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Christian Colon

24-Year-Old Shortstop – Kansas City Royals

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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 af...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 180   DOB: 5/14/1989   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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

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Colon could be an option for a call-up if Omar Infante (mouth) requires a trip to the disabled list, the Kansas City Star reports.

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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 AAA Oma 17 76 70 13 17 6 5 0 1 9 1 0 4 11 0 1 1 .243 .289 .357 .646

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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 AAA Oma 76 70 5.3% 14.5% 0.36 84% .276 .114

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The Royals added Colon to their 40-man roster on Wednesday.

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Colon went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base against Triple-A Round Rock on Friday but has just one extra-base hit over his last 10 games.

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Colon went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a walk against Triple-A Fresno on Monday and is now batting .368 with one home run, six RBI and three stolen bases over his last 10 games.

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Colon was promoted to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Colon is hitting .302/.356/.430 with three home runs, 13 RBI and six steals through 40 games for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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Colon is batting .267/.306/.333 with one home run, four RBI and two steals through 11 games for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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Colon is hitting .255/.323/.343 with eight home runs, 55 RBI and 16 steals through 110 games for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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Colon is batting .253/.334/.332 with four home runs, 35 RBI and 12 steals through 71 games for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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Colon, 22, is hitting .232/.302/.298 with just two homers over 45 games at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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Colon is batting .205/345/.364 with two home runs, 10 RBI and four steals through 12 games for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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Colon is 4-for-7 with one home run, four RBI and two steals through two games with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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The Royals plan to keep Colon at shortstop in the short-term, according to the Kansas City Star

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2014

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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.