Kole Calhoun RF LAA 5 hours ago

Calhoun went 2-for-5 with four RBI and a run scored in the win over the Rangers on Friday night.

The Angels have settled on a new configuration with the lineup in recent weeks, as Calhoun has been steadily used as the team's No. 2 hitter ahead of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in every game since June 16. Unfortunately, the production hasn't increased much, as he's hitting .215/.271/.323 with one homer, eight RBI and four runs scored during that span.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 7 days ago

Calhoun hit a two-run homer in the first inning of Saturday's 4-2 win over the Mariners.

It was his only hit of the day and he struck out in two of his other three at-bats, but it's nice to see Calhoun hit a homer off a lefty -- just the second time he's done that this year. Really, though, Calhoun has been having a quiet season regardless of the opponent; his numbers have disappointed fantasy owners across the board.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 3 weeks ago

Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a win over the A's on Friday

Calhoun's tie-breaking shot in the bottom of the eighth turned out to be the deciding blow in the contest, after Mike Trout launched a solo homer of his own two batters earlier. Calhoun has 10 hits in his last seven games.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 4 weeks ago

Calhoun knocked in four runs as part of a 3-for-5 game Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

Calhoun doubled and scored a run as well. Calhoun had gone seven games without an extra-base hit before the double of Rays starter Nathan Karns. Calhoun has been steady, but with a .399 slugging percentage, his power production is well below last year's effort (17 home runs, .450 slugging percentage).

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 1 month ago

Calhoun went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Calhoun and the Angels overwhelmed Detroit starter Shane Greene on Saturday, as they struck for five home runs in less than two innings. Calhoun has been a steady performer early this season, and is now on pace for 16 homers and 10 stolen bases.

Kole Calhoun RF LAA 1 month 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.