Dbacks sign OF Kole Calhoun

Discussion in 'Arizona Diamondbacks' started by Dback Jon, Dec 24, 2019.

  1. Dback Jon

    Dback Jon Killer Snail Contributor

    Age:
    57
    Posts:
    56,680
    Likes Received:
    9,701
    Joined:
    May 14, 2002
    Location:
    Scottsdale
    https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/b...-kole-calhoun-reaches-deal-with-diamondbacks/

    The financial terms of the deal have yet to be released. The 32-year-old rebounded from a rough 2018 campaign to hit a career-high 33 homers last season. His .232/.325/.467 slash line was good for a respectable 108 wRC+, but he'll have to keep his power numbers up if he's to remain a good fantasy option in 2020 as his batting average has remained low for three straight seasons. He lines up as Arizona's primary option in right field and should see quite a lot of playing time unless his numbers collapse again.
     
    Brian in Mesa and outcent13 like this.
  2. 1Sun

    1Sun Registered

    Posts:
    7,317
    Likes Received:
    884
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2018
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    Another Steven Souza type. (Decent power, very poor contact and OBP.)

    Yuck.
     
  3. Ronin

    Ronin NMSU alumnus

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    70,747
    Likes Received:
    13,613
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Location:
    ABQ, NM
    Joshua Inman (@RoofNPanelsOpen)
    12/24/19, 10:19 AM
    Calhoun has been a consistently very good player for the Angels. He’s been worth at least 2 fWAR for the Angels in 5 of the past 6 seasons. Neither his bat nor glove is clearly great, but both are very good, and he’s been an underrated player being overshadowed by Trout
     
  4. Ronin

    Ronin NMSU alumnus

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    70,747
    Likes Received:
    13,613
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Location:
    ABQ, NM
    Joshua Inman (@RoofNPanelsOpen)
    12/24/19, 10:19 AM
    Obviously his bat isn’t as strong as Castellanos’s and he’s older than Garcia, but I’d argue he’s a better fit for the D-backs than either, and he’ll be cheap enough to give them the ability to grab a CF and maybe a reliever
     
    outcent13 likes this.
  5. Ronin

    Ronin NMSU alumnus

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    70,747
    Likes Received:
    13,613
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Location:
    ABQ, NM
    FB94 likes this.
  6. Ronin

    Ronin NMSU alumnus

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    70,747
    Likes Received:
    13,613
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Location:
    ABQ, NM
    Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro)
    12/24/19, 10:24 AM
    Kole Calhoun will make $6M in 2020, $8M in 2021. The deal includes a $9M club option for 2022 with a $2M buyout. That's a two-year, $16 million guarantee from the Diamondbacks.
     
  7. Ronin

    Ronin NMSU alumnus

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    70,747
    Likes Received:
    13,613
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Location:
    ABQ, NM
  8. Lefty

    Lefty Registered

    Posts:
    11,848
    Likes Received:
    172
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2002
    I was hoping they would sign Donaldson but this is a good signing.
     
    Matt L likes this.
  9. Dback Jon

    Dback Jon Killer Snail Contributor

    Age:
    57
    Posts:
    56,680
    Likes Received:
    9,701
    Joined:
    May 14, 2002
    Location:
    Scottsdale
    Not that expensive either
     
    82CardsGrad likes this.
  10. 82CardsGrad

    82CardsGrad 7 x 70

    Age:
    56
    Posts:
    32,292
    Likes Received:
    3,370
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Location:
    Scottsdale
    Solid signing given the contract terms... As was noted, Calhoun has been largely underrated for most of his career. He should provide a solid fit in right field and, due to his friendly contract, will allow Hazen to go grab a CF or 2B... Hopefully it’s a CF.
     
    Ronin likes this.
  11. dscher

    dscher Registered

    Posts:
    4,526
    Likes Received:
    2,026
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Location:
    Mesa, AZ
    With hazen in charge, I'm good with it.. method to the madness I'm sure.
     
  12. offset

    offset i have a special purpose

    Age:
    45
    Posts:
    2,607
    Likes Received:
    711
    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Location:
    Surprise
    Getting a number one pitcher and a starting right fielder for a total of 12 million in 2020 is pretty darn impressive.
     
  13. Dback Jon

    Dback Jon Killer Snail Contributor

    Age:
    57
    Posts:
    56,680
    Likes Received:
    9,701
    Joined:
    May 14, 2002
    Location:
    Scottsdale

    Indeed. And yes MadBum's numbers go up $17M in 2021 (exact amount of Tomas' contract ending in 2020).
     
    82CardsGrad and Ronin like this.
  14. 1Sun

    1Sun Registered

    Posts:
    7,317
    Likes Received:
    884
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2018
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    Impressive value, but I don't consider Calhoun a legitimate full-time starter. More a platoon type, given his poor OBP.
     
  15. AZ Native

    AZ Native Living is Easy with Eyes Closed Contributor

    Posts:
    12,143
    Likes Received:
    2,846
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Location:
    Cave Creek
    We need a guy like Hazen to be our GM for the Cards.
     
    TJ and 82CardsGrad like this.

Share This Page