Description: Second baseman Kolten Wong will make his debut Friday night, batting sixth and playing second base. Matt Carpenter will play at third base and David Freese is not in the starting lineup.
Insight: The 21-year-old Wong was the 22nd overall pick in the 2011 draft. He hit .303 with 10 HR, 45 RBI, 68 runs and 20 SB at Triple-A Memphis. If Wong proves to be a ballplayer, Freese could be the odd-man out.
5/25/2012 9:10:00 PM
Description: Second baseman Kolten Wong, the No. 100 overall prospect on MLB.com, hit .452 with two homers and seven RBIs in seven games with Double-A Springfield last week.
Insight: The 21-year-old Wong was the 22nd overall pick in the 2011 draft. He hit .335 at Class A Quad Cities last season and he's done more of the same at Double-A this season, batting .331, second to Royals prospect Wil Myers, who was recently promoted to Triple-A. The Cardinals don't exactly have a long-term solution at second base, so keep Wong in mind if he continues to excel in the minors.