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Kole Calhoun RFAngels

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Birth Date10-14-1987
Height5' 10"
Weight205 lbs
Age30 years, 8 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
3.02014
3.02015
1.72016
2.12017
-0.52018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 ANA 24 21 25 23 2 4 1 0 0 5 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .174 .240 .217 .183 -0.8 -0.3 -0.1
2013 ANA 25 58 222 195 29 55 7 2 8 90 21 41 1 5 0 32 2 2 .282 .347 .462 .294 12.3 7.0 2.1
2014 ANA 26 127 537 493 90 134 31 3 17 222 38 104 2 2 58 5 3 .272 .325 .450 .293 29.1 -1.5 3.0
2015 ANA 27 159 686 630 78 161 23 2 26 266 45 164 5 4 2 83 4 1 .256 .308 .422 .267 13.8 14.0 3.0
2016 ANA 28 157 672 594 91 161 35 5 18 260 67 118 6 5 0 75 2 3 .271 .348 .438 .277 23.5 -6.7 1.7
2017 ANA 29 155 654 569 77 139 23 2 19 223 71 134 8 6 0 71 5 1 .244 .333 .392 .259 10.9 10.0 2.1
2018 ANA 30 52 192 180 16 28 1 1 2 37 11 44 0 1 0 12 3 1 .156 .203 .206 .148 -18.0 6.5 -1.2
Career7292988268438368212115901103255611222323322211.254.321.411.26670.829.010.6

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 ORM Rk 56 247 .330 .279 .329 .416 .274 .344 109 18.5 9.6 -3.5 2.5 1.7 26.3 2.8 26.3 2.8
2011 SBR A+ 133 594 .331 .280 .346 .437 .273 .362 98 47.7 17.8 -6.4 -6.2 2.5 61.6 5.5 61.6 5.5
2012 ANA MLB 21 25 .183 .244 .322 .378 .259 .235 90 -1.9 0.7 -0.2 -0.3 0.6 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2012 SLC AAA 105 463 .290 .285 .348 .441 .272 .346 104 15.9 13.8 -2 3.2 5.3 33.0 3.6 33.0 3.6
2012 ESC Wnt 21 86 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ANA MLB 58 222 .294 .249 .312 .396 .263 .311 97 7.2 5.8 -2.3 7.0 1.5 12.3 2.1 12.3 2.1
2013 SLC AAA 59 274 .332 .280 .347 .429 .271 .371 112 21.5 7.9 -1.3 -6.4 -0.4 27.6 2.2 27.6 2.2
2014 ANA MLB 127 537 .293 .252 .314 .390 .263 .313 96 16.4 13.8 -5.1 -1.5 3.9 29.1 3.0 29.1 3.0
2014 SLC AAA 5 22 .391 .283 .350 .432 .263 .556 115 3.3 0.7 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2015 ANA MLB 159 686 .267 .252 .313 .403 .258 .304 98 4.4 18.5 -6.9 14.0 -2.3 13.8 3.0 13.8 3.0
2016 ANA MLB 157 672 .277 .255 .318 .422 .259 .309 100 11.5 19.0 -7.1 -6.7 0.1 23.5 1.7 23.5 1.7
2017 ANA MLB 155 654 .259 .254 .322 .426 .258 .284 102 -0.6 19.1 -7.1 10.0 -0.6 10.9 2.1 10.9 2.1
2018 ANA MLB 52 192 .148 .247 .313 .414 .263 .193 96 -21.2 5.3 -1.9 6.5 -0.1 -18.0 -1.2 -18.0 -1.2
2018 SLC AAA 5 20 .292 .251 .325 .403 .255 .278 114 0.7 0.6 -0.3 0.1 -0.0 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 ORM Rk 247 43 59 14 4 7 42 39 45 3 1 .292 .412 .505 .213 .330 26.3 2.5 2.8
2011 SBR A+ 594 94 166 36 6 22 99 73 96 20 10 .324 .410 .547 .223 .331 61.6 -6.2 5.5
2012 SLC AAA 463 79 122 30 7 14 73 44 88 12 3 .298 .369 .507 .210 .290 33.0 3.2 3.6
2012 ESC Wnt 86 9 17 1 1 3 13 11 18 3 2 .236 .337 .403 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ANA MLB 25 2 4 1 0 0 1 2 6 1 0 .174 .240 .217 .043 .183 -0.8 -0.3 -0.1
2013 ANA MLB 222 29 55 7 2 8 32 21 41 2 2 .282 .347 .462 .179 .294 12.3 7.0 2.1
2013 SLC AAA 274 48 85 15 6 12 49 32 32 10 2 .354 .431 .617 .263 .332 27.6 -6.4 2.2
2014 ANA MLB 537 90 134 31 3 17 58 38 104 5 3 .272 .325 .450 .178 .293 29.1 -1.5 3.0
2014 SLC AAA 22 7 11 2 1 1 5 0 3 0 1 .500 .500 .818 .318 .391 3.4 -0.4 0.3
2015 ANA MLB 686 78 161 23 2 26 83 45 164 4 1 .256 .308 .422 .167 .267 13.8 14.0 3.0
2016 ANA MLB 672 91 161 35 5 18 75 67 118 2 3 .271 .348 .438 .167 .277 23.5 -6.7 1.7
2017 ANA MLB 654 77 139 23 2 19 71 71 134 5 1 .244 .333 .392 .148 .259 10.9 10.0 2.1
2018 SLC AAA 20 3 6 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 .316 .350 .632 .316 .292 1.0 0.1 0.1
2018 ANA MLB 192 16 28 1 1 2 12 11 44 3 1 .156 .203 .206 .050 .148 -18.0 6.5 -1.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2012 92 0.4457 0.4457 0.7805 0.5610 0.3529 0.9130 0.6111 0.2195 38 0.001011
2013 866 0.4746 0.4446 0.8000 0.6375 0.2703 0.8893 0.6098 0.2000 394 -0.003890
2014 1993 0.4952 0.4651 0.7843 0.6464 0.2873 0.8699 0.5952 0.2157 853 0.003150
2015 2552 0.4608 0.4894 0.7190 0.6990 0.3103 0.8443 0.4778 0.2810 1035 0.005138
2016 2495 0.4649 0.4946 0.7464 0.6974 0.3184 0.8566 0.5365 0.2536 0 0.000000
2017 2492 0.4599 0.4739 0.7409 0.6736 0.3039 0.8329 0.5672 0.2591 0 0.000000
2018 720 0.5056 0.4944 0.7444 0.6593 0.3258 0.8292 0.5690 0.2556 0 0.000000
Career112100.47140.47930.750.67520.30480.85210.54880.25418.0240.0014

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
4 yrPrevious$10,443,500
2018Current$8,500,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$18,943,500
2 yrFuture$11,500,000
7 yrTotal$30,443,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .262 .337 .415 .274
11 vs R (Multi) .268 .333 .438 .276
11 vs U (Multi) .333 .333 1.333 .000
18 Split (Multi) .005 -.004 .023 .002
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .289 .366 .447 .288
31 vs R (2016) .264 .342 .428 .271
31 vs U (2016) .333 .333 1.333 .000
38 Split (2016) -.025 -.024 -.019 -.016
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Articles

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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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