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Kolten Wong

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – St. Louis Cardinals

2018 Stats

AVG

.179

HR

3

RBI

9

R

11

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

While Wong was limited to 108 games due to elbow, triceps and back injuries, his rate stats were better than ever in his age-26 season. He raised his on-base percentage nearly 50 points to .376 thanks...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 184   DOB: 10/10/1990   BORN: Hilo, HI   COLLEGE: Hawaii   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kolten Wong Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $25.5 million extension with the Cardinals in March 2016 that includes a team option for a sixth year at $12.5 million.

May 19, 2018  –  Kolten Wong News

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Kolten Wong Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 20 A QUA 47 222 194 39 65 22 15 2 5 25 9 5 21 24 0 4 3 .335 .401 .510 .911
2012 21 AA SPR 126 579 523 79 150 38 23 6 9 52 21 11 44 74 2 3 7 .287 .348 .405 .753
2013 22 AAA MEM 107 463 412 68 125 39 21 8 10 45 20 1 41 60 2 4 4 .303 .369 .466 .835
2013 22 MAJ STL 32 62 59 6 9 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 12 0 0 0 .153 .194 .169 .363
2014 23 AAA MEM 18 80 75 16 27 7 4 0 3 13 6 0 5 9 0 0 0 .360 .400 .533 .933
2014 23 MAJ STL 113 433 402 52 100 29 14 3 12 42 20 4 21 71 5 1 4 .249 .292 .388 .680
2015 24 MAJ STL 150 613 557 71 146 43 28 4 11 61 15 8 36 95 0 5 15 .262 .321 .386 .707
2016 25 AAA MEM 7 34 28 10 12 5 0 1 4 11 1 0 4 6 0 0 2 .429 .529 .929 1.458
2016 25 MAJ STL 121 361 313 39 75 19 7 7 5 23 7 0 34 52 0 5 9 .240 .327 .355 .682
2017 26 A PEO 3 9 7 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .143 .333 .571 .904
2017 26 AA SPR 4 17 15 3 6 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .400 .471 .733 1.204
2017 26 MAJ STL 108 411 354 55 101 34 27 3 4 42 8 2 41 60 1 3 12 .285 .376 .412 .788
2018 27 MAJ STL 44 137 117 11 21 7 3 1 3 9 1 2 11 21 3 1 5 .179 .276 .299 .575
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3-Year Averages     126 461 408 55 107 30 20 4 6 42 10 3 37 69 0 4 12 .262 .338 .375 .713
Career  (View All)     568 2,017 1,802 234 452 133 80 18 35 177 54 16 146 311 9 15 45 .251 .320 .373 .694

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Kolten Wong Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 23 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .276 .299 .575
May. 22 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .278 .302 .580
May. 21 KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .279 .304 .583
May. 20 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .279 .304 .583
May. 19 Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .286 .312 .598
May. 18 Phi 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .295 .324 .619
May. 17 Phi 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .299 .300 .599
May. 16 @Min 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .293 .293 .586
May. 15 @Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .182 .293 .293 .586
May. 13 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 .186 .292 .299 .591
May. 12 @SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .303 .312 .615
May. 11 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .306 .315 .621
May. 10 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .301 .326 .627
May. 8 Min Did not play.
May. 7 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .313 .341 .654
May. 6 ChC 6 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .326 .358 .684
May. 5 ChC 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .315 .320 .635
May. 4 ChC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .298 .278 .576
May. 2 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .298 .278 .576
May. 1 CWS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .203 .309 .290 .599
Apr. 29 @Pit 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .304 .284 .588
Apr. 28 @Pit 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .295 .258 .553
Apr. 27 @Pit 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 .188 .293 .266 .559
Apr. 26 NYM 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .286 .262 .548
Apr. 25 NYM 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .308 .286 .594
Apr. 24 NYM 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .295 .269 .564
Apr. 22 Cin 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .146 .281 .208 .489
Apr. 21 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .264 .133 .397
Apr. 20 Cin Did not play.
Apr. 19 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .146 .286 .146 .432
Last 7 Games 18 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .500
Last 14 Games 32 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 5 1 0 1 1 1 .094 .167 .188 .355
Last 30 Games 77 9 15 3 1 3 8 5 15 1 2 4 1 1 .195 .276 .377 .653

Kolten Wong: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 40
2017 106
2016 88 17 7 8 4
2015 147
2014 107
2013 18

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Kolten Wong: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 4

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Kolten Wong Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018223011.227.227.535
2017736190.274.342.703
2016665162.242.333.653

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018958380.168.316.584
2017281493338.288.431.810
2016247344175.239.360.689

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018719370.239.423.712
2017168283194.339.512.943
2016145193124.207.324.636

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018462021.087.109.367
2017186271234.237.323.647
2016168202113.268.381.721
Kolten Wong vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Kolten Wong Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 20 A QUA 222 194 9.5% 10.8% 0.88 88% .355 .175
2012 21 AA SPR 579 523 7.6% 12.8% 0.59 86% .318 .118
2013 22 AAA MEM 463 412 8.9% 13% 0.68 85% .332 .163
2013 22 MAJ STL 62 59 4.8% 19.4% 0.25 80% .191 .016
2014 23 AAA MEM 80 75 6.3% 11.3% 0.56 88% .381 .173
2014 23 MAJ STL 433 402 4.8% 16.4% 0.30 82% .275 .139
2015 24 MAJ STL 613 557 5.9% 15.5% 0.38 83% .296 .124
2016 25 AAA MEM 34 28 11.8% 17.6% 0.67 79% .444 .500
2016 25 MAJ STL 361 313 9.4% 14.4% 0.65 83% .268 .115
2017 26 A PEO 9 7 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 86% .000 .428
2017 26 AA SPR 17 15 11.8% 5.9% 2.00 93% .385 .333
2017 26 MAJ STL 411 354 10% 14.6% 0.68 83% .331 .127
2018 27 MAJ STL 137 117 8% 15.3% 0.52 82% .191 .120
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3-Year Averages     461 408 8% 15% 0.54 83% .300 .113
Career     2,017 1,802 7.2% 15.4% 0.47 83% .283 .122

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Kolten Wong Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
2B 2015 1278.7 5 7 4 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 635.3 5 6 6 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 0
2017 880 -1 19 -1 0 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0
2018 187 6 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2016 35 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2016 62 0 - 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2016 9 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Kolten Wong    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.52 BB/K
GOOD
8.0% BB Rate
AVERAGE
15.3% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.575 OPS
TERRIBLE
.276 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.179 AVG
TERRIBLE
.191 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.299 SLG
TERRIBLE
.120 ISO
POOR

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Kolten Wong: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wong is out of the lineup Thursday against the Phillies.

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Wong is not in the lineup against Minnesota on Wednesday.

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Wong is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against San Diego.

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Wong is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Twins.

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Wong went 3-for-6 with an RBI triple in an extra-innings win over the Cubs on Sunday.

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Wong hit a game-winning two-run homer in the 10th inning of a victory over the Cubs on Saturday.

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Wong is out of the lineup against the Cubs on Friday.

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Wong is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Wong went 2-for-4 with two runs in a win over the Mets on Wednesday.

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Wong went 2-for-4 with an RBI double, another two-bagger and a run in an extra-innings loss to the Mets on Tuesday.

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Wong went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Reds.

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Wong is not in the lineup Friday against the Reds.

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Wong is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

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Wong is not in the lineup against the Reds on Saturday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Wong's 2016 showing was one to forget from the beginning, as he got off to a very slow start and hit just .222/.306/.286 through his first 49 games. As a result, he was sent to Triple-A Memphis, where he played seven games and took reps in center field. Upon his return to the majors, Wong was used as a utility man, playing every outfield position in addition to second base. While his batting average fell to .240 from 2015's .262 mark, his OBP rose (albeit marginally) due to his increased patience at the plate (9.4 percent walk rate, up from 5.9 percent). Despite this glimmer of hope, he never returned to his former role as a regular for the Cardinals and was used primarily off the bench as a pinch-hitter. Wong may remain relegated to a reserve role to begin 2017 and thus remain limited to deep mixed and NL-only consideration, especially given the slew of capable middle-infield options around the league.

2016

After breaking out as a playoff star in 2014, Wong showed only marginal improvements in 2015. He hit just .262/.321/.386 with 11 home runs in his first full season in the majors. He dropped one home run and five stolen bases from his 2014 totals despite appearing in 37 more games and taking 180 more plate appearances. The power he flashed in the playoffs was there in the first half, as he hit eight home runs with a .434 slugging percentage before the break. But his second half was brutal, as Wong managed just three home runs, a .322 slugging percentage, and hit an awful .238. Wong never hit more than 10 home runs in the minor leagues, and itís possible the apparent streakiness of his power in the majors is simply a sign that he doesnít have much of it. His base stealing remains an asset, however, as he has 35 stolen bases in the past two years.

2015

Manager Mike Matheny made Wong work hard in 2014 to prove he belonged, despite clearly being the superior option over veteran Mark Ellis. Wong was even demoted twice, once in late April and again in late June before finally being handed the starting job at second base in early July. Wong's rookie season wasn't what some had hoped, hitting just .242/.292/.388, but he did show good power and speed, with 12 home runs, 29 extra-base hits and 20 stolen bases in 402 at-bats. He also displayed fairly good plate discipline, striking out just 71 times on the season. Wong finished third in Rookie of the Year voting for the NL and should be expected to post better numbers in 2015 as he's handed the starting job from the outset. If the Cardinals' offense improves, which seems likely, Wong could very well be a top-12 second baseman, capable of approaching 20 home runs and swiping at least that many bases.

2014

Wong finally got the call in mid-August but totaled just 62 plate appearances while with the Cardinals, hardly enough time to give any concern to his .153/.194/.169 line. The second baseman had a terrific year at Triple-A posting a .303/.369/.466 line while striking out just 60 times in 412 at-bats, a solid showing for the 23-year-old. With David Freese out of the picture, Matt Carpenter will shift to third and all signs point to the Cardinals giving Wong at least 400 at-bats as their primary second baseman in 2014. There's plenty of promise with the youngster and while he might not an elite hitter at his position, he has the skills to put up good numbers in a terrific Cardinals lineup.

2013

Wong, a 2011 first-round pick, batted .287 with nine home runs and 21 stolen bases for Double-A Springfield last year, and despite the non-eye-popping numbers, the Cardinals will at least give the Hawaii product an opportunity to win a big league job in the spring. It's far more likely that he'll stay in the minors for another year, but he's getting close. Expect him to be the starting second baseman for the Cardinals by 2014, if not sooner.

2012

Wong, a first-round pick in the 2011 draft, tore the cover off the ball in 47 games with Quad Cities last year, showing good speed (nine stolen bases), pop (22 extra-base hits), and a strong batting eye (21:24 BB:K). He's small, but he'll make up for it with his speed and defense. He could be playing second base for the Cardinals by 2013 or 2014.