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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
4 .268 0 0 0 0 .275 0.0
Birth Date4-28-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age31 years, 5 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.82010
1.72011
3.22012
-0.42013
1.12014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 SLN 26 17 34 31 3 10 2 0 1 15 2 7 0 1 0 7 0 0 .323 .353 .484 .300 2.6 -0.4 0.2
2010 SLN 27 70 270 240 28 71 12 1 4 97 21 59 4 1 4 36 1 1 .296 .361 .404 .287 15.5 1.5 1.8
2011 SLN 28 97 363 333 41 99 16 1 10 147 24 75 4 2 0 55 1 0 .297 .350 .441 .280 15.3 0.3 1.7
2012 SLN 29 144 567 501 70 147 25 1 20 234 57 122 7 2 0 79 3 3 .293 .372 .467 .290 27.9 2.3 3.2
2013 SLN 30 138 521 462 53 121 26 1 9 176 47 106 9 3 0 60 1 2 .262 .340 .381 .252 10.4 -14.6 -0.4
2014 ANA 31 134 511 462 53 120 25 1 10 177 38 124 6 5 0 55 1 3 .260 .321 .383 .269 16.8 -7.2 1.1
Career600226620292485681065548461894933014429279.280.348.417.27588.5-18.17.5

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 FTW A 53 230 .301 .249 .318 .351 .254 .349 112 8 5.3 0.7 -3.6 -2.3 11.3 0.8 11.3 0.8
2006 EUG A- 18 71 .435 .262 .347 .391 .278 .415 103 9.9 1.6 -0.4 -0.3 0.3 11.3 1.2 11.3 1.2
2007 LEL A+ 128 592 .301 .273 .350 .430 .272 .349 102 30.2 19.7 2.5 -3.0 1.8 56.0 5.1 56.0 5.1
2008 MEM AAA 131 510 .299 .277 .347 .440 .260 .355 101 22.6 15.6 1.7 3.8 3.5 41.9 4.4 41.9 4.4
2009 SLN MLB 17 34 .300 .257 .328 .414 .259 .375 94 1.4 1.0 0 -0.4 0.2 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2
2009 SFD AA 4 18 .321 .267 .356 .410 .261 .385 112 1.2 0.5 0.1 -0.3 0.4 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2009 MEM AAA 56 225 .338 .275 .343 .421 .279 .360 88 21.1 7.3 0 -4.0 -3.6 24.7 2.0 24.7 2.0
2009 CRD Rk 4 12 .450 .215 .338 .303 .243 .571 102 2.6 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.3 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2010 SLN MLB 70 270 .287 .261 .328 .413 .271 .376 90 7.4 7.4 1 1.5 1.6 15.5 1.8 15.5 1.8
2010 SFD AA 1 3 .499 .263 .311 .395 .239 1.000 112 0.8 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2011 SLN MLB 97 363 .280 .262 .327 .411 .269 .356 95 7 9.8 1.2 0.3 -3.3 15.3 1.7 15.3 1.7
2011 MEM AAA 4 14 .198 .243 .301 .404 .236 .300 99 -1 0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2012 SLN MLB 144 567 .290 .257 .318 .404 .260 .352 99 16.6 15.5 2.1 2.3 -3.5 27.9 3.2 27.9 3.2
2013 SLN MLB 138 521 .252 .250 .312 .386 .255 .320 102 -3.8 13.7 1.7 -14.6 -1.6 10.4 -0.4 10.4 -0.4
2013 MEM AAA 3 13 .344 .253 .339 .364 .248 .400 82 1.2 0.4 0 -0.2 -0.9 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2014 ANA MLB 134 511 .269 .250 .310 .386 .261 .330 96 4.3 13.2 1.1 -7.2 -0.4 16.8 1.1 16.8 1.1
2014 SLC AAA 3 14 .387 .294 .357 .464 .266 .000 118 2 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.4 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 EUG A- 71 19 22 8 0 5 26 7 12 0 0 .379 .478 .776 .397 .435 11.3 -0.3 1.2
2006 FTW A 230 27 61 13 3 8 44 21 44 1 1 .299 .376 .510 .211 .301 11.3 -3.6 0.8
2007 LEL A+ 592 104 152 31 6 17 96 69 99 6 1 .302 .403 .489 .187 .301 56.0 -3.0 5.1
2008 MEM AAA 510 83 142 29 3 26 91 39 111 5 2 .306 .364 .550 .244 .299 41.9 3.8 4.4
2009 SFD AA 18 3 6 1 0 1 5 2 2 0 0 .375 .444 .625 .250 .321 2.1 -0.3 0.2
2009 MEM AAA 225 34 60 15 0 10 37 22 51 1 0 .300 .372 .525 .225 .338 24.7 -4.0 2.0
2009 CRD Rk 12 2 5 2 0 1 6 1 3 0 0 .455 .500 .909 .455 .450 3.0 0.0 0.3
2009 SLN MLB 34 3 10 2 0 1 7 2 7 0 0 .323 .353 .484 .161 .300 2.6 -0.4 0.2
2010 SLN MLB 270 28 71 12 1 4 36 21 59 1 1 .296 .361 .404 .108 .287 15.5 1.5 1.8
2010 SFD AA 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .667 1.000 .500 .499 -0.1 0.0 -0.0
2011 SLN MLB 363 41 99 16 1 10 55 24 75 1 0 .297 .350 .441 .144 .280 15.3 0.3 1.7
2011 MEM AAA 14 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .231 .286 .308 .077 .198 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1
2012 SLN MLB 567 70 147 25 1 20 79 57 122 3 3 .293 .372 .467 .174 .290 27.9 2.3 3.2
2013 MEM AAA 13 2 4 2 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 .333 .385 .500 .167 .344 0.3 -0.2 0.0
2013 SLN MLB 521 53 121 26 1 9 60 47 106 1 2 .262 .340 .381 .119 .252 10.4 -14.6 -0.4
2014 SLC AAA 14 4 2 0 0 2 4 4 1 0 0 .200 .429 .800 .600 .387 2.5 -0.1 0.2
2014 ANA MLB 511 53 120 25 1 10 55 38 124 1 3 .260 .321 .383 .123 .269 16.8 -7.2 1.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 122 0.4590 0.4426 0.7778 0.6786 0.2424 0.8421 0.6250 0.2222
2010 1022 0.5137 0.4520 0.7592 0.6686 0.2213 0.8490 0.4727 0.2408
2011 1460 0.5027 0.4596 0.7988 0.6226 0.2948 0.8621 0.6636 0.2012
2012 2182 0.4922 0.4643 0.7532 0.6313 0.3023 0.8540 0.5493 0.2468
2013 2019 0.4913 0.4577 0.7835 0.6472 0.2746 0.8738 0.5780 0.2165
2014 1981 0.5013 0.4535 0.7739 0.6113 0.2945 0.8633 0.5876 0.2261
Career87860.49780.45780.77340.6340.28270.86120.57570.2266

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-23 2014-09-26 DTD 3 2 - Mid Back Tightness -
2014-08-07 2014-08-07 DTD 0 0 - Knee Tendonitis Patella Tendon -
2014-07-06 2014-07-07 DTD 1 1 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin -
2014-06-25 2014-06-27 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2014-05-03 2014-05-20 15-DL 17 16 Right Fingers Fracture Middle Finger - -
2014-04-17 2014-04-20 DTD 3 2 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2014-03-08 2014-03-11 Camp 3 0 - Foot Blister - -
2013-10-15 2013-10-15 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Tightness Calf - -
2013-05-20 2013-05-24 DTD 4 3 Right Thumb Laceration - -
2013-03-23 2013-04-08 15-DL 16 6 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-03-15 2013-03-21 Camp 6 0 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2013-03-05 2013-03-08 Camp 3 0 - Low Back Contusion Diving Into Stands - -
2012-09-25 2012-09-29 DTD 4 3 Right Ankle Sprain During Batting Practice - -
2012-09-09 2012-09-10 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2012-08-25 2012-08-27 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Contusion HBP - -
2012-07-27 2012-07-29 DTD 2 2 Right Lower Leg Cramp - -
2012-07-09 2012-07-13 DTD 4 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion - -
2012-05-28 2012-05-30 DTD 2 2 Right Wrist Soreness - -
2012-04-14 2012-04-17 DTD 3 2 Right Hand Inflammation - -
2011-07-28 2011-07-28 DTD 0 0 - Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2011-05-02 2011-06-27 15-DL 56 51 Left Hand Surgery Fracture 2011-05-03
2010-09-08 2010-09-08 On-Alr 0 0 Left Ankle Surgery Debridement 2010-09-08
2010-07-19 2010-07-19 On-Alr 0 0 - Fracture Dropping Weights on Big Toe -
2010-06-28 2010-10-04 60-DL 98 87 Right Ankle Surgery Tendon Reconstruction 2010-08-05
2010-06-10 2010-06-12 DTD 2 1 - Ankle Soreness -
2010-06-05 2010-06-05 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2009-05-15 2009-07-31 Minors 77 0 Left Foot Surgery Debridement - Heel 2009-05-19
2009-02-20 2009-02-26 Off 6 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Achilles Tendon -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ANA $
2014 ANA $5,050,000
2013 SLN $3,150,000
2012 SLN $508,000
2011 SLN $416,000
2010 SLN $400,000
2009 SLN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,874,000
2011Current$5,050,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$9,924,000
6 yrTotal$9,924,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 28 dNez Balelo1 year/$5.05M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$5.05M (2014). Signed by LA Angels 1/31/14 (avoided arbitration, $6M-$4.1M).
  • 1 year/$3.15M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/8/13 (avoided arbitration, $$3.75M-$2.4M). Acquired by LA Angels in trade from St. Louis 11/22/13.
  • 1 year/$0.508M (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/22/12 (split contract, $0.2496M in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2011). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by St. Louis 4/5/09.
  • Acquired by St. Louis in trade from San Diego 12/15/07 (Jim Edmonds deal) (Cardinals paid Padres $2M in the deal).
  • Drafted by San Diego 2006 (9-273) (South Alabama). $6,000 signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 645 77 172 32 1 18 81 62 135 3 2 .302 .375 .457 .305 40.1 3B -7 3.5
80o 628 72 162 30 1 17 77 58 134 3 2 .290 .363 .439 .295 32.8 3B -7 2.8
70o 616 69 154 28 1 16 74 55 133 2 2 .282 .353 .427 .287 27.7 3B -7 2.2
60o 606 67 148 27 1 15 71 53 133 2 2 .275 .345 .416 .281 23.5 3B -7 1.8
50o 597 64 143 26 1 15 69 51 132 2 2 .269 .338 .406 .275 19.7 3B -7 1.4
40o 588 62 137 25 1 14 67 49 132 2 2 .262 .331 .396 .269 16.0 3B -7 1.0
30o 578 59 132 24 1 14 64 47 131 2 2 .255 .323 .386 .262 12.2 3B -7 0.6
20o 566 57 126 23 1 13 62 45 130 2 1 .247 .313 .374 .255 7.9 3B -7 0.1
10o 549 53 118 22 1 12 58 42 129 2 1 .236 .301 .357 .244 2.1 3B -6 -0.5
Weighted Mean5996514527115695213222.270.339.408.27620.43B -71.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 31% 11% 13% 95%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201532311357013053025741.250.318.353.2500.47.4-1.6-0.114.9-5.8-3.8
201633354408115073528830.252.318.363.2530.59.1-1.7-0.214.9-4.0-4.3
201734374438213073731900.248.318.354.2500.36.9-1.7-0.414.9-6.0-4.6
2018354895299190743391240.228.300.323.236-0.9-2.3-2.2-0.614.9-14.4-6.0
201936317336813052923770.239.301.337.238-0.4-0.1-1.4-0.514.9-13.2-3.9
20203759363128221952451480.237.303.329.236-1.1-3.2-2.7-1.114.9-14.4-7.2
202138612671362411057481490.246.312.345.244-0.61.6-2.8-1.314.9-9.3-7.5
202239612731382511262601490.255.337.371.2620.512.0-2.8-1.414.91.3-7.5
20234062663132231752441590.231.292.313.225-1.9-10.2-2.8-1.614.9-20.7-7.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
4539.7312719.44.9162.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 90 Morgan Ensberg 2007 .249
2 86 Ty Wigginton 2009 .234
3 85 Eric Chavez 2009 .102
4 85 Joe Torre 1972 .298
5 84 Ron Santo 1971 .281
6 83 Wilson Betemit 2013 -.032
7 82 Ron Cey 1979 .313
8 81 Adrian Beltre 2010 .298
9 81 Sal Bando 1975 .265
10 80 Fred Lewis 2012 .197
11 80 Howard Johnson 1992 .260
12 80 Chad Tracy 2011 .000 DNP
13 79 Ryan Church 2010 .224
14 79 Scott Hairston 2011 .278
15 79 Jonny Gomes 2012 .318
16 78 Eddie Mathews 1963 .319
17 78 Al Rosen 1955 .280
18 78 Ken Boyer 1962 .289
19 78 Ben Zobrist 2012 .311
20 78 Kelly Johnson 2013 .268
21 78 Luke Scott 2009 .277
22 78 Michael Cuddyer 2010 .254
23 77 Doug Decinces 1982 .321
24 77 Brandon Inge 2008 .233
25 77 Ben Broussard 2008 .178
26 77 Rico Petrocelli 1974 .268
27 77 Cliff Floyd 2004 .286
28 77 Bob Watson 1977 .314
29 77 Kevin Kouzmanoff 2013 .000 DNP
30 77 Josh Willingham 2010 .315
31 77 Matthew Lecroy 2007 .142
32 76 Rico Carty 1971 .000 DNP
33 76 Ryan Raburn 2012 .175
34 76 Billy Williams 1969 .292
35 76 Cody Ross 2012 .289
36 76 Shawn Green 2004 .281
37 76 Dave Winfield 1983 .298
38 76 Rafael Palmeiro 1996 .307
39 76 Orlando Cepeda 1969 .277
40 76 Corey Hart 2013 .000 DNP
41 76 Ben Francisco 2013 .180
42 76 Dan Uggla 2011 .277
43 76 Bob Bailey 1974 .298
44 76 Andy Pafko 1952 .299
45 76 Glenn Davis 1992 .285
46 76 Kevin McReynolds 1991 .273
47 76 Bobby Bonilla 1994 .291
48 76 Troy Glaus 2008 .295
49 76 Bobby Abreu 2005 .313
50 76 Larry Walker 1998 .326
51 76 Matt Williams 1997 .269
52 76 Benny Ayala 1982 .300
53 76 Ernie Banks 1962 .284
54 75 Carlos Guillen 2007 .286
55 75 Xavier Nady 2010 .237
56 75 Bernie Williams 2000 .309
57 75 Ryan Spilborghs 2011 .200
58 75 Matt Stairs 1999 .297
59 75 Tim Salmon 2000 .305
60 75 David Murphy 2013 .234
61 75 Milton Bradley 2009 .271
62 75 Aaron Rowand 2009 .259
63 75 Terrmel Sledge 2008 .000 DNP
64 75 Jack Clark 1987 .367
65 75 Ryan Doumit 2012 .269
66 75 Lyle Overbay 2008 .270
67 75 Ryan Klesko 2002 .311
68 75 Hank Thompson 1957 .000 DNP
69 75 Gary Carter 1985 .303
70 75 Reggie Smith 1976 .292
71 75 Torii Hunter 2007 .284
72 75 Chet Lemon 1986 .266
73 75 Sean Berry 1997 .263
74 75 Will Clark 1995 .308
75 75 Jhonny Peralta 2013 .293
76 75 Ted Kluszewski 1956 .300
77 75 Aramis Ramirez 2009 .311
78 74 Garrett Jones 2012 .306
79 74 Gabe Gross 2011 .000 DNP
80 74 Eric Soderholm 1980 .296
81 74 Jeff Baker 2012 .236
82 74 Gary Roenicke 1986 .278
83 74 Carlton Fisk 1979 .253
84 74 Don Baylor 1980 .238
85 74 Carl Crawford 2013 .273
86 74 George Hendrick 1981 .307
87 74 Nate McLouth 2013 .269
88 74 Fred Lynn 1983 .296
89 74 Austin Kearns 2011 .222
90 74 Greg Dobbs 2010 .209
91 74 Roger Maris 1966 .269
92 74 Kent Hrbek 1991 .288
93 74 Don Mincher 1969 .294
94 74 J.D. Drew 2007 .285
95 74 George Brett 1984 .288
96 74 Magglio Ordonez 2005 .282
97 74 Joe Crede 2009 .251
98 74 Jason Kubel 2013 .225
99 74 Boog Powell 1973 .301
100 74 Phil Nevin 2002 .266

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .297 .370 .471 .295
11 vs R (Multi) .269 .345 .395 .256
18 Split (Multi) -.028 -.025 -.076 -.039
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .275 .353 .458 .285
31 vs R (2013) .257 .335 .354 .238
38 Split (2013) -.018 -.018 -.105 -.047
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 So that’s what happens when Freese stays (mostly) healthy for a full season. The 2011 World Series MVP avoided the DL despite a variety of nagging ailments and spent last year punishing National League pitching. More a hitter than a slugger, Freese maintains a high batting average by stinging copious hard grounders and line drives around the park, and when he does loft one it tends to leave the yard—his rate of 20 percent home runs per fly ball last year was among the circuit’s highest. That’s not likely to continue, but if he can continue to draw walks and play a capable third base, he’ll provide great production. As pleasant as all that is, Freese is 30 and seems to have ankle ligaments made of spun sugar, so as he grows more expensive the Cardinals should already be planning their exit strategy.
2012 Never again will Freese be known simply as the Cardinals’ return in the trade of Jim Edmonds. A World Series MVP will have that effect. But the road to becoming a hometown hero was not smooth. A career-long battle with injuries has limited his speed and his range in the field. The bad luck continued this spring when he was struck by a Scott Linebrink fastball, causing him to miss most of May and June with a broken hamate bone in his left hand. Freese managed to put together a productive second half, despite a bad hamstring and a beaning from Clay Hensley. Then, in October, he caught fire, grinding out one at-bat after another en route to a Pujols-like postseason slash line of .397/.465/.794. PECOTA is not optimistic Freese can continue his October surge, and he’ll be nearly 30 years old when he becomes eligible for arbitration after the 2012 season. But his postseason hardware gives him a little more leverage than the typical arbitration rookie.
2011 Freese inherited the third-base job last year but couldn’t run with it, as a series of lower leg injuries culminating in surgery on both ankles kept him from running much of anywhere. He’s back to try again this spring, possibly healthy but definitely a year older—not a good thing for a 28-year-old prospect. Freese has hit everywhere he’s been and gets on base, though the prodigious power he showed in the minors has so far melted under the bright lights, and injuries have reduced his range to below-average. The best-case scenario for Freese is that he’ll be an inexpensive complement to the millionaires in the middle of the order, but he’s not destined for their tax bracket.
2010 Remember those answers to multiple-choice questions that seemed really close to the right answer, but weren't exactly right? Welcome to Freese's world, as his shot at being last season's third baseman got skipped. Bumped from the roster early as La Russa went with Thurston and Barden, a May ankle injury that shelved him for six weeks perhaps inspired the decisions to first try Khalil Greene before trading for DeRosa. Once Freese returned to action for August, he slugged .620 for Memphis in 140 PAs; that got him one September start in the majors. As possible answers go, he's been recycled; he'll contend with Allen Craig in camp, but he's not young and his defense isn't such that it makes selecting him easy.
2009 The Cards acquired Freese for franchise legend Jim Edmonds before last season. One might think being traded straight up for a potential Hall of Famer when you've yet to play above A-ball would put a lot of pressure on the kid, but Freese wasn't bothered at all, even after the Cardinals put him on a night train to Memphis that blew right past Double-A Springfield. You'd like to see a little more selectivity, but the real question is whether he can stay at third. The Cardinals think so, and he'll be back in Triple-A, insuring against a Glaus injury.
2008 David Freese was traded to the Cardinals for Jim Edmonds in December. His power and plate discipline make him a strong third-base prospect
2007 The team`s eighth-rounder in 2006, University of Alabama star David Freese signed quickly and continued to terrorize pitchers wherever he played. Although he`s already 24, if he hits his way to Double-A, he might make it.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is David Freese worth keeping at a cheap price? What do you think about CC this year?
(Tim from Harlem)
If you're in a deep keeper league, sure he is, but if you've got eight teams or fewer in an NL-only league, not so much, because there isn't a tremendous upside involved. As for CC, I figure he's the one thing sure to be sound among the Bronx's rotation options. (Christina Kahrl)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wow, you nailed my David Freese situation perfectly. I can keep him for $1 in an eight-team, NL-only league, and I'm flip-flopping over whether to do so.
(GBSimons from Boise, ID)
Yeah, that's a tough buck to spend in that situation... if you had some insight into what else will be in the pool, you'd be better set; the potential tragedy of having to spend more than that buck later, with FAAB, because supply isn't infinite, that's well worth avoiding. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is most likely to maintain his offensive gains this year in 2011: Kelly Johnson, David Freese or Travis Snider?
(Nico Toscani from Above the Law)
"You guys think you're above the law... well you ain't above mine!" CLASSIC

Travis Snider. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Given his performs in the second half last year and the beginning of this season, do you think we can actually start to trust Barry Zito?
(YD from Philly)
More important than Barry Zito, I'm listening to The Giraffes now that the Pixies are finished with.

Back to Zito though, he has a 2.45 ERA, 7.3 K/9, 3.6 BB/9 and just 0.6 HR/9 since July 18 of last season (121 1/3 innings). I don't think that the ERA is realistic, but he sure seems to be back on track nowadays.

Unrelated, but I just traded Heath Bell and Jason Marquis for David Freese and Mat Latos in a keeper league. I took over someone else's roster, so this year is for rebuilding. I like that return, especially since keeping closers isn't my bag and both of those players are cheap cheap. (Marc Normandin)
2010-02-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Shawn- What should the Cardinals do at 3B?
(Jake from St. Louis)
They're going with David Freese. He got a little BABIP-lucky in Memphis last year, but his projections are decent enough (a bit above average), which should be good enough. And you can't beat the price. (Shawn Hoffman)
2010-02-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Cardinals gotta like David Freese's price? I hope they do...your 2013 St. Louis Cardinals - Matt Holliday, Albert Pujols, and 23 guys making league minimum...like David Freese.
(Paul from LA)
That'll only be a problem if the economy doesn't start growing again, or if MLB just doesn't grow over the next few years, for whatever reason. In fact, if I were them I'd be trying to get Albert signed right now, because it's entirely possible that the market will be in much better shape next winter. (Shawn Hoffman)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)Trade Stephen Drew, Austin Jackson and Budd Norris for David Freese, Scott Downs and CJ Wilson? In a dynasty league and have no relief pitching
(Jquinton82 from NY)
I don't usually answer fantasy questions, but you do know that the Rangers are going to try Wilson in the rotation this spring, right? Even if he does go back to the pen, seems to me you're overpaying. (Steven Goldman)


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