- Full name Ronald Isiah Calloway
- Born 09/04/1976 in San Jose, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School Canada College
- Debut 03/31/2003
- Drafted in the 8th round (263rd overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1997.
Organization Prospect Rankings
Calloway had an outstanding spring training and came close to making Montreal's Opening Day roster last year. While he never surfaced in the majors during the season, the Expos' outfield situation remained unresolved and he'll battle Endy Chavez, Peter Bergeron, Terrmel Sledge and Matt Cepicky for a spot on the roster in 2003. Now 26, he needs to step forward this year. A late bloomer who didn't start playing baseball until he was a teenager, Calloway is a good athlete with average to plus tools across the board. He's an aggressive hitter with a line-drive stroke that allows him to spray balls to the gaps. He has average power and projects to hit 20 homers annually in the majors, but he still needs to improve his plate discipline. He is a skilled center fielder with an above-average arm and range. A long strider, Calloway has plus speed and baserunning instincts. He's also an accomplished bunter.
Calloway opened the 2001 season in a reserve capacity with Harrisburg, yet by the time he departed in late June he was leading the Eastern League in batting and had established himself as a bona fide prospect. He finished the season by hitting eight homers in Triple- A in August. He's athletic and has solid tools across the board. Calloway is a competent center fielder with an above-average arm, good range and the ability to track down balls. He's an aggressive hitter with a quiet, line-drive swing and emerging power, but he needs to improve his discipline at the plate. Calloway is an above-average runner with a long, looping stride. He further enhances his speed with his accomplished bunting skills. Calloway profiles as a fourth outfielder in the majors, and some Montreal officials believe he should be given a shot in center field if Peter Bergeron continues to struggle.