Monday Sep 25, 2023

I conquered the ML with a 167km fastball… “Receive only 2.8 billion annual salary”

 St. Louis Cardinals’ right-handed fireballer Ryan Helsley (28), who blossomed in baseball life with a 167km fastball, shed tears at the annual salary adjustment committee.

The American ‘The Athletic’ said on the 17th (Korean time), “St. Louis won the Salary Adjustment Committee against Helsley.”

Initially, Helsley claimed an annual salary of 3 million dollars (approximately 3.9 billion won), but the St. Louis club countered with 2.15 million dollars (approximately 2.8 billion won). The two sides could not reach an agreement and went to the Salary Adjustment Committee, and the Salary Adjustment Committee raised the club’s hand.

Helsley didn’t get the salary he wanted last year, even though he had the best season of his career. Helsley, who appeared in 54 games last year and threw 64⅔ innings, recorded 9 wins, 1 loss, 19 saves, and a 1.25 ERA. In particular, his ERA was the second lowest among pitchers with 60 or more innings pitched. Helsley’s remarkable growth led him to the All-Star Game.

Even in 2021, it can’t be a more dramatic development because Helsley, who was an ordinary pitcher with 6 wins, 4 losses, 1 save and an average ERA of 4.56. Helsley’s annual salary last year was $722,450 (approximately 940 million won). Helsley hoped for a more than four-fold increase in his annual salary this year based on his performance last year, but as the Salary Adjustment Committee declared the club’s victory, he received an annual salary of $2.15 million. 슬롯사이트

Helsley, who recorded the highest speed of 104 mph last year, hit a 104 mph four-seam fastball against Josh Bell in the bottom of the 8th inning against the San Diego Padres on September 23 last year. He was recorded as the pitcher who threw the fastest ball last year. At the time, he also threw a 102-mile (164 km) fastball against Kim Ha-seong.

Truly, a pitcher who succeeded in reversing his life last year. Although he could not receive the desired salary, if he conquers the big league stage again this year, starting with his fiery fastball, based on his performance last season, it would be good to expect a ‘salary jackpot’.


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