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While there may be questions about whether or not Garrett Davila will sign with the Kansas City Royals, those same questions do not seem to be there for Roman Collins. Indeed, according to the conversation he had with Nate Taylor of the Sun-Sentinel, the Royals made him an offer he could not refuse.
Knowing that the Royals have the 6’2″, 205 lb outfielder from Florida Atlantic University in the fold, it is fair to wonder what type of player they have. What Collins provides is an outfielder with decent speed and excellent power potential, one who had been the National Junior College Division II Player of the Year at Des Moines Area Community College before making the jump to FAU.
While he did not produce at the same level with the improved competition, Collins more than held his own, leading the Owls with five triples and 59 RBI this season while hitting seven home runs. Although he is coming off his junior year, there may be a bit of an adjustment period as Collins gets acclimated to the professional ranks.
Should that happen, the Kansas City Royals are hoping to find themselves with another power hitting outfielder with solid speed. The potential is certainly there for Roman Collins to be that player.
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