SPRINGFIELD, MO - From Hilo to the Show. Almost. Kolten Wong will be part of the MLB's All-Star Weekend in Kansas City as a participant in the Futures All-Star Game, which highlights the best prospects in the minor leagues.
It has been a remarkable rise for Wong, who was drafted in the first round of the 2011 draft by the St Louis Cardinals.
After spending a season in rookie ball, Wong was elevated to the Cardinals AA affiliate in Springfield, Missouri. His pace hasn't slowed, as he's batting .298 with 31 RBI's and 12 stolen bases.
The Futures Game will air live on ESPN2 Sunday July 8th at 11am HT.