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David Freese

34-Year-Old Third Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2017 Stats

AVG

.263

HR

10

RBI

52

R

44

SB

0

2018 RotoWire 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.

September 30, 2017  –  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
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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)     992 3,731 3,316 408 907 268 172 5 91 455 8 11 323 858 4 21 67 .274 .348 .411 .759

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

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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
Oct. 1 @Was 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .368 .371 .739
Sep. 30 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 29 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .366 .370 .736
Sep. 28 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 27 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .367 .373 .740
Sep. 26 Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .266 .369 .376 .745
Sep. 24 StL Did not play.
Sep. 23 StL 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .368 .376 .744
Sep. 22 StL 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .368 .373 .741
Sep. 20 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .264 .369 .372 .741
Sep. 19 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 18 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .368 .372 .740
Sep. 17 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .369 .373 .742
Sep. 16 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .372 .377 .749
Sep. 15 @Cin 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .373 .380 .753
Sep. 13 @Mil 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .265 .372 .376 .748
Sep. 12 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .368 .374 .742
Sep. 11 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 10 @StL 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .372 .378 .750
Sep. 9 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .370 .373 .743
Sep. 8 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .373 .377 .750
Sep. 7 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 6 ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .376 .381 .757
Sep. 5 ChC 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .375 .381 .756
Sep. 4 ChC 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .374 .380 .754
Sep. 3 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 2 Cin 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .262 .371 .370 .741
Sep. 1 Cin 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .368 .368 .736
Aug. 30 @ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .367 .366 .733
Aug. 29 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .367 .367 .734
Last 7 Games 11 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .182 .357 .182 .539
Last 14 Games 34 2 7 2 0 0 5 3 6 0 0 2 0 0 .206 .308 .265 .573
Last 30 Games 81 6 23 4 0 1 9 5 24 0 0 4 0 1 .284 .356 .370 .726

David Freese: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2017107163150.308.421.839
201692164150.337.543.963
2015108105100.213.407.719

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017319287370.248.354.704
2016345479400.252.377.710
2015316439461.272.424.752

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017210247310.271.410.785
2016221295260.285.403.763
2015209239250.278.474.828

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017216203210.255.333.694
2016216348290.255.421.764
2015215305311.237.367.660
David Freese vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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
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3-Year Averages     487 429 9% 24.8% 0.36 72% .339 .136
Career     3,731 3,316 8.7% 23% 0.38 74% .342 .137

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David Freese Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 3B 913.7 -5 157 -5 -1 -4 480 4 382 3 2 -5 -2
2016 1B 341.3 2 24 3 -1 3 171 2 113 0 0 2 0
2016 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 3B 625.7 5 108 5 0 5 326 5 258 1 -1 9 -2
2017 1B 15 -1 3 -1 0 -1 8 0 1 0 -1 0 0
2017 3B 977.7 11 138 15 -2 13 523 2 163 -2 4 11 -1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 3B 2 0 0 -4 0 -2
2016 1B 0 0 -1 1 0 0
2016 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 3B 0 0 1 4 0 5
2017 1B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 3B 0 1 -1 8 0 8

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2017 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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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
11.5% BB Rate
GREAT
23.1% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.739 OPS
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.368 OBP
GREAT
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.263 AVG
WEAK
.336 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.371 SLG
TERRIBLE
.108 ISO
TERRIBLE

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for David Freese

Overall Ratings

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

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

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Freese went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during Monday's win over the Cubs.

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Freese is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

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Freese is back in the Pirates' lineup Monday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Freese is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

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Freese, who went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts Friday, has one hit in his last 22 at-bats.

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Freese is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

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Freese is out of Saturday's lineup against the Cardinals, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.