Wong named NL rookie of the month

Kolten Wong / AP
Kolten Wong / AP

It was quite the turnaround for a guy who started the month in the minor leagues.

This morning, former University of Hawai’i All-American Kolten Wong was named as May’s National League Rookie of the Month.

Since his May 14th call-up back to the Cardinals, Wong hit .333 with 4 doubles, 6 runs batted in, and 4 stolen bases in just 13 games.

Wong was sent down to AAA Memphis on April 27th to fine tune his swing, where he hit a robust .344. After his promotion, he has exploded into what the Cardinals were visioning when they selected him 22nd overall in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft, going 17-52.

Overall, Wong is hitting .268 with 11 RBI in 123 at-bats in 2014.

UPDATE: After being named NLROM this morning, Wong his first career home run, a grand slam, this afternoon against the Royals.

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