By: PJ McDonald
Former Y-D player Connor Wong probably never thought that he was going to be repping a Red Sox Jersey again after his summer with Y-D.
The Cape League has been in full swing once again this summer and amidst it all, 2015 Y-D alum Connor Wong made his Major League debut for the Boston Red Sox. On June 22nd, Wong was called up to the big league roster from the Triple A Worcester Red Sox. The same day, against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wong made his debut and scored a run in a 9-5 win for Boston.
For Yarmouth-Dennis in 2015, Wong batted .232 (19-82) with eight RBIs in 38 games. In the 2017 MLB Draft, Wong was selected 100th overall in the third round to the Los Angeles Dodgers after an impressive senior year at the University of Houston, where he played 63 games batting .287 (76-365) with 37 RBIs.
Wong was eventually traded to Boston on February 10, 2020 as part of the Mookie Betts and David Price trade that had Boston fans in a frenzy. On May 3rd, 2021, Wong was assigned to the Worcester Red Sox, where he played 16 games batting .148 (9-61) with 7 RBIs.
Wong is an elite defender who can play anywhere in the infield. For the WooSox he has played second base, third base, and catcher during the season. This versatility has helped Wong throughout his pro ball career, providing value to every team he has played for. Keep an eye out for how Boston will utilize Connor’s glove throughout the season.