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Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
2.00-004.5002
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018ATL354.29630000350.1412624323258
2019LAA004.501000002.03111020

Player Updates

August 21, 2019 06:08 PM
Nationals' Sam Freeman: Signs with Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Freeman has spent most of the season in the minors, posting a 7.01 ERA, 2.03 WHIP and 42:29 K:BB across 52.2 innings with Triple-A Salt Lake. The lefty owns a career 3.62 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across parts of eight big-league seasons (228.2 innings) and will serve as bullpen depth for the Nationals.

April 27, 2019 02:40 PM
Angels' Sam Freeman: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman cleared waivers Saturday and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Following a messy performance Tuesday against the Yankees, the Angels designated Freeman for assignment. The 31-year-old has a 3.61 ERA in 226.2 career innings, but he'll have to prove himself again in the minors before returning to the big leagues.

April 24, 2019 06:40 PM
Angels' Sam Freeman: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was designated for assignment Wednesday.

Freeman gave up one run on two walks and three hits including a home run to Luke Voit in the top of the eighth inning in Tuesday's game against the Yankees. The Angels acquired Freeman after he was released by Atlanta at the end of March. In a corresponding move, Matt Ramsey's contract was selected from Triple-A Salt Lake.

April 24, 2019 12:28 PM
Angels' Sam Freeman: Contract selected by Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman's contract was selected by the Angels on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Freeman signed a minor-league contract with the Angels in late March. The 31-year-old recorded a mediocre 4.29 ERA with the Braves last season but owns a solid 3.61 ERA over his seven-year big-league career. Luke Bard was optioned in a corresponding move.

March 27, 2019 03:28 PM
Angels' Sam Freeman: Lands with Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman agreed to a minor-league contract with the Angels on Wednesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Freeman failed to earn a roster spot with the Braves this spring and had to settle for a minor-league deal. With a 3.61 ERA in 226.2 career innings, the veteran lefty should be at least a capable option for the Angels when injuries open up a bullpen spot.

March 22, 2019 03:32 PM
Sam Freeman: Cut loose by Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was released by the Braves on Friday.

The Braves outrighted Freeman to Triple-A on Thursday, but the two sides evidently elected to part ways entirely. The veteran lefty has a 3.61 ERA in parts of seven big-league seasons, which should give him a decent shot at finding a roster spot elsewhere.

March 21, 2019 03:16 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

Freeman posted a lackluster 4.50 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8:4 K:BB through eight innings this spring, resulting in his removal from the Braves' 40-man roster ahead of the season. The southpaw will provide bullpen depth for Atlanta.

January 11, 2019 03:48 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Signs one-year deal with Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman and the Braves agreed to a one-year, $1.575 million contract Friday to avoid arbitration.

Freeman threw 50.1 innings for the Braves last season, recording a 4.29 ERA. He finished with an above-average 26.9 percent strikeout rate, but his 14.8 percent walk rate was too high to make him anything more than a middle reliever.

August 19, 2018 10:00 AM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Returns from DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves reinstated Freeman (shoulder) from the 10-day disabled list Sunday.

Freeman wrapped up a three-game minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday with a scoreless inning out of the bullpen and should settle back into a middle-relief role for the big club. The lefty, who had been sidelined since late July with shoulder inflammation, maintains a 5.45 ERA and 1.51 WHIP over 49 appearances for the Braves this season.

August 15, 2018 10:24 AM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Shifts rehab to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman (shoulder) moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Gwinnett and tossed a scoreless inning Tuesday in his appearance against Louisville. He worked around a hit and walk and struck out a batter while capturing the win in relief.

It was the second minor-league appearance for Freeman, who has been on the disabled list since July 30 with left shoulder inflammation. Assuming he endures no setbacks in his subsequent outings at Triple-A, Freeman looks like a good bet to rejoin the Braves before the end of August. Over 49 appearances out of the big-league bullpen this season, Freeman has posted a 5.45 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 43:27 K:BB.

August 12, 2018 12:44 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Begins rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman (shoulder) starts a minor-league rehab assignment at Low-A Rome on Sunday, David O'Brien of The Athletic Atlanta reports.

Freeman landed on the disabled list in late July with left shoulder inflammation and should only require an outing or two in the minors. The veteran left-hander has struggled this season with a 5.45 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 43:27 K:BB over 39.2 innings.

July 30, 2018 06:28 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Put on DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to left shoulder inflammation retroactive to Sunday.

It's unclear as to when Freeman suffered the injury, though he looked shaky during both appearances against the Dodgers in Atlanta's most recent series. He will be eligible to return from the shelf Aug. 8 in Washington. In a corresponding move, Brad Brach was added to the Braves' ative roster after being acquired in a trade with Baltimore on Sunday.

July 9, 2018 04:04 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Struggles continue in loss to Brewers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman gave up a run on two hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning while striking out one in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

The run came on a solo shot by Jesus Aguilar, and Freeman was lucky to escape the outing with as little damage to his ERA as he did. The left-hander has a woeful 7.53 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 16:9 K:BB in 14.1 innings since the beginning of June, and he'll continue to see action in low-leverage spots until he proves he can be entrusted with more critical duties.

April 24, 2018 12:24 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Will have workload scaled back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman will have his usage scaled back after pitching in 14 of the Braves' first 21 games this season, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.

He's only thrown 9.2 innings in those appearances, filling the role of lefty specialist, but fatigue is still beginning to show. Freeman's been charged with six runs (five earned) in just one-third of an inning over his last two games including a rough outing Monday, and his 8:10 K:BB on the season is very poor. The Braves do have other southpaw relievers available, namely A.J. Minter and Jesse Biddle, so expect Freeman to get some time to rest and recover before manager Brian Snitker calls his name again.

April 4, 2018 04:32 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Notches first hold of 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was credited with a hold after striking out the lone batter he faced in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the Nationals.

With Ryan Zimmerman at the dish with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning, Freeman was called upon from the bullpen to clean up the mess created by Mike Foltynewicz and Peter Moylan. Despite having been used the previous two days, Freeman showed no signs of fatigue, battling Zimmerman to a 3-2 count before getting a called strike three to end the threat. With the Braves off the schedule Thursday, Freeman will pick up some rest and should be ready to handle high-leverage work during the team's three-game series in Colorado over the weekend.

January 11, 2018 07:16 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Re-ups with Braves, avoids arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman and the Braves avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year, $1.075 million contract Thursday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Freeman will return to the Atlanta in 2018 after compiling a respectable 2.55 ERA and 59 strikeouts across 60 innings of relief last season. The 30-year-old groundball pitcher should reprise his role in the Braves' bullpen next season, though given his middle-relief role and high propensity to issue walks, he doesn't figure to hold much fantasy value.

September 24, 2017 11:24 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Excels with new team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman has a 2.70 ERA with 56 strikeouts across 56.2 innings this season with the Braves.

Freeman has not allowed a run in his last five appearances, and he's posted an incredible 1.11 ERA over the course of his last 27 games. After only appearing seven times for Milwaukee in 2016, he's found success with the Braves, recording 12 holds in 55 games. The 30-year-old is one of the better options out of the bullpen and should be used in medium-to-high-leverage situations during the final games of the season.

July 25, 2017 12:52 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Struggling since start of June
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman has a 3.78 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with 34 strikeouts over 33.1 innings this season.

The 30-year-old's season numbers aren't yet terrible, but it's a far cry from his hot start to the season. Freeman has posted a 5.31 ERA and 1.62 WHIP across 20.1 innings since the start of June, pitching himself out of high-leverage work in the process.

June 24, 2017 06:52 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Struggles after hot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman has allowed five runs with seven strikeouts over 9.2 innings in June.

The 30-year-old had a 1.38 ERA at the end of May, but has struggled to retain that form in June. Freeman's 1.46 WHIP and low 1.75 K/BB illustrate his difficulty in keeping the bases clear. He has still only allowed one home run this year, but his recent struggles are likely a better indicator for the rest of the season.

May 30, 2017 04:48 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Pitching well in low-stress role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman has given up three runs (two earned) in 12 innings this season.

Since having his contract purchased from Triple-A Gwinnett in early May, the 29-year-old has 12 strikeouts across his eight appearances and has yet to surrender a home run. Freeman has pitched mostly in low-leverage situations thus far, but he could see an expanded role if he maintains his current 1.50 ERA, although his 1.33 WHIP isn't quite so favorable.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Los Angeles 2.000 18.00054
vs LHB 20.200 4.7901427
vs RHB 29.200 3.9401831
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/23NYY0002.03120
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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CHW
W9-2
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@TEX
L7-8
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@TEX
W5-1
L2-3
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@TEX
L7-8
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@HOU
L4-5
24
@HOU
7:10 pm
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@HOU
2:10 pm
26
27
TEX
10:07 pm
28
TEX
10:07 pm
29
30
BOS
10:07 pm
31
BOS
9:07 pm
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012STL02 5.402400000 20.0171312211018
2013STL10 2.191300000 12.18330058
2014STL20 2.614400000 38.0341311241935
2015TEX00 3.055400000 38.1311313432540
2016MIL00 12.91700000 7.21311112098
2017ATL20 2.555800003 60.0481917332759
2018ATL35 4.296300003 50.1412624323258
2019LAA00 4.50100000 2.03111020
Total 87 3.6226400006 228.219599921713129226
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012STL24000000000 --- --- ---
2013STL13000000000 --- --- ---
2014STL44000000000 --- --- ---
2015TEX54000000000 --- --- ---
2016MIL7000000000 --- --- ---
2017ATL58200000100 .000 .000 .000
2018ATL63100000100 .000 .000 .000
2019LAA1000000000 --- --- ---
Total 264300000200 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012STLP24040310 .750
2013STLP13040310 .750
2014STLP4401349001.000
2015TEXP540615001.000
2016MILP7020110 .500
2017ATLP580826011.000
2018ATLP6301028021.000
2019LAAP1000000 ---
Total  26404793533 .936
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2012STL01723 0.8310000 .23086 12.6 .3240
2013STL01217 0.8200002 .18250 9.5 .2500
2014STL04928 1.9311003 .236169 13.5 .2990
2015TEX04329 1.5531000 .218171 13.9 .3380
2016MIL0410 0.5000001 .39444 25.8 .6360
2017ATL27641 2.0020002 .216254 11.7 .2843
2018ATL24835 1.6041004 .229216 13.4 .3183
2019LAA042 2.0000000 .33311 22.5 .6670
Total 4253185 1.511130012 .2301001 13.3 .3226
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014STL00 ---1000000.00000020
Total 00 ---1000000.00000020
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008 A-Palm Beach00 0.0010000 2.00000014
2008 R-Johnson Cty41 3.70200002 24.1231510211234
2009AFA-Palm Beach21 1.64260001 33.01876001330
2009AA-Springfield01 3.52150001 23.01999611417
2011AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals00 4.0070000 9.08540047
2011AA-Springfield Cardinal22 3.05520003 59.0532820522852
2012AAA-Memphis Redbirds22 2.08270000 30.12577301227
2012AA-Springfield Cardinal13 1.56150001 17.1125311412
2013AAA-Memphis Redbirds72 2.97490002 69.2572523432766
2014AAA-Memphis Redbirds01 3.54160000 20.12512811726
2015AAA-Round Rock Express00 1.1380000 8.05110068
2016AAA-Colorado Springs Sky21 5.20303002 55.1633432432846
2017AAA-Gwinnett Braves31 0.8790001 10.15211068
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/180
Birthdate:
6/24/1987
Age:
32
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Bats/Throws:
R/L
Team:
Los Angeles Angels
College:
Kansas
MLB Experience:
8