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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||500.00||16.00||.260||61.00||70.00||25.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cincinnati||11||5||0|| .462|| .545|| .455|
|vs Fiers (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||22||6||0|| .370|| .364|| .273|
|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' Matheny on Kolten Wong: 'I want him to be aggressive'
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/16/15) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong committed a pair of errors as the team lost its home opener Monday, and while manager Mike Matheny said he was fine with the infielder taking "ownership" of his misplays, he doesn't want it to affect Wong's style of play, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
"We don’t need him to be a superman out there. He just needs to be the player that he’s continuing to become," Matheny said. "I want him to be aggressive. We’ve been preaching that on the basepaths. We’ve been preaching that at the plate. And most certainly defensively. He’s an exciting player who can make exciting plays. Don’t back off the throttle."
Wong came back Wednesday to strand six runners while going 0 for 4 at the plate, but he didn't make any miscues in the field.
"Consistency is really the thing that he is going to need," Matheny said. "He’s got plenty of an arm. Turns it as good as anybody at second base. That aggressive nature that he does have means he can cut down a lot of distance on both sides. Those are things not everybody who plays that position has."
Wong has hit .227/.357/.273 with one RBI, one stolen base and five run scored in 22 at-bats.
Cardinals' Kolten Wong racks up five hits in series vs. Reds
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/13/15) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 5 for 11 with one walk and one RBI as the Cardinals took two of three games against the Reds this weekend.
Wong was just 0 for 6 with one stolen base in his first two games but delivered in each of his three games against the Reds to bump his batting average to .294. He's batted seventh or eighth in each of his team's first five games.
Cardinals' Kolten Wong not concerned about spring slump
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/30/15) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is having a slow spring, but he's focusing on the work, instead of the results.
"I kind of take the positives out of everything. I see that I have been hitting balls hard. I'm doing the little things right and getting myself ready. That's the most important thing -- making sure I get my swing ready for Opening Day," Wong said, per MLB.com.
Wong was hitless in his first nine at bats of the spring and is hitting .147 with one RBI in 34 at bats.
Cardinals' Kolten Wong on 2B job: 'This is my starting position'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/18/15) With no clear backup, Kolten Wong acknowledged he's the Cardinals' full-time second baseman this season, as expected, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
"This is my starting position and now it's all about putting in the work to get ready for it," Wong said. "Them having more confidence in me has given me more confidence in myself. I'm able to relax and play the game and even though I'm not succeeding as much as I'd like, I'm still able to learn how to get right for myself."
Wong, 24, finished 2014 with a slash line of 249/.292/.388 with 12 homers and 42 RBI over 402 at-bats in his first full season in the majors. He has a career .236/.280/.360 slash line in 145 games.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/18/15||CIN||2:15 pm||Homer Bailey|
|4/19/15||CIN||8:05 pm||Mike Leake|
|4/21/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Gio Gonzalez|
|4/22/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Doug Fister|
|4/23/15||@ WAS||4:05 pm||Max Scherzer|
|4/24/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Matt Garza|
|4/25/15||@ MIL||7:10 pm||Wily Peralta|