Rangers GM Jon Daniels Says Willie Calhoun Isn't Quite Ready Yet

Josh Clark
April 16, 2018 - 4:48 pm
Jon Daniels

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Rangers general manager Jon Daniels joined the Ben and Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan for his weekly segment on Monday.

Daniels touched on Willie Calhoun's comments in a recent article, Ronald Guzman and Isiah Kiner-Falefa's debuts, Bartolo Colon's performance against the Houston Astros, and much more. 

When asked about the story that appeared on milb.com where Calhoun said that he felt he was ready to play left field in the major leagues, Daniels said, "I don't know that most players are the best self-evaluators. I do think that Willie's points are accurate that he has done some things well down there. I think for us, the challenge is the development side, the pregame work ... working on his stride, the game situations. I think he's got 40-something games now in left field in pro ball. There's a lot of things that come up over the course of time that you don't experience unless you're out there. If Willie had his say, obviously, he'd be in the big leagues, but we don't feel he's quite ready for that just yet."

Calhoun is hitting .267 with one home run and four RBI in his first 45 at-bats with the Express. He currently has an eight-game hitting streak. 

As for his defense, he's hasn't committed any errors in the outfield this season.

Hear the entire interview with Jon Daniels right here: