By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
March 7, 2011
When a guy with five tools who plays in Hawaii gets to the mainland and so close to the airport that you hear the jets taking off, you can be sure to see a ton of scouts in town.
Another thing that amuses me is the notion that somehow, the guy is hidden because he plays in Hawaii. Really? Where were you during the Cape? If people asked me what do you think of this guy, I’d say, want to see what a first rounder looks like?
In a draft where multi-tool position players are hard to come by, Kolten Wong is a rarity – a left-handed hitting second baseman with plus offensive potential. Don’t let the body fool you. The former high school running back has a low center of gravity and is powerfully built through the shoulders, hips and thighs. But that doesn’t make him stiff. Wong has a very live body, which he shows if you keep your eyes open.