Leading into the trade deadline many experts expected the Brewers to add a piece or two to their offense. However, David Stearns expressed how they liked the group they had. The Brewers used the deadline to boost the bullpen and failed to add a bat to the team. However, since the All-Star break, the Brewers’ offense has been very productive. A big reason for the post-All-Star break success is Kolten Wong’s improvement.
How Good has Kolten Wong Been?
In the first half of the season, Kolten Wong was really struggling. He spent time on the IL and had to adjust to hitting in a new spot in the batting order. Additionally, he was not his usual self on defense. However, in the second half, he has put a surge into the Brewers’ offense.
- 60 AB
- 13 Runs
- 22 Hits
- 9 XBH
- 9 RBI
- 6 BB
Since the break, Wong has improved his OPS from .695 to .757 and is getting the timely hits the Brewers have been missing. The Brewers’ offense is going to need Wong’s good play at the plate to continue in order to keep pace with the Cardinals in a tight NL Central race.
In the first half, many fans were looking for the Brewers to trade Kolten Wong. His production at the plate had not been good, and he wasn’t a superstar defender like he had been in 2021. Kolten Wong is a gold glove second baseman but had committed nine errors in the first half after committing only two the previous season. Since the break, Wong is starting to look like his old self making plenty of flashy plays and playing much cleaner defense.
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