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Productivity of Kolten Wong


Last 30 Days

Player
R
HR
RBI
SB
AVG
Player A12180.274
Player B81105.310

Okay, here’s what we know: Player B is overall more productive than Player A.  Even more so when you consider that Player A has had 106 at bats vs. only 58 at-bats for Player B, meaning Player B’s counted stats are coming at a much more rapid clip. So, who are these players?

Player
AB
H
R
HR
RBI
SB
AVG
Dustin Pedroia1062912180.274
Kolten Wong581881105.310

Now I am not suggesting that you drop Dustin Pedroia in favor of Kolten Wong, especially with the shoulder injury that Wong is currently dealing with.  However, if Wong is cleared to go and resumes hitting like he has been, he is a VERY nice 2B option, as even in the shallowest of leagues 2B is still fairly thin.

So even if you have a solid 2B — Dustin Pedroia, Robinson Cano, Jason Kipnis, Daniel Murphy — Wong should still be on your radar. If you have the roster space to add him without losing a valuable piece, then you can pick him up and shop a 2B for a more needed position. You certainly could have bigger problems than 2B depth.

Furthermore, I think Wong is legit.  He has been a highly touted prospect, he plays for a great organization that consistently sees its home grown guys succeed, and all the numbers point to a solid fantasy producer. He is easily a Top-10 fantasy 2B rest of season, although his full Cardinals season pace doesn’t quite match the Last 30 Games numbers we saw above.

AB
H
R
HR
RBI
SB
AVG
4891294935722.264

However with his pick up in production and that said production landing him second in a pretty solid lineup, he should be better than those conservative stats.

All in all, I like Kolten Wong rest of season. In fact, with his slight shoulder injury, I would even take a stab at trading low for him right now. If I needed to give up Ben Zobrist, Martin Prado, or Chase Utley to do so, I would do it.

Some of the other 2B’s I would not trade straight up for him, but that may change with another couple weeks of his current production. The thing with Kolten Wong is that he is owned in less than 40% of leagues, so if you are in one of those league and can snatch him up without giving up something worthwhile in a trade, he is a no-brainer add!

With roughly 100 games left on most teams’ schedules, it is time to really assess your team and find that spark that your teams needs to make a run, and Wong can help do that. He is far too productive to be left in free agency.

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