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David Freese

30-Year-Old Third Baseman – Los Angeles Angels

2014 Stats

AVG

.145

HR

1

RBI

5

R

7

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 profi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   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, $5.05 million contract with the Angels in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 22, 2014  –  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 MAJ LAA 17 70 62 7 9 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 5 20 0 2 1 .145 .214 .210 .424
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for David Freese
3-Year Averages MAJ   126 482 432 54 122 36 22 1 13 64 1 1 42 101 0 2 6 .282 .353 .428 .781
Career  (View All) MAJ   483 1825 1629 202 457 131 82 4 45 242 6 6 156 389 4 11 25 .281 .350 .419 .769

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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David Freese Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 23 @Was 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .145 .214 .210 .424
Apr. 22 @Was 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 .136 .197 .186 .383
Apr. 21 @Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .140 .194 .193 .387
Apr. 20 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .197 .196 .393
Apr. 19 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 18 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 16 Oak 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .151 .207 .208 .415
Apr. 15 Oak 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .231 .234 .465
Apr. 14 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .140 .208 .209 .417
Apr. 13 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 12 NYM 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .227 .231 .458
Apr. 11 NYM 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .147 .231 .235 .466
Apr. 9 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .273 .286 .559
Apr. 8 @Sea 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .276 .320 .596
Apr. 7 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .240 .182 .422
Apr. 5 @Hou 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .286 .222 .508
Apr. 4 @Hou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .188 .143 .331
Apr. 2 Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .167 .100 .267
Apr. 1 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
Mar. 31 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 15 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 1 0 .067 .167 .133 .300
Last 14 Days 40 4 5 1 0 1 3 3 16 0 0 1 2 0 .125 .196 .225 .421
Last 30 Days 62 7 9 1 0 1 5 5 20 0 0 1 2 0 .145 .214 .210 .424

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David Freese: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14 2
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
2013120144151.275.458.811
2012122235241.320.492.886
201175123140.347.507.900

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013342395450.257.354.689
20123794715552.285.459.824
2011258297411.283.422.759

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013236254260.246.335.652
2012255408401.290.439.798
2011159196310.277.447.787

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013226285341.279.429.792
20122463012392.297.496.881
2011174224241.316.437.795
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 MAJ LAA 70 62 7.1% 28.6% 0.25 68% .195 .065
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for David Freese
3-Year Averages MAJ   482 432 8.7% 21% 0.42 77% .343 .146
Career MAJ   1825 1629 8.5% 21.3% 0.40 76% .345 .138

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2014 Stat Review for David Freese    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.145 AVG
TERRIBLE
68% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.195 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.210 SLG
TERRIBLE
.065 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.25 BB/K
TERRIBLE
7.1% BB Rate
WEAK
28.6% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.424 OPS
TERRIBLE
.214 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for David Freese (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Dallas Keuchel HOU 5 4 1 4 1 0 0 .800 1.400 2.233
Adam Ottavino COL 5 3 1 3 0 0 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Joe Saunders TEX 5 2 1 3 2 0 0 .400 1.200 1.771
Jordan Zimmermann WAS 5 2 1 2 1 2 0 .400 1.200 1.700
Chris Capuano BOS 10 6 1 5 1 1 0 .600 1.000 1.636
Aaron Harang ATL 9 5 1 2 2 0 0 .556 1.000 1.636
Chad Qualls HOU 5 2 1 2 0 2 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Madison Bumgarner SF 8 4 1 1 0 2 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Jered Weaver ANA 6 4 0 1 0 1 0 .667 .833 1.500
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 .600 .800 1.467

Worst Matchups for David Freese (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Francisco Liriano PIT 8 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .111
Jon Niese NY-N 12 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Gio Gonzalez WAS 8 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Jared Hughes PIT 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
John Axford CLE 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Chad Billingsley LA 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 .000 .000 .000
R.A. Dickey TOR 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nathan Eovaldi MIA 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Masset COL 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Blake Parker CHI-N 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Freese isn't in the Angels' lineup Monday in Washington, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Freese (quadriceps) is back in the Anaheim lineup Sunday against the Tigers.

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Freese (quad) is not in the Angels' starting lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

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Freese, who did not start Friday against the Tigers due to a sore right quad, was available to pinch-hit in the contest, but is unsure if he'll play Saturday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Updating a previous report, Freese was scratched from Friday's game against the Tigers due to a sore right quad, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Freese will bat seventh against the A's on Tuesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Freese is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

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Freese will likely see most of the time in the cleanup spot with Josh Hamilton (thumb) on the disabled list, the Orange County Register reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.