2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Kolten Wong
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Kolten Wong to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the St. Louis Cardinals second baseman during the 2020 MLB season.
At a time when stolen bases seem scarce, fantasy owners seem to overlook Kolten Wong . He ranked seventh in the National League in steals last year with 24 along with recording the fifth best average (.342) and 11th best on-base percentage (.409) in the second half. Of course, his second half surge in average received a boost from an inflated .395 batting average on balls in play, but ignoring his 24 stolen bases and 28 attempts could be a mistake.
It’s difficult to gauge Wong due to his inconsistent totals throughout his career. With such variance, he can be tough to predict and therefore, trust. Last year, Wong appeared in 148 games with 61 runs, 11 home runs, 59 RBI and .285/.361/.423 slash line. Wong recorded an 8.6 walk percentage with a 15.1 strikeout rate. His isolated power rose to .138 and he notched an 8.1 home run per fly ball percentage, but power does not drive his appeal. In terms of plate discipline, Wong improved his Z-Contact (in the strike zone) by 3.3-percent...