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Portrait of Michael Freeman

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .244 4 28 22 3 .234 0.8
Birth Date8-4-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
-0.22016
0.32017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2016 ARI 28 8 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .081 -1.7 -0.1 -0.2
2016 SEA 28 13 13 13 1 5 1 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .385 .385 .462 .277 0.1 0.1 0.0
2017 CHN 29 9 10 10 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .300 .191 -0.2 -0.5 -0.1
2017 LAN 29 4 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.021 -1.3 -0.0 -0.1
2017 SEA 29 16 34 30 3 2 0 0 1 5 4 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 .067 .176 .167 .137 -3.3 0.1 -0.3
Career5073675920114622000200.134.205.209.150-6.4-0.5-0.7

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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 YAK A- 53 216 .327 .258 .336 .374 .265 .390 104 15.9 6.4 -0.4 2.5 2.0 24.0 2.7 24.0 2.7
2011 SBN A 70 296 .262 .251 .322 .370 .262 .300 95 0.7 8.6 0.1 2.1 1.3 10.7 1.3 10.7 1.3
2012 VIS A+ 135 610 .278 .276 .340 .427 .278 .361 99 12.1 18.2 4.2 3.8 2.4 36.9 4.0 36.9 4.0
2013 MOB AA 131 536 .262 .245 .316 .362 .256 .297 97 1.1 14.6 -0.1 6.8 0.4 16.0 2.5 16.0 2.5
2014 MOB AA 52 221 .243 .264 .333 .399 .275 .245 99 -3.9 6.1 0.5 1.1 3.9 6.5 0.8 6.5 0.8
2014 RNO AAA 71 241 .277 .282 .345 .440 .270 .340 107 4.6 7.2 -0.1 -2.0 3.4 15.2 1.3 15.2 1.3
2015 YAK A- 3 11 .232 .247 .330 .355 .269 .250 82 -0.3 0.3 0 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2015 RNO AAA 113 435 .266 .277 .337 .421 .268 .357 113 2.9 12.1 -1.4 -5.1 3.7 17.3 1.2 17.3 1.2
2016 ARI MLB 8 11 .081 .247 .313 .389 .255 .000 104 -2 0.3 0 -0.1 0.0 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2016 SEA MLB 13 13 .277 .244 .297 .403 .250 .455 101 0.2 0.4 0 0.1 -0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2016 RNO AAA 88 384 .283 .277 .339 .424 .268 .402 111 9.1 10.8 -0.6 5.6 3.8 23.2 3.0 23.2 3.0
2016 TAC AAA 26 119 .298 .268 .332 .403 .264 .345 92 4.7 3.3 0.1 0.2 -0.1 8.1 0.9 8.1 0.9
2017 CHN MLB 9 10 .191 .255 .319 .428 .266 .333 98 -0.7 0.3 0.1 -0.5 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1
2017 LAN MLB 4 5 -.021 .233 .292 .405 .246 .000 84 -1.5 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2017 SEA MLB 16 34 .137 .252 .334 .429 .263 .050 102 -4.4 1.0 -0.1 0.1 0.2 -3.4 -0.3 -3.3 -0.3
2017 IOW AAA 23 88 .275 .276 .335 .426 .262 .333 96 1.5 2.7 0.5 -1.7 -0.6 4.0 0.2 4.0 0.2
2017 OKL AAA 41 139 .256 .270 .336 .430 .263 .407 103 -0.7 4.2 0.8 0.4 1.5 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2017 TAC AAA 16 67 .313 .275 .341 .442 .266 .408 94 4 2.0 -0.1 0.4 0.7 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7

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
2010 YAK A- 216 39 63 9 1 1 23 24 29 20 3 .333 .408 .407 .074 .327 24.0 2.5 2.7
2011 SBN A 296 35 67 15 2 0 27 27 39 16 2 .261 .330 .335 .074 .262 10.7 2.1 1.3
2012 VIS A+ 610 91 166 24 5 3 59 60 88 30 4 .309 .377 .389 .080 .278 36.9 3.8 4.0
2013 MOB AA 536 61 112 20 0 1 40 65 84 29 10 .247 .345 .297 .051 .262 16.0 6.8 2.5
2014 MOB AA 221 27 42 7 3 5 16 20 41 7 1 .214 .292 .357 .143 .243 6.5 1.1 0.8
2014 RNO AAA 241 37 67 11 7 1 25 21 25 6 0 .307 .365 .436 .128 .277 15.2 -2.0 1.3
2015 YAK A- 11 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .200 .273 .300 .100 .232 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1
2015 RNO AAA 435 79 126 23 5 3 41 34 51 10 0 .317 .371 .422 .106 .266 17.3 -5.1 1.2
2016 ARI MLB 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .000 .081 -1.7 -0.1 -0.2
2016 SEA MLB 13 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .385 .385 .462 .077 .277 0.1 0.1 0.0
2016 RNO AAA 384 56 108 17 6 1 24 38 75 11 1 .317 .387 .411 .094 .283 23.2 5.6 3.0
2016 TAC AAA 119 15 32 6 0 3 15 13 19 1 0 .305 .378 .448 .143 .298 8.1 0.2 0.9
2017 IOW AAA 88 10 21 3 0 2 6 7 19 3 0 .273 .345 .390 .117 .275 4.0 -1.7 0.2
2017 OKL AAA 139 17 37 4 2 0 16 13 31 5 0 .306 .384 .372 .066 .256 5.8 0.4 0.6
2017 TAC AAA 67 12 21 3 1 1 9 7 10 2 0 .350 .418 .483 .133 .313 6.6 0.4 0.7
2017 CHN MLB 10 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .200 .200 .300 .100 .191 -0.2 -0.5 -0.1
2017 LAN MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.021 -1.3 -0.0 -0.1
2017 SEA MLB 34 3 2 0 0 1 1 4 9 0 0 .067 .176 .167 .100 .137 -3.3 0.1 -0.3

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 100 0.5200 0.4900 0.7755 0.6538 0.3125 0.8235 0.6667 0.2245 0 0.000000
2017 204 0.4363 0.5000 0.7255 0.6292 0.4000 0.8393 0.5870 0.2745 0 0.000000
Career3040.46380.49670.74190.63730.37120.83410.61320.258100

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
2011-07-02 2011-09-06 Minors 66 0 Left Knee Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 LAN $
2016 ARI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 38 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). DFA by Seattle 3/1/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 3/4/17. Contract selected by Seattle 4/11/17. Claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers from Seattle 5/26/17. DFA by LA Angels 8/4/17 (refused assignment). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/6/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/1/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Arizona 7/17/16. Claimed by Seattle off waivers 8/1/16 after being DFA by Arizona 7/30/16.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2010 (11-331) (Clemson).

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 313 36 81 14 3 6 34 29 63 5 1 .290 .357 .427 .277 15.4 2B 5, CF 0 2.1
80o 291 32 73 12 3 6 30 26 60 4 0 .274 .340 .403 .263 10.2 2B 5, CF 0 1.5
70o 276 30 65 11 2 5 27 23 58 4 0 .263 .327 .386 .253 6.9 2B 4, CF 0 1.2
60o 262 27 60 10 2 5 25 21 56 4 0 .253 .316 .372 .245 4.2 2B 4, CF 0 0.9
50o 250 25 55 9 2 4 24 20 54 3 0 .244 .306 .359 .237 2.0 2B 4, CF 0 0.6
40o 238 23 52 9 2 4 22 18 52 3 0 .235 .295 .346 .229 0.0 2B 4, CF 0 0.4
30o 224 21 47 8 2 4 20 16 50 3 0 .226 .284 .331 .220 -2.0 2B 4, CF 0 0.1
20o 209 19 41 7 1 3 18 15 48 2 0 .215 .272 .315 .210 -4.0 2B 3, CF 0 -0.1
10o 187 16 35 6 1 3 15 12 44 2 0 .200 .254 .293 .197 -6.2 2B 3, CF 0 -0.4
Weighted Mean2562657102424215530.248.310.365.2403.02B 4, CF 00.7

2017 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/25/2017 13:10 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 513 58 130 21 5 8 52 48 101 8 1 .285 .357 .408 .277 24.4 3B 0, SS 4 3.4
80o 491 53 118 19 4 8 48 44 100 7 1 .269 .339 .385 .263 16.4 3B 0, SS 4 2.5
70o 476 50 110 18 4 7 45 41 99 7 1 .258 .326 .369 .253 11.0 3B 0, SS 4 1.9
60o 462 47 103 16 4 7 42 38 97 6 1 .249 .316 .355 .245 6.7 3B 0, SS 4 1.4
50o 450 44 97 15 4 6 40 36 96 6 1 .240 .305 .343 .237 2.9 3B 0, SS 3 0.9
40o 438 42 92 15 3 6 38 34 95 6 1 .231 .295 .330 .229 -0.8 3B 0, SS 3 0.5
30o 424 39 86 14 3 6 36 32 94 5 1 .222 .284 .317 .220 -4.5 3B 0, SS 3 0.1
20o 409 36 79 13 3 5 33 29 92 5 1 .211 .271 .301 .210 -8.5 3B 0, SS 3 -0.4
10o 387 32 70 11 3 5 30 26 89 4 0 .196 .254 .280 .197 -13.5 3B 0, SS 3 -0.9
Weighted Mean45646100164641379761.244.310.349.2414.63B 0, SS 31.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 5% 3% 9% 17%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 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
201830267295910252622583.240.305.354.2340.51.30.31.16.9-7.03.7
20193124427539242320542.241.306.354.2350.51.10.10.96.3-6.23.4
20203220722447142017461.236.303.349.2320.30.2-0.00.75.4-5.82.9
20213319921427131916440.236.302.348.2320.3-0.0-0.10.65.2-5.72.8
20223419421417131816430.238.303.351.2330.30.0-0.20.65.0-5.42.7
20233518620407131815410.238.303.350.2330.3-0.1-0.20.54.8-5.22.6
20243617819386131714400.237.302.348.2320.2-0.3-0.20.44.6-5.12.5
20253717218376131614390.235.300.347.2310.2-0.5-0.20.34.5-5.12.4
20263816417356131513370.234.299.345.2300.2-0.7-0.20.34.3-5.02.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 92 Eddy Garabito 2006 .000 DNP
2 91 Luis Maza 2009 .000 DNP
3 91 Drew Meyer 2011 .000 DNP
4 90 Jim Negrych 2014 .000 DNP
5 89 Tommy Field 2016 .000 DNP
6 89 Joe Thurston 2009 .232
7 89 Melvin Dorta 2011 .000 DNP
8 88 Jason Alfaro 2007 .000 DNP
9 87 Justin Henry 2014 .000 DNP
10 87 Cord Phelps 2016 .000 DNP
11 86 David Adams 2016 .000 DNP
12 85 Kevin Russo 2014 .000 DNP
13 85 Joe Inglett 2007 .552
14 84 Luis Bolivar 2010 .000 DNP
15 84 Elian Herrera 2014 .235
16 84 Ryan Rohlinger 2013 .000 DNP
17 84 Rodney Nye 2006 .000 DNP
18 84 Anderson Hernandez 2012 .000 DNP
19 84 Gregorio Petit 2014 .263
20 84 Danny Worth 2015 .000 DNP
21 83 Andy Green 2007 .000 DNP
22 83 Josh Rodriguez 2014 .000 DNP
23 83 Tony Schrager 2006 .000 DNP
24 83 Niuman Romero 2014 .000 DNP
25 83 Zach Sorensen 2006 .000 DNP
26 83 Craig Stansberry 2011 .000 DNP
27 83 Neil Sellers 2011 .000 DNP
28 83 Nick Buss 2016 .198
29 83 Manny Mayorson 2012 .000 DNP
30 83 Buck Coats 2011 .000 DNP
31 83 Mike Lockwood 2006 .000 DNP
32 83 Gabe Lopez 2009 .000 DNP
33 83 Jonathan Diaz 2014 .165
34 82 Chris Barnwell 2008 .000 DNP
35 82 Blake Davis 2013 .000 DNP
36 82 Chase d'Arnaud 2016 .244
37 82 Ryan Lollis 2016 .000 DNP
38 82 Nate Grindell 2006 .000 DNP
39 82 Brian Dinkelman 2013 .000 DNP
40 82 Mike McCoy 2010 .193
41 82 Casey Benjamin 2010 .000 DNP
42 82 Steve Tolleson 2013 .000 DNP
43 82 Justin Christian 2009 .000 DNP
44 82 Mike Eylward 2009 .000 DNP
45 81 Roberto Lopez 2015 .000 DNP
46 81 Buck Britton 2015 .000 DNP
47 81 Brian Barden 2010 .187
48 81 Vinny Rottino 2009 .000 DNP
49 81 Chris Gutierrez 2013 .000 DNP
50 81 Ed Lucas 2011 .000 DNP
51 81 Angel Chavez 2011 .000 DNP
52 81 Kevin Howard 2010 .000 DNP
53 81 Aaron Mathews 2011 .000 DNP
54 81 Rashad Eldridge 2011 .000 DNP
55 81 Jose Martinez 2015 .000 DNP
56 81 Brad Coon 2012 .000 DNP
57 81 Will Rhymes 2012 .226
58 80 Dean Anna 2016 .000 DNP
59 80 Ivan De Jesus 2016 .232
60 80 Chris Roberson 2009 .000 DNP
61 80 Robbie Widlansky 2014 .000 DNP
62 80 Freddy Guzman 2010 .000 DNP
63 80 Justin Sellers 2015 .000 DNP
64 80 Casey Smith 2008 .000 DNP
65 80 Chase Lambin 2009 .000 DNP
66 80 Felix Perez 2014 .000 DNP
67 80 Anthony Contreras 2013 .000 DNP
68 80 Jarrett Hoffpauir 2012 .000 DNP
69 80 Ray Olmedo 2010 .000 DNP
70 80 Matt Long 2016 .000 DNP
71 80 Napoleon Calzado 2006 .000 DNP
72 80 Danny Sandoval 2008 .000 DNP
73 80 Blake Lalli 2012 .132
74 80 Guilder Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
75 80 Michael Martinez 2012 .169
76 80 Darnell McDonald 2008 .000 DNP
77 80 Jon Weber 2007 .000 DNP
78 80 Paulo Orlando 2015 .254
79 79 Brent Abernathy 2007 .000 DNP
80 79 Efren Navarro 2015 .205
81 79 Bernie Castro 2009 .000 DNP
82 79 Scott Beerer 2012 .000 DNP
83 79 Ramiro Pena 2015 .000 DNP
84 79 Matt Hague 2015 .236
85 79 Jeff Frazier 2012 .000 DNP
86 79 Ed Rogers 2008 .000 DNP
87 79 Russ Adams 2010 .000 DNP
88 79 Anthony Seratelli 2012 .000 DNP
89 79 Jamie Hoffmann 2014 .000 DNP
90 78 Andy Parrino 2015 .148
91 78 Matt Tolbert 2011 .189
92 78 Josh Kroeger 2012 .000 DNP
93 78 Ruben Gotay 2012 .000 DNP
94 78 Drew Sutton 2012 .253
95 78 Jordan Brown 2013 .204
96 78 Jeff Baisley 2012 .000 DNP
97 78 Ryan Roberts 2010 .212
98 78 Irving Falu 2012 .273
99 78 Terry Tiffee 2008 .274
100 78 Reid Gorecki 2010 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .667 .750 .667 .486
11 vs R (Multi) .158 .200 .211 .127
18 Split (Multi) -.509 -.550 -.456 -.359
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .667 .750 .667 .486
31 vs R (2016) .158 .200 .211 .127
38 Split (2016) -.509 -.550 -.456 -.359
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 7Scooter Hotz2017-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: August 26, 2015Jeff Moore2015-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: August 26, 2015Wilson Karaman2015-08-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you see the Michael Freeman going in this draft? Also, where do you see Mitchell Traver going?
(John2015 from OKC)
Traver probably goes in the first four rounds, Freeman more of a round 6-10 type talent. They'll both play professional baseball and like it. (Christopher Crawford)


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