Speaking of low-on-the-totem-pole, let's look at the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals have been hovering around last place for years, so any improvement at any position will help.
The fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft, Cal State Fullerton's Christian Colon will join the Royals' system as a promising shortstop.
Although the Royals' current shortstop—Yuniesky Betancourt—is nothing to write home about, Christian Colon, at this point, cannot be considered much more than the next, say, Placido Polanco (as noted in the Kansas City Star Monday).
Colon did post good numbers at the plate last year (.352 batting average and 16 home runs), but scouting reports show he has a weak arm, anathema to a coach who desires a strong defense behind weak pitching.
The Royals could really use some new hitters, as their starters (especially ace Zach Greinke), have suffered greatly, due to the lack of run support.
Although Colon may turn out to be a good choice, a better choice (at least on paper) for the Royals would have been catcher Yasmani Grandal, a switch-hitting, defensively strong catcher, who went to the Cincinnati Reds.