Christian Colon, Infield, Kansas City Royals, #24
Date of Birth: 4/14/1989
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
College: California State University, Fullerton
Current Salary: $509,525
Christian Colon, infielder for the Kansas City Royals, was drafted in 2007 by the San Diego Padres but he opted instead for college. Three years later, he was drafted by the Royals. He played in the Royals' minor league system from 2010 through most of 2014, finishing with a .281 batting average, 537 hits, 70 doubles, 63 stolen bases, 232 RBIs, and 200 strikeouts to 168 walks in 491 games. Defensively, as an infielder, he played 310 games at shortstop, 146 games at second base, and 13 games at third base and he made 1,267 assists, 281 double plays, 717 putouts, and 77 errors.
Colon joined the Royals for 21 games in 2014. In those games, he batted .333 with five doubles and one triple.
Colon split his time in 2015 between the Royals (43 games) and the minors (51 games). He had just one at-bat in the postseason with the Royals but it was a significant one. He was a pinch hitter in the twelfth inning of Game 5 of the World Series and he had a hit that scored the series winning run for the Royals. It was the first time in MLB postseason history that a player had a World Series game winning hit in his first at-bat in the postseason.
In 2016, Colon batted .231 in 54 games with the Royals. Defensively, he played 32 games at second base, 15 games at third base, and 4 games at shortstop.