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Sam Freeman

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2018 Stats

W-L

2-5

ERA

5.06

WHIP

1.37

K

40

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Freeman upped the use of his slider, and increased the velocity on his fastball to its highest mark since 2013 (95.1 mph) to become a useful member of the Atlanta bullpen last season. Walks have alway...

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2018 ADP:  452.23

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 180   DOB: 6/24/1987   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: Kansas   DRAFTED: 32nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Sam Freeman Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.075 million contract with the Braves in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

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Freeman gave up a run on two hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning while striking out one in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

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Sam Freeman Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 21 A JOH 20 0 0 24.1 23 10 2 34 12 4 1 2 3.70 1.45
2008 21 A PAL 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2009 22 A PAL 26 0 0 33.0 18 6 0 30 13 2 1 1 1.64 0.94
2009 22 A PAL 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2011 24 A+ PAL 52 0 0 9.0 8 4 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.00 1.33
2011 24 AA SPR 52 0 0 59.1 53 20 5 52 28 2 2 3 0 0 3.03 1.37
2012 25 AA SPR 27 0 0 17.1 12 3 1 12 4 1 3 1 0 0 1.56 0.94
2012 25 AAA MEM 27 0 0 30.1 25 7 3 27 12 2 2 0 0 0 2.08 1.23
2012 25 MAJ STL 24 0 0 20.0 17 12 2 18 10 0 2 0 0 2 5.40 1.35
2013 26 AAA MEM 49 0 0 69.2 57 23 4 66 27 7 2 2 0 0 2.97 1.21
2013 26 MAJ STL 13 0 0 12.3 8 3 0 8 5 1 0 0 0 1 2.19 1.05
2014 27 AAA MEM 16 0 0 20.1 25 8 1 26 7 0 1 0 0 0 3.54 1.59
2014 27 MAJ STL 44 0 0 38.0 34 11 2 35 19 2 0 0 0 11 2.61 1.39
2015 28 AAA ROU 8 0 0 8.0 5 1 0 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.13 1.38
2015 28 MAJ TEX 54 0 0 38.3 31 13 4 40 25 0 0 0 0 12 3.05 1.46
2016 29 AAA COL 30 3 0 55.1 63 32 4 46 28 2 1 2 0 0 5.20 1.65
2016 29 MAJ MIL 7 0 0 7.7 13 11 2 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 12.91 2.87
2017 30 AAA GWI 9 0 0 10.1 5 1 1 8 6 3 1 1 0 0 0.87 1.09
2017 30 MAJ ATL 58 0 0 60.0 48 17 3 59 27 2 0 0 3 12 2.55 1.25
2018 31 MAJ ATL 45 0 0 37.3 27 21 3 40 24 2 5 0 3 7 5.06 1.37
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3-Year Averages     39 0 0 35.3 30 13 3 35 20 0 0 0 1 8 3.31 1.42
Career  (View All)     245 0 0 213.7 178 88 16 208 119 7 7 0 3.71 1.39

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Sam Freeman Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 13 Ari 0.3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.06 1.37
Jul. 11 Tor 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.86 1.35
Jul. 8 @Mil 0.7 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.36
Jul. 5 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.75 1.28
Jul. 2 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.89 1.29
Jun. 30 @StL 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.03 1.26
Jun. 27 Cin 0.7 2 3 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 1 5.13 1.29
Jun. 25 Cin 1.7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.41 1.22
Jun. 23 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.35 1.26
Jun. 22 Bal 0.3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.30
Jun. 19 @Tor 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.94 1.21
Jun. 15 SD 0.7 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 4.28 1.32
Jun. 12 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.20
Jun. 10 @LAD 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.51 1.25
Jun. 8 @LAD 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.55 1.22
Jun. 4 @SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.33 1.19
Jun. 2 Was 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.47 1.20
May. 30 NYM 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.22 1.21
May. 28 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.32 1.20
May. 26 @Bos 0.7 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 L 0 1 0 3.48 1.26
May. 23 @Phi 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.15 1.20
May. 22 @Phi 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.84 1.16
May. 18 Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.89 1.18
May. 14 @ChC 0.3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.06 1.19
May. 13 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.12 1.10
May. 10 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.31 1.16
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
3.3 2 2 2 1 6 5 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 1 5.40 2.40
Last 30 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
11.7 11 11 11 1 8 13 0 0 0 1-3 0 1 2 8.49 1.63
Last 60 Games (Team)
26 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
22.0 20 15 15 3 12 24 2 3 0 1-4 0 3 5 6.14 1.45

Sam Freeman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201864191110202.196
201710427618201.191
201615434100.333

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201893211317301.221
2017150322130402.234
201629469102.429

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201817.003014916.881.53
201733.3000281722.701.29
20162.300022230.863.86

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201820.3220261523.541.23
201726.7200311012.361.20
20165.30006705.062.44
Sam Freeman vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Sam Freeman Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 21 A JOH 20 0 24.1 12.70 4.48 2.83 0.75 75.8% 3.70 2.95 .382
2008 21 A PAL 1 0 2.0 18.00 4.50 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.70 .000
2009 22 A PAL 26 0 33.0 8.18 3.55 2.31 0.00 80.6% 1.64 2.56 .222
2009 22 A PAL 1 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2011 24 A+ PAL 52 0 9.0 7.00 4.00 1.75 0.00 66.7% 4.00 2.98 .303
2011 24 AA SPR 52 0 59.1 7.92 4.26 1.86 0.76 80.3% 3.03 4.06 .295
2012 25 AA SPR 27 0 17.1 6.32 2.11 3.00 0.53 86.7% 1.56 3.43 .233
2012 25 AAA MEM 27 0 30.1 8.07 3.59 2.25 0.90 88.2% 2.08 3.90 .275
2012 25 MAJ STL 24 0 20.0 8.10 4.50 1.80 0.90 1.32 60% 93.3 MPH 5.40 4.35 .281
2013 26 AAA MEM 49 0 69.2 8.58 3.51 2.44 0.52 76.3% 2.97 3.34 .291
2013 26 MAJ STL 13 0 12.3 5.84 3.65 1.60 0.00 1.08 76.9% 95.2 MPH 2.19 3.12 .230
2014 27 AAA MEM 16 0 20.1 11.64 3.13 3.71 0.45 77.4% 3.54 2.45 .439
2014 27 MAJ STL 44 0 38.0 8.29 4.50 1.84 0.47 2.63 82.4% 93.5 MPH 2.61 3.86 .307
2015 28 AAA ROU 8 0 8.0 9.00 6.75 1.33 0.00 90.9% 1.13 3.45 .256
2015 28 MAJ TEX 54 0 38.3 9.39 5.87 1.60 0.94 1.73 82.7% 93.8 MPH 3.05 4.66 .284
2016 29 AAA COL 30 3 55.1 7.51 4.57 1.64 0.65 67.8% 5.20 4.16 .350
2016 29 MAJ MIL 7 0 7.7 9.39 10.57 0.89 2.35 1.22 55% 94.1 MPH 12.91 8.03 .447
2017 30 AAA GWI 9 0 10.1 7.13 5.35 1.33 0.89 100% 0.87 4.69 .163
2017 30 MAJ ATL 58 0 60.0 8.85 4.05 2.19 0.45 2.53 80.6% 95.1 MPH 2.55 3.38 .290
2018 31 MAJ ATL 45 0 37.3 9.64 5.79 1.67 0.72 2.82 62.5% 95.2 MPH 5.06 4.19 .269
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 8.88 4.94 1.80 0.60 77.9% 3.16 0.54 .288
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.1 8.54 4.93 1.73 0.62 79.1% 3.03 3.84 .283
Rest Of Season     0 0 21.8 8.84 4.66 1.90 0.55 78.5% 2.99 3.58 .289
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3-Year Averages     39 0 35.3 8.92 5.09 1.75 0.76 78.7% 3.31 4.02 .295
Career     245 0 213.7 8.76 5.01 1.75 0.67 74.4% 3.71 3.95 .291

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Sam Freeman 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(?)
P 2017 60 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 37.3 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Sam Freeman    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.67 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.64 K/9
GOOD
5.79 BB/9
TERRIBLE
95.2 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
2.82 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.06 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.37 WHIP
WEAK
4.19 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.269 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
62.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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Sam Freeman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Freeman will have his usage scaled back after pitching in 14 of the Braves' first 21 games this season, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.

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Freeman was credited with a hold after striking out the lone batter he faced in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the Nationals.

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Freeman and the Braves avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year, $1.075 million contract Thursday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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Freeman has a 2.70 ERA with 56 strikeouts across 56.2 innings this season with the Braves.

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Freeman has a 3.78 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with 34 strikeouts over 33.1 innings this season.

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Freeman has allowed five runs with seven strikeouts over 9.2 innings in June.

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Freeman has given up three runs (two earned) in 12 innings this season.

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Freeman had his contract purchased from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Freeman was reassigned to minor league camp Wednesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Freeman signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Friday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

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Freeman accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2016

Freeman was designated for assignment by Texas in the last round of roster cuts to begin the year, but he resurfaced in early May and spent the rest of the year pitching out of the bullpen. He was only marginally effective, walking far too many batters (5.9 BB/9) and showing reverse splits for the second straight season. Freeman is a poor choice as a lefty-specialist as a result, and makes a poor choice for pitching multiple innings thanks to his poor control, so there's a real chance that he'll find himself on the outskirts of a Rangers bullpen fortified with a trio of young arms (Keone Kela, Sam Dyson, Jake Diekman) over the course of last season.

2015

Freeman pitched well for the Cardinals in 2014, splitting time between Triple-A Memphis and St. Louis during the season's first couple months before becoming a permanent fixture in the bullpen for the Cardinals. He posted an excellent 2.61 ERA while striking out 35 in 38 innings and accruing two wins and 11 holds. His 1.39 WHIP and 3.92 xFIP indicates that his ERA was a bit lucky and he probably won't be so fortunate in 2015. Still, the Cardinals have struggled to a degree to produce reliable bullpen arms and if he can continue to pitch well the 27-year-old could stay in the St. Louis bullpen for the entire 2015 season. If he can rack up holds and miss a few more bats he could provide some sneaky fantasy value in deeper leagues.

2014

Freeman logged 12.1 innings late in the 2013 season and fared much better than his first time around in 2012, posting a solid 2.19 ERA in his limited role. Freeman's 4.63 xFIP should temper any expectations for a bigger breakout in 2014, but it's worth noting that his 16.0% strikeout rate was significantly lower than his minor league numbers. The latter suggests that he could develop into a serviceable bullpen arm. At 26, and with only 32.1 innings under his belt, 2014 will likely be a make-or-break season for him with the Cardinals.

2013

If you don't remember that Freeman pitched 24 games for the Cardinals last year, don't feel bad. Nearly every appearance was an inning or less, and he gave up 13 runs and 10 walks in just 20 innings. Still, the 25-year-old jumped a couple of levels in 2012 and struck out 27 batters in 30.1 Triple-A innings. He'll probably be up-and-down for St. Louis this year as one of the final options in the bullpen.