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Royals First Round Pick Christian Colon Could Be In The Majors By 2011

Royals fourth overall pick SS Christian Colon could be in the majors before you know it.

Kansas City doesn't have a good history of advancing top hitters to the majors, but Yuniesky Betancourt isn't in the Royals' long-term plans, and may not even be in their 2011 plans if Colon progresses as fast as the team hopes. In his junior year, the shortstop batted .347 with 14 home runs and 58 RBIs. As a Scott Boras client, Colon may be difficult to sign, but once the Royals reach a deal, he should be in the majors by the end of next season.

Let's work on getting him signed first.