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Willie Calhoun profile: A closer look at Dodgers' 4th-round pick

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LOS ANGELES -- With their fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft, the Dodgers selected second baseman Willie Calhoun, formerly of the University of Arizona, now out of Yavapai Junior College in Arizona. He was pick No. 132 overall.

What he’s good at right now:Power, lots of power. Sure, it’s in a friendly hitting environment, but you cannot deny the raw plus power. While he’s very pull heavy, he has some feel for hitting.

What he can be good at in the future: He could end up with an average or better hit tool if he stops trying to pull everything down the line.

What does he need to work on: Defense, especially if he wants to stick in the infield. His infield actions are a little rough and he’s raw overall.

Carry tool: Calhoun’s power will be his ticket to the major leagues.

Biggest weakness: If he has to move to left field, he will have more pressure on his bat.

ETA: Step by step guy that has much development left for a second year collegian (spent first season at Arizona). If he makes it, it likely comes around 2019, and in the outfield.

Realistic best case scenario: Calhoun reaches the majors as an Alex Guerrero clone, capable of surviving in the infield for short spells, but will likely find a home in left field. Like Guerrero he could be a big power, solid average hitter wherever he plays.

Wrap: Typically, when a player leaves a four year school for a junior college, the player wants to get draft and wants to sign, so perhaps this pick could represent some savings on slot once again. Calhoun took full advantage of his offensive juco environment to hit 30+ home runs this season. While he doesn’t quite have the 80 power that would generally suggest, Calhoun should hit for power in any ball park.

Calhoun has good bat speed and a decent enough feel to hit that he shouldn’t flounder with strikeouts at the lower level. He’ll need to learn to use the entire field to avoid the heavy shift defenses in the upper minors.

Defensively, Calhoun looked raw in the infield coming out of high school and scouting reports suggest he still has a ways to go. The Dodgers should be in no rush to move him, and perhaps a fall or two in instructs can make him passable in time. Should the need arise, Calhoun can be hid in an outfield corner, though he’s not as physical as you’d typically see out there.