There is a difference of ‘three times’ between the highest salary team and the lowest salary team.
The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association announced the results of this year’s annual salary survey on the 24th. The total annual salary of 714 registered players (excluding foreign players) in the Central League and Pacific League was 31.9128 billion yen (approximately 316.4 billion won), and the average player salary was 44.69 million yen (approximately 443 million won).
The Central League increased by 11.7% from last year, and the Pacific League decreased by 3.5%. As Pacific League affiliate Softbank Hawks ace Senga Godai and Orix Buffaloes fourth hitter Masataka Yoshida advanced to the major leagues, the entire league salary decreased. Last winter, Senga signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the New York Mets, and Yoshida signed a five-year, $90 million contract with the Boston Red Sox.
The team with the highest average salary is the Yomiuri Giants. It is 68.07 million yen (approximately 675 million won). After falling behind Softbank for the past 3 years, it has become the ‘top’ in 4 years. Softbank, which was 70.02 million yen (approximately 695 million won) last year, came in second with 67.63 million yen (approximately 670 million won).안전놀이터
Yomiuri is 42.38 million yen (approximately 420 million won) more than the “last” Nippon Ham, which recorded 23.69 million yen (approximately 235 million won). difference of nearly 3 times.
The Yakult Swallows, who won the Central League for the second time in a row, rose from 5th to 4th last year with 47.97 million yen (approximately 476 million won). Orix, who won the Pacific League for two consecutive years and the Japan Series last year, earned 34.85 million.
It was ranked 10th with yen (approximately 346 million won). It’s a step up from last year. It shows that high salaries are not necessarily linked to sexuality.
As for the average annual salary of pitchers, Softbank ranked first with 67.26 million yen (approximately 667 million won). Orix was the catcher with 86.33 million yen (approximately 856 million won), infielder Yomiuri with 86.84 million yen (approximately 860 million won), and outfielder Softbank ranked first with 113.6 million yen (1.127 billion won). Softbank acquired outfielder Kensuke Kondo, who became a free agent from Nippon Ham last offseason. Orix recruited Tomoya Mori, a former batting king who obtained FA qualification from Seibu Lions.
The average salary of KBO league players this season is 146.48 million won. It is 33% of Japanese professional baseball. SSG Landers ranked first and second with 175.59 million won and Samsung Lions with 163.41 million won. Hanwha Eagles had the lowest with 135.71 million won.