Kean Wong is batting .282 with nine home runs and 50 RBIs in 116 games for Triple-A Durham this season, but his older brother says the 23-year-old belongs in the big leagues.
"He's just in a bad organization which doesn't give chances to guys who deserve chances," Kolten Wong told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "That's tough for him. He's a really good player, and not to have a chance is sad."
Kean Wong was named the Triple-A All-Star Game MVP for the International League in July. He was a fourth-round pick by the Rays in 2013, and this is his second season in AAA.
"The guy's done everything. He's been an All-Star. He's been an All-Star MVP. I think he's gone above and beyond for that organization to not have a chance," Kolten Wong told the Dispatch. "To do it in the biggest games and not get a nod ... it's a slap in the face to him. I had to talk to him and kind of keep him going. They called up a couple of guys that were below him [in classification]. They just kind of overlooked him. That's crazy for what he's done in his career."