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Portrait of Mike Freeman

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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .254 5 30 23 4 .234 0.8
Birth Date8-4-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age31 years, 2 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2014
2015
-0.22016
-0.62017
0.82018
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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
2016 ARI 28 8 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .081 -1.7 -0.1 -0.2
2016 SEA 28 13 13 13 1 5 1 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .385 .385 .462 .277 0.1 0.1 0.0
2017 CHN 29 15 27 25 3 4 2 0 0 6 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .222 .240 .167 -1.6 -0.0 -0.2
2017 LAN 29 4 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.020 -1.3 -0.0 -0.1
2017 SEA 29 16 34 30 3 2 0 0 1 5 4 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 .067 .176 .167 .137 -3.4 0.1 -0.3
2018 CHN 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 -0.0 0.0
Career57918271130117826001200.134.211.207.152-7.9-0.0-0.8

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 YAK A- 53 216 .327 .258 .336 .374 .265 .390 104 15.9 6.4 -0.4 2.5 2.0 24.0 2.7 24.0 2.7
2011 SBN A 70 296 .262 .251 .322 .370 .262 .300 95 0.7 8.6 0.1 2.1 1.3 10.7 1.3 10.7 1.3
2012 VIS A+ 135 610 .278 .276 .340 .427 .278 .361 99 12.1 18.2 4.2 3.8 2.4 36.9 4.0 36.9 4.0
2013 MOB AA 131 536 .262 .245 .316 .362 .256 .297 97 1.1 14.6 -0.1 6.8 0.4 16.0 2.5 16.0 2.5
2014 MOB AA 52 221 .243 .264 .333 .399 .275 .245 99 -3.9 6.1 0.5 1.2 3.9 6.5 0.8 6.5 0.8
2014 RNO AAA 71 241 .277 .282 .345 .440 .270 .340 107 4.6 7.2 -0.1 -2.2 3.4 15.2 1.3 15.2 1.3
2015 YAK A- 3 11 .232 .247 .330 .355 .269 .250 82 -0.3 0.3 0 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2015 RNO AAA 113 435 .266 .277 .337 .421 .268 .357 113 2.9 12.1 -1.4 -5.1 3.7 17.3 1.2 17.3 1.2
2016 ARI MLB 8 11 .081 .247 .313 .389 .255 .000 104 -2 0.3 0 -0.1 0.0 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2016 SEA MLB 13 13 .277 .244 .297 .403 .250 .455 101 0.2 0.4 0 0.1 -0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2016 RNO AAA 88 384 .283 .277 .339 .424 .268 .402 111 9.1 10.8 -0.6 5.6 3.8 23.2 3.0 23.2 3.0
2016 TAC AAA 26 119 .298 .268 .332 .403 .264 .345 92 4.7 3.3 0.1 0.2 -0.1 8.1 0.9 8.1 0.9
2017 CHN MLB 15 27 .167 .245 .323 .413 .264 .235 97 -2.6 0.8 0.3 -0.0 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2017 LAN MLB 4 5 -.020 .240 .297 .421 .254 .000 85 -1.5 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2017 SEA MLB 16 34 .137 .254 .335 .431 .264 .050 102 -4.4 1.0 -0.1 0.1 0.2 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2017 IOW AAA 23 88 .276 .276 .335 .426 .262 .333 96 1.6 2.6 0.5 -1.7 -0.6 4.1 0.2 4.1 0.2
2017 OKL AAA 41 139 .257 .270 .336 .430 .263 .407 103 -0.5 4.1 0.8 0.6 1.5 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2017 TAC AAA 16 67 .314 .275 .341 .442 .266 .408 93 4 2.0 0 0.4 0.7 6.7 0.7 6.7 0.7
2018 CHN MLB 1 1 .278 .000 .283 .000 .220 .000 102 0 0.0 0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 IOW AAA 78 331 .278 .266 .331 .406 .265 .332 95 6.6 9.7 3.1 2.3 1.8 21.2 2.4 21.2 2.4
2018 CUB Rk 4 14 .277 .256 .344 .359 .258 .444 96 0.3 0.5 0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1

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
2010 YAK A- 216 39 63 9 1 1 23 24 29 20 3 .333 .408 .407 .074 .327 24.0 2.5 2.7
2011 SBN A 296 35 67 15 2 0 27 27 39 16 2 .261 .330 .335 .074 .262 10.7 2.1 1.3
2012 VIS A+ 610 91 166 24 5 3 59 60 88 30 4 .309 .377 .389 .080 .278 36.9 3.8 4.0
2013 MOB AA 536 61 112 20 0 1 40 65 84 29 10 .247 .345 .297 .051 .262 16.0 6.8 2.5
2014 MOB AA 221 27 42 7 3 5 16 20 41 7 1 .214 .292 .357 .143 .243 6.5 1.2 0.8
2014 RNO AAA 241 37 67 11 7 1 25 21 25 6 0 .307 .365 .436 .128 .277 15.2 -2.2 1.3
2015 YAK A- 11 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .200 .273 .300 .100 .232 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1
2015 RNO AAA 435 79 126 23 5 3 41 34 51 10 0 .317 .371 .422 .106 .266 17.3 -5.1 1.2
2016 ARI MLB 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .000 .081 -1.7 -0.1 -0.2
2016 SEA MLB 13 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .385 .385 .462 .077 .277 0.1 0.1 0.0
2016 RNO AAA 384 56 108 17 6 1 24 38 75 11 1 .317 .387 .411 .094 .283 23.2 5.6 3.0
2016 TAC AAA 119 15 32 6 0 3 15 13 19 1 0 .305 .378 .448 .143 .298 8.1 0.2 0.9
2017 SEA MLB 34 3 2 0 0 1 1 4 9 0 0 .067 .176 .167 .100 .137 -3.4 0.1 -0.3
2017 LAN MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.020 -1.3 -0.0 -0.1
2017 CHN MLB 27 3 4 2 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 .160 .222 .240 .080 .167 -1.6 -0.0 -0.2
2017 IOW AAA 88 10 21 3 0 2 6 7 19 3 0 .273 .345 .390 .117 .276 4.1 -1.7 0.2
2017 OKL AAA 139 17 37 4 2 0 16 13 31 5 0 .306 .384 .372 .066 .257 5.9 0.6 0.6
2017 TAC AAA 67 12 21 3 1 1 9 7 10 2 0 .350 .418 .483 .133 .314 6.7 0.4 0.7
2018 IOW AAA 331 51 83 15 2 6 38 25 66 6 6 .274 .330 .396 .122 .278 21.2 2.3 2.4
2018 CHN MLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2018 CUB Rk 14 1 4 2 0 0 5 0 4 0 0 .308 .357 .462 .154 .277 0.9 -0.3 0.1

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
2016 100 0.5200 0.4900 0.7755 0.6538 0.3125 0.8235 0.6667 0.2245 0 0.000000
2017 269 0.4461 0.4981 0.7313 0.6750 0.3557 0.8148 0.6038 0.2687 0 0.000000
2018 3 0.3333 0.3333 0.0000 1.0000 0.0000 0.0000 1.0000 0 0.000000
Career3720.46510.49460.73730.67190.34120.81060.61580.262700

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
2011-07-02 2011-09-06 Minors 66 0 Left Knee Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CHN $
2017 LAN $
2016 ARI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 106 dBASH Baseball1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/25/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/22/18.
  • 1 year (2017). DFA by Seattle 3/1/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 3/4/17. Contract selected by Seattle 4/11/17. Claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers from Seattle 5/26/17. DFA by LA Angels 8/4/17 (refused assignment). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/6/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/1/17. DFA by Chicago Cubs 10/26/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Arizona 7/17/16. Claimed by Seattle off waivers 8/1/16 after being DFA by Arizona 7/30/16.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2010 (11-331) (Clemson).

2018 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 TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 313 39 83 14 2 7 35 33 64 5 1 .302 .381 .444 .276 16.4 SS 10, 2B 1 2.9
80o 291 34 74 13 2 6 31 29 61 5 0 .288 .366 .424 .262 11.0 SS 9, 2B 1 2.2
70o 276 32 67 12 2 5 29 27 59 4 0 .273 .351 .400 .252 7.5 SS 8, 2B 1 1.8
60o 262 29 62 11 2 5 26 24 57 4 0 .265 .337 .393 .244 4.8 SS 8, 2B 1 1.5
50o 250 27 58 10 2 5 24 22 56 4 0 .260 .331 .390 .236 2.4 SS 8, 2B 1 1.2
40o 238 25 51 9 1 4 23 21 54 3 0 .239 .312 .347 .228 0.3 SS 7, 2B 1 0.9
30o 224 23 47 8 1 4 21 19 52 3 0 .233 .304 .342 .219 -1.7 SS 7, 2B 1 0.6
20o 209 20 41 7 1 3 18 17 49 3 0 .217 .287 .312 .209 -3.8 SS 6, 2B 1 0.3
10o 187 17 35 6 1 3 16 14 45 2 0 .206 .269 .306 .196 -6.2 SS 6, 2B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean2562859102525235740.259.331.386.2403.5SS 8, 2B 11.3

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201931262305910252624593.248.322.367.2460.84.20.20.87.0-3.83.5
202032262295910252623592.249.321.365.2450.83.60.10.77.0-4.23.5
20213322425499142220511.247.320.363.2440.62.6-0.10.56.0-3.83.0
20223420823468142019490.244.318.359.2430.52.1-0.20.45.6-3.82.8
20233518821417131817430.245.318.360.2430.41.7-0.30.35.0-3.42.5
20243618120407131816420.245.319.360.2430.41.6-0.20.34.9-3.32.4
20253717519387131716410.244.318.359.2420.41.4-0.20.24.7-3.32.3
20263816819366131615390.243.317.358.2410.41.2-0.20.24.5-3.32.2
20273916018356131514380.243.315.356.2400.30.9-0.20.14.3-3.32.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 91 Mike McCoy 2011 .221
2 91 Chase d'Arnaud 2017 .193
3 90 Brian Barden 2011 .000 DNP
4 90 Ronnie Merrill 2009 .000 DNP
5 90 Edwin Maysonet 2012 .238
6 88 Gregorio Petit 2015 .172
7 88 Chris Valaika 2016 .000 DNP
8 87 Chris Barnwell 2009 .000 DNP
9 86 Luis Maza 2010 .000 DNP
10 86 Andy Parrino 2016 .000 DNP
11 85 Kris Negron 2016 .000 DNP
12 85 Danny Sandoval 2009 .000 DNP
13 85 Eddy Garabito 2007 .000 DNP
14 84 Joey Hammond 2008 .000 DNP
15 84 Tommy Field 2017 .000 DNP
16 84 Jason Alfaro 2008 .000 DNP
17 84 Ed Lucas 2012 .000 DNP
18 83 Wilson Valdez 2008 .000 DNP
19 83 Steve Tolleson 2014 .251
20 83 Tommy Manzella 2013 .000 DNP
21 83 Chris Gutierrez 2014 .000 DNP
22 83 Nick Buss 2017 .000 DNP
23 83 Joe Inglett 2008 .278
24 83 Ivan De Jesus 2017 .000 DNP
25 83 Eric Bruntlett 2008 .213
26 82 Irving Falu 2013 .199
27 82 Ray Olmedo 2011 .000 DNP
28 82 Ryan Rohlinger 2014 .000 DNP
29 82 Josh Rodriguez 2015 .000 DNP
30 82 Luis Bolivar 2011 .000 DNP
31 82 Tomas De La Rosa 2008 .000 DNP
32 82 John Gall 2008 .000 DNP
33 82 Ramon Santiago 2010 .241
34 82 Brent Abernathy 2008 .000 DNP
35 82 Chris Roberson 2010 .000 DNP
36 81 Rich Thompson 2009 .000 DNP
37 81 Daniel Mayora 2016 .000 DNP
38 81 Joe Thurston 2010 .000 DNP
39 81 Emmanuel Burriss 2015 .523
40 81 Vinny Rottino 2010 .000 DNP
41 81 Justin Christian 2010 .000 DNP
42 81 Michael Martinez 2013 .118
43 81 Darin Mastroianni 2016 .105
44 80 Andrew Romine 2016 .224
45 80 Mike Edwards 2007 .000 DNP
46 80 Tommy Murphy 2010 .000 DNP
47 80 Niuman Romero 2015 .000 DNP
48 80 Henry Urrutia 2017 .000 DNP
49 80 Pedro Florimon 2017 .310
50 80 Doug Clark 2006 .138
51 79 Darnell McDonald 2009 .229
52 79 Kevin Howard 2011 .000 DNP
53 79 Buck Britton 2016 .000 DNP
54 79 Anthony Seratelli 2013 .000 DNP
55 79 Jonathan Diaz 2015 .183
56 79 Darren Ford 2016 .000 DNP
57 79 Anderson Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
58 79 Jordan Brown 2014 .000 DNP
59 79 Ryan Fleming 2006 .000 DNP
60 79 Efren Navarro 2016 .000 DNP
61 79 Blake Lalli 2013 .082
62 79 Don Kelly 2010 .230
63 79 Jim Adduci 2015 .000 DNP
64 78 Ruben Gotay 2013 .000 DNP
65 78 Henry Mateo 2007 .000 DNP
66 78 Jeff Pickler 2006 .000 DNP
67 78 Jeff Baisley 2013 .000 DNP
68 78 Andres Torres 2008 .000 DNP
69 78 Julio Borbon 2016 .218
70 78 Reid Gorecki 2011 .000 DNP
71 78 Jon Weber 2008 .000 DNP
72 78 Jeff Salazar 2011 .000 DNP
73 78 Matt Macri 2012 .000 DNP
74 78 Quintin Berry 2015 -.006
75 78 Adam Rosales 2013 .230
76 78 Terry Tiffee 2009 .000 DNP
77 77 Ryan Lollis 2017 .000 DNP
78 77 Anton French 2006 .000 DNP
79 77 Cole Gillespie 2014 .218
80 77 Reid Brignac 2016 .159
81 77 Paulo Orlando 2016 .257
82 77 Matt Tolbert 2012 .000 DNP
83 77 Drew Sutton 2013 .000 DNP
84 77 Jesus Feliciano 2009 .000 DNP
85 77 Michael Spidale 2012 .000 DNP
86 77 Jose Martinez 2016 .000 DNP
87 77 Matt Young 2013 .000 DNP
88 77 Elian Herrera 2015 .242
89 77 Barbaro Canizares 2010 .000 DNP
90 77 Robert Andino 2014 .000 DNP
91 77 Paul Phillips 2007 .186
92 77 Jason Repko 2011 .204
93 76 Ron Calloway 2007 .000 DNP
94 76 Brady Shoemaker 2017 .000 DNP
95 76 Gookie Dawkins 2009 .000 DNP
96 76 Jose Constanza 2014 -.004
97 76 Felix Perez 2015 .000 DNP
98 76 Glenn Williams 2008 .000 DNP
99 76 Johnny Monell 2016 .000 DNP
100 76 Jason Ellison 2008 .200

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .667 .750 .667 .486
11 vs R (Multi) .158 .200 .211 .127
18 Split (Multi) -.509 -.550 -.456 -.359
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .667 .750 .667 .486
31 vs R (2016) .158 .200 .211 .127
38 Split (2016) -.509 -.550 -.456 -.359
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Due to publishing agreements, the 2018 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2018 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2017 Michael Freeman played well enough in limited opportunities to start at second base the day after the Mariners were eliminated from the playoffs.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you see the Michael Freeman going in this draft? Also, where do you see Mitchell Traver going?
(John2015 from OKC)
Traver probably goes in the first four rounds, Freeman more of a round 6-10 type talent. They'll both play professional baseball and like it. (Christopher Crawford)


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