27-year-old Willie Shawn Lamont Calhoun was born on November 4, 1994, he is an American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Texas Rangers (MLB). In 2017, he made his MLB debut.
Calhoun attended California’s Benicia High School. The Tampa Bay Rays chose him in the 17th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, but he did not sign with them.
He was promoted to the Texas League’s Double-A Tulsa Drillers to begin the 2016 season. He was named to the Texas League All-Star squad for the mid-season All-Star game and to the United States team for the All-Star Futures Game.
He was also chosen to the post-season all-star team at the end of the season. He hit.254 with 27 home runs and 88 RBI in 132 games for the Drillers.
Calhoun was sent to the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League by the Dodgers following the season. He was named MVP of the Fall Stars Game for top prospects in the league after going 3 for 3 with a home run.
On March 8, 2020, during a spring training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Calhoun was hit in the face with a 95 MPH fastball by Julio Uras.
Calhoun’s jaw was cracked and dislocated as a result of the incident. The next day, he underwent surgery. Calhoun batted.190 in 29 games, with one home run and 13 RBI.