Next up on in our the MWaH/LAAI Top 30 Angels Prospect countdown is the Angels Minor League Player of the Year, Kole Calhoun.
Position: OF/1B Level: High-A
Bats: Left Throws: Left Height: 5'10" Weight: 200 lbs.
Age: 24 Born: October 14, 1987
2011 Season Stats (High-A): 512 AB, .324 AVG, .410 OBP, .547 SLG, 36 2B, 6 3B, 22 HR, 99 RBI, 96 SO, 20 SB, 10 CS, .362 BABIP
2011 Season Stats (VWL): 97 AB, .216 AVG, .361 OBP, .371 SLG, 6 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 24 SO, 4 SB, 1 CS
Bat – A. Hits for average, power, gap power and great discipline.
Speed – B. A good base thief with adequate defensive range despite not being overly fast.
Arm – C+. Not a great arm, but good enough to play all three OF spots.
Performance - A. Hard to argue against his numbers in High A.
Projection – B. Physical tools aren’t off the charts, but beautiful lefty power stroke.
Comp – Floor: Melky Cabrera. Ceiling: Young Hideki Matsui with less power.
Estimated MLB Arrival Date: 2013/2014.
Video: Calhoun walk-off bomb.
(*As always, the above scouting report is provided by Scotty Allen of LA Angels Insider)