Monday, April 25, 2016

Kolten Wong

Kolten Kaha Wong born October 10, 1990 is an American professional baseball second baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball MLB. He made his MLB debut in 2013 . He bats left-handed and throws right-handed. From Hilo, Hawaii, Wong starred in baseball at Kamehameha Hawaii High School and for the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The Cardinals selected Wong in the first round of the 2011 MLB draft, and promoted him to the major leagues two years later. He has become the Cardinals starting second baseman, and was named the National League Rookie of the Month for May 2014. He is currently signed through 2020 with a team option for 2021.On March 2, 2016, Wong agreed to a five-year extension with the Cardinals worth $25.5 million, with $12.5 million team option for 2021.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mike Leake

Michael Raymond Leake born November 12, 1987 is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball MLB. He previously played in MLB for the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants and played college baseball for Arizona State University. Leake was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Valley Center, California, the son of Chris and Sarah Leake. Both his brother and his father call him Mikey. Leake grew up as a Seattle Mariners fan and idolized Vladimir Guerrero and Nolan Ryan among others. He started playing baseball at age 5 by tagging along with his older brother everywhere to the point where Ryan complained about Mike to his parents. Chris and Sarah Leake convinced Ryan to put up with Mike and teach him how to carry himself both on and off the field.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Stephen Piscotty

Stephen Piscotty, born January 4, 1991, is a professional baseball right outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals of major league Baseball. He played college baseball for the Stanford Cardinal of Stanford University and was the St. Louis Cardinals first round selection in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut on July 21, 2015, and was the Cardinals organization Player of the Year that season. The St. Louis Cardinals promoted Piscotty to their major league roster on July 21, 2015. He made his major league debut that night as the starting left fielder against the Chicago White Sox in an 8–5 win, and singled off Carlos Rodon in his second at bat for his first hit. His sacrifice fly scored Peter Kozma on July 25 and was the only run of the game and game-winner in a 1–0 win over the Atlanta Braves for his first RBI. His first home run came at Busch Stadium on August 16 in a 6–4 loss to the Miami Marlins, and he hit his first triple the next day in a 2–1 win over the San Francisco Giants Piscotty set a career-high five RBI on August 23 against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park including his first career multi-home run game, while adding a triple.