Found August 16, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
The St.Louis Cardinals have announced that they will promote second baseman Kolten Wong before Friday’s contest with the Chicago Cubs. Wong is currently enjoying success for the Cardinals Triple A affiliate Memphis Redbirds where he is hitting .306 in 463 plate appearances thus far this season. Wong has also chipped in with 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases for the Redbirds but he doesn’t project to be a consistent home run threat at the major league level. Wong was ranked by Baseball America as the 84th best prospect in baseball prior to the 2013 season. Wong owns a career batting average of .301, .365 OBP, .811 OPS, 24 home runs and 50 stolen bases in 280 minor league contests between three levels. In 3 minor league seasons Wong has only played second base on the defensive side and sports a .972 fielding percentage. The Cardinals announced the move via Twitter after Wong’s alma mater University of Hawaii tweeted the news. It is rumored the Cardinals will option outfielder Adron Cha...
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