Christian Colón

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Christian Colón
Christian Colón on June 5, 2014.jpg
Colón playing for the Omaha Storm Chasers, triple-A affiliates of the Royals, in 2014
Kansas City Royals – No. 24
Shortstop / Second baseman
Born: (1989-05-14) May 14, 1989 (age 27)
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 2014, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average .268
Hits 80
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 25
Stolen Bases 5
Career highlights and awards

Christian Anthony Colón (born April 14, 1989) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop/second baseman for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball.


After graduating from Canyon High School in Anaheim, California, Colón was drafted in the tenth round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. He chose instead to attend California State University, Fullerton, where he was an All-American shortstop. He was then selected with the fourth overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals.[1] Colón was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[2]

Colón batted .296 for the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in 2014, before he was promoted to the major leagues on June 30.[3] After entering the 2014 American League Wild Card Game as a pinch hitter, he knocked in the tying run on an infield single and scored the winning run on a single by Salvador Pérez.[4]

Colón served as a utility player during the 2015 season. He entered Game 5 of the 2015 World Series (his first appearance in the playoffs) in the top of the 12th as a pinch hitter. After not making a plate appearance for four weeks, he hit a single to score Jarrod Dyson for the winning run to clinch the World Series, marking the first time in history that a player in his first at bat in a World Series delivered the Series-winning run.[5]


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