Colin Kaline

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Colin Michael Kaline

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 150 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Colin Kaline turned pro in 2011. His grandfather was Hall of Famer Al Kaline.

Colin hit .535 with 18 steals, 8 saves (in 8 tries) and 3 strikeouts (in 187 AB) as a high school senior, winning All-State honors. The Detroit Tigers took him in the 25th round of the 2007 amateur draft but he opted for college. As a freshman, he hit .250/.362/.313 and fielded .951. Moving from 2B to 3B as a sophomore, he batted .277/.429/.349 with a team-high 42 walks; he fielded .951. His fielding fell to .910 as a junior and he put up a .286/.430/.318 line, again leading Florida Southern in free passes (35). Back for his senior season in 2011, Colin hit .287/.437/.357 with 32 runs and 34 walks in 44 games; he fielded .976 with only four errors. He was again drafted by Detroit, one round later than in 2007, going in the 26th round of the 2011 amateur draft. The scout was Jim Rough.

Kaline made his pro debut with the Connecticut Tigers. He hit .222/.328/.265 with 10 runs and 6 RBI in 39 games and fielded .954 at second base. In 2012, he batted .171/.271/.179 with one extra-base hit, 3 RBI and 12 runs in 41 games. He fielded .983 in 26 games at 3B and .976 in 13 games at 2B.

After his playing career ended, he was assistant coach at Florida Southern College from 2014-2016 then became co-head coach of Oakland University.

Primary Source: Florida Southern College