Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:26:17 -0700
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun (triceps) left the game Thursday, March 26, with a right triceps contusion, caused by being hit by a pitch in the first inning.
Fantasy Tip: The injury to Calhoun ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) doesn't appear to be serious. He remains a source of well-rounded statistical contributions to fantasy squads who should be drafted in the middle rounds.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:40:40 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun (shoulder) left the game early with a trainer Thursday, March 26. He was hit in the right shoulder by a pitch and also slid hard into second base during the game.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to check back for updates on Calhoun before jumping to conclusions. It was likely a precautionary move. Hitting in front of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols is a nice spot for fantasy value, but be careful not to overvalue Calhoun. He is a great source for runs and has nice pop, but he slid to a .254/.301/.395 slash line in the second half last season. At 27, there might not be a another level of production in store, either.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:38:23 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun (hand) felt something in his hand while swinging Monday, March 23, and was removed from the game. He said he feels fine, though, and expects to play Tuesday, March 24.
Fantasy Tip: Calhoun had an excellent 2014 season, but ascending to another level may not be in store for the 27-year-old outfielder who has just 711 career at-bats. Additionally, he may lose the occasional start against left-handed pitchers and any stolen bases should be considered a bonus. Still, he profiles as a nice three category contributor hitting leadoff, and most importantly in front of Mike Trout. Just be careful you're not paying for more than what you'll receive. Calhoun profiles much better as your third outfielder than your second.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:28:32 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout, 1B Albert Pujols, 2B Howie Kendrick, OF Kole Calhoun and SS Erick Aybar are all back in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 19.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:06:35 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OFs Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun, Josh Hamilton; 1B Albert Pujols; 2B Howie Kendrick; and SS Erick Aybar are not in the startng lineup Thursday, Sept. 18.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 08:23:51 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun is not in the team's starting lineup Sunday, Sept. 7.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:33:57 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun is batting .391, with six doubles, two homers and 11 RBIs over his previous 12 games.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:22:31 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 7, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Calhoun from your daily lineups. He has fared much better against right-handed pitchers this season, so sitting against lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu isn't a shock. Calhoun has slowed down significantly over the past month, too.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:45:16 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 5, with OF Collin Cowgill replacing him in right field.
Fantasy Tip: Calhoun is probably thankful that he's receiving a day off against Clayton Kershaw. Cowgill isn't a good daily option while going against the best pitcher in baseball.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:17:44 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun was in the starting lineup Monday, July 7, against the Toronto Blue Jays despite a left-handed pitcher on the mound. It was his first start against a lefty since May 31. Calhoun is a left-handed hitter who has been in a platoon situation with Collin Cowgill, but Calhoun's recent hot streak pushed him into the starting lineup. Entering Monday, Calhoun was hitting .481 over his past eight games. "I don't know if there's a player hotter in our league than Kole Calhoun right now," manager Mike Scioscia said.