How Tall Is Kolten Wong?
Kolten Wong Stands at a height of 1.75 m.
Kolten Wong Amateur Career
Wong excelled in both baseball and football at Kamehameha Hawaii High School in Keaau, Hawaii.
Wong was a standout baseball player who batted .600 his senior year and was awarded a co-winner of the 2008 Hawaii Baseball Player of the Year award. He was also a top student.
He was selected in the 16th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins.
Wong was offered a $75,000 contract by a Twins scout, which he turned down, claiming that “with taxes, it’s not even that much.”
Wong declined to sign and instead elected to attend the University of Hawaii, where he was a member of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors baseball team.
He hit three home runs against Loyola Marymount in his freshman year (HR). In his second year, the Rainbow Warriors won the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) tournament as well as the regular-season championship.
He hit the game-tying and game-winning home runs against Louisiana Tech in the WAC tournament. Wong was named to the WAC first team three times.
He batted .341 with 11 home runs as a rookie in center field. He hit .357 with a.534 slugging percentage (SLG), .436 on-base percentage (OBP), 19 stolen bases, and 40 runs batted in during his second season (RBIs).
In 2010, he was named a CCBL All-Star and the Pat Sorenti Most Valuable Player while playing for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL).
That summer, he was third in the CCBL in slugging (.452), OBP (.426), and stolen bases (22) while making only four errors in 145 chances for a.972 fielding percentage. In 2016, Wong was inducted into the CCBL Hall of Fame.
Wong led the team in batting average (.378) and was fourth in the WAC in SLG (.560); he also was third in OBP (.492) and fourth in SLG (.560) during his junior year at Hawaii.
48 runs scored, 11 doubles, seven home runs, 23 stolen bases, and 42 bases on balls were among the other stats. Wong was selected as an All-American by Baseball America in 2011.