On a day that has seen multiple extensions take shape, Kole Calhoun will continue to control part of the Los Angeles Angels' outfield for at least three more seasons, with the club extending Calhoun at a price of $26 million guaranteed with a club option worth $14 million for the 2020 season, meaning the deal could be worth 4 years and $39 million. The deal will cover the rest of his arbitration years and his first year of free agency if his option is accepted.
Here is a breakdown of Calhoun's extension by season:
- 2017: $6 Million
- 2018: $8.5 Million
- 2019: $10.5 Million
- 2020: $14 Million Club Option/$1 Million Buyout
Calhoun, age 29, was drafted by the Angels in the 8th round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft and made his major league debut on May 22, 2012. In 2015, Calhoun had a breakout season, slashing .256/.308/.422, with 26 home runs and 83 runs batted in over 159 games. He recorded a WAR of 3.0 and received a Gold Glove award for his defensive prowess.
In 2016, Calhoun improved on his plate discipline, walking 67 times and cutting his strikeout numbers to 118, leading to a slash line of .271/.348/.438, with 18 home runs and 75 runs batted in over 157 games. He improved on his 2015 WAR by recording a 3.4 WAR, with an oWAR of 3.2, but a downgrade in dWAR at -0.3.