|Kansas City Royals – No. 24|
|Shortstop / Second baseman|
May 14, 1989 |
Cayey, Puerto Rico
|July 1, 2014, for the Kansas City Royals|
(through 2016 season)
|Runs batted in||25|
|Career highlights and awards|
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. Colón was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.
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. 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.
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.
- "Royals opt for shortstop Colon with top pick". MLB.com. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
- "Royals add four to 40-man roster, drop three". MLB.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
- "Royals bring back Raul Ibanez and call up Christian Colon". Kansas City Star. Retrieved November 2, 2015.