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Dennis T. Colon Torres

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Infielder Dennis Colon played in the minor leagues from 1991 to 1998 and again in 2000. He peaked at AAA, where he spent one and a half seasons.

He was taken by the Houston Astros in the 79th round of the 1990 amateur draft, signed by scout Francis Thon, and began his professional career the next season. In 1991, he played for the GCL Astros and hit .238/.278/.316 with two home runs and 28 RBI in 54 games while playing all four infield spots. The following year, he hit .253/.301/.382 with six home runs and 63 RBI in 123 games for the Burlington Astros, starting at third base for the club. His seven triples tied for third most in the Midwest League.

In 1993, Colon hit .316/.337/.397 with two home runs, 59 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 118 games for the Osceola Astros. He fielded .910 at the hot corner. He finished 5th in the Florida State League in batting average, between Randy Curtis and Miguel Cairo. Eddie Lantigua was named the FSL All-Star third baseman. With the Jackson Generals in 1994, he hit .276/.305/.392 with five home runs and 52 RBI in 118 matches while moving to first base and in 1995, again with the Generals, he hit .224/.274/.290 with five home runs and 31 RBI in 106 games. He returned to Jackson again in 1996, hitting .280/.313/.421 with 12 home runs and 58 RBI in 127 games. Jackson won the Texas League title. Colon's 19 errors led the league's first basemen.

Colon reached Triple-A in 1997, playing in 129 games for the New Orleans Zephyrs and hitting .270/.342/.378 with six home runs and 64 RBI. He cut his error total to 9 but this still led the 1997 American Association. He played in the New York Mets system in 1998, hitting .279/.352/.380 for the Binghamton Mets (.285/.349/.422 in 69 G) and Norfolk Tides (.269/.351/.313 in 51 G, no hit further than a double).

He last played for the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League in 2000, hitting .325/.396/.425 in 13 games.

Overall, Colon hit .271/.317/.375 with 44 home runs and 406 RBI in his nine-year minor league career.

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