No. 2 former LA Angels player the team should bring back this offseason: Kole Calhoun
If the Diamondbacks turn down their club option for Kole Calhoun, the LA Angels should swoop in.
I know it wasn’t the best year for him this year, but he was hurt and only played in 51 games.
The year before, he smoked 16 home runs and knocked in 40 RBI in a shortened season. He slugged .526 and had an OPS of .864.
He’s also still a good fielder, and he was a productive player for the Halos in the past. In six years as a full-time player here, he averaged 24 home runs and 91 runs scored over an 162-game sample. He won a Gold Glove in 2015 with this franchise, and in his last season with us (2019), he clubbed 33 home runs.
I understand that he seems to enjoy being back in his home state of Arizona, and playing just a 15 minute rail ride from where he went to college at Arizona State.
However, if he becomes available, the Angels should push for him. They don’t need starting outfielders, but this is a cheap depth option that would be worth it.