Royals Select SS Christian Colon at #4

The Royals selected Cal State Fullerton shortstop Christian Colon with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 First-Year player draft.  After recent speculation that they’d select University of Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal (who went #12 to Cincinnati), they were also linked to LHP Chris Sale from Florida Gulf Coast (who went to the White Sox at #13).

Some scouting reports project he’ll stay at shortstop, some say his limited range will force him to move to second base.  He’ll jump above Jeff Bianchi and Rey Navarro once he signs to be the top shortstop prospect in the Royals system.

I’ll have more tomorrow on Colon, and if you were taking part in the Fansided MLB Draft chat this evening, you will know that Wally will definitely want to chime in on this pick.  (I hear he already bought the Pepto Bismol)

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Topics: AL Central, Baseball, Chris Sale, Christian Colon, Jeff Bianchi, Kansas City Royals, KC, MLB, Rey Navarro, Royals, Yasmani Grandal

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  • http://www.royallyspeaking.com Jeff Parker

    Well I wanted Grandal but I like this pick provided he can stay at shortstop.

  • http://kingsofkauffman.com Michael Engel

    I’ve read reports that compare him to Ray Durham, Placido Polanco, Mike Fontenot. But if he stays at SS, he could be one of those roleplayer types that fit in the larger picture. I dunno, I hadn’t really considered Colon as an option, so I never really looked at him.

  • http://www.royallyspeaking.com Jeff Parker

    Well I gotta believe KC is going to keep him at SS until he shows he can’t handle the position. If he can and does play above average defense then I’ll be happy if his offensive upside is Durham or Palinco.

  • http://kingsofkauffman.com Michael Engel

    He made a damn good first impression tonight.
    3-4, 3 runs scored, 3 RBI, 2 doubles, 1 HBP and a solid defensive play to cut down a runner going to third.
    Granted it’s the smallest of sample sizes, but it was a must-win game against Minnesota and he came up big leading off. It beats going 0-4.