Now, this is the Christian Colon the Royals envisioned when they drafted him with the fourth overall pick of the 2010 draft.
After a slow start, Colon has heated up in the month of May and raised his average to .312 with a .370 on-base percentage for the Class AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Colon has three homers, 15 RBIs and eight stolen bases.
That's a significant improvement from 2011 when Colon hit just .257.
"I think it's just more of Christian getting comfortable in his second year in that league," Royals assistant general manager of player development J.J. Picollo said. "This is his second full season in the Texas League and just his second full season as a professional. That's when you expect to see some things click."
Colon was drafted as a shortstop but he likely projects as the Royals' future second baseman, at least as long as Alcides Escobar is a Royal. Colon, though, is still playing about five games a week at shortstop and two at second base.
"Shortstop is the t...