Merrill Kelly (Arizona Diamondbacks), who is enjoying great success in MLB as a KBO ‘reverse export’, surpassed Eric Thames, who is considered the best hitter of KBO history.
Thames was an infielder who played for the NC Dinos from 2014 to 2016 and dominated the KBO League with one MVP award and two Golden Glove awards.
Based on this, he returned to MLB. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers for three years, earning $16.5 million, and then played for the Washington Nationals for one year, earning $2,111,111, for a total of $18,611,111.
However, Kelly earned more than Thames.
Kelly appeared in 119 games for the KBO League SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) for four years from 2015 to 2018, pitched 729⅔ innings, recorded 48 wins, 32 losses, an ERA of 3.86, and 641 strikeouts, earning a total of $3.7 million .
온라인카지노He then signed a 2+2 year contract with MLB Arizona for $14.5 million in 2019. Here, Kelly continued his role as an inning eater and succeeded in making a soft landing in the MLB.
He then signed a two-year, $18 million contract extension with Arizona in 2022. 2025 is a club option. The buyout is $1 million.
MLBTR said on the 30th (local time), “Kelly is guaranteed an annual salary of at least $32.5 million and is playing a key role for the team in the 2023 postseason.” Kelly posted a 2.25 ERA in 24 innings in four starts in the playoffs.
MLBTR reported that Kelly is attempting to become the first pitcher to win both the Korean Series (2018) and the World Series.