We continue the list today with number 40 in our countdown with Arizona State senior outfielder Kole Calhoun. He is from Buckeye Arizona and attended Buckeye High School where he was a four year letter winner while being named All-State twice. He was also named Skyline Region player of the year in 2006 and West Valley player of the year in 2005.
After his high school days, Calhoun continued his baseball career with Yavapai College where he spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons. In 2007, he had a .302 average with one homer and 32 RBI while stealing eight bases in eleven attempts playing in 53 games. Kole played the summer of 2007 in the Northwoods League where he hit .286 with six homers and 34 RBI while going 3-0 with 14 saves and a league best ERA of 0.38. The Northwoods League named him a Co-MVP for his performance. He had an outstanding second season as he appeared in 59 games with Yavapai College as he had a .413 average with 18 homers and 59 RBI while stealing 18 bases in 21 attempts.
Calhoun transferred to Arizona State for the 2009 season where he continued to develop into a solid hitter. In his first season of Division 1 play, he had a .313 average with 12 homers and 53 RBI while having a slugging percentage of .583. He was especially impressive at the College World Series as he hit .583 with three homers and 11 RBI. Calhoun finished the entire NCAA baseball tournament with a .459 average driving in 18 runs. He finished fourth in the Pac-10 conference with 42 walks. Kole was solid on the basepaths as he had 10 stolen bases in 15 attempts.
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