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My eyes just told me that Christian Colon - 4th pick in the draft three years ago - doesn't have range to play shortstop in majors. #Royals

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  • Dave Lowe

    Wow, very interesting. That really stinks for a first round pick. Can he become a 2B for be a trade piece?

    • Michael Engel

      Yeah, the consensus is that he should be able to be an everyday second baseman. If he doesn’t hit all that well, he might be a long-time utility guy. There’s also the potential he could be a trade piece if Gio learns to hit in the big leagues – Colon wouldn’t have a spot with Escobar/Gio entrenched. He’s not going to get the return you’d expect for a former first rounder, though.

      At the time of the draft, the expectation was that he wasn’t the most intriguing guy but scouts expected him to be a solid pro and to reach the big leagues quickly. And he just…hasn’t. I think the Royals were really conservative bringing him up and then when he finally came up last year, he kept running into little injuries on the way and then about a week into Triple A, fouled a ball off the ground and into his face – total freak situation.