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Kolten Wong | Second Baseman | #16

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 184
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Hawaii
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (22) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Kolten Wong said Thursday that he expects to steal "at least" 20 bases this season.
Wong stole 20 bases in his rookie season back in 2014 and 15 in 2015 but has managed just 15 steals combined over the last two seasons. However, he said swiping only eight bags in 2017 "was not me" and he expects new baserunning coach Willie McGee to help "open" up the running game. Wong had a nice .285/.376/.412 batting line last season, but he hit just four homers and he's slated to bat eighth for the Cardinals again in 2018. Getting reignited on the basepaths would obviously help Wong's fantasy outlook, and he has the speed and efficiency (career 79 percent success rate). Feb 8 - 4:51 PM

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Kolten Wong is out of the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday due to renewed back tightness.

Wong said his back locked up on him in his final at-bat of Monday's series opener against the Cubs. He's been dealing with this back injury for a while and could be limited the rest of the way. Greg Garcia is starting at second base and batting seventh Tuesday versus Chicago.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 05:50:00 PM

Kolten Wong (back) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Wong sat out Saturday after exiting Friday's game with more back issues, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in this one. The Cardinals are looking to avoid a sweep against the Cubs.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 11:35:00 AM

Kolten Wong (back) remains out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Saturday.

Wong was lifted from Friday's game after aggravating his back injury and he apparently isn't feeling much better on Saturday. He's still considered day-to-day.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12:54:00 PM

Kolten Wong was pulled from Friday's game versus the Cubs after apparently aggravating his back injury.

Wong has sat out six of the previous 11 games due to a nagging back ailment and it's evidently giving him trouble again. His replacement, Greg Garcia, promptly failed to make a play at second base in his first chance in the fifth inning. With a day game Saturday, it's probably a safe bet to expect Wong to miss at least that game.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 04:00:00 PM

Kolten Wong is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday versus the Reds.

Alex Mejia will get a turn at second base and bat eighth with Cincinnati throwing left-hander Amir Garrett.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 11:53:00 AM

Kolten Wong (back) returned to the Cardinals' starting lineup on Saturday.

Wong hasn't played since Sunday due to a back injury. He had been swinging a hot bat prior to the injury, slashing .326/.389/.516 with three homers and 17 RBI in his last 25 games.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 03:35:00 PM

Kolten Wong (back) remained out of the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

Wong hasn't played since Sunday because of a back injury and isn't quite ready to return on Friday as hoped. Greg Garcia will handle second base.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 05:27:00 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said he's hopeful Kolten Wong (back) will be ready by Friday.

Wong was sent back to St. Louis on Tuesday to undergo treatment for back tightness and he'll likely remain there until the Cardinals return home for a weekend series against the visiting Pirates. Breyvic Valera is making his major league debut at second base Tuesday night in San Diego.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 09:46:00 PM

Kolten Wong is apparently headed back to St. Louis to have his back examined by Cardinals team doctors.

Breyvic Valera will make his major league debut at second base Tuesday night in San Diego. There should be an update on Wong's status by Wednesday evening. The situation doesn't seem very promising.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 07:38:00 PM

Kolten Wong is not in Monday's lineup against the Padres due to a back injury.

Wong might not be available off the bench, so it sounds like the ailment could potentially keep him out multiple days. Greg Garcia is making a start at second base and will hit seventh against Luis Perdomo.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 02:18:00 PM

Kolten Wong went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 10-inning loss to the Rays.

Wong put the Cardinals on the board with his solo home run off Chris Archer in the seventh inning. That shot drew the Red Birds to within 2-1 and allowed Matt Carpenter to later tie up the game with a solo homer of his own in the eighth inning. For the season as a whole, Wong is slashing .315/.396/.460 with four homers, 39 RBI and six steals over the course of 289 at-bats. He has gone yard in two of his last three games.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 05:53:00 PM

Kolten Wong had three hits, two steals and three runs scored Wednesday against the Padres.

It's nice to see Wong doing some running; tonight's game was just the second in which he's attempted a steal since May 4. He is doing plenty of hitting; he's batting .392 with 15 RBI and 17 runs scored in 20 games this month.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 11:58:00 PM

Kolten Wong (hip) returned to the Cardinals' starting lineup on Saturday.

Wong was a late scratch from the Cardinals' starting lineup on Friday due to a minor hip injury, but he's ready to roll again. He'll bat sixth against Chad Kuhl and the Pirates on Saturday.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 01:47:00 PM

Kolten Wong was scratched from the Cardinals' lineup Friday due to a hip issue.

He's available off the bench, so it sounds like the Cards are just being cautious. Greg Garcia will step in at second base.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 05:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
3Francisco Pena
4Steven Baron
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Jose Martinez
3Luke Voit
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
3Breyvic Valera
SS1Paul DeJong
3B1Jedd Gyorko
LF1Marcell Ozuna
2Tyler O'Neill
CF1Tommy Pham
2Harrison Bader
3Oscar Mercado
RF1Dexter Fowler
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Michael Wacha
4Miles Mikolas
5Luke Weaver
6Jack Flaherty
7Alex Reyes
8John Gant
9Austin Gomber
Relief Pitcher
R1Luke Gregerson
2Tyler Lyons
3John Brebbia
4Brett Cecil
5Matt Bowman
6Dominic Leone
7Bud Norris
8Ryan Sherriff
9Sam Tuivailala
10Joshua Lucas
11Derian Gonzalez
12Preston Guilmet
13Jordan Schafer