Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 3/13/13
Photo credit: BeGreen90 The Minnesota Twins initially selected Kolten Wong in the 16th round of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft out of Kamehameha High School in Honolulu, Hawaii after the left-handed slugger finished his senior year batting .600 and sharing the state’s Baseball Player of the Year Award. Wong chose the college route instead and enrolled at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Wong started 178 consecutive games between his Freshman and Junior seasons at both center field and second base for the Warriors. In each of those three campaigns, the 5’ 9”, 190 pound Wong earned first-team All-WAC honors and ultimately became the 22nd overall selection of the first round in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals brass inked the first-rounder for $1.3 million and shipped him off to Quad Cities of the Midwest League (A). In 47 games, Wong slashed .335/.401/.510 with five homers, 25 RBI and nine stolen bases. He showed some fine plate discipline in his first ...
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