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David Freese

32-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

2015 Stats

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.257

HR

14

RBI

56

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53

SB

1

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Freese had a bit of a rebound from his disastrous 2014 season, as he posted the second-highest ISO of his career (.163), but the strikeout rate approached 23 percent, while the walk rate (6.6%) was hi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 225   DOB: 4/28/1983   BORN: Corpus Christi, TX   COLLEGE: South Alabama   DRAFTED: 9th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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David Freese Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $6.425 million contract with the Angels in January 2015, avoiding arbitration.

September 30, 2015  –  David Freese News

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David Freese Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 23 A A 53 225 204 27 61 24 13 3 8 44 1 1 21 44 0 0 0 .299 .374 .510 .884
2007 24 A LAK 128 572 503 104 152 54 31 6 17 96 6 1 69 99 0 0 0 .302 .400 .489 .889
2008 25 AAA MEM 131 510 464 83 142 58 29 3 26 91 5 2 39 111 0 4 3 .306 .361 .550 .911
2009 26 R GCL 4 12 11 2 5 3 2 0 1 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .455 .500 .909 1.409
2009 26 AA SPR 4 18 16 3 6 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .375 .444 .625 1.069
2009 26 AAA MEM 56 225 200 34 60 25 15 0 10 37 1 0 22 51 0 2 1 .300 .369 .525 .894
2009 26 MAJ STL 17 34 31 3 10 3 2 0 1 7 0 0 2 7 0 1 0 .323 .353 .484 .837
2010 27 AA SPR 1 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
2010 27 MAJ STL 70 270 240 28 71 17 12 1 4 36 1 1 21 59 4 1 4 .296 .361 .404 .765
2011 28 AAA MEM 4 14 13 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .231 .286 .308 .594
2011 28 MAJ STL 97 363 333 41 99 27 16 1 10 55 1 0 24 75 0 2 4 .297 .350 .441 .791
2012 29 MAJ STL 144 567 501 70 147 46 25 1 20 79 3 3 57 122 0 2 7 .293 .372 .467 .839
2013 30 AAA MEM 3 13 12 2 4 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .333 .385 .500 .885
2013 30 MAJ STL 138 521 462 53 121 36 26 1 9 60 1 2 47 106 0 3 9 .262 .340 .381 .721
2014 31 AAA SAL 3 14 10 4 2 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 .200 .429 .800 1.229
2014 31 MAJ LAA 134 511 462 53 120 36 25 1 10 55 1 3 38 124 0 5 6 .260 .321 .383 .704
2015 32 AAA SAL 7 25 21 2 6 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 .286 .400 .429 .829
2015 32 MAJ LAA 121 470 424 53 109 41 27 0 14 56 1 1 31 107 0 3 12 .257 .323 .420 .743
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3-Year Averages     131 499 449 53 116 37 26 0 11 57 1 2 38 112 0 3 9 .258 .327 .390 .716
Career  (View All)     721 2,736 2,453 301 677 206 133 5 68 348 8 10 220 600 4 17 42 .276 .344 .417 .761

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David Freese: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 113 6
2014 122 10
2013 132 2
2012 134
2011 5 88
2010 1 66
2009 1 3 7

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David Freese Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015108105100.213.407.719
2014100142191.320.490.876
2013120144151.275.458.811

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015316439461.272.424.752
2014362398360.243.354.656
2013342395450.257.354.689

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015209239250.278.474.828
2014225246320.244.369.677
2013236254260.246.335.652

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015215305311.237.367.660
2014237294231.274.397.730
2013226285341.279.429.792
David Freese Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 23 A A 225 204 9.3% 19.6% 0.48 78% .349 .211
2007 24 A LAK 572 503 12.1% 17.3% 0.70 80% .349 .187
2008 25 AAA MEM 510 464 7.6% 21.8% 0.35 76% .355 .244
2009 26 R GCL 12 11 8.3% 25% 0.33 73% .571 .454
2009 26 AA SPR 18 16 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 88% .385 .250
2009 26 AAA MEM 225 200 9.8% 22.7% 0.43 75% .360 .225
2009 26 MAJ STL 34 31 5.9% 20.6% 0.29 77% .391 .161
2010 27 AA SPR 3 2 33.3% 33.3% 1.00 50% 1.000 .500
2010 27 MAJ STL 270 240 7.8% 21.9% 0.36 75% .379 .108
2011 28 AAA MEM 14 13 7.1% 21.4% 0.33 77% .300 .077
2011 28 MAJ STL 363 333 6.6% 20.7% 0.32 77% .359 .144
2012 29 MAJ STL 567 501 10.1% 21.5% 0.47 76% .354 .174
2013 30 AAA MEM 13 12 7.7% 15.4% 0.50 83% .400 .167
2013 30 MAJ STL 521 462 9% 20.3% 0.44 77% .323 .119
2014 31 AAA SAL 14 10 28.6% 7.1% 4.00 90% .000 .600
2014 31 MAJ LAA 511 462 7.4% 24.3% 0.31 73% .335 .123
2015 32 AAA SAL 25 21 12% 16% 0.75 81% .313 .143
2015 32 MAJ LAA 470 424 6.6% 22.8% 0.29 75% .314 .163
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3-Year Averages     499 449 7.6% 22.4% 0.34 75% .322 .132
Career     2,736 2,453 8% 21.9% 0.37 76% .341 .141

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2015 Stat Review for David Freese    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

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.257 AVG
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75% Contact Rate
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.314 BABIP
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.420 SLG
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.163 ISO
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0.29 BB/K
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6.6% BB Rate
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22.8% K Rate
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.743 OPS
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.323 OBP
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for David Freese

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David Freese: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Freese went 1-for-4 with a game-winning home run in a 3-2 win over Seattle on Saturday.

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Freese went 3-for-4, hitting two doubles and scoring two runs in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.

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Freese (finger) was activated off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Freese (finger) was expected to return to the Angels on Monday, but he's not in the lineup against Oakland and does not appear to be with the team, per Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register.

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Freese (finger) will likely join the Angels on Monday in Oakland, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Freese (finger) is set to start playing third base on his rehab assignment in the next 3-to-4 days and could be activated by the Angels shortly after that, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Freese (finger) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Freese (finger) has thrown two days in a row with a normal grip on the ball and hopes to begin a rehab assignment in the coming days, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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2015

Freese's first season as a member of the Angels ended in disappointment, as the 31-year-old posted the lowest .OPS of his career (.704) in 134 games. While his batted-ball profile showed a career-best mark for line drive percentage, as well as a decrease in groundballs, his strikeout rate continued to climb, settling at a career-high 24.3%. He also walked just 38 times in 462 at-bats, carrying his lowest walk rate (7.4%) since 2011. Despite his unflattering overall numbers, Freese managed to salvage September, as he sported a .315/.367/.562 line with just nine punchouts in 73 at-bats. Freese will almost certainly begin the 2015 season at the hot corner, but Gordon Beckham saw a few starts at third base before he turned it on in the final month, so it's not inconceivable that he could find himself playing for his job at some point if he can't get his strikeout numbers under control.

2014

Freese struggled in his final season with the Cardinals, seeing his numbers come down across the board, likely the result of a normalization of his BABIP (.320) thanks to a very groundball-heavy profile (55.2% groundball rate). Over his five-year big league career, Freese has been increasingly prone to pounding pitches into the ground, which understandably has taken a toll on the power he can provide. After being traded to the Angels during the offseason, he'll have minimal competition for playing time in Orange County, but his new home park doesn't offer much in terms of an upgraded run environment. Fortunately, he may be able to pile up useful counting stats if the Angels manage to get rebound efforts from Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in front of Freese in the batting order.

2013

Freese finally put it all together and made it through a whole season, and while his numbers won't remind anyone of his legendary 2011 postseason run, they weren't bad. Unfortunately, Freese turns 30 in April, and while he doesn't have a lot of miles on his tires, his prime could be short-lived. As long as he stays healthy - and that's a big if - he could hit a lot of home runs in the next few years, but if his contact rate declines even just a little bit (he had 122 strikeouts in 501 at-bats last year), Freese might find himself on the bench more often than he has in recent seasons even when healthy.

2012

Freese may have finally left his bad luck behind in 2011. Oh, he had a two-month stint on the DL with a broken hand, but that was all forgotten once October rolled around, as he hit like a man possessed (.397/.465/.794 and five home runs in 63 at-bats). His postseason heroics will likely overrate him some, but one shouldn't consider him flash in the pan, as he's always been a pretty good hitter and just needed the opportunity. Though his career-high 10 home runs in just 333 at-bats is a good sign, his exorbitantly-high .359 BABIP might suggest his batting average is coming down a little in 2012. Then again, his BABIP has always been high.

2011

Freese can't seem to catch a break. Every time it looks like he's going to be handed the job at the hot corner, injuries or other circumstances ruin the opportunity. Last season, he even suffered a fluke toe injury when he was already on the DL with an ankle injury. When he was healthy, he didn't provide the home runs you would expect from a corner infielder, though his .361 on base percentage shows promise. Once again, he's at the top of the organizational depth chart at third, but the Cardinals could be looking elsewhere in the offseason.

2010

Poor guy. In March it looked like Freese would be the main beneficiary of Troy Glaus' shoulder surgery. Fantasy owners paid accordingly. After a couple of weeks of backing up the likes of Brian Barden and Joe Thurston, Freese was sent down. Although he continued to show his strong power, he had an ankle injury that kept him out of action for a couple of months. By the time the Cards called him up in September, his time had passed. The good news is that Brett Wallace is now gone, so Freese may have a clear path to the third-base job in 2009. That is, if he can hold off Allen Craig, Barden and Thurston.

2009

Freese came over from the Padres a year ago, blocked by Kevin Kouzmanoff. His path to the majors isn't any better in St. Louis, with Troy Glaus ahead of him and Brett Wallace and Allen Craig coming up behind him fast. As a 25-year-old playing in Triple-A for the first time in 2008, Freese hit .306/.361/.550, so he's proved himself to be good with the stick. He probably will not be able to hold off Wallace for much longer, so if he doesn't make the majors in 2009, he'll probably be elsewhere by 2010.

2008

Freese turned in a solid season at High-A Lake Elsinore last year (.302/.400/.489 with 17 homers and 96 RBI), but that was as a 24-year-old in a low-level league that favors hitters. Freese's path in San Diego was blocked at third base by Kevin Kouzmanoff and top prospect Chase Headley, so an offseason trade to St. Louis should improve his fantasy outlook. He'll likely spend 2008 in Double-A with an outside shot of reaching the majors in September.