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David Freese

35-Year-Old Third Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2018 Stats

AVG

.257

HR

4

RBI

12

R

11

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

With Jung Ho Kang in South Korea all season after being denied a work visa, Freese was the Pirates' regular third baseman, save for an April visit to the disabled list with a sore hamstring. Apparentl...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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 two-year contract extension with the Pirates, which includes a club option for 2019, in August of 2016.

May 24, 2018  –  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
2016 33 MAJ PIT 141 492 437 63 118 36 23 0 13 55 0 0 45 142 0 0 10 .270 .352 .412 .764
2017 34 MAJ PIT 130 503 426 44 112 26 16 0 10 52 0 1 58 116 0 4 15 .263 .368 .371 .739
2018 35 MAJ PIT 35 84 74 11 19 7 3 0 4 12 0 0 7 19 0 2 1 .257 .321 .459 .780
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3-Year Averages     130 487 429 53 113 34 22 0 12 54 0 0 44 121 0 2 12 .263 .347 .399 .746
Career  (View All)     1027 3,815 3,390 419 926 275 175 5 95 467 8 11 330 877 4 23 68 .273 .347 .412 .759

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David Freese Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
May. 26 StL Did not play.
May. 25 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .321 .459 .780
May. 24 @Cin 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .325 .466 .791
May. 23 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .316 .420 .736
May. 22 @Cin Did not play.
May. 20 SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .321 .426 .747
May. 19 SD 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .312 .426 .738
May. 18 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .315 .422 .737
May. 17 SD 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .254 .319 .429 .748
May. 16 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .324 .433 .757
May. 15 CWS Did not play.
May. 13 SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .344 .464 .808
May. 12 SF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .350 .481 .831
May. 11 SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .339 .471 .810
May. 9 @CWS Did not play.
May. 8 @CWS Did not play.
May. 6 @Mil Did not play.
May. 5 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .345 .500 .845
May. 4 @Mil 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .352 .511 .863
May. 3 @Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .340 .435 .775
May. 2 @Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .347 .452 .799
May. 1 @Was Did not play.
Apr. 30 @Was Did not play.
Apr. 29 StL 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .356 .474 .830
Apr. 28 StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .243 .341 .459 .800
Apr. 27 StL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .349 .459 .808
Apr. 26 Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .317 .459 .776
Apr. 25 Det 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .325 .472 .797
Apr. 25 Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .314 .452 .766
Apr. 22 @Phi 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .294 .452 .746
Last 7 Games 10 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .300 .364 .700 1.064
Last 14 Games 26 2 6 1 0 1 3 1 6 0 0 1 2 0 .231 .267 .385 .652
Last 30 Games 48 6 13 2 0 2 7 4 10 0 0 1 2 0 .271 .327 .438 .765

David Freese: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 4 18
2017 3 116 3
2016 58 2 78
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
2018294020.207.241.506
2017107163150.308.421.839
201692164150.337.543.963

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20184574100.289.600.960
2017319287370.248.354.704
2016345479400.252.377.710

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018396060.231.308.641
2017210247310.271.410.785
2016221295260.285.403.763

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018355460.286.629.934
2017216203210.255.333.694
2016216348290.255.421.764
David Freese vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Miles Mikolas STL 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667

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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% .350 .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% .355 .225
2009 26 MAJ STL 34 31 5.9% 20.6% 0.29 77% .375 .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% .376 .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% .356 .144
2012 29 MAJ STL 567 501 10.1% 21.5% 0.47 76% .352 .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% .320 .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% .330 .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% .310 .163
2016 33 MAJ PIT 492 437 9.1% 28.9% 0.32 68% .372 .142
2017 34 MAJ PIT 503 426 11.5% 23.1% 0.50 73% .336 .108
2018 35 MAJ PIT 84 74 8.3% 22.6% 0.37 74% .283 .202
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3-Year Averages     487 429 9% 24.8% 0.36 72% .339 .136
Career     3,815 3,390 8.7% 23% 0.38 74% .340 .139

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David Freese Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2016 341.3 0 - 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 15 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 13 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2B 2016 5 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2015 913.7 -2 22 -4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2016 625.7 5 10 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 977.7 8 6 8 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2018 54 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for David Freese    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.37 BB/K
WEAK
8.3% BB Rate
AVERAGE
22.6% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.780 OPS
AVERAGE
.321 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.257 AVG
WEAK
.283 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.459 SLG
GOOD
.202 ISO
GOOD

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

Freese will start at third base and bat seventh Wednesday against the Nationals.

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Freese went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 13-5 loss to the Cubs.

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Freese walked in his lone plate appearance during Monday's 5-4 win over the Twins.

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Freese is expected to occupy the short side of a platoon at third base this season with Colin Moran slated to receive the majority of the starts at the position, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Freese hit his first homer of the Grapefruit League on Thursday.

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Freese seems to be behind Colin Moran in the pecking order at third base to start the spring, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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Freese is out of Saturday's lineup against the Nationals.

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Freese is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals.

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Freese is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

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Freese is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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Freese is not in the lineup Monday against the Brewers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

The 33-year-old Freese parlayed a one-year spring training deal into a two-year, $11 million extension based on a .276/.355/.437 line with 12 homers and 49 RBI through Aug. 22. He played well at third base with Jung-Ho Kang (knee) sidelined for the first five weeks and then split time at first base and third the rest of the way. Since 2012, Freese has hit between 10 and 14 homers while driving in 49 to 55 RBI each year. After signing his extension last summer, his numbers slipped: he hit .247 with one homer and six RBI in 101 plate appearances despite a .404 BABIP. There's a better chance his numbers decline than improve in 2017 given his advancing age and competition for playing time.

2016

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 his lowest since 2009 as a member of the Cardinals. Freese missed all of August with a finger injury, and though he was able to post a .933 OPS upon his return in September, he was not given a qualifying offer from the team, and elected to become a free agent in November. Third base has become a premium slugging position with the emergence of players like Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado, making the 32-year-old a late-round option at best in most formats if he can find a place where he is the starter, and he would have even less value in the possible scenario where he is acquired by a club to be a bench bat.

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.