MLB Draft Scouting Report: Kolten Wong

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of a player's amateur career. As part of our draft coverage here at, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at college infielder, Kolten Wong.

Name: Kolten Wong
Position: 2B
School: Hawaii
Height: 5-foot-9
Weight: 180
Bats/Throws: L/R

Events Scouted: Cape Cod League

Kolten Wong, 2B, Hawaii from Frankie Piliere on Vimeo.

Physical Description

Wong has a smallish frame and is maybe a shade under his listed height. However, he is built strongly, particularly in his frame lower half. He's a good athlete and should have no problem maintaining his body over the years.


Kolten Wong is the owner of one of the most compact left-handed swings in the draft class. He makes consistent contact and knows how to shoot the ball to all parts of the field. He has mostly a two-handed back swing, and because of that he keeps his front shoulder in for a long time and reacts to off-speed pitches well.


While not a major power threat down the road, Wong does have some surprising pop to his pull side considering his lack of size. He has some lift in his swing when he picks a pitch to drive and has no problem generating power to right or right center field. He's capable of hitting 15-20 homers in the big leagues.


He has about a tick above average speed and he could steal some bases in the big leagues. He's a good base runner, and goes first to third particularly well.


There's some question about what position Wong will play. The best spot appears to be second base but he has the versatility to play almost anywhere on the diamond, including the outfield. He won't hurt the team in any of these spots.


There's not a singular tool that jumps out about Wong, but the total package is outstanding. He'll hit, hit with some average home run power, and can play a solid second base at the big league level. Wong makes a lot of contact and would be an excellent number two hitter in the Major Leagues.

Draft Projection: First Round, 20-30

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