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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||500.00||16.00||.260||61.00||70.00||25.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||9||4||0|| .444|| .667|| .444|
|vs Collmenter (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||329||77||9|| .285|| .371|| .234|
|12/25/2014||Matt Carpenter, 3B STL||Kolten Wong, 2B STL|
|12/24/2014||Marcus Stroman, SP TOR|
Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM
Tyson Ross, SP SD
David Ortiz, DH BOS
|Jake Arrieta, SP CHC|
Kolten Wong, 2B STL
|12/24/2014||Kyle Crick, RP SF|
Kolten Wong, 2B STL
|Yordano Ventura, SP KC|
Jose Peraza, SS ATL
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals' Wong using postseason success as confidence booster
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/24/15) Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong is sure he can hack it in the majors, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
"October did a lot for me," Wong said. "It cleared my conscience of what happened (the pickoff) in the World Series. It gave me assurance that I can play at this level." In 18 at-bats in the NLCS, Wong hit .278/.316/.833. He clubbed two big home runs for the team during the series.
While things went well at the end of the year, Wong admitted it was difficult early on. "It was tough," Wong said. "It was my first full season in the big leagues, and my first taste was definitely hard at times. Up, down, up, down. The thing that changed everything for me towards the end was my confidence kicking in."
After a stint on the disabled list, Wong said he decided to stop being nervous about his production. This enabled him to have fun, and get himself in a better rhythm.
The 24-year-old is coming off a season in which he hit .249/.292/.388 over 402 at-bats.
Kolten Wong's confidence improved after postseason surge
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/19/15) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong had quite the power display in the 2014 postseason. All seven of his postseason hits went for extra bases. He had three doubles, three home runs and one triple.
Wong's postseason power surge has his confidence up heading into 2015, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
"I think it's going to change my game and allow me to play at a different level that what I've been playing my previous years in the big leagues," Wong said. "I'm going to come in confident, confident in my abilities. and not worry about the 'what ifs?' anymore. I'm confident I can play at this level. It's time for me to fully buy into the fact that I'm a big league player."
Wong added he would like to steal 20-plus bases again and improve his batting average this season.
"At least somewhere above .249," he said, laughing. "That's definitely nothing that I'm proud of."
Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong homers in Game 4 NLCS loss
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/16/14) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 2 for 4 with a double and a solo home run in his team's 6-4 loss to the Giants in Game 4 of the NLCS Wednesday.
Wong is in the midst of a hot stretch, going 5 for 11 with two doubles, one triple, two home runs and four RBI in his last three games. His third-inning home run Wednesday put the Cardinals up 4-1, but the Giants were able to score five unanswered runs to take a 3-1 series lead. Wong has hit .280/.308/.840 with three home runs and six RBI in 25 postseason at-bats.
Kolten Wong has 20-20 potential for 2015
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(10/15/14) Kolten Wong has been a surprise power source for the Cardinals this postseason, clubbing a pair of homers to go along with two doubles and a triple in just six games. "Slugger" is not a word that has often (if ever) been used to describe the 24-year-old second baseman, but he appears to be evolving into just that.
Since July 6 (and including the postseason), Wong has hit 13 home runs over 74 games, and as I have detailed in a recent blog post, he has backed up the increase in his power numbers with dramatically higher flyball distances. Wong has already demonstrated he can swipe 20 bases in a season, and his recent homer pace shows he has a shot to complete the other end of the 20-20 equation next season, even with some regression.
I've actually projected Wong to fall four home runs short of the threshold of 20, but barring a complete reversal of his recent progress, he should be targeted by owners in all standard mixed league formats next spring.
Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong drives in two runs in Game 3 loss
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/14/14) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 2 for 4 with a double, a triple and two RBI in his team's 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Giants in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.
After the Cardinals fell behind 4-0 in the first inning, Wong put the team on the board with a two-run triple in the fourth. The two extra-base hits come one game after slugging a walkoff home run to give his team a Game 2 win. Wong has hit .238/.273/.714 with two home runs and five RBI in 21 postseason at-bats.
|2014 summary: Branded a contact hitter who may or may not hit for moderate power someday, Kolten Wong trampled all over that scouting report as a rookie. He made contact at a high rate, yes, but because of an elevated fly-ball rate, it translated more to power than batting average. It began with him hitting 11 homers in 244 at-bats after returning from a shoulder injury in early July and continued with a couple clutch homers in the postseason.|
Playing time status: The Cardinals never fully bought into Wong as their full-time second baseman in 2014, frequently sitting him against left-handed pitchers and even sending him to the minors for a spell early in the season. But it's clear they're committed to him for the long haul, having ditched his most obvious platoon partners this offseason. Especially after the playoff heroics, his role appears secure.
2015 outlook: Only 24, Wong is still finding himself in the majors, so the tradeoff between home runs and batting average hasn't completely sorted itself out. No matter where exactly he lands, though, he has the kind of well-rounded skill set Fantasy owners look for, right down to his 20 stolen bases last year. He'll probably slip outside the top 12 second basemen on Draft Day, but he's a good bet to join that group by season's end.
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