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Sam Freeman PBraves

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date6-24-1987
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
Age29 years, 5 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
-0.12012
-0.12013
0.52014
0.12015
-0.12016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2012 SLN MLB 24 0 20.0 0 2 0 17 10 18 2 .256 97 7.7 4.5 0.9 8.1 46% .273 .257 1.35 4.29 5.40 108 5.11 110.7 -0.1
2013 SLN MLB 13 0 12.3 1 0 0 8 5 8 0 .263 103 5.8 3.6 0.0 5.8 41% .216 .198 1.05 2.94 2.19 115 5.20 118.8 -0.1
2014 SLN MLB 44 0 38.0 2 0 0 34 19 35 2 .259 104 8.1 4.5 0.5 8.3 61% .294 .253 1.39 3.76 2.61 100 3.48 95.0 0.5
2015 TEX MLB 54 0 38.3 0 0 0 31 25 40 4 .259 107 7.3 5.9 0.9 9.4 50% .273 .250 1.46 4.57 3.05 105 4.43 105.1 0.1
2016 MIL MLB 7 0 7.7 0 0 0 13 9 8 2 .267 95 15.3 10.6 2.3 9.4 37% .440 .408 2.87 8.01 12.91 117 6.51 129.7 -0.1
CareerMLB1420116.33201036810910.2601038.05.30.88.451%.286.2611.474.313.871064.45105.80.3

Statistics for All Levels

'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 GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2008 PMB A+ 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 .256 101 0.0 4.5 0.0 18.0 56% .222 .157 0.50 0.72 0.00 93 3.29 96.2
2008 JCY Rk 20 0 24.3 4 1 2 23 12 34 2 .270 96 8.5 4.4 0.7 12.6 49% .356 .261 1.44 3.66 3.70 98 4.76 105.8
2009 PMB A+ 26 0 33.0 2 1 1 18 13 30 0 .245 91 4.9 3.5 0.0 8.2 49% .200 .198 0.94 2.57 1.64 0 0.00 0.0
2009 SFD AA 15 0 23.0 0 1 1 19 14 17 6 .253 119 7.4 5.5 2.3 6.7 60% .220 .275 1.43 7.13 3.52 0 0.00 0.0
2011 PMB A+ 7 0 9.0 0 0 0 8 4 7 0 .260 94 8.0 4.0 0.0 7.0 46% .308 .246 1.33 3.17 4.00 104 5.07 105.2
2011 SFD AA 52 0 59.3 2 2 3 53 28 52 5 .256 114 8.0 4.2 0.8 7.9 42% .286 .237 1.37 4.24 3.03 104 5.20 107.6
2011 MAR Wnt 15 0 11.0 1 1 1 8 6 9 0 .000 6.5 4.9 0.0 7.4 0% .258 .000 1.27 3.69 0.82 0 0.00 0.0
2012 SLN MLB 24 0 20.0 0 2 0 17 10 18 2 .256 97 7.7 4.5 0.9 8.1 46% .273 .257 1.35 4.29 5.40 108 5.11 110.7
2012 SFD AA 15 0 17.3 1 3 1 12 4 12 1 .267 101 6.2 2.1 0.5 6.2 48% .216 .203 0.92 3.51 1.56 99 4.45 103.2
2012 MEM AAA 27 0 30.3 2 2 0 25 12 27 3 .271 95 7.4 3.6 0.9 8.0 42% .272 .226 1.22 4.36 2.08 95 4.88 107.0
2012 SUR Wnt 7 0 7.0 0 0 0 11 1 8 0 .000 14.1 1.3 0.0 10.3 0% .440 .000 1.71 2.06 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2013 SLN MLB 13 0 12.3 1 0 0 8 5 8 0 .263 103 5.8 3.6 0.0 5.8 41% .216 .198 1.05 2.94 2.19 115 5.20 118.8
2013 MEM AAA 49 0 69.7 7 2 2 57 27 66 4 .262 88 7.4 3.5 0.5 8.5 48% .273 .237 1.21 3.71 2.97 97 4.46 104.7
2014 SLN MLB 44 0 38.0 2 0 0 34 19 35 2 .259 104 8.1 4.5 0.5 8.3 61% .294 .253 1.39 3.76 2.61 100 3.48 95.0
2014 MEM AAA 16 0 20.3 0 1 0 25 7 26 1 .264 95 11.1 3.1 0.4 11.5 48% .393 .280 1.57 2.96 3.54 84 3.08 90.7
2015 TEX MLB 54 0 38.3 0 0 0 31 25 40 4 .259 107 7.3 5.9 0.9 9.4 50% .273 .250 1.46 4.57 3.05 105 4.43 105.1
2015 ROU AAA 8 0 8.0 0 0 0 5 6 8 0 .261 92 5.6 6.8 0.0 9.0 53% .263 .234 1.38 3.85 1.12 99 3.63 98.8
2016 MIL MLB 7 0 7.7 0 0 0 13 9 8 2 .267 95 15.3 10.6 2.3 9.4 37% .440 .408 2.87 8.01 12.91 117 6.51 129.7
2016 CSP AAA 30 3 55.3 2 1 2 63 28 46 4 .267 109 10.2 4.6 0.7 7.5 59% .351 .264 1.64 4.68 5.20 106 5.16 111.1

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
2012 345 0.4551 0.4406 0.7434 0.6306 0.2819 0.8283 0.5849 0.2566
2013 204 0.4510 0.5049 0.7573 0.6957 0.3482 0.9063 0.5128 0.2427
2014 660 0.4500 0.4273 0.7163 0.5690 0.3113 0.7811 0.6195 0.2837
2015 686 0.4475 0.4096 0.7295 0.5668 0.2823 0.8333 0.5607 0.2705
2016 178 0.4382 0.4326 0.7403 0.5769 0.3200 0.8222 0.6250 0.2597
Career20730.44910.43170.73130.59170.30120.82210.58430.2687

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-02-25 2013-03-24 Camp 27 0 Left Shoulder Impingement - -
2012-11-02 2012-12-24 Minors 52 0 Left Arm Inflammation Biceps - -
2010-04-04 2010-09-08 Minors 157 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-03-10
2010-03-02 2010-04-04 Camp 33 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-03-10
2009-07-26 2009-09-12 Minors 48 0 Left Elbow Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 ATL $
2016 MIL $
2015 TEX $
2014 SLN $
2013 SLN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$0
1 yrTotal$0

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 50 dRelativity Baseball1 year/$0.5207M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 10/14/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5207M (2016). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/16. DFA by Texas 3/29/16. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade 4/5/16 after being DFA by Texas 3/29/16. DFA by Milwaukee 5/3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.517M (2015). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/15. Acquired by Texas in trade from St. Louis 3/28/15. DFA by Texas 4/5/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/15/15. Contract selected by Texas 5/13/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by St. Louis 11/18/11. Re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2008 (32-965) (University of Kansas).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .282 .411 .451 .312
11 vs R (Multi) .177 .280 .222 .196
18 Split (Multi) .106 .131 .229 .116
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .281 .427 .484 .323
31 vs R (2015) .167 .270 .218 .182
38 Split (2015) .115 .157 .266 .141
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rangers vs. Blue JaysR.J. Anderson2015-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 11, 2015Ian Frazer2015-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Spring ShufflingR.J. Anderson2015-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Texas' New PlatoonR.J. Anderson2015-02-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLCS Series Preview: Giants vs. CardinalsR.J. Anderson2014-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Dodgers vs. CardinalsZachary Levine2014-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 23, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 19, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 9, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 11, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 11, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Matt Adams Powers UpDaniel Rathman2014-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/2Daniel Rathman2014-06-02
The Knuckle Curveball: How it Behaves, And Why it's Becoming So PopularDan Rozenson2014-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: More Unknown Facts About More Unknown PlayersJason Wojciechowski2013-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Cardinals and GiantsSam Miller2012-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Cardinals and GiantsR.J. Anderson2012-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Cardinals-Nationals Division Series PreviewR.J. Anderson2012-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: National League Wild Card Game (UPDATED)R.J. Anderson2012-10-05
Overthinking It: Measuring the Movement at This Year's DeadlineBen Lindbergh2012-08-07


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Sam Freeman has thrown 2,204 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Splitter (86mph), also mixing in a Sinker (95mph) and Slider (83mph).