Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
2015 Draft Prep Guide
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
16 Kolten Wong 2B
Height/Weight: 5-9/185 | Birthdate: 10/10/1990 | Birthplace: Hilo, HI | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: St. Louis | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 97/89 | Average Draft Position: 162.46
STL

Latest Updates

 

Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong drives in two RBI in win over Mets


(5/21/2015) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 3 for 5 and drove in two RBI in his team's 9-0 win over the Mets on Wednesday.

Wong scored the first run of the game on a first-inning double by Jhonny Peralta. He then singled in runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

"That's us clicking on all cylinders," Wong said.

Wong has hit .311/.358/.473 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 148 at-bats. 


Kolten Wong back in leadoff spot, Matt Adams at cleanup for Cards


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) With Peter Bourjos resting after facing left-hander Jonathon Niese, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny inserted second baseman Kolten Wong back in the leadoff spot Wednesday night against the Mets.

With Wong back in the leadoff spot, Matheny moved Randal Grichuk to the eighth spot. Matt Adams also returned to the lineup and is batting cleanup against Bartolo Colon and the Mets.

Wong is hitting .339 (21 for 62) with four homers and 13 RBI over his last 16 games. Adams is hitting .105 (4 for 38) with nine strikeouts over his last 13 games played.


Peter Bourjos out of Cards' lineup Monday, Randal Grichuk gets CF nod


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/18/2015) Center fielder Peter Bourjos is not in the Cardinals' lineup Monday in New York against the Mets, as the recently activated (back) Randal Grichuk will get the start in center, batting eighth. 

Grichuk began the season on the Cards' Opening Day roster but was shelved April 24 with a lower back strain. He was activated May 16 and is 2 for 5 since his return. 

Bourjos is hitting .160 (4 for 25) over his last eight games.

With Bourjos out of the lineup, second baseman Kolten Wong moves up to hit leadoff for just the third time this season.

"We'll keep feeling our way through it and hopefully somebody will take advantage of it, or nightly, somebody will take advantage of it," manager Mike Matheny said to MLB.com. "We have to find that good mix."


Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong crushes go-ahead home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 1 for 3 at the plate in St. Louis' 2-1 win over the Tigers on Sunday.

Wong did his damage in the sixth inning with the game tied at 1. Wong crushed an Alfredo Simon offering over the right field wall for a solo home run, his fifth of the season.

"I just had an idea what was coming," Wong said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He attacked Carp, Heyward and (Matt Adams) the same way. He started going with the splitter early. He didn’t show me a single fastball my first two at-bats, so I went up there and was guessing for a fastball. If he'd thrown a splitter, I'd start battling after that, I wanted to go up there being ready for a fastball just in case.

"I was just looking to drive something in the gaps. I know if I hit something good I have the power to hit one out. I don't try to do too much, just put a good swing on pitches I know I can drive and get something going. I just wanted to get in scoring position somehow."

Wong isn't worrying about his move toward the bottom of the order.

"Not really," he said. "Obviously being the first batter is different, but any other position throughout the lineup, it doesn't really matter to me where I'm hitting. Wherever Mike puts me (I'm fine). I'm not a guy who's going to want to hit in one position. I know I can hit anywhere in the lineup and help produce."

Wong is now hitting .311 with 18 RBI in 132 at- bats this season.


Cardinals' Kolten Wong slugs fourth home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 1 for 3 with a walk and a two-run home run in his team's 4-3 loss to the Pirates Sunday.

The Cardinals fell behind after just one inning, but Wong was able to briefly tie the game with his sixth-inning home run. It was his second home run in the last three games and his third during his current eight-game hitting streak.

Wong has hit .336/.380/.518 with four home runs, 17 RBI and three stolen bases in 110 at-bats.


Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong drives in three runs during Friday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 3 for 5 at the plate with three RBI during Friday's 8-5 win over the Pirates.

Wong's biggest hit came in the seventh inning when he hit a three-run home run off Arquimedes Caminero. Wong has hit safely in the last six games and is 13 for 22 during that span with two home runs and eight RBI. He is now batting .340 on the season.


Cardinals sit Jon Jay, Matt Adams, Kolten Wong vs. lefty


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay, first baseman Matt Adams and second baseman Kolten Wong are out of the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Cubs and lefty Jon Lester.

Jay has made six straight starts in the leadoff spot but will cede the top of the order to Peter Bourjos Wednesday. Adams was also on the bench in the team's recent two games against lefty starters Saturday and Monday, and he'll sit for a third time in the last five games in favor of Mark Reynolds. Wong has started 24 of the team's 26 games at second base but will sit for the second time in a four-game span.

The Cardinals are favorites (-119) at home against the Cubs Wednesday, per VegasInsider.com.


Kolten Wong goes 3 for 4 in Cardinals' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 3 for 4 and drove in a run in Tuesday's win over the Cubs. 

Wong scored twice, hit his fifth double of the year and reached 11 RBI on the season. He's now hitting .323.  


Carpenter, Wong in Cards' lineup for Monday; Molina out


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/4/2015) Although he exited Sunday's game with light headness, third basman Matt Carpenter is in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Monday, batting second.

Kolten Wong received a rest and was not in Sunday's lineup for the Cards but returns Monday, playing second base and batting seventh.

Struggling catcher Yadier Molina, who's been dealing with knee soreness, will not start Monday as Tony Cruz gets the nod at catcher and will hit eighth.

Cardinals' Kolten Wong smacks walk-off home run Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 3 for 4 at the plate in St. Louis' 3-2 win over the Pirates in 14 innings on Sunday.

Wong stepped in the box in the 14th after going 2 for 3 to start the game. Wong then lifted a 1-1 pitch from Radhames Liz over the right field wall for a solo home run to win the game, his second of the season.

"I didn't want to bloop something in or anything like that," Wong said to the Associated Press. "I wanted to drive something and either score myself or get in scoring position." 

Wong boosted his average to .294 with eight RBI in 85 at-bats this season.


Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter exits game with 'light headness'


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/3/2015) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter left Sunday's game against the Pirates with light headness, the team has announced.

Carpenter was 1 for 3 with a home run before exiting.

Kolten Wong subsequently entered the game at second base and Peter Kozma, who started at second, moved over to third.

Cardinals' Kolten Wong out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.

Wong is getting his first break from the starting lineup in more than two weeks Sunday, with Pete Kozma filling in and batting eighth. Wong has hit .272/.322/.383 with one home run, seven RBI and two stolen bases in 81 at-bats.

The Cardinals are favorites (-142) against the Pirates Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Cardinals' Kolten Wong homers, drives in three runs Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 7-5 win over the Nationals Wednesday.

Wong smacked a two-run home run in the second inning to help build a lead that stretched to 5-0 by the top of the third, but the Nationals were able to score five runs in the bottom of the third to even the score. The second baseman then broke the tie with an RBI double in the eighth inning before the Cardinals tacked on another run in the ninth.

"He’s an exciting player. Every aspect of the game," manager Mike Matheny said after the game, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "We want to see him constantly pushing to show that. And looking for opportunities to show that. And when he does, man, it’s special. When you’re having one of those days go ahead and shine."

Wong had been struggling with the bat coming into the Nationals series, but back-to-back three-hit games have boosted his line to .325/.396/.475 to go with one home run, five RBI and two stolen bases in 40 at-bats.


Pete Kozma replace Kolten Wong in Cardinals' Saturday lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is not in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.

Pete Kozma will start at second base and bat eighth.


Pete Kozma starts for Kolten Wong in Cardinals' lineup on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is not in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds. 

Pete Kozma will start at second base and bat eighth. 


Cardinals' Matheny on Kolten Wong: 'I want him to be aggressive'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) 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
(4/13/2015) 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' Jhonny Peralta batting cleanup vs. Cubs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is batting cleanup for Sunday's season opener against the Cubs.

Peralta took just 74 of his 560 at-bats from the fourth spot in the lineup last season but will fill the role in the team's regular-season debut.

The full Cardinals lineup: 3B Matt Carpenter, RF Jason Heyward, LF Matt Holliday, SS Peralta, 1B Matt Adams, C Yadier Molina, 2B Kolten Wong, CF Jon Jay, SP Adam Wainwright.


Cardinals' Kolten Wong not concerned about spring slump


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) 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
(3/18/2015) 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.


Cardinals' Kolten Wong taking things slower in spring training this year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong knew he was pushing things too hard last year. This season, he just wants to enjoy things a bit more and make sure he's focusing on the correct things, reports MLB.com.

"I've gone about it with the focus of having fun," Wong said on Saturday. "Last year, Spring Training really wasn't that enjoyable for me. I was pressing so hard, trying to do so much to make the team. This year, fortunately, I'm slated to be the second baseman, so it's a little more relaxing and fun coming out here getting ready for the season."

Manager Mike Matheny thinks Wong is ready to take on an everyday starter role.

"The confidence is there," Matheny said. "I think he has taken away some of the doubt about whether he can be an everyday player at this level, and he needed last year to prove that to himself. … We want them [the players] to feel free, free to go out and push. I think that's where he is right now."


Cardinals' Wong using postseason success as confidence booster


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) 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
(1/19/2015) 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
(10/16/2014) 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
(10/15/2014) 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.