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Kolten Wong | Second Baseman | #16

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 184
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Hawaii
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (22) / STL
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Kolten Wong (elbow) is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
Wong was forced out of action on Saturday due to mild discomfort in his left elbow. After sitting out several games to start the week, he will be back at second second base and is hitting eighth in Wednesday's contest. Mike Leake will take the ball for the Cards in this one, to be opposed by Rich Hill. May 24 - 8:59 PM

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Kolten Wong (elbow) remains out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

Wong remains day-to-day with mild discomfort in his left elbow. He was probably going to sit anyway with the Dodgers throwing left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Jedd Gyorko is starting at second base and batting cleanup. Jhonny Peralta is at third base and batting sixth.
May 23 - 6:07 PM

Kolten Wong (elbow) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Wong tweaked his left (non-throwing) elbow on a swing Saturday. He's day-to-day. Greg Garcia is filling in at second base. The Cards are also giving Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty days off, as Jhonny Peralta is at third base and Tommy Pham and Randal Grichuk are occupying the corner outfield spots.
May 21 - 11:13 AM

Kolten Wong left Saturday's game against the Giants with left elbow discomfort.

Greg Garcia replaced Wong at second base to begin the fourth inning. Wong lined out to left field in his only at-bat of the night. Consider him day-to-day.
May 20 - 8:03 PM

Kolten Wong is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Cubs.

With tough southpaw Jon Lester on the hill for the Cubs, Wong will take a seat in favor of Greg Garcia. Look for Wong to be back in there for Sunday's series finale.
May 13 - 1:08 PM

Kolten Wong is batting leadoff for the Cardinals on Friday in Atlanta.

Wong has been red-hot of late, getting his season line up to an impressive .303/.398/.500, so it makes sense to move him up with Dexter Fowler (shoulder) and Stephen Piscotty (hamstring) sidelined. The Cards have Jose Martinez (batting second) in right field and Tommy Pham (batting eighth) in center.
May 5 - 4:02 PM

Kolten Wong went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Wong was the goat in Monday's loss with an error and a baserunning blunder, but he made a couple nice defensive plays in this one and drove in what turned out to be the winning run in the sixth. While he hasn't offered much counting number juice for fantasy owners, Wong is sporting a nice .278/.381/.472 batting line.
May 3 - 12:35 AM

Kolten Wong went 2-for-2 with an RBI, two walks, a stolen base, and two runs scored Sunday in the Cardinals' 6-4 defeat of the Brewers.

Wong made an error in the sixth inning and was picked off at second base by Brewers catcher Manny Pina in the third inning, but it was a positive afternoon overall for the 26-year-old second baseman. He's batting .229/.339/.417 with one home run, eight RBI, two stolen bases, and five runs scored through 17 games this season for St. Louis.
Apr 23 - 5:46 PM

Kolten Wong finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout Wednesday in the Cardinals' win over the Pirates.

Wong is now batting just .171/.275/.314 through 13 regular-season games. Remember when he complained to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about being platooned?
Apr 19 - 4:33 PM

Kolten Wong hit his first home run of the season Monday in the Cardinals' win over the Pirates.

It was a solo shot to right off Pirates starter Ivan Nova. Wong finished the night 1-for-3 and is batting .167/.265/.333 through 11 regular-season games. He's not worth rostering in standard fantasy formats until we see a little more.
Apr 17 - 9:24 PM

Kolten Wong is starting at second base on Tuesday night against the Cubs.

Jedd Gyorko got the nod at second in Sunday night's series opener versus left-hander Jon Lester, but Wong entered that game once Lester departed and he'll bat eighth Tuesday against right-hander Jake Arrieta. This looks like it could be a platoon situation for much of the year, though Gyorko will also work in at third base.
Apr 4 - 4:01 PM

Kolten Wong said Sunday that he would "100 percent" rather be traded than be platooned at second base.

It was one of a host of scathing comments from Wong in the wake of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny saying Saturday that the club would consider a platoon at second base. "I honestly don't give a (censored)," Wong said when asked about the team mulling over a platoon. Wong added that he doesn't want to be "wasting my time" with the Cards if they don't have faith in him. They're words Wong probably shouldn't have aired in public, but you can understand his frustration after the club essentially committed to him as the regular second baseman this winter. That said, Wong could make it all a moot point if he simply played better. He sports an underwhelming career .248/.309/.370 batting line and entered Sunday hitting just .182/.265/.250 this spring.
Mar 26 - 3:00 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is considering a platoon at second base.

Kolten Wong was expected to open 2017 as the Cardinals' everyday second baseman but he's had a poor spring, hitting just .190 through 42 Grapefruit League at-bats. "I think that's something we are going to have to consider," said Matheny. The Cardinals' skipper also praised Greg Garcia, calling his performance this spring "unbelievable." Utility man Jedd Gyorko could also cut into Wong's time at second.
Mar 25 - 7:06 PM

Kolten Wong singled in a run and walked Friday to help the Cardinals top the Nationals 7-1.

Since he's coming off a shoulder problem and he's probably going to bat eighth most of the time (when he's not sitting against lefties), we don't have our usual expectations for Wong this year. In another situation, he still might have the five-category ability to be of use in mixed leagues. St. Louis wouldn't seem to be that situation, though.
Mar 10 - 5:17 PM

Kolten Wong (shoulder) is starting at second base and batting leadoff in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox.

It will be the first live action of the spring for Wong, who's been slowed in Cardinals camp by some lingering right shoulder inflammation. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny insisted to reporters Sunday that the shoulder discomfort is not a big concern, but we'll continue to monitor the situation closely. Wong has dealt with shoulder problems before.
Feb 27 - 9:22 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jedd Gyorko
2Jhonny Peralta
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Brett Cecil
3Kevin Siegrist
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Miguel Socolovich
9Sam Tuivailala
10Zach Duke