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Dodgers Prospect News: Catcher Connor Wong Named Player of the Month

Wong is the third Dodger to receive the award this season

Connor Wong and Jeter Downs at the 2019 Cal League All-Star Game. Photo Credit: Tim Rogers/Dodgers Nation

Dodgers’ catching prospect Connor Wong has been named an Uncle Ray’s Player of the Month Award recipient for the month of August.

Wong, 23, joins Devin Mann and Niko Hulsizer, who was traded to the Rays, as the Dodgers who have received the honor this season.

The award is given monthly to the top minor leaguer in each of the 10 leagues. He is the recipient for the Texas League since he is currently with the Tulsa Drillers, the double-A affiliate of the Dodgers.

In August, Wong led the Texas League in batting average (.412), hits (40), total bases (72), home runs (9), RBI (26), on-base percentage (.463), slugging percentage (.742), and OPS (1.205). From Aug. 16-27, Wong had an 11-game hitting streak with seven multi-hit games. He posted 13 multi-hit games during the month.

This season, he is hitting .281/.336/.541 with 24 home runs and 84 RBIs over 423 at-bats between double-A and single-A.

Wong was drafted by the Dodgers in the third round of the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Houston. He is currently their 28th ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

Written by Blake Williams

I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Journalism from Los Angeles Pierce College and now I'm working towards my Bachelor's at Cal State University, Northridge. I'm currently the managing editor for the Roundup News and a writer for Dodgers Nation. Around the age of 12, I fell in love with baseball and in high school, I realized my best path to working in baseball was as a writer, so that's the path I followed. I also like to bring an analytics viewpoint to my work and I'm always willing to help someone understand them since so many people have done the same for me. Thanks for reading!

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  1. The catching depth of the Dodgers is amazing. I wonder if they can trade a catching prospect for a lights out lefty reliever next year if they cannot find one in the organization?

    I wonder if they plan to play Will Smith at 3rd eventually as some of the other catchers come up? Turner has one more year on his contract.

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