24-Year-Old Shortstop – Kansas City Royals
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Taken with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft, Colon has yet to impress with his work at the plate even though he had been fast-tracked to Triple-A this past season. He spent most of 2012 at th...
Christian Colon Contract Information:
Signed a minor league contract with a $2.75 million signing bonus with the Royals in June 2010.
Colon was promoted to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports.
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Kansas City Royals Roster
MajorsButler, Billy (1B)
AAAAdcock, Nathan (P)
AAAdam, Jason (P)
A+Alexander, Scott (P)
AAntonio, Mike (SS)
RookieAparicio, Julio (OF)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
After a promising debut at High-A Wilmington, Colon fell flat at Double-A Northwest Arkansas as he produced a .257/.325/.342 batting line with eight home runs and 17 stolen bases. For most shortstops those numbers might be acceptable, but Colon was the fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft, so expectations are elevated. He'll need to develop more power or speed if he's going to become a legitimate fantasy prospect. At 22 years old, there's still time, but Colon will need to get moving quick. A move to second base could be in the works with Alcides Escobar locked in a short in Kansas City, but the Royals have at least one more year of development before Colon is on their radar.
The fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft, Colon held his own in 60 games at High-A Wilmington last season, batting .278/.326/.380. He won't likely begin the this year above Double-A. There has been talk of moving Colon from shortstop to second base as well, though the Royals seem lukewarm about the idea. The trade for shortstop Alcides Escobar will likely have KC at least entertaining the idea of shifting Colon.