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Kolten Wong

Kolten Wong

2B - FA
Age: 30College: HawaiiBats: LThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #178
Best / Worst #97 / #211
ADP #396




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Kolten Wong Rumor: STL interested in bringing back Wong

Free agent Kolten Wong is still a priority for the St. Louis Cardinals. They "maintain interest in bringing" him back, despite declining his $12.5 million option back in November, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Fantasy Impact

Heyman added that the option decline was more about the price than anything and that the Cards still like him. Wong put up a .265/.350/.326 batting line to along with one home run, 16 RBI, and five stolen bases over 181 at-bats in 2020. He also took home his second-consecutive gold glove. The Cardinals are the only team Wong has ever known and they have a good shot to bring him back.

Jon Mathisen4 weeks ago
Kolten Wong could become Blue Jays' top 2B priority

Jon Morosi of reports Kolten Wong could become the Blue Jays' top priority among free-agent second baseman if DJ LeMahieu returns to the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact

Toronto is certainly interested in LeMahieu, but many in the industry expect him to return to New York. Wong has received interest from several clubs, as his defense at the keystone is as good as it gets. The Blue Jays are known to be looking to spend after an encouraging 2020 season.

Kolten Wong 'not closing the door' on Cardinals reunion

Free agent 2B Kolten Wong told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that he is "not closing the door" on returning to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact

Wong adds that he has already been contacted by six teams since the Cardinals declined his $12.5 million option for 2021. The 30-year-old had a down year at the plate in 2020 but his track record shouldn't be overshadowed by such a small sample size. Additionally, Wong is one of the very best defensive infielders in baseball these days.

Kolten Wong has $12.5 million club option declined

The Cardinals declined Kolten Wong's $12.5 million option for 2021.

Fantasy Impact

Wong had an underwhelming year at the plate this past summer, hitting .265 with one homer and a .676 OPS in 53 games. The Cardinals are reportedly still interested in keeping him in St. Louis, however. Wong still has a lot of defensive value to offer as a starting second baseman.

Kolten Wong drives in four in Game 2 on Thursday

Kolten Wong went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the Cardinals 11-9 loss to the Padres on Thursday in Game 2 of their Wild Card series.

Fantasy Impact

Wong only hit one home run during the regular season but he took Zach Davies deep for a two-run shot in the second inning to put St. Louis up 4-0. He picked up two more RBI later in the game with a ground out and a sacrifice fly. The 29-year old will continue to set the table for the Cards offense in Game 3 on Friday.

Jon Mathisen17 weeks ago
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