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5 Willie Calhoun LF

Texas Rangers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
33%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
341.265430
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017TEX133439142700.324.353.265

Player Updates

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Rangers' Willie Calhoun: Not close to promotion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Jon Daniels said that the team has no immediate plans to promote Calhoun from Triple-A, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Calhoun started the season in the minors due to questions about his defense in left field, and it appears things haven't improved enough to warrant a callup. Perhaps his early struggles at the plate are also contributing to this decision, as he currently holds just a .229 batting average, though a low .253 BABIP is likely to blame for that. Calhoun has gotten rave reviews for his bat, but it seems like he's still a bit away from getting to showcase that in the majors again.

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Rangers' Willie Calhoun: Feels slighted by starting in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Calhoun described being placed at Triple-A Round Rock to the start the season as a "slap in the face," per Gerard Gilberto of MiLB.com reports.

When the Rangers optioned Calhoun to the minors in spring training, they said it was so he could get some work in left field to improve his defense. He was a second baseman while with the Dodgers, so sending him down to the minors to work on defense at a new position is a defensible move on the part of the Rangers' organization. Calhoun admitted to letting his frustrations get the better of him to start the season, when he went 4-for-21 (.190) with eight strikeouts in his first five games. Since then, he's appeared to turn a corner. After a three-hit effort Saturday, Calhoun is 6-for-18 with a homer, four RBI and just two strikeouts over his last four contests. The organization may want to let Calhoun hone his defense in the majors and acclimate to the big-league pitchers for the sake of his long-term plans.

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Rangers' Willie Calhoun: Smacks first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Calhoun went 1-for-4 with his first home run on the season for Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.

This is shaping up to be a rebuilding season for the Rangers, so it seems likely we'll see Calhoun head north to Arlington at some point. If the Rangers feel he still needs work on defense, it might be better to let him get that experience in the majors during a season in which the franchise can afford to give developmental time to its prospects.

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Rangers' Willie Calhoun: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Calhoun was sent to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.

It's a surprising move, as Calhoun was considered to be in the lead for the Rangers' left field job. This could be simply a service-time issue, as the team can keep Calhoun for an extra year if he remains in the minors for about a month. There are legitimate concerns about his defense, though, so perhaps some extra work is warranted. Calhoun could do some damage with the bat once he returns to the big leagues, but the fact that his damage could be limited to five rather than six months in the big leagues certainly hurts his fantasy stock.

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Rangers' Willie Calhoun: Getting string of starts in left field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Calhoun started in left field Sunday and will probably start the next two games there, Dave Sessions of MLB.com reports. He went 0-for-4 on Sunday and had a defensive miscue.

This is year two of the Rangers' attempt to make an outfielder out of Calhoun, who is transitioning from second base. They've been working intensively on his fielding and will use the next three days to evaluate his progress on that side of the field. "We'll probably see him three days in a row here in the lineup in left field just to see the progress of seeing the ball off the bat, high sky, stands, things like that and how he maneuvers," said manager Jeff Banister. Calhoun has the inside track to win the battle for the left field job, but Banister doesn't want him to be a liability in the field.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Oakland1250 .500 .417 .417
vs RHP1951 .333 .421 .263
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/25HOU0000010
9/26HOU2000000
9/27HOU3121100
9/28OAK3110000
9/29OAK4030100
9/30OAK4110110
10/1OAK4010000
Two Week Schedule
MAY /JUNE
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
20
@CHW
L0-3
21
NYY
L5-10
22
NYY
W6-4
23
NYY
W12-10
24
KC
8:05 pm
25
KC
8:05 pm
26
KC
4:05 pm
27
KC
3:05 pm
28
@Sea
4:10 pm
29
@Sea
10:10 pm
30
@Sea
10:10 pm
31
@Sea
10:10 pm
1
@LAA
10:07 pm
2
@LAA
9:07 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
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0
0
0
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017TEX133439142700 .324 .353 .265
2018TEX0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 133439142700 .324 .353 .265
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2017TEXOF1181311110 .923
Total  1181311110 .923
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2017TEX001200100
2018TEX00000000
Total 001200100
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015R-Ogden Raptors381512842131726231821 .371 .517 .278
2015AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua207311247031471300 .390 .548 .329
2015AFX-Great Lakes Loons156192430185700 .439 .492 .393
2016AA-Tulsa132503751282512788456500 .318 .469 .254
2017AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger99373641112452367364932 .357 .574 .298
2017AAA-Round Rock Express2911316353182661210 .345 .566 .310
Total 33312742033647586922912216463 .347 .520 .286
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-8/215
Birthdate:
11/4/1994
Age:
23
Hometown:
Vallejo, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Texas Rangers
College:

MLB Experience:
1
 
 
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