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Kolten Wong | Second Baseman | #16

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 188
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Hawaii
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (22) / STL
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Kolten Wong went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.
Wong had a couple singles in the game, reaching base in all four plate appearances. It's not much, but he's now got a modest five-game hitting streak in which he's 7-for-17 with two triples, three runs scored and a 3/2 BB/K ratio. He's a better hitter than he's shown thus far, and perhaps he's starting to show it. The 25-year-old is now hitting .247/.340/.329 after Tuesday's game. May 17 - 11:25 PM

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Kolten Wong tripled twice against the Dodgers in Friday's loss.

That's no mean feat; triples are more scarce at Dodger Stadium than any park in baseball. Wong is just the sixth player to have two doubles in a game there in the last 40 years. The last was Blake DeWitt on May 17, 2010. The last non-Dodger to do it was Mark Grace on May 18, 1992.
May 14 - 1:22 AM

Kolten Wong is once again not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

For the second straight game there's a left-hander on the mound, so the Cardinals will roll with Jedd Gyorko at second base instead of Wong. The slumping Wong should be back in there for Sunday's series finale.
May 7 - 11:13 AM

Kolten Wong is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

Wong has sat against most lefties this season and is on the bench in this one with the Pirates throwing southpaw Francisco Liriano. Jedd Gyorko is at second base.
May 6 - 2:47 PM

Kolten Wong finally notched his first extra-base hit of the season Monday, smacking a two-run homer in Monday's win over the Phillies.

Wong looked awful in striking out in his first two plate appearances, but he scorched the ball on a lineout to center field in his third at-bat and then went deep in his fourth trip to the dish. He's got an ugly .233/.304/.283 batting line on the season, but perhaps this will get Wong going.
May 2 - 11:39 PM

Kolten Wong (flu) reached on a pinch-hit infield single Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks.

Maybe that will help him get off the schneid. Wong, out since Monday with flu-like symptoms, is still batting just .220/.293/.220 in 18 games this year for St. Louis. Jedd Gyorko started at second base Wednesday in Arizona and went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Wong should return to the lineup Thursday night.
Apr 28 - 7:48 AM

Kolten Wong (flu) is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks.

Wong came down with flu-like symptoms over the weekend. He did enter Monday's series opener against the Diamondbacks in the sixth inning, but the second baseman struck out in his one at-bat and made an error in the field before exiting. Jedd Gyorko will start at second and bat seventh Tuesday against Arizona right-hander Shelby Miller. Wong, 25, has a brutal .485 OPS in 17 games this season.
Apr 26 - 5:48 PM

Kolten Wong is battling the flu.

Wong wasn't in the starting lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks but he entered in the sixth inning, striking out and committing an error at second base before leaving an inning later. He's obviously not 100 percent. Jedd Gyorko started in his place Monday and would probably do the same Tuesday if Wong is still under the weather.
Apr 26 - 1:16 PM

Kolten Wong is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.

Wong will take a seat against tough left-hander Brandon Finnegan. Jedd Gyorko will start in his place and bat seventh for the Cardinals on Saturday.
Apr 16 - 11:25 AM

Kolten Wong went 3-for-6 with three runs scored as the Cardinals took it to the Braves 12-2 on Saturday.

Wong batted seventh but was right in the middle of the action, scoring runs in the second, fifth and seventh innings. Prior to Saturday, Wong had just three hits and had scored just one run in his first four games. Wong has a power/speed combo that's tantalizing, and at 25 years old, maybe this is the year he puts everything together to become that All-Star second baseman.
Apr 10 - 12:15 AM

Kolten Wong is out of the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday.

Wong had a rough 2016 debut on Sunday and will be on the bench Tuesday versus Pirates left-hander Jon Niese. Jedd Gyorko is starting at second base and hitting seventh.
Apr 5 - 3:27 PM

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

Wrong suffered a left knee contusion Saturday while diving for a ball in a Grapefruit League game. It only cost him a day. The dynamic second baseman will be looking to fully break out in 2016 after flashing good power and speed potential as a rookie and sophomore.
Mar 28 - 8:44 AM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny conceded Kolten Wong (knee) might be too sore to play on Sunday but he doesn't expect him to miss much time.

Wong bruised his knee diving for a ground ball Saturday against the Nationals. He stayed in the game but was pinch-hit for the following inning. "I wasn't expecting to dive," said Wong. "As I stood up from that dive, I could feel it kind of being tighter in my knee, and I didn't want it to be anything crazy, so I figured I would tell them right off the bat." Wong isn't in danger of missing Opening Day and should be considered day-to-day.
Mar 26 - 6:11 PM

Kolten Wong was forced to leave Saturday's Grapefruit League contest with a left knee contusion.

Wong downplayed the severity of the injury afterwards and was adamant that he won't be sidelined very long. It doesn't sound as though this injury will impact his availability for the start of the regular season.
Mar 26 - 3:38 PM

Kolten Wong went 3-for-3 to help the Cardinals beat the Marlins 4-1 on Wednesday.

Jhonny Peralta's injury gave Wong's fantasy value a boost, since it meant that he won't have to worry about opening the season batting eighth in front of the pitcher. He could also play more against lefties than expected with Jedd Gyorko logging some time at shortstop. Wong was a modest disappointment last year, but he still has the potential to be a top fantasy second baseman.
Mar 23 - 5:17 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Jhonny Peralta
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1Randal Grichuk
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Matt Bowman
9Mitch Harris
10Dean Kiekhefer