Kole Calhoun RF LAA 1 week ago

Calhoun went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two runs scored in a win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Calhoun has been a solid asset early this season, as he now has an .810 OPS and four home runs in 36 games. Manager Mike Scioscia recently announced that Calhoun would be the team's cleanup hitter moving forward, which is a nice surprise for owners, as his RBI totals could show improvement hitting behind Albert Pujols and Mike Trout.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 2 weeks ago

Manager Mike Scioscia indicated Monday that Calhoun will permanently slot in as the Angels' cleanup hitter, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Calhoun has served mostly as the club's leadoff hitter this season, but it appears the team will make a permanent lineup shift in an attempt to produce more offensively. Calhoun sits at .302/.359/.434 with three home runs on the season, and the move to the cleanup spot should lead to more RBI opportunities moving forward.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 3 weeks ago

Calhoun went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI double in the 6-5 loss to the Astros Saturday.

Calhoun is a beast at the leadoff slot for the Angels and raised his average above .300 with this two-hit performance. He'll be a good source to contribute across the board in runs, RBI, steals, and average all season long.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 3 weeks ago

Calhoun is back in the leadoff spot Tuesday against the Mariners.

With lefty James Paxton on the mound for the Mariners this makes sense. Calhoun has a higher career OBP (.351) against lefties but a higher career SLG (.450) against righties, so he could return to the middle of the Angels' order when an opposing righty takes the mound.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 4 weeks ago

Calhoun will once again bat cleanup Sunday against the Giants, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

Calhoun has hit leadoff 17 times in 23 games this season, but manager Mike Scioscia recently bumped Erick Aybar up to that role. If the change holds, Calhoun will see more opportunities to drive in runs, but may not score as many without Mike Trout hitting behind him in the lineup. Calhoun has hit safely in three straight games since the switch, collecting four RBI over that span.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 1 month ago

Calhoun went 2-for-5 with three RBI in Thursday's win over Oakland.

Placed in the cleanup slot, Calhoun delivered, pulling his batting average up to a shiny .315 in the process. Calhoun's average lagged for the first two months of last season before he was able to pull it up; this year, off to a finer start, he could end up being an asset in that category, rounding out a fantasy line that already includes pop and speed.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 1 month ago

Calhoun went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over the A's on Thursday.

Calhoun's shot in the third inning was the only hit for the Angels in the contest, but it was enough to take home the victory behind starter Nick Tropeano and the bullpen. Calhoun has come to life recently, notching five hits and two home runs in his last three games,.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 1 month ago

Calhoun had a big night against the A's on Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored.

Calhoun went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts Monday, but was able to answer the call Tuesday, collecting his third multi-hit game in the last seven contests. He heads into the series finale with a slash line of .293/.326/.537 in 11 games this season.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 1 month ago

Calhoun (calf) will return to the lineup and lead off Friday against the Astros, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Calhoun has been sidelined since Saturday due to the calf issue, but he'll rejoin the lineup Friday. Assuming no setbacks occur, he should be in the lineup consistently moving forward.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 1 month ago

Calhoun (calf) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.

Calhoun is not expected to start again until Friday at the earliest, so his absence Wednesday should not come as a big surprise. Collin Cowgill will make his fourth straight start in right field in Calhoun's place.