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Ryan Freel CF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 2271 .268 .354 .369 87 8.5
Birth Date3-8-1976
Height5' 10"
Weight185 lbs
Age43 years, 0 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2001 TOR 25 9 24 6 1 0 0 1 4 1 2 1 .273 .333 .318 82 -0.5 -0.4 0.3 0.0
2003 CIN 27 43 153 39 6 1 4 9 13 4 9 4 .285 .344 .431 91 -1.2 -0.8 -0.6 0.1
2004 CIN 28 143 592 140 21 8 3 67 88 12 37 10 .277 .375 .368 94 -3.5 5.4 12.5 3.1
2005 CIN 29 103 431 100 19 3 4 51 59 8 36 10 .271 .371 .371 94 -2.6 5.7 12.6 2.7
2006 CIN 30 132 523 123 30 2 8 57 98 9 37 11 .271 .363 .399 91 -3.4 1.6 15.5 2.7
2007 CIN 31 75 304 68 13 3 3 18 47 7 15 8 .245 .308 .347 73 -9.2 1.4 -2.6 0.0
2008 CIN 32 48 143 39 8 0 0 8 18 1 6 4 .298 .340 .359 72 -4.6 2.3 -0.7 0.1
2009 BAL 33 9 20 2 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 .133 .350 .133 60 -0.9 0.4 0.1 0.0
2009 CHN 33 14 32 4 0 0 0 2 7 1 1 0 .143 .226 .143 58 -1.5 0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2009 KCA 33 18 49 11 2 0 0 4 12 0 0 0 .244 .306 .289 61 -2.2 0.5 -0.5 -0.1
Career594227153210017222223504314348.268.354.36987-29.716.235.68.5

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1995 STC A- NYP 65 284 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DUN A+ FSL 104 435 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 DUN A+ FSL 0 236 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 KNX AA SOU 0 115 .000 .000 .000 .235 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 KNX AA SOU 0 286 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SYR AAA INT 0 148 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 KNX AA SOU 0 54 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SYR AAA INT 0 89 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 DUN A+ FSL 0 18 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TEN AA SOU 0 53 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SYR AAA INT 0 327 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TOR MLB AL 9 24 .293 .358 .479 .333 96 -0.7 0.7 0 82 17 0.3 -0.4 -0.5 0.0
2001 SYR AAA INT 85 376 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DUR AAA INT 119 511 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CIN MLB NL 43 153 .267 .335 .429 .289 104 1.3 4.0 0.1 91 11 -0.6 -0.8 -1.2 0.1
2003 LOU AAA INT 54 238 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CIN MLB NL 143 592 .262 .327 .419 .331 97 0.6 17.6 -0.6 94 10 12.5 5.4 -3.5 3.1
2005 CIN MLB NL 103 431 .260 .329 .414 .314 105 -0.9 12.4 -1 94 10 12.6 5.7 -2.6 2.7
2005 CHT AA SOU 5 21 .266 .348 .386 .250 0.0 62 0 0.4 0.1 -1.6 0.0
2006 CIN MLB NL 132 523 .268 .329 .436 .330 96 4.4 15.8 -1.6 91 9 15.5 1.6 -3.4 2.7
2007 CIN MLB NL 75 304 .272 .333 .434 .286 101 -7.5 9.0 0.9 73 7 -2.6 1.4 -9.2 0.0
2007 LOU AAA INT 8 36 .254 .342 .390 .355 103 0.7 1.1 -0.1 65 0 1.9 0.1 -1.0 0.2
2008 CIN MLB NL 48 143 .264 .337 .421 .342 96 -1 4.1 0.1 72 11 -0.7 2.3 -4.6 0.1
2009 BAL MLB AL 9 20 .270 .342 .431 .182 113 -1.2 0.6 -0.1 60 12 0.1 0.4 -0.9 0.0
2009 CHN MLB NL 14 32 .262 .321 .412 .190 102 -3.4 0.9 0.1 58 12 -0.9 0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2009 KCA MLB AL 18 49 .266 .333 .421 .333 109 -2.6 1.4 -0.3 61 12 -0.5 0.5 -2.2 -0.1
2009 BOW AA EAS 3 10 .216 .283 .315 .125 91 -1.4 0.3 0 55 0 -0.3 0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2009 IOW AAA PCL 7 28 .270 .334 .393 .500 82 4.3 0.8 0 137 0 -0.3 0.5 0.9 0.2
2009 OKL AAA PCL 2 7 .253 .361 .418 .500 82 0 0.2 -0.1 137 0 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1995 STC A- NYP 284 243 30 68 10 5 3 97 29 22 49 12 7 .280 .348 .399 .119 7 7
1996 DUN A+ FSL 435 381 64 97 23 3 4 138 41 33 76 19 15 .255 .312 .362 .108 14 14
1997 DUN A+ FSL 236 181 42 51 8 2 3 72 17 46 28 24 5 .282 .449 .398 .116 0 0
1997 KNX AA SOU 115 94 18 19 1 1 0 22 4 19 13 5 3 .202 .348 .234 .032 0 0
1998 SYR AAA INT 148 118 19 27 4 0 2 37 12 26 16 9 4 .229 .385 .314 .085 0 0
1998 KNX AA SOU 286 252 47 72 17 3 4 107 36 33 32 18 9 .286 .371 .425 .139 0 0
1999 SYR AAA INT 89 77 15 23 3 2 1 33 11 8 13 10 3 .299 .393 .429 .130 0 0
1999 KNX AA SOU 54 46 9 13 5 1 1 23 9 8 4 4 2 .283 .389 .500 .217 0 0
2000 TEN AA SOU 53 44 11 13 3 1 0 18 8 8 6 2 3 .295 .415 .409 .114 0 0
2000 DUN A+ FSL 18 18 7 9 1 0 3 19 6 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.056 .556 0 0
2000 SYR AAA INT 327 283 62 81 14 5 10 135 30 35 44 30 7 .286 .382 .477 .191 0 0
2001 TOR MLB AL 24 22 1 6 1 0 0 7 3 1 4 2 1 .273 .333 .318 .045 0 0
2001 SYR AAA INT 376 319 60 83 21 3 5 125 33 42 42 22 9 .260 .353 .392 .132 6 6
2002 DUR AAA INT 511 448 65 117 27 4 8 176 48 38 51 37 10 .261 .331 .393 .132 10 10
2003 CIN MLB NL 153 137 23 39 6 1 4 59 12 9 13 9 4 .285 .344 .431 .146 1 2
2003 LOU AAA INT 238 215 38 59 11 1 3 81 12 21 32 25 6 .274 .339 .377 .102 0 0
2004 CIN MLB NL 592 505 74 140 21 8 3 186 28 67 88 37 10 .277 .375 .368 .091 0 8
2005 CHT AA SOU 21 17 3 3 0 0 0 3 1 3 5 0 1 .176 .300 .176 .000 0 0
2005 CIN MLB NL 431 369 69 100 19 3 4 137 21 51 59 36 10 .271 .371 .371 .100 0 3
2006 CIN MLB NL 523 454 67 123 30 2 8 181 27 57 98 37 11 .271 .363 .399 .128 0 3
2007 LOU AAA INT 36 33 6 11 2 0 0 13 3 3 2 2 0 .333 .389 .394 .061 0 0
2007 CIN MLB NL 304 277 44 68 13 3 3 96 16 18 47 15 8 .245 .308 .347 .101 0 2
2008 CIN MLB NL 143 131 17 39 8 0 0 47 10 8 18 6 4 .298 .340 .359 .061 1 2
2009 BAL MLB AL 20 15 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 5 4 0 0 .133 .350 .133 .000 0 0
2009 KCA MLB AL 49 45 8 11 2 0 0 13 3 4 12 0 0 .244 .306 .289 .044 0 0
2009 BOW AA EAS 10 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 0 0
2009 IOW AAA PCL 28 24 6 10 4 0 0 14 4 3 4 5 1 .417 .500 .583 .167 0 0
2009 OKL AAA PCL 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .000 0 0
2009 CHN MLB NL 32 28 1 4 0 0 0 4 1 2 7 1 0 .143 .226 .143 .000 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 491 0.4990 0.4725 0.8233 0.6082 0.3374 0.9060 0.6747 0.1767 -0.0015
2009 404 0.5025 0.4257 0.8023 0.5665 0.2836 0.8870 0.6316 0.1977 -0.0024
Career8950.50060.45140.81380.58940.31310.89740.65520.1862-0.0019

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
2009-05-28 2009-06-25 15-DL 28 23 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-05-11 2009-05-13 On-Alr 2 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-05-08 2009-05-20 TradedDL 12 9 - Head Recovery From Concussion Pick Off Throw - -
2009-04-21 2009-05-20 15-DL 29 26 Head Concussion Pick Off Throw -
2008-06-04 2008-09-29 60-DL 117 103 Right Thigh Surgery Torn Distal Hamstring Tendon 2008-07-23
2008-05-11 2008-05-13 DTD 2 2 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-08-03 2007-09-30 60-DL 58 52 Right Knee Surgery Cartilage Tear and Debridement 2007-08-08
2007-05-29 2007-07-03 15-DL 35 30 Head Concussion Player Collision While Fielding -
2007-03-26 2007-03-29 Camp 3 0 Low Back Spasms -
2007-03-13 2007-03-20 Camp 7 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-03-04 2007-03-10 Camp 6 0 Left Wrist Sprain -
2006-09-22 2006-10-01 DTD 9 9 Left Thumb Fracture Thumb -
2006-07-10 2006-07-13 DTD 3 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2006-05-13 2006-05-14 DTD 1 1 Groin Tightness -
2005-08-16 2005-09-05 15-DL 20 18 Right Knee Surgery Cartilage 2005-08-18
2005-06-19 2005-07-20 15-DL 31 26 Left Inflammation Base Second Toe -
2005-06-11 2005-06-13 DTD 2 2 Knee Soreness -
2005-05-19 2005-05-23 DTD 4 3 Low Back Soreness -
2004-11-02 2004-11-02 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2004-11-02
2004-09-28 2004-09-30 DTD 2 2 Right Thumb Fracture Thumb -
2004-08-18 2004-08-20 DTD 2 1 Knee Soreness -
2004-07-08 2004-07-15 DTD 7 4 Left Knee Contusion Patella -
2004-06-03 2004-06-05 DTD 2 1 Knee Contusion -
2004-05-03 2004-05-05 DTD 2 2 Neck Strain Whiplash -
2004-04-25 2004-04-26 DTD 1 1 Left Face Contusion HBP -
2003-09-03 2003-09-15 DTD 12 11 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2003-05-28 2003-07-04 15-DL 37 31 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1999-06-17 1999-09-08 Minors 83 0 Right Shoulder Surgery 1999-06-17 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 BAL $4,000,000
2008 CIN $3,000,000
2007 CIN $1,700,000
2006 CIN $1,300,000
2005 CIN $405,000
2004 CIN $320,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$10,725,000
6 yrTotal$10,725,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 99 dTommy Tanzer2 years/$7M (2008-09)

Details
  • 2 years/$7M (2008-09). Signed extension with Cincinnati 4/07. 08:$3M, 09:$4M. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Cincinnati 12/11/08 (Orioles paid Reds about $2M). Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 5/8/09. DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/2/09. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/6/09 (Cubs to pay balance of 2009 salary). Released by Kansas City 8/13/09. Signed by Texas as a free agent 8/28/09 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$3M (2006-07). Signed extension with Cincinnati 12/05 (avoided arbitration). 06:$1.3M, 07:$1.7M. 2007 salary increases by $0.3M with 200 plate appearances in 2006 and $0.95M with 650 plate appearances in 2006.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2005). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/05.
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2004). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/04.
  • 1 year (2003). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/02 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 4/03.

2019 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 DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)k..so without dunn..how do the reds go about having a major league outfield next year aside form bruce
(JROB4349 from jax,fl)
I hated using him to block Bruce, but Corey Patterson in a platoon with Ryan Freel in a corner is a nice little player. That's a start. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the over/under on how many starts Jay Bruce gets before Dusty starts throwing Corey Patterson and Ryan Freel back out there in CF?
(Rob from Bloomington, IL)
I think we need to focus less on Dusty Baker and more on their front office. If the front office has some idea what it's doing, they'll tell him "Jay Bruce will start at least 20 times a month. Or we'll be looking for a new manager. Any questions?" (Nate Silver)
2008-01-22 19:00:00 (link to chat)Bill James' 2008 Handbook projections seem to have Jay Bruce "penciled in" in CF for the Reds his year. Not only that, but those projections are huge. The question is, was the move of Josh Hamilton made with the idea that it'll be much easier to return Ryan Freel to his super-sub role at midseason than it would've been to try to shoehorn Bruce in, or is management serious about giving him the job as long as he doesn't have a disappointing camp? The Braves arguably gave up a considerable amount (in Joey Devine) to buy Jordan Schafer a little more time at a higher level - would Bruce not benefit from at least a couple more months' development at a higher level?
(clvclv from Marion, NC)
I'm a big fan of getting superior talent to the major leagues at an early age, especially in the case of position players (not so much with pitchers). What is Bruce going to do in Triple A in 2008 that he didn't already do? If he's going to sit on the bench most of the time, then, yes, send him back. I think he can play in the bigs now, albeit at a reduced rate for a year or so. (Jim Baker)


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