It comes as no surprise that Kolten Wong has been named the starting second baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals. To be honest, the big surprise was the $5.25 million they gave to Mark Ellis this off season.
We already had projected Wong for over 500 at-bats so his ranking position will not change based on this news. Wong was a career .301 hitter in the minor leagues but there’s still questions whether he’s ready for major league pitching. Wong could be a decent provider of speed as we have him projected for 22 stolen bases this season but a lack of power and projected batting average below .260 still limit his potential. He’s still a useful middle infielder in deeper leagues and with his age and limited experience, there’s always the chance he out performs the projections.