Sept. 17, 2009
Durham, North Carolina - Cal State Fullerton juniors Christian Colon (Corona, Calif.) and Gary Brown (Diamond Bar, Calif.) have been picked by Baseball America as two of the Top 25 college draft prospects for the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.
The Titan duo joins Arkansas' Zack Cox (3B) and Brett Eibner (OF/INF) as the only two schools with multiple players on this year's list.
Colon, a two-time US National team member, is a career .343 hitter with the Titans and has started in all but one game in his Titan career. The shortstop was just named by Baseball America as it's summer league Player of the Year and is recovering from a broken leg suffered in the second-to-the-last game of the summer. The junior hit .357 with eight home runs and 40 RBI last season in helping to lead the Titans to the College World Series for the fifth time in the last seven year and earned All-American status along the way,
Brown is a career .319 hitter with eight home runs and 67 RBI in his two year career in Fullerton. More impressively, the fleet-footed infielder/outfielder has stolen 48 bases in 59 career attempts over 124 games. Brown has performed well both in the spring and in the summer, and was named to the Cap Cod League's All-Star team last month. Last season the versatile defender hit .340 with 17 double and seven triples to go along with three long balls for the Titans.
Both Colon and Brown were named "high impact athletes" and were tabbed the Titans' two top recruits back in Oct. of 2007 by the Durham-based publication. The eighth-ranked `07 class also featured right-handed pitcher Daniel Renken, who Baseball America named the team's top pitching prospect.