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Christian Colon

26-Year-Old Shortstop – Kansas City Royals

2015 Stats

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.290

HR

0

RBI

6

R

8

SB

3

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Colon began 2015 as the primary reserve infield option for the Royals, but had some troubles at the plate during his first stretch with the major league club. Through July 3, Colon hit only .244 with ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 190   DOB: 5/14/1989   BORN: Cayey, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: Cal State Fullerton   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Christian Colon Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with a $2.75 million signing bonus with the Royals in June 2010.

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Christian Colon Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 21 A WIL 60 271 245 38 68 16 11 2 3 30 2 4 13 33 4 3 6 .278 .326 .376 .702
2011 22 AA NOR 127 568 491 69 126 24 14 2 8 61 17 7 46 51 21 4 6 .257 .325 .342 .667
2012 23 R SUR 7 27 22 6 8 3 3 0 0 4 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 .364 .481 .500 .981
2012 23 AA NOR 73 315 273 33 79 16 9 2 5 27 12 6 31 27 7 2 2 .289 .364 .392 .756
2012 23 AAA OMA 5 21 17 4 7 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 .412 .429 .647 1.076
2013 24 AAA OMA 131 577 512 72 140 27 12 3 12 58 15 4 41 57 15 2 7 .273 .335 .379 .714
2014 25 AA NOR 2 9 8 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .708
2014 25 AAA OMA 86 388 344 55 107 26 18 0 8 47 15 4 30 29 6 5 3 .311 .366 .433 .799
2014 25 MAJ KC 21 49 45 8 15 6 5 1 0 6 2 0 3 4 1 0 0 .333 .375 .489 .864
2015 26 AAA OMA 51 217 192 19 54 10 9 0 1 17 8 2 21 18 2 1 1 .281 .353 .344 .697
2015 26 MAJ KC 43 119 107 8 31 5 5 0 0 6 3 2 11 17 1 0 0 .290 .356 .336 .692
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3-Year Averages     32 84 76 8 23 5 5 0 0 6 2 1 7 10 1 0 0 .303 .361 .368 .730

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Christian Colon Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 @Min 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .356 .336 .692
Oct. 3 @Min Did not play.
Oct. 2 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .345 .330 .675
Oct. 1 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 30 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 29 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 28 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .357 .343 .700
Sep. 27 Cle 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .297 .360 .347 .707
Sep. 26 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 25 Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .352 .343 .695
Sep. 24 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 23 Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .352 .351 .703
Sep. 22 Sea 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .346 .351 .697
Sep. 20 @Det 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .292 .340 .344 .684
Sep. 19 @Det 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .264 .316 .308 .624
Sep. 18 @Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .309 .299 .608
Sep. 17 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 11 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 9 Min Did not play.
Sep. 8 Min Did not play.
Sep. 7 Min Did not play.
Sep. 6 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .312 .302 .614
Sep. 5 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 4 CWS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .315 .306 .621
Sep. 3 Det 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .298 .606
Last 7 Days 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .453
Last 14 Days 16 1 7 1 0 0 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 1 .438 .550 .500 1.050
Last 30 Days 28 3 12 1 0 0 2 4 5 1 1 0 0 1 .429 .500 .464 .964

Christian Colon: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 14 8 21
2014 11 5 2 1

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Christian Colon Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015365010.333.361.746
2014162030.375.438.882

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015713053.268.324.666
2014296032.310.517.851

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015606032.283.350.698
2014243012.292.333.653

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015472031.298.319.685
2014215050.381.6671.101
Christian Colon Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 21 A WIL 271 245 4.8% 12.2% 0.39 87% .311 .098
2011 22 AA NOR 568 491 8.1% 9% 0.90 90% .273 .085
2012 23 R SUR 27 22 14.8% 0% 0.00 100% .364 .136
2012 23 AA NOR 315 273 9.8% 8.6% 1.15 90% .307 .103
2012 23 AAA OMA 21 17 9.5% 4.8% 2.00 94% .400 .235
2013 24 AAA OMA 577 512 7.1% 9.9% 0.72 89% .289 .106
2014 25 AA NOR 9 8 11.1% 22.2% 0.50 75% .333 .125
2014 25 AAA OMA 388 344 7.7% 7.5% 1.03 92% .322 .122
2014 25 MAJ KC 49 45 6.1% 8.2% 0.75 91% .366 .156
2015 26 AAA OMA 217 192 9.7% 8.3% 1.17 91% .306 .063
2015 26 MAJ KC 119 107 9.2% 14.3% 0.65 84% .344 .046
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3-Year Averages     84 76 8.3% 11.9% 0.70 87% .348 .065

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2015 Stat Review for Christian Colon    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.290 AVG
GOOD
84% Contact Rate
GOOD
.344 BABIP
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Power

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.336 SLG
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.046 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.65 BB/K
GREAT
9.2% BB Rate
GOOD
14.3% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.692 OPS
WEAK
.356 OBP
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Christian Colon

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Christian Colon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Colon has been optioned to Triple-A Omaha.

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Colon will return to a bench role Monday against the Rangers, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Colon will start at shortstop Sunday against the Athletics, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Colon will start at second base for the first time this season Thursday afternoon against the Twins.

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Colon finished the spring with a slash line of .304/.418/.413 in 25 games.

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Colon is the favorite to win the backup infielder spot on the Royals' bench, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Colon was left off the Royals' World Series roster and replaced by Jayson Nix, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Colon (finger) drove in the game-tying run with a pinch-hit infield single and came around to score the winning run in the 12th inning of Tuesday's AL Wild Card game against the A's.

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Colon (finger) played six innings in an instructional league game Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

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2015

Colon saw his first taste of major league action in 2014, as injuries to Omar Infante and the heavy slumping of Mike Moustakas left reps available at both second and third base. He had to compete with second baseman Johnny Giavotella for playing time, but ended up logging eight more plate appearances than his infield counterpart. Colon's season was cut short by a broken finger suffered September 2, but he was able to return for limited work in the playoffs, though he was left off the World Series roster in favor of the veteran experience of Jayson Nix. When healthy, Colon provided the Royals with a solid .864 OPS, but his advancement in the organization will likely be limited by the steady play of Alcides Escobar, who plays his natural position at shortstop. Colon may be able to crack the Opening Day roster as a utility player, but in all likelihood he'll start off at Triple-A Omaha, where he slashed .311/.366/.433 with 15 steals and eight homers in 2014.

2014

With a strong need for second base help at the major league level, the Royals fast-tracked their first-round pick (fourth overall) from the 2010 draft to Triple-A at the end of the 2012 season, and after a short period of success, opted to leave him there to continue working against stronger competition. His development went as expected, with a slight increase in power and diminished rates in walks and strikeouts, neither of which were out of the ordinary. However, with Johnny Giavotella still manning the keystone at the Triple-A level, Colon stayed at his natural shortstop position which continues to be blocked at the major league level by Alcides Escobar. Colon has very limited upside for power but does possess decent speed, which with his typically high contact rates and above-average walk rate leading to a high on-base percentage, could prove dangerous at the big league level. With the addition of Omar Infante in free agency, it's unclear how Colon fits into the Royals' near-term plans.

2013

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 the Double-A level where he hit .289 with five home runs, 12 stolen bases and a .364 OBP over 315 plate appearances, but his lack of power and mediocre speed do not exactly scream upside. On the plus side, he does not strike out very often and he has an above-average walk rate, so he should be able to maintain strong on-base totals even at the higher levels. He will begin the season in the minors as the Royals plan to try him out at second base with Alcides Escobar firmly entrenched at shortstop, but whether it is at Triple or Double-A will be determined by how the big league keystone job pans out and where he will be able to log the most playing time at the position.

2012

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.

2011

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.