The ransom of Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels), who led Japan to win the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) with a brilliant performance in pitching, is soaring to the ceiling. A high evaluation by the Japanese media may be regarded as a fuss, but the American media also rate Ohtani higher than before the WBC. At the end of the 2023 season, Ohtani’s ransom, which is released as a free agent (FA), is expected to reach $600 million (approximately 779 billion won) in 10 years, the highest amount in the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB). 메이저놀이터
On the 28th, Sankei Sports said, “The Angels have had few opportunities to experience the big stage.” told
In this regard, after the WBC was over, five MLB experts and analysts from ESPN in the US selected the top 100 player in the major league rankings, and Ohtani was also selected as the first. Third place was Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), and second place was Mike Trout (LA Angels).
CBS Sports in the US emphasized in a special article titled ‘Should Ohtani be offered a contract worth more than 600 million dollars’, “Ohtani is a player with the ability to hit 40 homers and win the Cy Young Award.”
Sankei Sports said, “Ohtani is a first-class player both as a hitter and as a pitcher. Based on his 10-year contract period, he has a value that is not unreasonable even if he signs a large contract of $ 600 million, including $ 300 million as a pitcher and $ 300 million as a hitter.” The New York Post published an article titled “Can Ohtani Become the First $600 Million MLB Player” ahead of the WBC in February, naming the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Yankees, and San Francisco Giants as clubs likely to attack Ohtani. Picked up.
Currently, the highest paid MLB players are Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer (both New York Mets). Together, they are receiving $43 million a year. If Ohtani succeeds in signing a 10-year, $600 million contract, he will become the MLB’s highest-paid player at $60 million a year. Ohtani’s current salary is $30 million.