Andrew Calica was drafted in the 11th round of the 2016 draft by the Indians out of UC Santa Barbara.
To say that Calica hit the ground running as a pro would be a bit of an understatement. Between the short season and Low-A he went .359/.405/.513 with 3 HR and 15 SB. He also had a nice 17/27 BB to K ratio as well.
In college Calica was an on-base machine. He does not have a ton of power, but has developed enough to keep pitchers honest. He is athletic enough to play center field, though I would not be surprised to see him shift to left as he progresses through the system.
I think he is a pretty exciting prospect. As an advanced college hitter, his numbers in 2016 against Low-A pitchers should not have been a huge surprise. But if he can do the same in High-A…he might move fast and could easily be with the Indians as a 4th OF type by late 2018 or 2019
|2016||22||0.8||2 Teams||2 Lgs||A–A||CLE||50||178||3||32||15||4||17||27||.382||.474||.556||1.031|
|All Levels (1 Season)||50||178||3||32||15||4||17||27||.382||.474||.556||1.031|