3 players that make the Texas Rangers’ DH dilemma a good one to have

Mar 8, 2021; Mesa, Arizona, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Willie Calhoun bats against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training game at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 8, 2021; Mesa, Arizona, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Willie Calhoun bats against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training game at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
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Texas Rangers’ DH: Willie Calhoun

There isn’t a more deserving player in the Rangers’ organization than Willie Calhoun to get regular major league at-bats.

This kid has been to hell and back with all of the unfortunate injuries he has suffered since his debut in 2017, and has earned the right to be an everyday big leaguer.

Calhoun has yet to find any consistency at the game’s highest level, though, finding the most success in 2019.

During that season, he only played in 83 games due to injury and unnecessary demotions, but hit .269, swatted 21 homers and walked 23 times. His 53 strikeouts were a bit of a concern, though.

However, he was a .289 minor league hitter with 86 homers, 304 driven in and 11 stolen bases to boot.

The 26-year old outfielder has had his ups-and-downs within the Texas organization, but has matured exponentially and gotten himself into incredible shape, losing 24 pounds after the 2018 season.

However the roster shakes up, Willie Calhoun will definitely be in the Texas Rangers’ future plans and will get his opportunity to become a mainstay in Arlington.

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