Who is the ‘MLB annual salary king’ who receives 57.5 billion won… Korean players?

The highest-paid players in the Major League Baseball (MLB) this year were found to be Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander of the New York Mets. Among Korean players, Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) was the highest paid player.

According to the “MLB 2023 Salary Rankings 메이저놀이터” by Spotrac, an American professional sports annual salary statistics media, on the 21st, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander jointly ranked first with an annual salary of $43.33 million (approximately 57.5 billion won).

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees came in third with $40 million (approximately 53.1 billion won). Anthony Rendon and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels took 4th and 5th place, respectively. Rendon receives $38.57 million (approximately 51.2 billion won) and Trout receives $37.11 million (approximately 49.2 billion won).

Among Korean players playing in the MLB, Ryu Hyun-jin receives the highest annual salary of 20 million dollars (approximately 26.5 billion won). Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) was paid 7 million dollars (approximately 9.2 billion won), and Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates) was paid 4.65 million dollars (approximately 6.1 billion won).

Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), who led Japan to the championship at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held last month, receives an annual salary of 30 million dollars (approximately 39.8 billion won).

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