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Kole Calhoun | Outfielder | #56

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 8 (0) / LAA
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Kole Calhoun went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk against the Twins on Friday.
His seventh-inning blast against Tommy Milone put the Angels in front, but the bullpen wasn’t able to hold it. Calhoun has been the Angels’ best hitter so far, batting .412/.474/.559 through 10 games. Of course, with Mike Trout on his team, he isn’t likely to keep that title for very long. Apr 16 - 12:34 AM

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Kole Calhoun went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in the Angels' 9-8 win over the Padres on Saturday.

It was Calhoun's first homer of the spring. The Angels apparently plan to bat Calhoun fifth versus righties and second against lefties. That's a change from last month, when Calhoun figured to be in front of Mike Trout on a full-time basis. However, Daniel Nava's big spring changed that. Besides, Calhoun had a .308 OBP last year, so it's not as though he deserves to hit second.
Mar 27 - 1:13 AM

Kole Calhoun went 3-for-3 with two runs scored against the Athletics on Thursday.

All three hits were singles. Calhoun established new career-highs with 26 home runs and 83 RBI last season, but he saw a big bump in strikeouts and drew fewer walks. We wouldn’t bank on similar power numbers in 2016, but getting on base more often and scoring more runs would be a fair tradeoff. He figures to hit second in front of Mike Trout in 2016.
Mar 3 - 7:31 PM

Angels and OF Kole Calhoun avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.4 million contract.

It's about $300,000 above the midpoint of figures that were exchanged earlier this month. Calhoun was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason as a Super 2 qualifier. He has three more years of arbitration remaining.
Jan 26 - 11:23 PM

Kole Calhoun requested $3.9 million and was offered $2.35 million by the Angels when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Calhoun to make $3.6 million. The 28-year-old qualified as a Super 2 player, so this will be his first of four arbitration years.
Jan 15 - 5:16 PM

Kole Calhoun has qualified for arbitration as a Super Two player.

This means he'll go through the arbitration process four times as opposed to the usual three. According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register and MLB Trade Rumors, the 28-year-old outfielder just barely made the cut-off. Calhoun should get a nice payday after reaching career-highs with 26 home runs and 83 RBI this season.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 12:58:00 PM

Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI double, and a solo home run but the Angels were defeated by the Athletics on Wednesday.

Calhoun hit an RBI double in the sixth to pad the Angels' lead to 5-3. He hit a solo homer in the ninth to reduce his team's deficit to 8-7, but it was just barely not enough. The outfielder has hit the skids towards the end of the year, entering Wednesday's action with a .414 OPS between September 12-29. Overall, Calhoun is hitting .261/.314/.427 with 25 home runs and 82 RBI.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Kole Calhoun drove home the game-winning run with an RBI ground out in the 12th inning on Saturday, leading the Angels to a 4-3 victory over the Twins in the first game of their doubleheader.

While he finished the afternoon 0-for-5, he was able to come through when the team needed him most and lead his squad to victory. He's having another solid season near the top of the Angels lineup, slashing .261/316/.429 with 23 homers and 77 RBI.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Kole Calhoun had a single and a solo home run in five at-bats on Tuesday, but the Angels fell to the Dodgers.

Calhoun tied the game at 1-1 with a solo home run off of Clayton Kershaw in the first inning. He's homered in back-to-back games and three times already this month, giving him 23 on the year with 72 RBI and a .269/.325/.446 batting line.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 01:31:00 AM

Kole Calhoun had two hits in five at-bats, including a two-run home run, in Monday's loss to the Dodgers.

Calhoun kept the Angels in the game, tying the game back up at 3-3 in the fifth inning with a two-run blast off of Zack Greinke. The outfielder has opened up September with hits in six consecutive games. He's currently hitting .268/.324/.441 with 22 home runs and 71 RBI.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 01:10:00 AM

Kole Calhoun went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a solo home run as the Angels topped the Athletics on Tuesday.

Calhoun started the scoring in four-run third inning with an RBI infield single. He tacked on a solo home run in the seventh to push the Angels' lead to 6-1. The outfielder is batting .264/.321/.438 with 21 home runs and 69 RBI on the year.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 01:13:00 AM

Kole Calhoun went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Indians.

Calhoun just couldn't get anything going from the lead-off spot. Given that the Angels only managed five total hits for the contest, he was just a cog in the machine of failure. He's hitting .262/.321/.431 with 19 homers and 66 RBI this season.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 09:56:00 PM

Kole Calhoun went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win against the White Sox.

Calhoun went yard with a man on base against John Danks in the first inning. It's his fifth home run in the month of August, giving him 18 on the year along with 65 RBI and a .268/.325/.440 triple-slash line.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 12:42:00 AM

Kole Calhoun belted a go-ahead solo home run off Wade Davis in the eighth inning on Sunday.

Unfortunately the Angels bullpen was unable to protect that lead and the Halos would wind up falling to the Royals. Calhoun also got the Angels on the board in the sixth inning when he tripled off Royals starter Yordano Ventura then dashed home on a wild pitch. He finished the evening 2-for-4 and is now batting .270/.329/.439 with 17 home runs and 63 RBI on the season.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 11:22:00 PM

Kole Calhoun delivered a two-run double in the ninth inning on Thursday, leading the Angels to a come-from-behind 7-6 victory over the Royals.

The Angels trailed 5-1 heading into the eighth inning where they scratched out a pair of runs. They then hung four runs on closer Greg Holland in the ninth inning, with Calhoun's two-run knock breaking a 5-5 tie and proving to be the difference. Calhoun finished the night 2-for-5 and is now hitting .273/.329/.434 with 16 homers and 62 RBI.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 12:19:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
1B1C.J. Cron
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Rafael Ortega
4Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Mike Morin
5Cory Rasmus
6Jose Alvarez
7Greg Mahle
8Cam Bedrosian
9A.J. Achter