View Full Version : The Royals Select Christian Colon 4th overall

06-08-2010, 03:51 PM
06/08/10 2:27 AM ET

KANSAS CITY -- Make no mistake about the Royals' intentions: They drafted a shortstop in Christian Colon and he'll stay a shortstop.

Colon, a right-handed-hitting shortstop with good power, was the Royals' first-round pick in the First-Year Player Draft on Monday night. A junior from Cal State-Fullerton, he was the fourth overall selection made in the Draft.

One of the first questions to the Royals' assistant general manager of scouting/player personnel, J.J. Picollo, was if Colon might be switched to second base.

"Not at all," Picollo said. "He's a shortstop. He has been his whole life. Obviously, he's like most shortstops and spent some time at second base, but we selected him because he's a shortstop and, in our opinion, the best in the country."

Colon has 16 home runs, 18 doubles and 67 RBIs in 61 games this year, including going 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored from the leadoff spot in Monday's 9-5 win over Minnesota that advanced Cal State Fullerton to the NCAA Super Regional. In 257 at-bats, he struck out just 18 times and also drew 32 walks. In the field, he has 14 errors. http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100607&content_id=10915598&vkey=news_kc&fext=.jsp&c_id=kc

I loved this pick by the Royals and considering we dont really have a SS in the system that is worth a damn IMO. Im very happy with this 1st round selction.

06-09-2010, 12:49 AM
14 errors in 61 games?