Kolten Wong named as MLB.com’s top 2B prospect

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong has been named as the top prospect at second base by MLB.com

Oct 27, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong (16) warms up prior to game four of the MLB baseball World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports


Wong was one of three holdovers from last year to be in the top ten. He is one of two Cardinals expected to be included in the MLB.com Top Ten Prospects By Position. The other being outfielder Oscar Taveras, who will likely be included when the outfielders are announced on Wednesday.

MLB Pipeline says of Wong:

An advanced hitter coming out of Hawaii in 2011, Wong made quick work of the Minor Leagues. He made his big league debut in 2013 and earned a spot on the Cardinals’ World Series roster. He has solid all-around tools, and his quick swing allows him to make consistent, hard contact to all fields. He is just about ready to take over a full-time spot in the Cardinals’ lineup.

Don’t let his batting average at the major league level fool you. True, he didn’t hit as well as advertised but I expect that we’ll see the complete Wong with a full season of playing at the level.

Along with the newly acquired Peter Bourjos, Wong should add some speed to this year’s lineup. Wong had 50 stolen bases in the minors, where he was caught stealing 17 times

Topics: St Louis Cardinals

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