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6 Mike Freeman SS

Cleveland Indians

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
140.214110
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CLE751772749424226112.362.390.277
2020CLE3701000000.250.143.143

Player Updates

July 22, 2020 08:08 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Secures roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman will be included on the Indians' 30-man, Opening Day roster, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The 32-year-old was in close competition with Christian Arroyo in spring training to make the original Opening Day roster, and both players will be present in the team's initial 30-man group. Freeman had a solid showing in his first significant major-league action in 2019, posting a .752 OPS with four home runs and 24 RBI in 213 plate appearances.

June 28, 2020 07:16 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Invited to summer camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman will be a part of the Indians' 60-man player pool this season.

While Freeman isn't on the 40-man roster, he had impressed enough in spring training that he may have broken camp with the big club under normal circumstances. The Indians were initially going to have to choose between rostering Freeman or Christian Arroyo, but now they will be able to find MLB playing time for both utility infielders this season.

March 26, 2020 12:16 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Could make roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was in a tight race with Christian Arroyo for the utility infielder spot when camp was suspended, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

The Indians designated him for assignment early in the offseason when they brought in Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields, but Freeman has a lot of respect in the clubhouse after being something of an unsung hero in 2019. He hit .286/.400/.381 with zero home runs, six strikeouts and four walks in 25 plate appearances this spring. While Arroyo is on the 40-man roster and might be the better hitter, Freeman is the superior defender, and might be a more trusted by manager Terry Francona.

December 21, 2019 02:40 AM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was sent outright to Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

Per Hoynes, Freeman has until Sunday to accept his assignment to Triple-A Columbus before becoming a free agent. He hit .277 with four home runs and 24 RBI with Cleveland over 75 games a season ago.

December 15, 2019 03:12 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Loses roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Indians designated Freeman for assignment Sunday.

Freeman became a casualty after the Indians needed to open up spots on the 40-man roster for trade pickups Delino DeShields and Emmanuel Clase, who were acquired from the Rangers on Sunday in exchange for Corey Kluber. The 32-year-old Freeman posted a serviceable .752 OPS across 213 plate appearances in 2019 and has the ability to play multiple positions, so he could draw interest elsewhere via waivers.

September 28, 2019 01:28 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman is not in the lineup Saturday against Washington.

Freeman had moved into a starting role at second base, starting each of the previous five games. Andrew Velasquez gets the nod at the keystone in his absence.

August 28, 2019 04:28 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Sitting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman is not in the lineup Wednesday against Detroit.

Freeman seemed like a potential replacement for Jose Ramirez (hand) at third base, but he's been on the bench for two of the three games since Ramirez hit the injured list. Yu Chang gets the nod at the hot corner again Wednesday even with a righty (Jordan Zimmermann) starting for the Tigers.

August 25, 2019 04:48 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: May be main replacement for Ramirez
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Freeman will be on the bench for a sixth straight game, but his time as a lightly used reserve could be over after Jose Ramirez was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a fractured hand. The Indians recalled infielder Yu Chang from Triple-A Columbus and will hand him a start at third base in the series finale, but his entry into the lineup is most likely the result of the Tribe facing a left-hander (Eric Skoglund). The lefty-hitting Freeman profiles as the next man up behind Ramirez, so expect him to occupy the larger side of a platoon with Chang at the hot corner. Freeman has slashed a respectable .283/.371/.442 across 137 plate appearances this season.

August 12, 2019 04:12 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Seeing little action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman remains out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox.

With the surging Indians tied with the Twins for first place in the American League Central, manager Terry Francona is expected to ride his everyday players hard until the team punches its ticket to the postseason. That mindset will likely continue to result in scant opportunities for reserve options like Freeman, who has started just once in the past two weeks.

July 16, 2019 01:44 AM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Knocks two-run shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Monday's 8-6 win over Detroit.

Freeman's second-inning blast off Tigers starter Daniel Norris opened the game's scoring. It was his third long ball of the season after entering 2019 with just one in his career. He's registered a solid .839 OPS in 90 plate appearances.

June 25, 2019 11:40 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Pops homer in rare start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman got the start in left field Tuesday and hit ninth, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run in an 8-6 loss to the Royals.

The homer was just the second of the season for the 31-year-old utility player, but Freeman has been taking advantage of his opportunities lately, collecting two hits in each of his three starts over the last week. He's now slashing .273/.380/.409 in a meager 82 plate appearances on the year, and his recent semi-surge in playing time isn't likely to last.

June 9, 2019 12:24 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Seeing little action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman remains out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.

Freeman hasn't drawn any starts since May 31 and has made only one appearance off the bench in the subsequent seven games without logging an at-bat. He'll continue to see minimal opportunities while the everyday infield quartet of Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez is healthy.

May 12, 2019 03:20 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Hitting second
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman will bat second and man second base Sunday against the Athletics, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Freeman will replace Jason Kipnis at the keystone while also assuming Kipnis' usual spot in the batting order. It's the most favorable assignment to date for Freeman, who had hit either seventh or ninth in each of his previous seven starts this season.

April 17, 2019 04:00 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Starts second straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman is starting at shortstop for the second straight game Wednesday against Seattle.

Freeman was called up Tuesday and inserted into the lineup right away, preferred over Max Moroff, who had been on the roster since Opening Day. Freeman's role isn't likely to last long, as Francisco Lindor (ankle) is close to returning from the injured list.

April 16, 2019 07:24 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Called up to Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman's contract was selected from Triple-A Columbus.

Freeman posted a 1.007 OPS with three home runs through nine games in Columbus and will provide additional middle-infield depth with Francisco Lindor (ankle) still on the mend. Eric Stamets was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Freeman will start at shortstop and bat ninth Friday at Seattle.

November 20, 2018 07:12 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Inks minor-league deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman signed a minor-league contract with Cleveland on Tuesday, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic reports.

Freeman was designated for assignment by the Cubs at the beginning of November. He figures to begin the 2019 season at Triple-A Columbus and serve as organizational depth.

November 2, 2018 05:24 PM
Cubs' Mike Freeman: Bounced from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was outrighted from the Cubs' 40-man roster Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Freeman only played in one game for the Cubs this season. As expected, he was cast off the 40-man roster in order to free up space for a younger prospect to be protected from the Rule 5 draft.

September 22, 2018 04:36 PM
Cubs' Mike Freeman: Contract selected by Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman's contract was selected by the Cubs on Saturday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

The 31-year-old has appeared in 56 big-league games in his career, hitting just .134/.211/.201. He hit a mediocre .274/.330/.396 in 78 games for Triple-A Iowa this season. He's unlikely to be anything other than emergency middle-infield depth with Addison Russell out on administrative leave.

March 24, 2018 11:24 PM
Cubs' Mike Freeman: Having strong spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman is batting .408 through 49 Cactus League at-bats with two home runs, 10 RBI and four stolen bases.

The 30-year-old leads the Cubs in hits this spring with 20 and has been a pleasant surprise. Freeman likely won't make the 25-man roster to begin the year, with versatile players like Ben Zobrist and Tommy La Stella holding down reserve roles, but he's at least putting himself into the conversation in the event any spots open due to injury. Freeman will likely head to Triple-A, where he spent most of 2017 with three different organizations.

January 25, 2018 12:24 PM
Cubs' Mike Freeman: Returns to Cubs on NRI deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs that includes an invitation to spring training.

Freeman spent the last couple months of the 2017 season with Chicago, which wound up being his third different organization in that calendar year. Although he spent most of his time in Triple-A, Freeman appeared in 35 big-league games split between the Cubs, Dodgers and Mariners, but hit just .100/.182/.183 in 60 at-bats. The utility man could serve a similar role during this upcoming season, but don't expect any sort of impact at the fantasy level.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Washington730 .429 .571 .429
vs Ross (Career)000000
vs RHP117312 .369 .368 .265
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CLE5901000100.111.200.1110.311
2019CLE751772749424226112.277.362.3900.752
2018CHC1000000000------------
2017CHC3560661161900.100.182.1830.365
2016SEA212215012700.227.292.2730.564
Total1372683461526308812.228.313.3250.637
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CLE500100100
2019CLE75806946402
2018CHC100001000
2017CHC35201100011
2016SEA2110600002
Total1371108747515
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2010ASX-Yakima Bears531893963911232429203.333.403.407
2011AFX-South Bend Silver Ha7025735671520272739162.261.330.335
2012AFA-Visalia Rawhide135537911662453596088304.309.378.389
2013AA-Mobile Baybears1314546111220014065842910.247.345.297
2014AA-Mobile Baybears52196274273516204171.214.292.357
2014AAA-Reno Aces712183767117125212560.307.365.436
2015AAA-Reno Aces113398791262353413451100.317.371.422
2015ASX-Hillsboro Hops3101210001200.200.273.300
2016AAA-Reno88341561081761243875111.317.387.411
2016AAA-Tacoma26105153260315131910.305.378.448
2017AAA-Tacoma Rainiers16601221311971020.350.418.483
2017AAA-Iowa Cubs23771021302671930.273.345.390
2017AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger41121173742016133150.306.384.372
2018AAA-Iowa Cubs783035183152638256666.274.330.396
2018ROK-AZL Cubs 1413142005--400.308.357.462
2019AAA-Columbus Clippers9246500339710.208.424.583
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/195
Birthdate:
8/4/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Orlando, FL
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Cleveland Indians
College:
Clemson
MLB Experience:
5