Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Kolten Wong could help the Colorado Rockies
Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Kolten Wong could help the Colorado Rockies, especially because they need an infielder.
Wong, 31, did suffer from a nagging calf issue in his his first season with the Brewers last year, as he missed nearly 50 games due to three separate stints due to the calf strain. However, in 116 games, Wong had 32 doubles, 14 homers, and 50 RBI with a slash line of .272/.335/.447 and an OPS+ of 108. He had an rWAR of 3.3.
In 2020, he played with the Cardinals and his power numbers plummeted but he still had a good season. He hit .265/.350/.326 with only seven extra-base hits among his 48 hits. That’s why his OPS+ was only 90. However, he still had an rWAR of 1.3.
In 2019, he hit .285/.361/.423 with 25 doubles, 11 homers, and 59 RBI in 148 games. He had an OPS+ of 108, an rWAR of 5.1, and he came in 20th in NL MVP votes.
In each of the last three seasons, part of the reason why his rWAR has been so high is because of his defense. He has had 28 Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) at second base and he also had 13 more DRS in 2018. He also won a Gold Glove in both 2019 and 2020.
The Brewers could look to trade Wong since he is entering the final guaranteed year of his contract. He is owed $8.5 million in 2022 and there’s a $10 million team option for him for 2023.