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Christian Colon | Shortstop

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Royals second base prospect Christian Colon could be called up if Omar Infante needs to go on the disabled list.
Infante's injury may not require a trip to the disabled list, but if it does Colon could make his major league debut. His only competition is Johnny Giavotella, who has repeatedly struggled during his time in the major leagues. Colon is hitting .235/.316/.353 in Triple-A, but the 2010 first-round pick hit .296/.367/.370 during spring training in 2014. Apr 8 - 11:36 AM

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Royals optioned INF Christian Colon, C Francisco Pena and RHP Michael Mariot to Triple-A Omaha.

Of the trio, only Colon had a legitimate shot at cracking the Opening Day roster. He should get an opportunity with the Royals at some point during the 2014 season.
Mar 14 - 9:12 PM

Christian Colon went 2-for-3 and drove home a pair of runs in a losing effort against the Brewers in Cactus League play on Saturday.

Colon also doubled and scored a run in the game. The 24-year-old infielder has already proven himself at Triple-A Omaha, and with a strong showing this spring could win a bench spot on the Royals Opening day roster.
Mar 8 - 9:14 PM

Royals purchased the contract of INF Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha.

Colon batted .273/.335/.379 with 12 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 131 games this year at Triple-A. The 24-year-old infielder is now on Kansas City's 40-man roster.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Royals reassigned INFs Christian Colon, Anthony Seratelli and Brandon Wood, C Adam Moore and OF Willy Taveras to minor league camp.

No surprises in this bunch. Colon hasn't lived up to the hype attached to being the No. 4 overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. The 23-year-old owns a .275/.341/.372 batting line over his first three pro seasons and may end up as a utility infielder in the long run.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 12:44:00 AM

Royals shortstop prospect Christian Colon is expected to miss the remainder of the season after being hit in the face with a foul ball last week.

Colon was injured by his own foul ball last Monday in a game for Triple-A Omaha. The fourth overall pick in 2010, he'll finish the season with a .301/.376/.413 batting line with six homers and 13 steals.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 08:58:00 PM

The Royals have promoted prospect shortstop Christian Colon to Triple-A Omaha.

Colon, the fourth overall pick in 2010, was hitting .289/.364/.392 with five home runs, 27 RBI, 12 stolen bases and a .756 OPS in 73 games with Double-A Northwest Arkansas this season. The 23-year-old now has a .707 OPS in 1,181 plate appearances in the pros. While he has been a bit of a disappointment as a prospect, he could still end up as the Royals' second baseman or a utility man in the long haul.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 11:26:00 AM

2010 first-round pick Christian Colon went 2-for-4 with a homer Thursday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Colon made his pro debut last year at high-A Wilmington, so it's no surprise to see the Royals staying aggressive and pushing him up to Double-A for his first full season. He might be the team's second baseman next year.
Fri, Apr 8, 2011 11:42:00 AM

Royals shortstop prospect Christian Colon could wind up switching positions this season.

It will depend on if Alcides Escobar confirms the club's thoughts that he'll be the long-term shortstop. If he's able to do that, Colon, the fourth overall pick in last year's draft, will move over to second base. "Shortstops are hard to come by," assistant GM J.J. Picollo said, "and we drafted Christian because we thought he could play short. We’re going to play him at short this year and evaluate how close he is to the major leagues, and how well is Escobar doing. If the time comes when we have to move him to second base because Escobar is doing a great job, and we believe in Colon’s bat, we think the transition for him to second base will be easy."
Sun, Feb 20, 2011 08:40:00 AM

Royals prospect shortstop Christian Colon was 0-for-5 in his professional debut with Single-A Wilmington on Tuesday.

Colon was selected fourth overall out of Cal State Fullerton in this month's First-Year Player Draft. The 21-year-old shortstop is expected to arrive to the majors rather quickly.
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 09:14:00 AM

Fourth overall pick Cristian Colon is getting a $2.75 million bonus to sign with the Royals, according to Bob Dutton.

Colon didn't receive a major league deal, though he's as close to reaching the majors as any position player in the draft. He'll start his pro career at high-A Wilmington.
Fri, Jun 25, 2010 04:59:00 PM

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals have reached a tentative agreement with first-round SS Christian Colon.

Colon was selected fourth overall in the June MLB Amateur Draft. The shortstop batted .358 with 17 home runs and 68 RBI in 64 games as a junior this season at Cal State Fullerton. With pop and a reputation as a solid defender, he should be a good one for the Royals.
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 06:50:00 PM

Royals selected Cal State Fullerton shortstop Christian Colon with the fourth pick.

The first mild surprise of the draft. Colon is rather slow for a shortstop, but he's a very solid fielder and decent pop. He profiles a lot like Bobby Crosby did as a prospect, and while that seems like a negative, Crosby had a chance to be a nice long-term regular before injuries struck. The Royals are desperate for a long-term shortstop, and Colon could be an option as soon as 2012.
Mon, Jun 7, 2010 07:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Brett Hayes
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Danny Valencia
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
2Justin Maxwell
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Bruce Chen
5Yordano Ventura
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Tim Collins
4Kelvin Herrera
5Aaron Crow
6Louis Coleman
7Francisley Bueno
8Michael Mariot
9Danny Duffy
10Luke Hochevar
11Justin Marks