Willie Calhoun is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2017.
Following Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Braves, the Rangers designated Calhoun for assignment to Triple-A Round Rock in an effort to cut their roster to 26 players.
Following several years of inconsistent play due to injuries, Calhoun has found it difficult to establish a regular place on the Rangers’ roster the last two years.
In 2021, he had a.250 batting average with six home runs in 260 at-bats, and he has started the season with a.136 batting average and one homer in 18 games.
After acquiring Yu Darvish from the Dodgers in a blockbuster deal in 2017, the Rangers acquired Calhoun, a 27-year-old pitcher.
Calhoun, a top-50 overall prospect, batted.300 in 2017 with 31 home runs in the minors and showed promise with the Rangers in 2019 by showing flashes of promise.
With 21 home runs and a.269 average in 83 games, it was his greatest season in the majors.
Because of his offensive troubles, injuries, Texas’ crowded outfield, and injuries, Calhoun hasn’t seen any action since the start of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
He also criticized the Rangers’ hitting philosophy, claiming that he is a line-drive hitter who cannot hit popup home runs.
Willie Calhoun Parents: Meet Monica Calhoun and Willie Calhoun Sr
Willie Calhoun was born to Monica Calhoun, mother, and Willie Calhoun Sr, father. Willie Calhoun’s father was a corrections officer at the prison.
There are no records on his mother.