Kolten Kaha Wong was born on October 10, 1990, he is an American professional baseball second baseman from Hilo, Hawaii. He plays for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He previously played for the St. Louis Cardinals. He made his MLB debut in 2013. Wong bats left-handed and throw right-handed. Wong starred in baseball at Kamehameha Hawaii High School and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The St. Louis Cardinals selected Wong in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft and promoted him to the major leagues two years later.
He was named the National League Rookie of the Month for May 2014. In the 2020 offseason, the Cardinals declined Wong’s player option for the 2021 season, making him a free agent for the first time in his career. He then signed with Milwaukee.
On March 28, 2019, Wong hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat of the season against the Milwaukee Brewers and hit another later in the game.
Wong finished his 2019 regular season slashing .285/.361/.423 with 11 home runs, 59 RBIs, and 24 stolen bases over 148 games. He led the major leagues in bunt hits (11).
On defense, he had a 14 Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) rating, the best in the major leagues among second basemen. He was nominated for a Gold Glove for the second straight season and won the award for the first time in his career.