There are two players with the highest salary in the major leagues this year. New York Mets one-two punch Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander each receive an annual salary of $43.33 million. Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees is third with $40 million, and Anthony Rendon and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels are fourth and fifth with $38.57 million and $37.11 million, respectively.메이저사이트
6th through 10th: Yankees Gerrit Cole ($36 million), Texas Rangers Corey Seager ($35.5 million), St. Louis Cardinals Nolan Arenado ($35 million), Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg ($35 million), Mets Francisco Lynn Doors ($34.1 million) followed.
There are 16 big leaguers with an annual salary of more than $30 million this year, and among them, Jacob deGrom of the Mets and Shohei Ohtani of the Angels are jointly at the bottom.
Unlike other players who have secured astronomical salaries through free agent contracts or long-term contract extensions, it is interesting that Ohtani only receives $30 million in a one-year contract. It was an agreement with the club to renew the contract early before the end of last season. It is the highest annual salary record among players who qualify for salary adjustment for a one-year contract.
But for Ohtani, what he earns in addition to what he earns on the playground is bigger. It’s just the advertising fee.
On the 28th (Korean time), the economic magazine Forbes published an article titled, “Shohei Ohtani earns the most money in the major leagues this year,” and said, “Ohtani further enhanced his baseball career by striking out fellow Angels Trout in the WBC and lifting the trophy. He said, “Otani, who won numerous awards such as the 2021 American League MVP, has become the player who earns the most money in the major leagues economically based on such success.”
Apart from the annual salary of $30 million, Ohtani earns at least $35 million from advertising fees. If you combine the two, it is $ 65 million, which is the number one income in the major leagues. The record for non-baseball activities was $6.5 million earned by Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies last year. Ohtani will receive more than five times that amount this year. The second highest paid advertising appearance this year is Judge with $4.5 million.
Ohtani is promoting a total of 13 brands this year. According to Forbes, it has recently signed advertising contracts with Japanese cosmetics company Gosei, sportswear New Balance, pharmaceutical company Gowa, watch company Seiko Watch, fashion brand Boss, Fanatics, and American sports card Topix for a total of $35 million. .
In addition, an apparel brand based in Boston is planning a global advertisement for Ohtani, and marketing using Ohtani for lifestyle advertisements such as clothing and shoes is continuing.
New Balance marketing director Chris Davis told Forbes, “Otani generates commercial value of tens of millions of dollars or more each year in the Japanese market. He is considered a cultural icon in Japan. Baseball players are next.” He is the first and only baseball player who can exert that level of commercial impact on the world.”
Meanwhile, Forbes reported that the total income of the top 10 major league earners this year was $436 million, up about 15% from last year’s $377 million. He explained that this was because star players such as Judge, Carlos Correa, and Justin Verlander drew a total of $3.8 billion in contracts in the free agent market last winter.
Major League Baseball recorded an all-time high of $10.3 billion (about 13.38 trillion won) in revenue last year. There is also an analysis that ‘Ohtani Power’ played a role in ticket sales and relay rights.