The St. Louis Cardinals plan to promote Kolten Wong, the team's first-round draft pick in 2011, on Friday. Wong has been viewed as the team's second baseman of the future, but the emergence of All-Star Matt Carpenter this season has created a bit of a roadblock for Wong with the Cardinals. John Mozeliak, Cardinals general manager,said on Thursday that this is a "message" to the team to improve both offensively and defensively. The Cardinals aren't likely to promote their top prospect to have him sit on the bench. At Triple-A Memphis this season, Wong batted .303 with 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Fantasy owners should expect that type of production from him moving forward. The question remains how much playing time Wong will receive as the Cardinals continue to try to catch the NL-Central leading Pirates.
Alfonso Soriano is putting on his own show on Broadway this week in the Bronx for Yankee fans. A night after going 3-for-6 with two home runs and six RBI, Soriano had an even better night against Jered Weaver and the Angels on Wednesday. Soriano went 3-for-3 with two more home runs and seven RBI, including a grand slam in the first inning. He added a solo home run and a two-run double and he drew a walk. Soriano is known for his hot streaks and his long droughts at the plate, but by collecting 13 RBI in the past two games of this series, Soriano became just one of three players to have at least six RBI in consecutive games. Enjoy this ride fantasy owners, but don't be surprised if an 0-15 slump for Soriano is right around that corner.