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Kolten Wong | Second Baseman

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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

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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

Kolten Wong went 3-for-5 with a double, home run, steal, three RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-7 shootout victory over the Brewers.

Wong is finally emerging into the fantasy asset owners were hoping to see when they plucked him in spring drafts. The young second baseman limped to a meager .529 OPS in April. That earned a three-week demotion. Wong put up an awesome .835 OPS when he came back in May, but posted a horrific .103/.103/.231 slash line during an injury-plagued June. Upon returning from the disabled list with a left shoulder bruise early last month, Wong raked immediately, slashing .284/.319/.567 in July. What's in store for August? Hopefully tonight is an indication.
Aug 2 - 11:29 PM

Kolten Wong is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Sunday night's matchup against the Dodgers.

It's just a routine day of rest for the hot-hitting second baseman, who is hitting .367/.424/.867 during an eight-game hitting streak. Mark Ellis will get the start in his place and hit seventh against Clayton Kershaw.
Jul 20 - 5:34 PM

Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Friday against the Dodgers.

What, no home run? Wong is hitting .344 (11-for-32) with five home runs, two doubles, eight RBI, three stolen bases, and 10 runs scored in nine games since returning from the minors. The 23-year-old has hit safely in all but one of them. We're not counting on the power surge to continue, but he's capable of being a useful middle infielder in mixed leagues the rest of the way.
Jul 19 - 12:42 AM

Kolten Wong swatted a solo homer Friday against the Brewers.

What's gotten into this guy? Wong now has four home runs in six games since coming off the disabled list. The 23-year-old had just one over his first 233 plate appearances in the majors. Many considered Wong a sleeper coming into the season and he finally appears ready to take off. With his speed potential, he should be scooped up in most leagues with a middle infielder spot.
Jul 12 - 12:33 AM

Kolten Wong singled, was hit by a pitch, and stole a base in three plate appearances as the Cardinals were defeated by the Pirates on Thursday.

The Cardinals just couldn't muster much of an attack against Edinson Volquez despite Wong's effort. Wong has hit safely in four of five games since returning from the disabled list and carries a .244/.305/.372 slash line overall. He has stolen 11 bases in 12 attempts as well.
Jul 10 - 10:32 PM

Kolten Wong homered again Wednesday and walked twice as the Cardinals' No. 2 hitter.

Wong has three homers in four games and four overall in 170 at-bats this season. He also stole his 10th base in 11 attempts. As long as the Cardinals don't intend to hit him eighth regularly, he seems ready to be a useful middle-infield option in mixed leagues.
Jul 9 - 11:46 PM

Kolten Wong hit a walk-off home run, the second in as many nights for the Cardinals, to defeat the Pirates 5-4 on Tuesday.

Those sort of theatrics are expected from Matt Adams, who hit a two-run walk-off shot on Monday, but it's more surprising from Wong, who had two career home runs in 223 at-bats heading into Tuesday's game. Wong also delivered a two-run double in the game, his second two-hit effort in three games since returning from the disabled list. The second baseman scuffled to a .238/.289/.351 line in an injury-plagued first half, and he'll look for better days in the season's second stanza.
Jul 8 - 11:50 PM

Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in his return from the disabled list on Sunday.

Wong missed 15 days with a left shoulder bruise, and he showed his health with his second home run of the season. Wong struggled in the games before being placed on the DL, but when healthy he's a capable player who could hit near the top of the Cardinals lineup. If his play continues to improve, that could be a reality sooner than later.
Jul 6 - 8:29 PM

Cardinals activated 2B Kolten Wong from the 15-day disabled list.

Wong spent the minimum amount of time on the disabled list with a left shoulder bruise. The second baseman is hitting only .228/.282/.304 with the Cards this season but offers plenty of upside if he can get hot at the dish. Shane Robinson was optioned to make room on the roster for Wong.
Jul 6 - 12:05 PM

Kolten Wong (shoulder) went 1-for-4 and struck out once in a rehab game Wednesday at Triple-A Memphis.

Wong has been on the disabled list since June 21 with bruising in his left rotator cuff. The second baseman is eligible to return Sunday and should be activated at that time. He was hitting pretty well before the shoulder injury, though his overall line looks ugly.
Jul 2 - 10:57 PM

Kolten Wong (shoulder) doubled, walked and hit a three-run homer in his first rehab game with Triple-A Memphis Tuesday.

It's a good sign, obviously, that Wong's left shoulder will be OK. The second baseman is eligible to return on Sunday and should be activated at that time.
Jul 2 - 10:49 AM

Kolten Wong (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

An MRI last week on Wong's left shoulder came back negative, and he's obviously been cleared to return to game action. He'll be eligible to return on Sunday and it would seem he has a shot to do so at that time.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Jul 1 - 8:27 PM

An MRI on Kolten Wong's left shoulder came back negative.

Wong has some bruising in his rotator cuff area but does not have any structural damage. He's been given a cortisone shot in hopes that it will help to clear out the inflammation. There's no timetable for the second baseman's return, but overall the news is certainly good. Mark Ellis will continue to fill in at the keystone for the Cardinals.
Jun 25 - 1:49 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2A.J. Pierzynski
3Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Oscar Taveras
2Shane Robinson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Justin Masterson
6Shelby Miller
7Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Seth Maness
4Randy Choate
5Sam Freeman
6Jason Motte
7Nick Greenwood
8Carlos Martinez