about 887 billion won) he received during the 2017-2021 season when he was at FC Barcelona. Messi, who has a short contract period, is ahead in average annual receipts, but Ohtani is the highest ever in total amounts.

Ohtani, who received an average annual salary of around 90 billion won, also lightly broke the previous highest salary of top-tier pitchers Max Sugar and Justin Verlander at 43.33 million dollars. The annual salary of 90 billion won is a huge amount that exceeds the overall salary of Baltimore and Oakland teams this season.

Ohtani has received such massive amount of money thanks to his incredible performance and skills. As a pitcher for the Angels for six seasons, he had 38 wins and 19 losses with an earned run average of 3.01, and 171 homers, 437 RBIs and a total batting average of 0.274 as a batter. His on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) recorded 0.922. As he will play for the Dodgers starting next year, Ohtani’s income is beyond ordinary people’s imagination.

If he plays in all 162 regular league games, he will be paid about 570 million won per game. In particular, assuming that Ohtani will be able to play five at-bats on average next year, he will be paid about 110 million won per at-bat. Considering that the average annual salary of Korean pro baseball players in the 2023 season is 146.48 million won, Ohtani will be paid a little less than the average annual salary of Korean pro baseball players. Ohtani has thrown 2,487 pitches per year as a pitcher every year in the recent three seasons, and has played 634 at-bats.

The Dodgers, which recruited Ohtani, the best player and the best marketing product, are cheering because they recruited a big card that will attract fans as well as their performance despite paying an astronomical amount of money.

On the other hand, the Angels, who missed Ohtani, has heartburn. The Angels recently removed a large-sized photo of Ohtani installed at their home stadium. The Angels, which had been ranked lower even with big stars such as Ohtani and Trout, will inevitably have a harder time starting next year. It will be even more burdensome to play against the rival Dodgers that took Ohtani.

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