Freeland, 23, has a 3.42 ERA and 41:17 K:BB through 68.1 innings for Double-A Hartford. Opposing batters are hitting .235 against Freeland, who has been inducing a bevy of ground balls this season. However, his strikeout numbers have been down, a curious development for a player drafted in the first round in 2014. His fantasy value takes a big hit if he can't get his strikeout rate up.
Freeland received an invitation to spring training Thursday. The 2014 first-round draft pick hasn't pitched above High-A in his career, but the Rockies like him enough to bring him to big league camp during spring training. Despite this, he'll likely head back to the minors for seasoning after spring training concludes.
The Rockies' first-round pick in last season's draft, pitcher Kyle Freeland , has been sidelined all season with arm issues. Freeland was the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft. He had a procedure to have bone chips removed from his arm, and more recently, he's been sidelined with shoulder fatigue. Freeland began playing catch this week, director of player development Zach Wilson said. "He's doing very well. He's making strides every day," Wilson said, per the Denver Post. "He's steadily improving. Nothing got worse. It wasn't a major issue, we just want to make sure he gets right
Rockies pitching prospect and 2014 first-round pick Kyle Freeland has been sidelined this season with shoulder fatigue and minor surgery to remove bone chips in his arm, per the Denver Post. He began throwing and playing catch this week. Freeland signed last year for $2.3 million, a bit under his slot in part due to rumors of past elbow issues.
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