Willie Calhoun is a professional baseball outfielder for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2017.
The Dodgers acquired Calhoun in a trade, but the Rays selected him in the 17th round of the 2014 draft.
Calhoun declined the Rays’ offer and chose Arizona over a number of other Pac-12 institutions. After going undrafted by the Red Sox, the Dodgers selected him in the 2015 draft.
The time Calhoun spent in Arizona was brief. A former Arizona Wildcat, he attended Yavapai Junior College after dropping out of the university due to academic problems.
Calhoun had a poor season in Arizona, batting .247 with 0 home runs. There were no NCAA tournament bids for this year for the Wildcats because they finished with a losing record.
Calhoun was on the verge of quitting baseball after a disappointing season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. After a five-year battle with cancer, his paternal grandmother died, and his grades at Arizona plummeted.
Two times, Calhoun refused a friend’s pleas to visit Yavapai, Arizona. Calhoun’s life was turned around after a trip to San Quentin prison.
A corrections officer at the prison took his son, Willie Sr., on a tour after Calhoun expressed an interest in the field.
After the tour, Calhoun decided to continue his baseball career at Yavapai College.
Where Is baseball Player Calhoun From?
Baseball player Willie Calhoun hails from the United States of America. He was born in Vallejo, California.