St. Louis Cardinal Kolten Wong has been named the second baseman on MLB.com's All-Prospect Team for 2013, as selected by both Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis.
Now with St. Louis, the 22-year-old logged a line of .303/.369/.466 at Triple-A Memphis while stealing 20 bases. Wong edged out other high profile second base candidates Nick Franklin, Delino DeShields and Eddie Rosario.
Became a Cardinal
Selected in the first round, 22nd overall, in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Signing announced June 25, 2011 for $1.3 million.
Wong had an impressive debut at Class A, meeting expectations with the bat and being better than advertised with the glove. He posted a line of .335/.401/.510 with five home runs and 25 RBI. Wong stole nine bases in 14 attempts while drawing 21 walks and striking out only 24 times.
Led Hawaii in almost every offensive category during the 2011 season, including average (.378), slugging (.560), on-base percentage (.492), hits (79), RBI (53) and home runs (7). Stole 23 bases during the season and led the club with 27 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games. During the Western Athletic Conference tournament, Wong hit .412 (7-for-17) with one home run and five RBI and was named the WAC tournament MVP in 2010, as he helped Hawaii to their first title since 1992.
Previously selected by Minnesota in the 16th round of the 2008 draft.
The Cardinals organization and The Cardinal Nation Minor League Player of the Year: 2013
The Cardinal Nation Memphis Redbirds Player of the Year: 2013
MLB Futures Game: 2012, 2013
The Cardinal Nation and Cardinals organization Player of the Month: May 2013
The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com 2013 Top Cardinals Prospect #6
Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Showcase, All-Prospect Team: 2012
Texas League mid-season, post-season All-Star: 2012
Texas League Player of the Week: 05/14-20/12
The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com 2012 Top Cardinals Prospect #4
The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Rookie Player of the Year: 2011