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Jun 01, 2011 - Jun 03, 2011     
TBD - TBA, GA
Kolten Wong
C 2B 5-9 175   L/R

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SCOUTING PROFILE: Pound for pound, there may not be a better prospect in the 2011 draft class than the 5-foot-9, 190-pound Wong. He has well-rounded skills and may have solidified his status as a potential first-rounder last summer by passing up an offer to return to Team USA’s college national team for a second season. He elected instead to play in the Cape Cod League, where he earned league MVP honors for a .341-3-11 season along with a league-best 22 stolen bases. Wong showcased polished offensive skills with a sound approach from the left side of the plate, and surprising pop for a player his size. He drove the ball hard consistently. He also became an accomplished base stealer. Moreover, he found a home defensively at second base after being destined for a utility role with Team USA. If nothing else last summer, he proved to the scouting community that he is a quality everyday second baseman for the purposes of professional baseball. Wong had been an extremely versatile player earlier in his career, and spent most of freshman season at Hawaii in center field, while earning national acclaim by hitting .341-11-52 with 11 stolen bases. After initially being tried as a catcher as a sophomore, he settled in at second base and hit a solid .357-7-40 with 19 stolen bases. But it wasn’t until last summer, playing against superior competition on the Cape, that Wong’s game truly came together. He became a top-of-the-order catalyst, capable of making things happen offensively with his scrappy approach. More than just a tough out, he showed a very professional, well-rounded approach to hitting. He had surprising pop in his small, but powerful frame. He was adept at using the whole field, and equally proficient at playing small ball and dropping down a bunt as going deep. Though not blessed with blazing speed, Wong is aggressive on the bases and has excellent base-running instincts. But he made his biggest strides defensively and found a legitimate home at second base. He has continued to make steady subtle improvements at the position this spring, making all the routine plays, turning the double play more efficiently and generally taking better angles on balls. All the while, Wong has continued to become more of a force at the plate and led Hawaii in batting (.390), home runs (6), RBIs (35) and stolen bases (17), and almost every offensive category in early May. If Wong is selected in the first round in June, as expected, he would become just the third first-rounder produced by the University of Hawaii—and the first native Hawaiian to hold that distinction as the two previous first-round picks (Mike Campbell in 1985, Mark Johnson in 1996) were products of U.S. mainland high schools. Projected Draft Position: First round / top 15-25 picks. --ALLAN SIMPSON




Jan 11, 2008 - Jan 13, 2008   PG Gold  9
Oahu Sports Park - Honolulu, HI
Kolten Wong
C 2B 5-9 175   L/R

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Kolten Wong is a 2008 C/2B with a 5'9", 175 lb frame from Hilo, HI who attends Kamehameha School. He has a very athletic build with good strength. Kolten is a very talented player who is a stud at the plate. He has a lightning quick bat with plus power and a sweet left handed swing. He is very short to the ball and long through the zone with a very attacking swing. Wong also showed his speed by running a 6.84 60 and a 4.41 from home to first base. Behind the plate, he stays low and has a quick arm action with good arm strength. He popped a 1.87 and threw 75 as well while not cheating a bit and his throws were right online. Wong is a good looking young player who projects more as an infielder or outfielder because of his speed and arm strength.
PG Grade 9.5




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Kolten Wong C 2008 Hawaii Showcase Tournament
Kolten Wong 60 2008 Hawaii Showcase Tournament
Kolten Wong Hitting 2008 Hawaii Showcase Tournament
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Jul 03, 2007 - Jul 09, 2007   ABD Bulldogs  
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Kolten Wong
C 2B 5-9 170   L/R

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Jun 15, 2007 - Jun 17, 2007   White  9
St. Xavier HS - Cincinnati, OH
Kolten Wong
C 2B 5-9 170   L/R

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Kolten Wong is a 2008 C/2B/OF with a 5'9'', 170 lb. frame from Hilo, HI who attends Kamehameha School. He has a short, compact build with good present strength. Wong has swung between catcher and second base and played mostly catcher in Cincinnati. His tools and actions are better suited for second base, where he has good quickness and speed (6.88 in the 60), and we are told that is the position that he is going to play in college. Wong's left handed bat will play well at either premium defensive position. He hits from a balanced coil at the plate with very quick hands and a pull type of approach. For much of the showcase Wong seemed to be content to make contact and didn't elevate his bat speed and ability to drive the ball like we've seen frequently in the past. When Wong stepped up against 6-8 Kyle Long and his 94-96 mph fastball, we saw the true Wong, though. He was unfazed by the velocity and showed the bat speed we knew he had, along with the aggressiveness. Wong's bat plays and he has an aggressive ballplayer's approach to the game. He has a verbal commitment to U. Hawaii.
PG Grade 9.0




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Kolten Wong Hitting 2007 National Showcase
Kolten Wong 60 2007 National Showcase
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Jan 13, 2007 - Jan 15, 2007   PG Green  6
Kaimuki HS - Honolulu, HI
Kolten Wong
C 2B 5-8 170   L/R

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Kolten Wong is a 2008 C/2B/OF with a 5'8'', 170 lb. frame from Hilo HI, who attends Kamehameha School. Selected as the #1 Top Prospect at this event. We have seen Wong a few times now and are convinced that he is one of the finest hitters in the nation in the '08 high school class. He combines the ability to hit for average and power, despite his size. He is a small package of dynamite with the bat in his hands and handles wood very well. The pullside is where his power plays most frequently and it can be prodigious at times. What is really impressive is Wong's ability to hammer hard line drives into the left center gap. His hand speed is extremely fast and he can handle a stiff fastball, yet he also stays back on offspeed stuff. He really is a polished young hitter, though he does get a little overaggressive at times. That can be dialed back. Wong not only is an impact bat, but is also a base stealer with the ability to accelerate out of the box and between the bases. Defensively he will show sub 2.0 in-game pop times and has strong hands that serve him well as a receiver. However, his feel for catching is still being developed. It would appear that his best future position is at 2nd base, where his athleticism plays really well. Wong is good around the bag and plays free and easy in the field, and looks to be having more fun when at 2nd base than when catching. In any case, he a major impact player.
PG Grade 9.5




Jan 07, 2006 - Jan 08, 2007   Steel  8
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Kolten Wong
C 2B 5-8 165   L/R

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Kolten Wong is a 2008 C/OF from Kamehameha HS, residing in Hilo, HI with a 5'8" 165 lb. frame. Named to the Top Prospect Team, Wong has an athletic and compact body type with strength. At the catcher position he is an above average athlete. Wong starts with a slightly open stance and is an aggressive hitter. He made consistently loud contact during BP and the games. His hands work well during his swing and he is able to easily get to the pull side with his quick bat. Not only can Wong get to the pull side when pitched inside, he stays inside the ball, allowing him to keep balls fair and also allowing his bat to stay in the zone. Wong lashes aggressively at ball and he flashes gap power. Overall, Wong has a good feel for hitting and good bat control. With his line drive power it is conceivable to imagine him hitting anywhere in the line-up and being productive for the team. At the catcher position Wong can be a quick thrower. In one game he threw out a runner with an accurate 2.14 throw to second base. That time is not a great time yet, but he has the hands and arm to lower that toward 2.0 with a little more footwork coaching. Wong's back foot stays put as he moves out of the crouch and he produces very little wasted movement. He is strong enough with enough quick twitchiness to suggest that he can explode out of the crouch and master the fundametals of replacing his feet as opposed to simply using the catch, step, throw method. Wong's hands and his exchange work well and he has good body control. His arm is accurate and he reacts well to the speed of the game. As a receiver Wong shows promise and with some slight adjustments and continued repetitions he can be an average college receiver. Wong is a talented young player with some speed (6.97 60, 4.40 home to first), strong offensive ability from the left side, and the added dimension of possibly being able to play multiple positions, including catcher. He is a strong follow for most D1 programs.
PG Grade 8.0