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PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date10-14-1987
Height5' 10"
Weight215 lbs
Age31 years, 7 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
3.32015
1.82016
2.32017
-0.22018
1.02019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2012 ANA 24 21 25 4 1 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 .174 .240 .217 81 -0.5 0.6 -0.3 0.0
2013 ANA 25 58 222 55 7 2 8 21 41 1 2 2 .282 .347 .462 114 3.7 1.5 7.0 1.7
2014 ANA 26 127 537 134 31 3 17 38 104 2 5 3 .272 .325 .450 117 10.0 3.9 -1.5 2.3
2015 ANA 27 159 686 161 23 2 26 45 164 5 4 1 .256 .308 .422 106 7.1 -2.3 14.0 3.3
2016 ANA 28 157 672 161 35 5 18 67 118 6 2 3 .271 .348 .438 113 11.7 0.1 -6.7 1.8
2017 ANA 29 155 654 139 23 2 19 71 134 8 5 1 .244 .333 .392 99 1.5 -0.6 10.0 2.3
2018 ANA 30 137 552 102 18 2 19 53 133 1 6 2 .208 .283 .369 85 -8.0 -0.2 -3.8 -0.2
2019 ANA 31 47 198 41 11 1 10 20 46 1 2 1 .236 .315 .483 101 1.2 0.3 4.8 1.0
Career861354679714917117317746242713.251.321.42010526.63.423.512.2

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2010 ORM Rk PIO 56 247 .279 .329 .416 .344 110 18.3 9.5 -3.5 144 0 2.5 1.7 4.4 1.4
2011 SBR A+ CAL 133 594 .280 .346 .437 .362 98 47.7 17.8 -6.4 0 0 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.0
2012 ANA MLB AL 21 25 .244 .322 .378 .235 89 -1.9 0.7 -0.2 81 11 -0.3 0.6 -0.5 0.0
2012 SLC AAA PCL 105 463 .285 .348 .441 .346 103 16.1 13.8 -2 109 0 3.2 5.3 -1.2 1.9
2012 ESC Wnt DWL 21 86 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ANA MLB AL 58 222 .249 .312 .396 .311 96 7.8 5.8 -2.3 114 13 7.0 1.5 3.7 1.7
2013 SLC AAA PCL 59 274 .280 .347 .429 .371 113 20.8 7.9 -1.3 157 0 -6.4 -0.4 14.6 1.5
2014 ANA MLB AL 127 537 .252 .314 .390 .313 94 18.3 13.8 -5.1 117 9 -1.5 3.9 10.0 2.3
2014 SLC AAA PCL 5 22 .283 .350 .432 .556 114 3.3 0.7 -0.3 147 0 -0.4 -0.3 1.1 0.1
2015 ANA MLB AL 159 686 .252 .313 .403 .304 102 2.5 18.5 -6.9 106 8 14.0 -2.3 7.1 3.3
2016 ANA MLB AL 157 672 .255 .318 .422 .309 101 11.1 19.0 -7.1 113 10 -6.7 0.1 11.7 1.8
2017 ANA MLB AL 155 654 .254 .322 .426 .284 101 0.1 19.1 -7.1 99 9 10.0 -0.6 1.5 2.3
2018 ANA MLB AL 137 552 .252 .316 .417 .241 100 -12.9 15.5 -5.6 85 8 -3.8 -0.2 -8.0 -0.2
2018 SLC AAA PCL 5 20 .261 .333 .419 .278 110 0.8 0.6 -0.3 105 0 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2019 ANA MLB AL 47 198 .255 .330 .435 .258 108 2.2 5.8 -2.1 101 14 4.7 0.3 1.2 1.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2010 ORM Rk PIO 247 202 43 59 14 4 7 102 42 39 45 3 1 .292 .412 .505 .213 1 1
2011 SBR A+ CAL 594 512 94 166 36 6 22 280 99 73 96 20 10 .324 .410 .547 .223 4 1
2012 ANA MLB AL 25 23 2 4 1 0 0 5 1 2 6 1 0 .174 .240 .217 .043 0 0
2012 ESC Wnt DWL 86 72 9 17 1 1 3 29 13 11 18 3 2 .236 .337 .403 .167 2 0
2012 SLC AAA PCL 463 410 79 122 30 7 14 208 73 44 88 12 3 .298 .369 .507 .210 4 0
2013 ANA MLB AL 222 195 29 55 7 2 8 90 32 21 41 2 2 .282 .347 .462 .179 5 0
2013 SLC AAA PCL 274 240 48 85 15 6 12 148 49 32 32 10 2 .354 .431 .617 .263 1 0
2014 SLC AAA PCL 22 22 7 11 2 1 1 18 5 0 3 0 1 .500 .500 .818 .318 0
2014 ANA MLB AL 537 493 90 134 31 3 17 222 58 38 104 5 3 .272 .325 .450 .178 2
2015 ANA MLB AL 686 630 78 161 23 2 26 266 83 45 164 4 1 .256 .308 .422 .167 4 2
2016 ANA MLB AL 672 594 91 161 35 5 18 260 75 67 118 2 3 .271 .348 .438 .167 5 0
2017 ANA MLB AL 654 569 77 139 23 2 19 223 71 71 134 5 1 .244 .333 .392 .148 6 0
2018 SLC AAA PCL 20 19 3 6 1 1 1 12 2 1 0 0 0 .316 .350 .632 .316 0 0
2018 ANA MLB AL 552 491 71 102 18 2 19 181 57 53 133 6 2 .208 .283 .369 .161 6 0
2019 ANA MLB AL 198 174 29 41 11 1 10 84 28 20 46 2 1 .236 .315 .483 .247 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 92 0.5109 0.4457 0.7805 0.5745 0.3111 0.8519 0.6429 0.2195 0.0010
2013 866 0.5046 0.4446 0.8000 0.6384 0.2471 0.8781 0.5943 0.2000 -0.0039
2014 1993 0.4972 0.4651 0.7843 0.6458 0.2864 0.8703 0.5923 0.2157 0.0032
2015 2552 0.4608 0.4894 0.7190 0.7032 0.3067 0.8464 0.4692 0.2810 0.0051
2016 2495 0.4481 0.4946 0.7464 0.7156 0.3152 0.8600 0.5369 0.2536 0.0000
2017 2476 0.4588 0.4770 0.7409 0.6805 0.3045 0.8422 0.5490 0.2591 0.0000
2018 2145 0.4937 0.4914 0.7163 0.6997 0.2882 0.8124 0.4888 0.2837 0.0000
2019 694 0.4510 0.4697 0.7025 0.7157 0.2677 0.8304 0.4216 0.2975 0.0000
Career133130.47150.48050.74240.68770.29600.84750.52520.25760.0012

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-16 2014-05-21 15-DL 35 31 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2014-03-10 2014-03-12 Camp 2 0 Left Hip Soreness - -
2013-04-05 2013-05-19 Minors 44 0 Right Wrist Surgery Hamate 2013-04-09 -
2013-03-17 2013-03-22 Camp 5 0 - Low Back Spasms - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 ANA $1,000,000
2019 ANA $10,500,000
2018 ANA $8,500,000
2017 ANA $6,000,000
2016 ANA $3,400,000
2015 ANA $537,500
2014 ANA $506,000
2013 ANA $
2012 ANA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$18,943,500
2019Current$10,500,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$29,443,500
1 yrFuture$1,000,000
7 yrTotal$30,443,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 130 dPSI Sports3 years/$26M (2017-19), 2020 option

Details
  • 3 year/$26M (2017-19), plus 2020 club option. Signed extension with LA Angels 1/18/17, replacing deal signed 1/13/17. 17:$6M, 18:$8.5M, 19:$10.5M, 20:$14M club option ($1M buyout). Salary increases $0.5M for season after Calhoun wins a Gold Glove award. 1 year/$6.35M (2017). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.4M (2016). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/26/16 (avoided arbitration, $3.9M-$2.35M).
  • 1 year/$0.5375M (2015). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/9/15.
  • 1 year/$0.506M (2014). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by LA Angels 5/21/12.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2010 (8-264) (Arizona State). $36,000 signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 449 61 109 23 2 13 49 50 87 4 2 .279 .365 .448 120 24.5 RF -2 2.2
80o 434 57 104 22 2 13 46 47 85 4 1 .274 .359 .445 115 19.9 RF -2 1.7
70o 424 55 98 21 2 12 44 44 84 4 1 .263 .347 .427 111 16.8 RF -2 1.4
60o 415 53 94 20 2 11 42 43 84 3 1 .258 .340 .414 107 14.3 RF -2 1.2
50o 407 51 90 19 2 11 41 41 83 3 1 .251 .332 .407 104 12.0 RF -2 1.0
40o 399 49 87 18 2 11 39 39 82 3 1 .247 .327 .403 101 9.9 RF -2 0.7
30o 390 47 83 17 2 10 37 38 81 3 1 .240 .320 .387 98 7.5 RF -2 0.6
20o 380 45 80 17 2 10 35 36 80 3 1 .237 .315 .388 94 5.0 RF -2 0.3
10o 365 42 72 15 1 9 33 33 78 3 1 .221 .296 .356 88 1.7 RF -2 0.0
Weighted Mean40851911921141418331.253.333.40810512.3RF -21.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-02-28 20:00:00 (link to chat)I heard that LAA are to lower their right field fence by 10 feet? Could you confirm please. Also would you expect Kole Calhoun's numbers to increase re: home runs, as he hits left handed.
(zeeksam from Canada)
Yeah, it's happening.

https://www.mlb.com/angels/news/angel-stadium-will-add-more-homers-in-2018/c-267458738

That's a good article detailing how it'll affect HR. Calhoun could gain a couple more, nothing drastic. (Eddy Almaguer)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Can you rank: Nomar Mazara, Christian Yelich and Kole Calhoun? Thank you man
(Geoff from Fire Island)
Oof, that's a tough lil' group right there. If only on account of Mazara's uncertain playing time/big league roster slot once Choo is healthy, I'll begrudgingly toss him 3rd. Love Yelich and would take him above Calhoun. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mike, in Tout Wars mixed last night Kole Calhoun went in the 5th round and Alex Gordon went in the 13th. Is there really that kind of difference between these guys in an OBP league?
(pryguy from Dallas, TX)
No, that's too much. I haven't looked at every pick yet, but there were some really crazy gaps between conventional wisdom/what happened in LABR mixed and NFBC drafts versus what happened in the Tout mixed draft. (Mike Gianella)
2015-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kole Calhoun was a 4 win player last year, and is entering his age 27 season. How likely is a monster breakout year?
(Jay from LA)
We have him as a 3 win player here at BP, but even so, I'm not sure how much better you can expect a guy to get. I'd say a monster breakout year which I'll define as adding two more wins onto what he did last season is pretty unlikely. If he replicates last seasons value I'd be pretty happy. (Matthew Kory)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who has more fantasy value next year, d'Arnaud or Kole Calhoun?
(John from Columbus)
If d'Arnaud can stay healthy then he's my guy, simply because it's harder to come by catchers with offensive contributions than players like Calhoun. There's risk there though, as d'Arnaud has never really stayed healthy in his career. (Mark Anderson)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should i try to talk myself out of keeping Kole Calhoun?
(John from Chicago)
In a standard mixed, sure. Everywhere else I think you keep him. (Mike Gianella)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are few guys you'd be buying/selling right now?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I guess I don't necessarily keep a list like this lying around, but off the top of my head...

I'm selling: Jesse Chavez, Chase Whitley, Lonnie Chisenhall, Gordon Beckham

I'm buying: Kole Calhoun, Ian Kennedy, Joey Votto, Michael Brantley, Will Smith (J.P. Breen)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hi guys, I love Team Tracker and I rely on BP's Forecasts early in the season to set up my initial lineups vs RHP and LHP. Any chance you could fold in the SS-supplied platoon numbers so I could easily (assume I am an Excel idiot) get projections vs both RHP and LHP? I need something that automatically tells me that Kole Calhoun (and everyone else on my teams and others) is projected to have an OPS of .788 vs RHP and .694 vs LHP, without me making a bunch of goofy notes to myself. This feature would also help one make decisions on his/her pitchers' "prefer to face" teams.
(gjhardy from beautiful Meriden, NH)
The Team Tracker and Draft Aid projections have this built in with the TAv' (that's un-park-adjusted TAv) available in both vs LHP and vs RHP formats, and those are based exclusively on the Scoresheet splits that they prescribe. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Kole Calhoun and Avisail Garcia both got some preseason helium. Which one do you like more for 2014?
(Henry S. from Westish)
Garcia and it's not close. This isn't to say he'll have more value at season's end but he's got way more ceiling than Calhoun and that's something I'm willing to gamble on. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)LOTS of Kole Calhoun hype the past few weeks; how high has he risen up your OF rank/tier, if at all? Thanks.
(Dan from Toronto)
I'm not buying it. I've seen him touted as a 20/20 guy and that seems awfully rich. I think he'll be a solid deeper league outfielder, but he's more of a last resort in shallower formats. (Bret Sayre)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you tell me who you expect to be better in the short-term and long-term: Khris Davis or Kole Calhoun?
(Jimbo from STL)
I don't expect a huge return from either over the long term, but I believe a tiny bit more in Davis' bat. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)With Bourjos getting traded to SL. Does this give Kole Calhoun a full time role and is he an average player?
(Chris from Arizona)
Ah, good point with Calhoun. They could easily plug him into RF. I was impressed with his ability to jump a level from A+ to AAA without missing a beat, and he could provide some solid offense. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Can Peter Bourjos repeat his 2011 season, or will he end up on the bench, with Trout moving back to center and Kole Calhoun or (ugh) Vernon Wells in left?
(Mark68 from A Mile High)
I don't expect to see those kind of numbers out of Bourjos again. Even without that, I think he can still play everyday for a Major League team. Ultimately, I think he'll get pushed aside by Trout in center field, assuming they have reasonable options on the corners. (Mark Anderson)


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