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CHRISTIAN COLON RUMORS

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  Polishing the Prospects - Good weeks for Christian Colon and Bubba Starling as the former Top 5 draft picks are trying to polish up there prospect stock after watching it plummet the past few years. For Colon, he's suddenly packed some pop in his bat over his last 37 games hitting .358/.414/.526 during that time with 9 doubles, a triple and 4 home runs (includes major lg...
Via Pine Tar Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Christian Colon, a young version (OK, potentially) of Omar Infante

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Christian Colon, the Royals' first-round pick in 2010, might never be the superstar fans would logically expect from a fourth overall pick in a draft. But the Royals are comfortable projecting that Colon, in a full season in the majors, could wind up hitting about .280 with 20-25 doubles, 10-12 homers, 50 or so RBI and perhaps 10-15 timely steals. And they...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Colon, Mike Moustakas back Yordano Ventura in Royals’ 7-1 victory over Cleveland

Christian Colon heard the news around 5:45 p.m., a few hours before Friday’s 7-1 Royals’ victory. He was walking off the field after scooping groundballs before the game when Royals manager Ned Yost pulled him aside. Colon, Yost explained, would start at second base. When Omar Infante suffered a recurrence of tightness in his lower back, the team scratched him and inserted Colon...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookies Colon, Ventura Lead Royals to 7-1 Win over Indians

When Omar Infante was scratched just before first pitch due to “back soreness”, Royals fans couldn’t have been optimistic that they would get much offensive production from whoever started at second base. Making his first major league start, Christian Colon was ready to prove everybody wrong. Colon came through with three extra base hits, Yordano Ventura pitched into the ninth...
Via Royals Blue
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Christian Colon, Nick Ahmed

Each weekday during the minor-league season, FanGraphs is providing a status update on multiple rookie-eligible players. Note that Age denotes the relevant prospect’s baseball age (i.e. as of July 1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect’s place on Marc Hulet’s preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect’s rank on Hulet’s overall top-100 list...
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

With signing of Infante, futures of Colon, Giavotella are muddled

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Last year at this time, the names Johnny Giavotella and Christian Colon were on the tip of the tongues of most Royals fans. The hope then was that one or the other would take the second-base job away from Chris Getz in spring training. That's not the case this time around. Getz is long gone, but the Royals' signing of veteran Omar Infante to a four-year...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Colon drawing comparisons to Jeter

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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Wil Myers, Christian Colon on Fire for Naturals

 The Northwest Arkansas Naturals sit at 20-17 after a 6-2 home stand. The Kansas City Royals Double-A Texas League affiliate currently sits second, four games behind the Tulsa Drillers (Colorado Rockies) in the North division.Leading the Naturals, right fielder Wil Myers has been red-hot, hitting two home runs on Monday, giving him 13 on the season, to go along with 30 RBIs in...
Via Crown Crazed
May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Multi-team trade looming for Kansas City Royals?

This guest post stems from a conversation that began on Twitter when @CrownCrazed asked the question "Why is everyone so upset Johnny Giavotella will not be the every day starter?  I am upset Christian Colon is not yet in the majors. He was supposed to be on the fast track"Here is the Twitter conversation that preceded this email from Matt, which we have transformed...
Via Crown Crazed
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Colon aiming to join buddies with Royals

Before all the Bubba Starling hoopla overtook Kansas City fans this summer, another Royals first-round pick was projected to make a significant impact with the big-league club. And much more quickly than Starling likely will. Christian Colon, the Royals' top pick in 2010, continues to make steady improvement, at least enough to envision him as the final piece to the Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss
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