I can’t even get 1 million dollars.
It is known that Shim Jun-seok’s contract with the Major League Pittsburgh Pirates was not as large as expected. He’s less than $1 million. A Pittsburgh official said, “Around $700,000 to $800,000.”
On the early morning of the 16th (hereafter referred to as Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, announced that Shim Jun-seok had agreed to a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, announcing the news of the signing of an international amateur prospect. Afterwards, the Pittsburgh club officially announced the news of Shim Jun-seok’s contract through the club’s SNS.
MLB.com has revealed the contract team and contract money of the top 50 prospects in the MLB pipeline, but Shim Jun-seok’s contract money is still undisclosed.
Ranking No. 1 Ethan Salas (Venezuela) signed a contract with San Diego, and the contract fee is 5.6 million dollars (approximately 6.9 billion won). Players at the top of the prospect rankings received huge sums of more than $2 million. 카지노사이트
Attention is focusing on whether the down payment of Shim Jun-seok, who is ranked 10th, will be the highest in Korean history. The largest contract for a Korean amateur player in the major leagues is 2.25 million dollars, which Kim Byung-hyun received when he signed with Arizona in 1999.
However, an official familiar with the Pittsburgh club news told OSEN on the 16th, “Pittsburgh set a contract of around 700,000 to 800,000 dollars for Shim Jun-seok’s contract.” This is a lower amount than expected.
Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh), who recently signed a contract with a major league club, received 1.25 million dollars and Park Hyo-joon (Atlanta) received 1.16 million dollars.
A fireballer who throws a 100 mph fastball and was rated as the 10th best prospect, it seems that Shim Jun-seok had a strong will to enter the major leagues despite receiving a small down payment. Pittsburgh can spend a total of 5,825,500 dollars as the international amateur signing limit, but they did not invest much money in Shim Jun-seok.
If you calculate the contract amount up to the top 20 prospects (16 revealed) announced by MLB.com on the 16th (as of 3:00 p.m.), the average is $2.91 million. Shim Jun-seok’s estimated down payment is about 1/4 of the average.