Royals 2010 #1 pick SS Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton Reviewed by Momizat on . I am one of the biggest Christian Colon fans in the country. In the last decade I always have a few college players I really pay attention to.  Colon gives you I am one of the biggest Christian Colon fans in the country. In the last decade I always have a few college players I really pay attention to.  Colon gives you Rating:
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Royals 2010 #1 pick SS Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton

Royals 2010 #1 pick SS Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton

I am one of the biggest Christian Colon fans in the country. In the last decade I always have a few college players I really pay attention to.  Colon gives you a little bit of everything you want in a big league player. He is a natural born leader, plays a solid SS, is a clutch hitter, and plays the game the right way. I have said before that if I was able to see the scouting report for Derek Jeter out of HS I would bet it is similar to Colon.

He has been a highly respected baseball prospect since his freshman year at high school in Waco, Texas. He went to 3 high schools in 4 years due to his fathers job and was named MVP of the AFLAC all star game.

His game has been questioned because he does nothing extremely well but as I said he does everything good enough. He won’t strikeout much (8% K rate)

He has been the starting SS since day 1 at Fullerton hitting .329, .406, .444, .850 as a freshman with 25 k’s 19 walks in 243 at bats and 13 stolen bases. His sophomore season his line looked like this .357, .438, .529, .967 and 15 stolen bases with 24 k’s 24 walks in 255 at bats. After his sophomore season he played for team USA¬†¬†serving as Captain of Team USA¬†this summer. ¬†Again he was the team leader in more ways than one and with the bat he had¬†¬†37RBI and¬†five HR‚Äôs to lead the 2009 Team USA in 23 games played.¬† He stole¬† 24 bases in 26 attempts.¬† He only struck out six times despite also leading the team in at bats with 94. ¬†But, he had an injury in the semi final game ¬†explained here on Yahoo sports

“Team USA played Canada on Friday, and apparently a Canadian player slid in very hard on Colon. After the slide, Colon had to be carted off the field with onlookers fearing the worst.

The prognosis on Colon is that he has a broken tibia and fibula in his left leg. He also will need a plate put in that leg and will have surgery upon return to California. Colon will stay with the team in British Columbia for the time being.”

He came back relatively fast and he did slide quite a bit after the injury (he was a pre season top 10 pick by several people) *although to be fair he has also slipped because some scouts feel he might end up at 2B and are not overwhelmed by any one thing he does. He is projected to be a mid to late 1st round pick. This season he ¬†hit .352 in 253 at bats with a career high 16 home runs, 64 rbi and just 17 k’s and 32 walks with a 439 OBP and a .621 slug.

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Greg Schaum

Grew up on the streets of Overland Park...played my high school ball at Shawnee Mission North before playing college ball in Riverside, CA. I graduated from an original Big 8 school and love this great city. My favorite player as a kid was Frank Tanana and I thought U.L Washington was a cool MOFO

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Comments (56)

  • geo

    Red Sox only received one supplemental pick for Billy Wagner, who was a type A free agent. For a type A, the team gets the other team’s first round pick plus one supplemental pick in the sandwich round.

    Anaheim had five picks total because they lost two type A free agents (Chone Figgins and John Lackey), so they got the Mariners and Red Sox first round picks. Then, of course, they had their own first round pick – hence the total of five picks.

    Guillen, Meche, and DeJesus won’t bring extra picks. Guillen won’t be a type A or B free agent so no picks. Meche has another year left on his contract after this one, but even if not would also not be a type A or B. DeJesus won’t be a free agent this year either as he has an option for 2011 on his contract which the Royals will surely pick up if they don’t trade him.

  • cyclone // jason

    Supplemental picks are compensation picks for clubs that loose type A and B free agents after offering arbitration. Jason Bay was probably the other Red Sox compensation pick.

    For example… When KC signed Juan Cruz (type B FA) away from the Diamondbacks they had to compensate AZ by passing along their 2nd round pick in the 2009 draft.

  • Garrett G

    with guillen meche and possibly dejesus leaving are we in line for some supplemental round picks

  • Thompson

    I’m not really clear on how this supplemental picks thing works…Anehiem having 5 picks on day one just seems absurd.

  • GoISU

    will somebody explain to me why the Red Sox got two supplemental picks for Billy Wagner? how did they get so many picks?

  • daveyork

    I wondered about Robbie Aviles being injured and picking him later with the offer of second round money. Reminds me of Adenhart but not that amount of talent. TB did same thing with Luke Bailey in 4th round when he injured his knee. Good value with a later round pick. KC can wait on him as the minor league pitching depth is strong.

  • monty

    I will tune in to Schaum and fescoe in the morning. Thanks again and love your site.

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    By the way I will be on 610 at 7:20 and 9:20 tomorrow

    Aaron Shipman HS OF Georgia
    or injured RHP Robbie Aviles from NYC

  • Ben

    I say Gibbs too. Although Yordy and Workman are both interesting. Is the Colon pick a nod to Saul Perez or even Pina?

  • monty

    Thanks. Do you have a prediction on a Melville or Will the Thrill type pick for KC? A first round rabbit that we pick up later?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    doubt it

  • monty

    Any chance the Stanek kid is around in the 3rd?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    11 am tomorrow

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    No way….want these guys to win at everything they do….do not want to take that away from him…he will still be facing big time competition in a big atmosphere….better then going to Wilmington

  • monty

    you can only pick one. (unless you are a red sox)

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Micah Gibbs is my pick….I will say that right now….

    several other options but Gibbs makes a ton of sense

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Ryne Stanek would be nice but I would really like to see Micah Gibbs be picked…C from LSU is a nice player

  • Jeffnkc

    When does the 2nd round start?

  • GoISU

    The Royals have to go local pick if there is a worthy one available right? Isn’t that what the Braves did/do?

  • monty

    Ok Tanana, Make the pick for round 2. I know that you are high on the gibbs kid, but who is your pick?

  • Blando13

    Gotcha … I tuned in a bit late and misheard the announcers. Just had a heads up defensive play.

  • Ryan S

    Root for Minn. I they knoc out state maybe Colon will get in the system quick

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    He was hit by a pitch to get on base

  • Blando13

    Colon playing on ESPNU right now! Single, 2nd on a balk, to third on a grounder to 2nd.

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Stetson Allie RHP HS Ohio
    Brandon Workman RHP Texas
    Brett Eibner RHP/OF Arkansas
    AJ Cole P HS FLA
    Ryan LaMarre OF Michigan
    Austin Wates OF Virginia Tech
    Dan Klein Closer UCLA
    Sammy Solis LHP San Diego
    Kevin Gausman RHP HS Colorado
    Micah Gibbs C LSU
    Ryne Stanek RHP Blue Valley HS KS
    Rob Rasmussen LHP UCLA
    Yordy Cabrera 3B/RF HS FLA

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Austin Wilson is going to go to Stanford…it is very hard to get a player away from that program. Cabrera would be a nice get but he projects at 3B or RF so he is not a SS…committed to Miami but he is already 20

  • Ben

    Nevermind, Minnesota catcher came off the board as did tons of other good players in that comp round.

  • Matt

    Greg,

    Any way that you could add positions and HS/College to your Royals 2nd round possibilities?

    Not really sure why anyone would be upset with Colon over Grandal if most experts believe there was not much separation between #4-#20? Looking at organizational depth, I like the potential of the young catchers (Pina, Perez) – I see Myers as a corner OF. Meanwhile zero at SS.

  • Ben

    Who would you take Gibbs or the catcher from Minnesota (whose name I don’t want to attempt to spell) in the second round (I am assuming Tago and Brentz don’t make it to us)?

    I think Grandal was the pick and KC missed out. If Colon was a great (even good but a consensus pick to stay at SS), I would feel more comfortable. If he is a 2nd basemen what about Alberto, Aviles, and Getz at 2nd? C was more an organizational need than a fringe SS who probably will end up at 2nd.

  • Bucky Foster

    What about yordia cabrera? (sorry about spelling) How far do u see Austin Wilson falling?thanks

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    If he signs quickly after the CWS then yes he could be there in August

  • Blando13

    Gibbs and Stanek!!! Hopefully we’re looking at one of those guys! Allie would be nice though!

  • kcalltheway

    Hey Greg is Colon a guy that will sign soon after his season is over? And is there any chance he sees time at AA with Moose and Johnny G this season?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Yes,,,,I would have made that pick

    my remaining group for the 2nd pick
    Stetson Allie
    Brandon Workman
    Brett Eibner
    AJ Cole
    Ryan LaMarre
    Austin Wates
    Dan Klein
    Sammy Solis
    Kevin Gausman
    Micah Gibbs
    Ryne Stanek

  • justin

    would u have made this pick? if not, who would u have picked?

  • Steve

    Sorry, I should have been a little clearer. Obviously, Colon is a far better prospect than Aviles was and it will probably take him closer to 7 months than 7 years to reach the majors. However, comparing him with Royal’s short-stops over the past decade (which isn’t saying much) it seems that Aviles is the closest comparison based on potential major league production. I would imagine that hitting .300 with 10-15 HR is an optimistic but realistic target on offense, with steady but un-spectacular defense. He is definitely not in the mold of the previous defense-first SS that have been acquired. As you mentioned the gigantic difference would seem to be plate discipline.

  • Garrett G

    sounds exactly like jeter and pedroia which you cant be mad about.

    Someone earlier siad he was slow but i dont see how stealing 24 out of 26 is slow.

    Im loving the leadership that the royals seem to be looking for. Colon is all around solid

    Also hoping for Asher wojechewski(i think thats close to how you spell his name)

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    I just tweeted this but with the Angels passing on Peter Tago, Bryce Brentz…u really shoud cross your fingers and hope either is available in round 2

    i edited this because there are some solid names still on the board

  • Pat

    Nothing extremely well, but nothing bad. Sounds like Dejesus, sounds like Aviles, sounds like Loughe, nothing to be mad about.

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Adam is projected 3rd rounder, maybe late 2nd

  • Kyle

    Really, 6? That is higher than I thought. How soon can we expect him in the MLB? 2013, or sooner?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    1 Monty
    2Moose
    3 Hosmer
    4Myers
    5Lamb
    6Colon

  • Kyle

    Where do you see Colon ranking among the Royals prospects? Where do you think he will start, A+?

  • PREGNANT ROLLER SKATE

    We got our guy Greg now here’s to a veteran C in the 2nd or Stanek. Hopeing for a local product to follow. What round is Jason Adams projected to go?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Tim
    I think the Royals are holding money for the international draft…

  • tim white

    Will a player fall like Myers did last year (high signing bonus) to the Royals?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    I don’t think it is fair to comp him to Aviles…Colon plate awareness is fantastic and he won’t be a guy that sits in the minors for 7 years

  • Steve

    Very happy with this pick. As was said with C Gandal, if picks #4-24 are pretty much even, you might as well pick a player at a premium position. According to BA, he is the safest pick in the draft.

    For the first time I can remember in the last 25 years, the Royal’s have a legitimate prospect at every position. (Bianchi’s injury clouds his status.)

    My first impression is that he seems to be a similar type of player to Mike Aviles. Is this valid?

  • Laurence

    I like this guy too, I think he’ll be a great 5 tools player in bigs. Really hope the Royals will get this guy. I mean you(Greg) been right with college bats the past 5 years.

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    But I would let Colon play his way off of SS…

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Dura

    thanks for the comment. I have not seen the poor running but I will say that if I drafted him I would project him as a 2b because of the arm. Two times to his right he looked *Eckstein-ish on his throws. Of course, jeter never projected anywhere but SS.

    He is worthy of a 20th or so pick because I believe he can be a nice bat in the majors and could be a solid #2 hitter.

    *Eckstein-ish throws when a player looks like they are throwing a heavy ball across the infield. Almost like they make a forward scooping move with the initial throw

  • Duraflame

    From what I have read, Colon is a really bad runner. And hardly any shortstops in the big leagues are bad runners. A few are getting bigger and older, but… And Jeter always could really run well. Still does.

    And I think the next CBA is going to deal with the draft a lot, international issue, and I’ve read they’d like to get rid of the comp. picks too.

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    No- I don’t think there is much chance of that

  • Ben

    Any chance Colon would slide to the second round?

  • Abh

    MLB needs to do away with the compensation/sandwich draft picks… that is one of the worst things for smaller market/revenue teams. RARELY will a team like KC keep a player thru the end to free agency, which would net them a draft pick… then a team like KC that is always a top 5 pick has to sit around while teams like the angels collect 3-4 extra picks between round 1 and 2, so the Royals get pick #4 and something like #54 instead of 34.

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