Orlando Calixte resides in Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic during the offseason...Tabbed the Royals' No. 9 prospect entering the 2014 season by MLB.com...Played in a career-best 123 games for Northwest Arkansas (AA) in 2013…tied for ninth in the Texas League in at-bats...Named a Texas League All-Star in 2013…also named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star...Selected as the 18th-best prospect in the Texas League prior to the 2013 season, and the 10th-best prospect in the Carolina League entering 2012 by Baseball America.
Appeared in 29 games with San Francisco and hit .143 (7-for-49) with six RBI ... Was recalled by the Giants five separate times during the season ... Played all three outfield positions in his Giants debut on May 30, becoming the first Giant to do that in a game since Randy Winn on May 10, 2009 ... Hit .243 with 15 doubles, five triples, 14 homers and 43 RBI in 97 games with triple-A Sacramento.
Split the season between double-A Northwest Arkansas and triple-A Omaha in the Royals' minor league system...combined for a .274 batting average with 26 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs and 19 stolen bases in 126 games. Was not tendered a contract by the Royals following the season and became a minor league free agent... was signed by the Giants in November.
Made his Major League debut on April 19 vs. Oakland, filling in for an injured Alcides Escobar...also pinch-hit vs. Cleveland on May 6. Spent the majority of the year with triple-A Omaha, playing in 107 games for the Storm Chasers...ranked 12th in the Pacific Coast League in stolen bases (22). Played in 15 games for Estrellas de Oriente in the Dominican Winter League.
Orlando spent the entire year at Northwest Arkansas (AA), playing in 96 games…missed the first month of the season due to visa issues...Selected to the Texas League All-Star Game for the second-straight season...Blasted a career-best 11 homers, which were second-most by a shortstop in the Texas League…hit a walk-off solo shot to beat Springfield, 9-8 on May 11, just his second game of the year...Batted .262 with 17 extra-base hits (.433 SLG) at Arvest Park, compared to a .219 average and a .316 slugging percentage on the road...Also hit .273 with a .479 slugging percentage in his first 32 games, while he batted just .225 with a .324 SLG over his final 64 contests...Played in six games for Estrellas de Oriente in the Dominican Winter League.
Played in 123 games for Northwest Arkansas (AA)...tied for ninth in the Texas League in at-bats. Named a Texas League All-Star and a MiLB.com Organizational All-Star. Was selected as the 18th-best prospect in the Texas League prior to the season and the 10th-best prospect in the Carolina League entering 2012 by Baseball America.