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Birth Date4-28-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age35 years, 0 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.12014
1.92015
2.02016
2.32017
0.22018
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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
2009 SLN 26 17 34 31 3 10 2 0 1 15 2 7 0 1 0 7 0 0 .323 .353 .484 .300 2.6 -0.4 0.2
2010 SLN 27 70 270 240 28 71 12 1 4 97 21 59 4 1 4 36 1 1 .296 .361 .404 .287 17.4 -0.6 1.8
2011 SLN 28 97 363 333 41 99 16 1 10 147 24 75 4 2 0 55 1 0 .297 .350 .441 .280 14.7 0.9 1.7
2012 SLN 29 144 567 501 70 147 25 1 20 234 57 122 7 2 0 79 3 3 .293 .372 .467 .290 30.6 -0.6 3.2
2013 SLN 30 138 521 462 53 121 26 1 9 176 47 106 9 3 0 60 1 2 .262 .340 .381 .252 10.0 -14.2 -0.5
2014 ANA 31 134 511 462 53 120 25 1 10 177 38 124 6 5 55 1 3 .260 .321 .383 .269 18.2 -8.3 1.1
2015 ANA 32 121 470 424 53 109 27 0 14 178 31 107 12 3 0 56 1 1 .257 .323 .420 .268 17.8 -0.1 1.9
2016 PIT 33 141 492 437 63 118 23 0 13 180 45 142 10 0 0 55 0 0 .270 .352 .412 .270 16.6 3.2 2.0
2017 PIT 34 130 503 426 44 112 16 0 10 158 58 116 15 4 0 52 0 1 .263 .368 .371 .271 17.5 5.3 2.3
2018 PIT 35 34 83 73 11 19 3 0 4 34 7 19 1 2 0 12 0 0 .260 .325 .466 .270 3.6 0.5 0.4
Career102638143389419926175595139633087768234467811.273.348.412.273149.1-14.414.1

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2006 FTW A 53 230 .301 .249 .318 .351 .254 .349 112 8 5.3 0.7 -8.1 -2.3 11.7 0.4 11.7 0.4
2006 EUG A- 18 71 .435 .262 .347 .391 .278 .415 103 9.9 1.6 -0.4 -0.7 0.3 11.4 1.2 11.4 1.2
2007 LEL A+ 128 592 .301 .273 .350 .430 .272 .349 102 30.2 19.7 2.5 -1.2 1.8 54.1 5.1 54.1 5.1
2008 MEM AAA 131 510 .299 .277 .347 .440 .260 .355 101 22.6 15.6 1.7 2.4 3.5 43.4 4.4 43.4 4.4
2009 SLN MLB 17 34 .300 .257 .328 .414 .259 .375 94 1.4 1.0 0 -0.4 0.2 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2
2009 SFD AA 4 18 .321 .267 .356 .410 .261 .385 112 1.2 0.5 0.1 -0.4 0.4 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2009 MEM AAA 56 225 .338 .275 .343 .421 .279 .360 88 21.1 7.3 0 -4.2 -3.6 24.8 2.0 24.8 2.0
2009 CRD Rk 4 12 .450 .215 .338 .303 .243 .571 102 2.6 0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.3 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2010 SLN MLB 70 270 .287 .261 .328 .413 .271 .376 90 7.4 7.4 1 -0.6 1.6 17.4 1.8 17.4 1.8
2010 SFD AA 1 3 .499 .263 .311 .395 .239 1.000 112 0.8 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2011 SLN MLB 97 363 .280 .262 .327 .411 .269 .356 95 7 9.8 1.2 0.9 -3.3 14.7 1.7 14.7 1.7
2011 MEM AAA 4 14 .198 .243 .301 .404 .236 .300 99 -1 0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2012 SLN MLB 144 567 .290 .257 .318 .404 .260 .352 99 16.6 15.5 2.1 -0.6 -3.5 30.6 3.2 30.6 3.2
2013 SLN MLB 138 521 .252 .250 .312 .386 .255 .320 102 -3.8 13.7 1.7 -14.2 -1.6 10.0 -0.5 10.0 -0.5
2013 MEM AAA 3 13 .344 .253 .339 .364 .248 .400 82 1.2 0.4 0 -0.4 -0.9 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0
2014 ANA MLB 134 511 .269 .250 .310 .386 .261 .330 96 4.4 13.2 1.1 -8.3 -0.4 18.2 1.1 18.2 1.1
2014 SLC AAA 3 14 .390 .294 .357 .464 .266 .000 116 2.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.4 2.8 0.2 2.8 0.2
2015 ANA MLB 121 470 .268 .257 .317 .413 .262 .310 99 3.6 12.7 1.2 -0.1 0.3 17.8 1.9 17.8 1.9
2015 SLC AAA 7 25 .284 .272 .340 .395 .284 .312 90 0.6 0.7 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2016 PIT MLB 141 492 .270 .252 .321 .412 .266 .372 98 4.8 13.9 -1.7 3.2 -0.4 16.6 2.0 16.6 2.0
2017 PIT MLB 130 503 .271 .257 .326 .426 .266 .336 94 6 14.7 1.5 5.3 -4.7 17.5 2.3 17.5 2.3
2018 PIT MLB 34 83 .270 .244 .320 .402 .261 .288 94 0.9 2.4 0 0.5 0.3 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4

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
2006 EUG A- 71 19 22 8 0 5 26 7 12 0 0 .379 .478 .776 .397 .435 11.4 -0.7 1.2
2006 FTW A 230 27 61 13 3 8 44 21 44 1 1 .299 .376 .510 .211 .301 11.7 -8.1 0.4
2007 LEL A+ 592 104 152 31 6 17 96 69 99 6 1 .302 .403 .489 .187 .301 54.1 -1.2 5.1
2008 MEM AAA 510 83 142 29 3 26 91 39 111 5 2 .306 .364 .550 .244 .299 43.4 2.4 4.4
2009 SLN MLB 34 3 10 2 0 1 7 2 7 0 0 .323 .353 .484 .161 .300 2.6 -0.4 0.2
2009 CRD Rk 12 2 5 2 0 1 6 1 3 0 0 .455 .500 .909 .455 .450 3.3 -0.3 0.3
2009 SFD AA 18 3 6 1 0 1 5 2 2 0 0 .375 .444 .625 .250 .321 2.2 -0.4 0.2
2009 MEM AAA 225 34 60 15 0 10 37 22 51 1 0 .300 .372 .525 .225 .338 24.8 -4.2 2.0
2010 SLN MLB 270 28 71 12 1 4 36 21 59 1 1 .296 .361 .404 .108 .287 17.4 -0.6 1.8
2010 SFD AA 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .667 1.000 .500 .499 -0.1 0.0 -0.0
2011 MEM AAA 14 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .231 .286 .308 .077 .198 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1
2011 SLN MLB 363 41 99 16 1 10 55 24 75 1 0 .297 .350 .441 .144 .280 14.7 0.9 1.7
2012 SLN MLB 567 70 147 25 1 20 79 57 122 3 3 .293 .372 .467 .174 .290 30.6 -0.6 3.2
2013 SLN MLB 521 53 121 26 1 9 60 47 106 1 2 .262 .340 .381 .119 .252 10.0 -14.2 -0.5
2013 MEM AAA 13 2 4 2 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 .333 .385 .500 .167 .344 0.6 -0.4 0.0
2014 SLC AAA 14 4 2 0 0 2 4 4 1 0 0 .200 .429 .800 .600 .390 2.8 -0.4 0.2
2014 ANA MLB 511 53 120 25 1 10 55 38 124 1 3 .260 .321 .383 .123 .269 18.2 -8.3 1.1
2015 ANA MLB 470 53 109 27 0 14 56 31 107 1 1 .257 .323 .420 .163 .268 17.8 -0.1 1.9
2015 SLC AAA 25 2 6 0 0 1 6 3 4 0 0 .286 .400 .429 .143 .284 0.8 -0.2 0.1
2016 PIT MLB 492 63 118 23 0 13 55 45 142 0 0 .270 .352 .412 .142 .270 16.6 3.2 2.0
2017 PIT MLB 503 44 112 16 0 10 52 58 116 0 1 .263 .368 .371 .108 .271 17.5 5.3 2.3
2018 PIT MLB 83 11 19 3 0 4 12 7 19 0 0 .260 .325 .466 .205 .270 3.6 0.5 0.4

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
2009 122 0.4672 0.4426 0.7778 0.6316 0.2769 0.8333 0.6667 0.2222 55 -0.000814
2010 1020 0.5157 0.4480 0.7330 0.6502 0.2328 0.8129 0.4957 0.2670 476 -0.005061
2011 1459 0.4894 0.4592 0.7776 0.6204 0.3047 0.8488 0.6388 0.2224 645 -0.006002
2012 2182 0.4643 0.4647 0.7347 0.6288 0.3225 0.8305 0.5729 0.2653 944 -0.007541
2013 2022 0.4866 0.4580 0.7667 0.6463 0.2794 0.8664 0.5483 0.2333 883 -0.004413
2014 1977 0.5018 0.4532 0.7623 0.6210 0.2843 0.8636 0.5393 0.2377 868 0.002827
2015 1820 0.4725 0.4522 0.7643 0.6407 0.2833 0.8657 0.5588 0.2357 828 0.001246
2016 2051 0.4666 0.4451 0.7218 0.6405 0.2742 0.8157 0.5300 0.2782 0 0.000000
2017 2077 0.4916 0.4275 0.7725 0.6239 0.2377 0.8524 0.5697 0.2275 0 0.000000
2018 332 0.4608 0.4337 0.7639 0.6340 0.2626 0.8454 0.5957 0.2361 0 0.000000
Career150620.48310.45050.75470.63330.27920.84590.55960.2453564.4347-0.0021

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
2014-09-23 2014-09-26 DTD 3 2 - Mid Back Tightness -
2014-08-07 2014-08-07 DTD 0 0 - Knee Tendonitis Patella Tendon -
2014-07-06 2014-07-07 DTD 1 1 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin -
2014-06-25 2014-06-27 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2014-05-03 2014-05-20 15-DL 17 16 Right Fingers Fracture Middle Finger - -
2014-04-17 2014-04-20 DTD 3 2 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2014-03-08 2014-03-11 Camp 3 0 - Foot Blister - -
2013-10-15 2013-10-15 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Tightness Calf - -
2013-05-20 2013-05-24 DTD 4 3 Right Thumb Laceration - -
2013-03-23 2013-04-08 15-DL 16 6 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-03-15 2013-03-21 Camp 6 0 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2013-03-05 2013-03-08 Camp 3 0 - Low Back Contusion Diving Into Stands - -
2012-09-25 2012-09-29 DTD 4 3 Right Ankle Sprain During Batting Practice - -
2012-09-09 2012-09-10 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2012-08-25 2012-08-27 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Contusion HBP - -
2012-07-27 2012-07-29 DTD 2 2 Right Lower Leg Cramp - -
2012-07-09 2012-07-13 DTD 4 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion - -
2012-05-28 2012-05-30 DTD 2 2 Right Wrist Soreness - -
2012-04-14 2012-04-17 DTD 3 2 Right Hand Inflammation - -
2011-07-28 2011-07-28 DTD 0 0 - Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2011-05-02 2011-06-27 15-DL 56 51 Left Hand Surgery Fracture 2011-05-03
2010-09-08 2010-09-08 On-Alr 0 0 Left Ankle Surgery Debridement 2010-09-08
2010-07-19 2010-07-19 On-Alr 0 0 - Fracture Dropping Weights on Big Toe -
2010-06-28 2010-10-04 60-DL 98 87 Right Ankle Surgery Tendon Reconstruction 2010-08-05
2010-06-10 2010-06-12 DTD 2 1 - Ankle Soreness -
2010-06-05 2010-06-05 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2009-05-15 2009-07-31 Minors 77 0 Left Foot Surgery Debridement - Heel 2009-05-19
2009-02-20 2009-02-26 Off 6 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Achilles Tendon -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 PIT $500,000
2018 PIT $4,250,000
2017 PIT $6,250,000
2016 PIT $3,000,000
2015 ANA $6,425,000
2014 ANA $5,050,000
2013 SLN $3,150,000
2012 SLN $508,000
2011 SLN $416,000
2010 SLN $400,000
2009 SLN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$25,599,000
2018Current$4,250,000
10 yrPvs + Cur$29,849,000
1 yrFuture$500,000
11 yrTotal$30,349,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 28 dCAA Sports1 year/$3M (2016)

Details
  • 2 years/$11M (2017-18), plus 2019 club option. Signed extension with Pittsburgh 8/22/16. 17:$6.25M, 18:$4.25M, 19:$6M club option ($0.5M buyout). Performance bonuses: $1M annually based on plate appearances.
  • 1 year/$3M (2016). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 3/11/16.
  • 1 year/$6.425M (2015). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/28/15 (avoided arbitration, $7.6M-$5.25M).
  • 1 year/$5.05M (2014). Signed by LA Angels 1/31/14 (avoided arbitration, $6M-$4.1M).
  • 1 year/$3.15M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/8/13 (avoided arbitration, $$3.75M-$2.4M). Acquired by LA Angels in trade from St. Louis 11/22/13.
  • 1 year/$0.508M (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/22/12 (split contract, $0.2496M in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2011). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by St. Louis 4/5/09.
  • Acquired by St. Louis in trade from San Diego 12/15/07 (Jim Edmonds deal) (Cardinals paid Padres $2M in the deal).
  • Drafted by San Diego 2006 (9-273) (South Alabama). $6,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .297 .380 .491 .309
11 vs R (Multi) .257 .329 .386 .257
18 Split (Multi) -.040 -.051 -.105 -.052
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .337 .419 .543 .336
31 vs R (2016) .252 .333 .377 .252
38 Split (2016) -.085 -.086 -.167 -.085
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is David Freese worth keeping at a cheap price? What do you think about CC this year?
(Tim from Harlem)
If you're in a deep keeper league, sure he is, but if you've got eight teams or fewer in an NL-only league, not so much, because there isn't a tremendous upside involved. As for CC, I figure he's the one thing sure to be sound among the Bronx's rotation options. (Christina Kahrl)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wow, you nailed my David Freese situation perfectly. I can keep him for $1 in an eight-team, NL-only league, and I'm flip-flopping over whether to do so.
(GBSimons from Boise, ID)
Yeah, that's a tough buck to spend in that situation... if you had some insight into what else will be in the pool, you'd be better set; the potential tragedy of having to spend more than that buck later, with FAAB, because supply isn't infinite, that's well worth avoiding. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is most likely to maintain his offensive gains this year in 2011: Kelly Johnson, David Freese or Travis Snider?
(Nico Toscani from Above the Law)
"You guys think you're above the law... well you ain't above mine!" CLASSIC

Travis Snider. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Given his performs in the second half last year and the beginning of this season, do you think we can actually start to trust Barry Zito?
(YD from Philly)
More important than Barry Zito, I'm listening to The Giraffes now that the Pixies are finished with.

Back to Zito though, he has a 2.45 ERA, 7.3 K/9, 3.6 BB/9 and just 0.6 HR/9 since July 18 of last season (121 1/3 innings). I don't think that the ERA is realistic, but he sure seems to be back on track nowadays.

Unrelated, but I just traded Heath Bell and Jason Marquis for David Freese and Mat Latos in a keeper league. I took over someone else's roster, so this year is for rebuilding. I like that return, especially since keeping closers isn't my bag and both of those players are cheap cheap. (Marc Normandin)
2010-02-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Shawn- What should the Cardinals do at 3B?
(Jake from St. Louis)
They're going with David Freese. He got a little BABIP-lucky in Memphis last year, but his projections are decent enough (a bit above average), which should be good enough. And you can't beat the price. (Shawn Hoffman)
2010-02-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Cardinals gotta like David Freese's price? I hope they do...your 2013 St. Louis Cardinals - Matt Holliday, Albert Pujols, and 23 guys making league minimum...like David Freese.
(Paul from LA)
That'll only be a problem if the economy doesn't start growing again, or if MLB just doesn't grow over the next few years, for whatever reason. In fact, if I were them I'd be trying to get Albert signed right now, because it's entirely possible that the market will be in much better shape next winter. (Shawn Hoffman)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)Trade Stephen Drew, Austin Jackson and Budd Norris for David Freese, Scott Downs and CJ Wilson? In a dynasty league and have no relief pitching
(Jquinton82 from NY)
I don't usually answer fantasy questions, but you do know that the Rangers are going to try Wilson in the rotation this spring, right? Even if he does go back to the pen, seems to me you're overpaying. (Steven Goldman)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2009 mlb 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 1 .002 .001 -0.0 -0.0 -0.4

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