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PostSubject: Colin Kaline NEWS   Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:51 am



Colin Kaline
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Bats/Throws: B/R
Position: IF
Ht.: 5-10
Wt.: 185
Hometown: Beverly Hills, MI
Previous School: Groves HS
Eligibility: Jr.
Major:
Physical Education

2009 SEASON: HONORS ... SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... played in and started all but two games ... played first six games of the season at 2B, then moved to 3B ... hit .277 with one home run and 24 RBI ... had 12 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... had season-high three hits, including game-winning single in bottom of seventh in 6-5 win over Eckerd on 4/4 ... started all 24 SSC games and hit .319 ... had at least one hit in every SSC series ... led team in sacrifice bunts with five ... led team in walks with 42, sixth in SSC ... had team’s fourth-best on-base percentage at .429 ... hit .357 righthanded, .250 lefthanded ... had team-best five hits (5-10) with the bases loaded ... did not commit an error in last 25 games covering 48 chances.

2008 SEASON: HONORS - SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... played in 30 games, started 21 ... started at 2B in season-opener vs. Armstrong Atlantic on 2/1, went 1-3 with RBI ... went 3-4 with 2 doubles and run scored vs. Armstrong Atlantic on 2/2 ... had triple and 3 RBI in 17-11 win over West Florida on 2/9 ... had 2 hits, 3 walks, 3 runs scored vs. Nova Southeastern on 2/24 ... was 2-2 vs. Saint Anselm on 3/5 ... went 4-8 with 2 RBI and run scored in series vs. Nova Southeastern on 3/15-16 ... went 2-4 with RBI and run scored vs. Wisconsin-Parkside on 3/18.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 graduate of Groves High School ... all-state baseball selection as a senior, hit .535 with 18 stolen bases, 29 runs, 27 RBI ... struck out only three times in 187 at-bats over last two seasons ... also pitched in relief and had eight saves in eight chances last season ... four-year starter with career batting average over .400 ... member of National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: son of Michael and Marcia Kaline ... grandfather is Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Al Kaline ... majoring in physical education ... born 4/26/89.

Season
GP-GS

AVG

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

SLG

BB

HB

SO

OB%

SB

FLD
2008
30-21

.250

80

15

20

12

3

1

0

.313

13

1

13

.362

0

.951
2009
55-55

.277

166

29

46

24

9

0

1

.349

42

3

29

.429

0

.953
CAREER
85-76

.268

246

44

66

36

12

1

1

.337

55

4

42

.408

0

.952


"If you have to choose between power and speed and it often turns out you have to make that choice, you've got to go for speed." Source: TV Guide Interview (April 3, 1982)
-- Sparky Anderson
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PostSubject: Re: Colin Kaline NEWS   Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:37 pm



Colin Kaline scored twice on "Al Kaline Night" at Dodd Stadium on Aug. 8. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

NYPL notes: Kaline carries on tradition
Rookie infielder brings Hall of Fame connection to Connecticut
By Brian Moynahan / Special to MLB.com
08/12/2011 10:00 AM ET

Most players picked in the 26th round of the Draft don't receive much attention. They sign a contract and spend a few years riding buses around the Minor Leagues before eventually fading away into the post-baseball career.

Most 26th-round Draft picks don't bear the surname Kaline.

Connecticut second baseman Colin Kaline is the grandson of Al Kaline, the Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer who has spent nearly six decades with the organization as a player, broadcaster and executive. When the time came to notify Colin of his selection in June, it was a familiar voice on the other end of the line.

"As soon as our pick was coming up, I got him on the phone and said, 'You're about to be on board,'" Al Kaline told The Oakland Press on June 9. "Knowing him, he was just, 'Oh, that's great.' He's kind of reserved, that kid. I think I was more excited than he was."

His grandson might not have shown much excitement at the time, but he understands how special it was to share such an important moment with his grandfather.

"It was very special," Colin Kaline said. "There's the immediate excitement of being drafted and knowing that you're going to be a professional ballplayer, and then to hear it from somebody that means so much to me made it even more of a special moment."

With the good comes the bad. Colin also deals constantly with the questions and expectations that accompany his famous name, but he's long past the point of letting the attention bother him.

"I've made it a point in my mind to know that I am my own player and to respect what he did for this organization, because it's an unbelievable thing," said Kaline. "But I also know I have a long way to go, being a 26th-rounder, and just to keep working hard and doing my thing.

"There's going to be critics all the time," he added, referencing the advice his father has given him on dealing with such situations. "There's going to be positive things said and negative things said, so don't get too high or too low when anyone says anything."

The younger Kaline was previously chosen by Detroit in the 25th round of the 2007 Draft but opted to attend college instead. The organization selected him again this year after a four-year career at Florida Southern College in which he hit .278 with two home runs, 65 RBIs and 121 runs scored in 176 games. Listed at 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds, he's hitting .227 with eight runs scored, six RBIs and 15 walks in 31 games for Connecticut.

With his grandfather in attendance Monday for "Al Kaline Night" at Dodd Stadium, Colin drew two walks and scored twice in Connecticut's 10-0 win over the Lowell Spinners, an understated yet valuable performance that highlights one of his key strengths: he's a player who knows his limitations, readily acknowledges that he is not a "five-tool" player and understands that he must find other ways to help the team.

"I like to think I have a good sense, or a good feel, of what's going on with the flow of the game. Being able to read situations and being able to technically execute little things, maybe get a guy over, something like that," he said. "Because I have to be able to do that, especially for my size."

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Brian Moynahan is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.


"If you have to choose between power and speed and it often turns out you have to make that choice, you've got to go for speed." Source: TV Guide Interview (April 3, 1982)
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