By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
May 5, 2010
Christian Colon will probably go in the first round and find his way as a second baseman in the next few years.
Christian Colon, INF
Cal State Fullerton
Games Seen: 2, Innings: 18 (also in HS)
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Medium build, wide hips and strong lower half, low center of gravity. Sloped shoulders, average limbs. Strong hands, wrists and forearms. Average hand size.
STRENGTHS: Above-average contact hitter, fast hands and bat speed. Very coordinated and balanced offensively. Spray hitter with modest pull power. Good takes, good offensive rhythm, comfortable and confident hitter. Very soft hands defensively, accurate arm, sets feet, very quick throwing release. Average runner.
WEAKNESSES: Puts too many balls in air. Swing can be too armsy for me sometimes, gets away from using the whole field. Sometimes doesn’t pick up off-speed and adjust at-bat to at-bat. Slightly-below average arm strength, can go to right a little bit but would lack range and arm strength to be premium defender.
SUMMARY: Should develop into very solid everyday major league second baseman. Has to be careful – has just enough power to get himself in trouble – focus on spraying gaps and not trying to be to much offensively.
Overall Future Potential: 53