CBB Top 50 Countdown: Number 39 Joey Wong (Oregon State)

The CBB continues our countdown to the 2009 College Baseball season with our Top 50 players to watch. We will be providing one player each day (Monday-Saturday) until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with Junior infielder Joey Wong from Oregon State checking in at the 39th spot in our countdown. He is a 5’10 175 pound infielder from Sprague High School and Salem Oregon.

He has become the sparkplug in the Oregon State lineup since stepping on campus in the fall of 2006. He led the Oregon State Beavers to the 2007 NCAA Title by giving them solid defense and having 19 multi-hit games. He ended up finishing 2007 with a .288 average while scoring 41 runs in 67 games. In 2008, Wong actually decreased his amount of production dropping down to a batting average of .244 with five homers and 37 runs scored in 52 games.

He spent the summer of 2008 with the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League where he had a .256 average with 5 doubles. He needs to become more consistent and needs to hit for some more power to become a better MLB prospect as his defense will make him a utility player at least.

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  • waltgreenberg

    Brian, now I am totally perplexed. Joey Wong as one of the Top 40 players in college baseball? What exactly are you smoking? No question, he is an outstanding defensive infielder, but he has yet to demonstrate that he can hit at the college level, and he has no pop whatsoever. And it’s not like he steals 50+ bases. If Joey Wong is ranked at #39, then Rice’s Jimmy Comerota must be in the Top 10 (not to mention another 50 – 75 players somehow crammed into the Top 40). Wong ahead of Harvey? Hey, I know this is a subjective ranking, but this selection is just off the chart insane.

  • steensor

    Walt,

    Seriously? Does a day go by that you don’t scour the internet searching for any scraps of positive press about Oregon State baseball before you try and refute someone’s opinion?

    I’ve read your crap on just about every college baseball website for years now and your “Rice is soooo much better than OSU” diatribe is growing old. Here, I’ll say it: “Bow down to Rice….” Do you feel better? Give it up already. I think you must still be sore over that 2 game beat down the Beavs put on Rice in 2006.

    Good luck in 2009.

    Go Beavers

  • baseball21

    i agree with the first that he is a good fielder and i think he will come around in 2009 I hope!