• Full name Kolten Kaha Wong
  • Born 10/10/1990 in Hilo, HI
  • Profile Ht.: 5'7" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Hawaii
  • Debut 08/16/2013
  • Drafted in the 1st round (22nd overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 (signed for $1,300,000).
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    At 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, Wong will likely be the smallest first rounder this year. What he lacks in size, he makes up for in tools, with his hitting ability standing out the most. With a compact lefthanded swing and good bat sped, Wong profiles as an above-average hitter who will spray line drives from foul pole to foul pole. He hadn't been pitched to much this year but hasn't gotten anxious or expanded the zone. He has a professional approach at the plate and a good understanding of the strike zone. He has surprising pop for his size and should hit 10-15 home runs a year as a pro. He's also willing to do the little things--he can bunt for a base hit and hit-and-run with the best of them. Wong has average speed and good instincts and is fearless on the basepaths. He's just as versatile defensively as he is with the bat. He profiles best at second base but could become a Chone Figgins type who moves around the field. He played center field as a freshman and has also started games at catcher and shortstop.

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  • Rated Best Defensive 2B in the Texas League in 2012
  • Rated Best Defensive 2B in the Midwest League in 2011

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Career Transactions

  • 2B Kolten Wong assigned to Reno Aces.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent 2B Kolten Wong to a minor league contract.
  • Seattle Mariners released 2B Kolten Wong.
  • Seattle Mariners designated 2B Kolten Wong for assignment.

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