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Kolten Wong | Second Baseman

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer in the Cardinals' loss to the Giants in Wednesday's NLCS Game 4.
As he's been all series, Wong was a catalyst for the Cards' offense Wednesday. He led off the top of the second inning with a double off center fielder Gregor Blanco's glove, coming around to score on an A.J. Pierzynski single. The little man did it himself in the third, smashing a Ryan Vogelsong pitch over the right field wall for his second homer of the series. Wong is hitting .357 with two doubles, a triple, two homers and four RBI through four games of the NLCS. Oct 16 - 12:06 AM

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Kolten Wong played the role of hero for the Cardinals on Sunday, blasting a walkoff solo home run off Sergio Romo to power his squad to a 5-4 victory over the Giants in Game 2 of the NLCS.

In a game where the Cardinals lost their emotional leader Yadier Molina to an oblique injury, and closer Trevor Rosenthal suffered a blown save in the top half of the ninth inning, they were desperate for some magic in the bottom half of the inning. Wong obliged, lining the second pitch he saw over the wall in right field to deliver the Cardinals the much-needed victory to even the series at one game apiece as the series shifts to San Francisco for Game 3.
Oct 13 - 12:11 AM

Kolten Wong will bat eighth in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Wong hit the go-ahead two-run homer in Monday's Game 3 victory, but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't making any changes to his lineup for Game 4: Matt Carpenter 3B, Randal Grichuk RF, Matt Holliday LF, Jhonny Peralta SS, Matt Adams 1B, Yadier Molina C, Jon Jay CF, Wong 2B, Shelby Miller SP.
Oct 7 - 1:42 PM

Kolten Wong belted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning of Monday's victory over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS.

Scott Elbert was the first reliever out of the Dodgers' bullpen, and he immediately gave up a double to Yadier Molina on his first pitch. After Jon Jay sacrificed Molina to third, Wong then put one over the right-field fence and into the Cardinals' bullpen. After sitting in favor of Pete Kozma in Game 1 versus Kershaw, it's possible Wong has now earned a crack at him in Game 4.
Oct 7 - 12:27 AM

Kolten Wong went 3-for-3 with a home run in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Reds.

Wong's homer, a two-run shot, came in the third inning off of Reds' starter Mike Leake. The home run was Wong's 12th of the season and the two RBI put him up to 41. Wong also scored two runs and walked once in the win. While his overall season slash-line of .256/.297/.402 looks less than shiny, it's important to remember that Wong missed time this season with a variety of injuries. The second-baseman is one of the top prospects in the game and could be primed for a breakout campaign with the Cardinals in 2015. At the very least, he's already shown that he's an infielder with legitimate power in his bat.
Sep 20 - 11:01 PM

Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

Wong also stole his 20th base of the season. The second baseman is 6-for-16 with two doubles over his last four games, bringing his season line to .254/.293/.402. He's been able to contribute a little bit of everything over the course of his rookie season.
Sep 7 - 5:47 PM

Kolten Wong is back in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

Wong didn't start the last two games after banging his head on the ground on an attempted diving catch Sunday, though he was able to pinch-hit the last two days. He returns to a .251/.292/.402 batting line with 11 homers and 19 stolen bases.
Sep 3 - 11:19 AM

Kolten Wong (neck) struck out as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night against the Pirates.

Wong was held out of the Cardinals' lineup for the second straight game after straining his neck on a diving catch attempt Sunday against the Cubs. He hit a big game-tying pinch-hit two-run homer on Monday and should return to full-time action at some point this week.
Sep 3 - 4:16 AM

Kolten Wong (neck) is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Pirates.

Wong banged his head on the ground Sunday while trying to make a diving catch. A concussion has been ruled out, but his neck is sore and he's still considered day-to-day despite slugging a game-tying two-run homer in the Cardinals' defeat of the Pirates on Labor Day.
Sep 2 - 4:58 PM

Kolten Wong hit a game-tying two-run homer against the Pirates on Monday.

The Cardinals entered the bottom of the seventh down 4-2 before Kolten Wong hit a pinch-hit two-run homer to tie the game at 4-4. Wong was out of the lineup to start after hitting his head on the field on Sunday, but he passed concussion tests and was able to come through in dramatic fashion on Labor Day. Hopefully Wong is completely in the clear health-wise and will be able to add to his .252/.293/.404 slash. When he's going right, Wong has the power to help carry a squad.
Sep 1 - 6:08 PM

Kolten Wong (head) passed additional concussion tests on Monday morning in St. Louis.

Wong made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Cubs after banging his head on the ground while trying to make a diving catch in shallow right-center field. He is sore from the whiplash but should be ready to go later this week. Pete Kozma is starting at second base in Monday afternoon's series-opener versus the Pirates.
Sep 1 - 11:56 AM

Kolten Wong (head) passed his initial concussion tests on Sunday.

Wong was removed from Sunday's game after crashing his head into the ground while attempting to make a tumbling catch. He will be re-evaluated on Monday, but his chances of avoiding any missed time look strong.
Aug 31 - 8:19 PM

Kolten Wong was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Cubs after sustaining a head injury when crashing into the ground attempting to corral a shallow pop fly to right-center field.

Wong was able to walk off the field under his own power with the team's training staff. He'll likely be put through the standard concussion protocol, and it could be a couple of days before he's cleared to rejoin the Cardinals lineup. He was replaced by Pete Kozma, who could see additional time at second base should Wong require any type of extended absence.
Aug 31 - 5:08 PM

Kolten Wong finished 4-for-5 with two runs scored to lead the Cardinals to an 8-3 win over the Orioles on Sunday.

Wong has been boom or bust in the month of August, as 10 of his 12 hits and all seven of his runs scored have come in three games this month. Sunday's output has his season line up to .253/.294/.408 after a miserable start to the year. Wong is hitting behind NL on-base leader Matt Carpenter and in front of Matt Holliday, so he should continue to rack up the counting stats over the season's final weeks.
Aug 10 - 6:32 PM

Kolten Wong lifted a pair of solo home runs in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

Wong singled, stole a base, and scored in the first; hit a solo homer in the fifth; and hit another solo homer in the seventh. Not a bad ballgame for the 23-year-old. Wong is sitting on a .247/.291/.410 line with nine home runs, 31 RBI, and 17 stolen bases.
Aug 7 - 11:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Xavier Scruggs
4Scott Moore
2B1Kolten Wong
2Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Ty Kelly
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Kevin Siegrist
8Marco Gonzales
9Tyler Lyons
10Nick Greenwood
11Samuel Tuivailala
12Miguel Socolovich
13Marcus Hatley