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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kolten Wong selected to Rising Stars Game in Arizona Fall League

The 2012 season has just ended, but St. Louis Cardinals second base prospect Kolten Wong is already making his case to stake a claim on the second base job for the Cardinals in 2013.

Less than a week after John Mozeliak told reporters that Wong would likely be in the mix for the starting second base position next spring, Wong was selected to participate in the Rising Stars Game, a show case that takes place during the Arizona Fall League.

Wong, who hit .287 with nine home runs, 52 RBI's, and 22 stolen bases for the Double AA Springfield Cardinals this summer, is also hitting the ball well in the Arizona Fall League too.

Wong is carrying a hot bat this fall too, hitting .321 in thirteen games played and has ten RBI's.

Wong and Springfield teammate Oscar Taveras participated in the Futures Game that took place during the 2012 All-Star weekend in Kansas City this summer.  The Rising Stars Game is just another shot for Wong to showcase his skills against other top talent.