The 26-year old oft-injured outfielder is back in the Texas Rangers lineup and is looking to exceed his former top prospect expectations.
Since his debut in 2017, Calhoun has looked to become a staple in the Rangers’ lineup, but has failed to find that consistency at the major league level.
However, after dealing with a nagging groin injury, he returned and made an immediate impact in the Texas lineup, going 2-4 against the Orioles on Saturday.
Since his season debut, Calhoun is 4-9 with one RBI, but more importantly is driving the ball from foul pole to foul pole with authority.
Realistically, his .308 average won’t last forever, but after years of struggling to find life at the big leagues, he’ll gladly take those results.
So, now that he is fully healthy (knock on wood), what should the expectations be for Willie Calhoun? Can he be a productive everyday player? Will he be consistent enough to face both left and right-handers?
His performance and organizational evaluations will dictate those answers, but based on past performances, here is a safe assumption of the production he can provide.