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Birth Date5-14-1993
Height6' 3"
Weight170 lbs
Age25 years, 5 months, 6 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2014
2015
2016
-1.32017
3.42018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2017 COL MLB 33 28 156.0 11 11 0 169 63 107 17 .261 105 9.8 3.6 1.0 6.2 56% .308 .271 1.49 4.58 4.10 111 6.28 133.8 -1.3
2018 COL MLB 33 33 202.3 17 7 0 182 70 173 17 .260 110 8.1 3.1 0.8 7.7 48% .285 .235 1.25 3.63 2.85 94 3.89 86.8 3.3
CareerMLB6661358.32818035113328034.2601088.83.30.97.052%.296.2511.354.043.391024.93107.22.1

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 GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2014 ASH A 5 5 21.7 2 0 0 14 4 18 1 .253 110 5.8 1.7 0.4 7.5 52% .220 .184 0.83 3.07 0.83 92 3.45 74.3
2014 GJR Rk 5 5 17.3 1 0 0 16 2 15 0 .000 8.3 1.0 0.0 7.8 0% .333 .000 1.04 2.80 1.56 0 0.00 0.0
2015 MOD A+ 7 7 39.7 3 2 0 48 8 19 5 .280 87 10.9 1.8 1.1 4.3 49% .314 .307 1.41 5.06 4.76 113 4.24 95.6
2015 GJR Rk 2 2 7.0 0 0 0 2 2 9 0 .270 116 2.6 2.6 0.0 11.6 64% .143 .167 0.57 3.27 0.00 75 2.06 43.8
2015 SRR Wnt 6 6 25.3 4 1 0 26 7 13 3 .000 9.2 2.5 1.1 4.6 0% .284 .000 1.30 4.92 2.84 0 0.00 0.0
2016 NBR AA 14 14 88.3 5 7 0 84 25 51 9 .251 104 8.6 2.5 0.9 5.2 53% .268 .259 1.23 4.41 3.87 0 0.00 0.0
2016 ABQ AAA 12 12 73.7 6 3 0 81 19 57 7 .260 116 9.9 2.3 0.9 7.0 55% .330 .249 1.36 4.22 3.91 0 0.00 0.0
2017 COL MLB 33 28 156.0 11 11 0 169 63 107 17 .261 105 9.8 3.6 1.0 6.2 56% .308 .271 1.49 4.58 4.10 111 6.28 133.8
2018 COL MLB 33 33 202.3 17 7 0 182 70 173 17 .260 110 8.1 3.1 0.8 7.7 48% .285 .235 1.25 3.63 2.85 94 3.89 86.8

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
2017 2561 0.4783 0.4405 0.8147 0.6400 0.2575 0.8584 0.7151 0.1853
2018 3245 0.4875 0.4493 0.7791 0.6239 0.2832 0.8531 0.6242 0.2209
Career58060.48340.44540.79480.6310.27190.85540.66430.2052

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 COL $550,000
2017 COL $535,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$535,000
2018Current$550,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,085,000
2 yrTotal$1,085,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 0 d1 year/$0.55M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2018). Re-signed by Colorado 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Colorado 4/2/17.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2014 (1-8) (Evansville). $2.3M signing bonus ($3.1908M slot).

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DateQuestionAnswer
2018-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm pretty doggone excited about Ranger Suarez. Can he be like a Kyle Freeland type number 3?
(Filepe from Especial)
Is there some fantasy question best practices that tells people to ask about excitement levels? Lot of questions phrased that way this week. Anyway, putting aside my own doubts about Kyle Freeland continuing to be a Kyle Freeland type, I haven't really heard that Suarez is particularly different this year, and we had him more as a backend type last year. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-11-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Kyle Freeland, Jake Junis, Antonio Senzatela mid-rotation guys, back-end guys or fellers that will end up in relief? Any of the 3 stand out for any reason?
(Cole Whittier from Pasadena, CA)
Senzatela probably has the most growth possibility just because of his unusual development track. I liked him the best as a prospect too. Freeland I have no idea how he pitched as well as he did given the underlying peripherals, but I always liked him as a backend starter. Junis, I don't know what the major league out pitch is there long term, but he's got enough in the arsenal to be a back-end guy. I guess Senzatela is my favorite of the group, but he is also the most likely to be a late-inning reliever. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Kyle Freeland? 5th starter at most?
(Nick from Utah)
I would not say at most. I think there's more upside than that. When you throw strikes and you have two out pitches, I think you have more upside than fifth starter. That being said, unless the change or curve takes a huge step forward, I'm not sure if he's a starter long-term. I think he could be nasty in relief, but the Rockies should give him every chance to start. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)How much of a factor does AFL performance play in compiling the list? Was Kyle Freeland anywhere close to the 101?
(JD from Ballston, VA)
There's not a set percentage. Some guys are tired, some are rested due to injury and ready to go, others are lower-level guys facing talent they haven't quite encountered before. Freeland wasn't close to mine. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Rockies are dead last in QS with only 36 in 106 GP. The only pitchers who have given them a 50% or better shot at a quality start are Chad Bettis (8/13 - hurt) and Chris Rusin (7/12 - free agent). Jon Gray looks like Eddie Butler 2.0. Other recent top picks Kyle Freeland and Tyler Anderson can't stay healthy. Please give me some reason to hope that the Rockies pitching won't be as terrible next season.
(matzabal from Denver)
Man, I dunno if I can do that. I wouldn't be so quick to give up on Gray just yet (or Butler, for that matter). Even with diminished stuff since his college days I think Gray can still be a solid enough Major League starter, at least in a neutral context. Butler's shoulder issues seem uncomfortably Bedardian, and I think they have contributed a good bit to his stalled development. Always going to be awfully tough for them to lure FA hurlers there, and their best arm in the minors right now is either a recently drafted high schooler or Antonio Senzatela, who's 20 with a very good fastball but lagging secondaries. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-05-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)How good a fantasy prospect is Kyle Freeland?
(moehk21 from Ann Arbor)
He's good and if he was with a different team we would like him even more, but since he's with the Rockies expectations should be tempered somewhat. He has the potential for three above-average pitches and throws lots of strikes, which will be good for his strikeout and walk numbers, but Coors Field will ultimately sully his ratios. He could be up next year. (Nick Shlain)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)How good is Kyle Freeland?
(Swamp Gator from Jacksonville)
Very good. Two 60 pitches and a potential 50. I don't love the arm-slot, but this isn't a Medeiros situation, in my opinion. I think he'll be a top of the rotation starter. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Considering the fact that most would argue that a #3/4 type starter is more valuable than a shutdown closer, what is the argument for Nick Burdi being on the list ahead of young arms like Joe Ross,Michael Feliz and Edwin Diaz? Is there a big difference between the arms I listed and pitchers like Kyle Freeland and Grant Holmes?
(Brandon from AZ)
Probability (though I'd maybe quibble with the statement that a #4 starter is more valuable with a true shutdown reliever). Burdi's likelihood of being a shutdown closer is much greater than the probability that Ross/Feliz/Diaz become mid-rotation arms. And he's closer, from a developmental standpoint, as well. Upside/probability combo favors both Freeland/Holmes over the trio you mentioned, and I'd be willing to bet Freeland/Holmes could both handle themselves in a big league pen right now, which I wouldn't necessarily say with the same conviction for Ross/Feliz/Diaz. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-06-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)With Jon Gray and Eddie Butler already, how do you rank Kyle Freeland in the organizational future rotation? Does he have the stuff to supplant one of these two at the top of the rotation?
(Silverback38 from VA)
He has a chance but will need to improve his execution and precision in the zone. It's a very good control profile without elite command. The stuff will play in the middle of a rotation and there is enough deception to potentially bump him to a #2 profile if you are a believer. I think at present he slots as the third best arm out of that trio. (Draft Wrap Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give a quick rundown on Kyle Freeland? Are the elbow concerns the only reason he seems to have fallen in the past few weeks (BA had him outside the top ten in their mock today)?
(Alan from IN)
He had a very off day in his MVC tourney start (my video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX-lpJSzmPo&feature=youtu.be ) and believe it or not that may have impacted a couple of the high level decision-makers in attendance. My understanding is that there is a split camp as to the medicals, with org policy basically governing how much risk, if any, to assign. He could certainly slip, but he's also a worthy top ten target.

Okay, sorry I'm not keeping up with all of the questions. Going to step away for about 90 minutes as I change venue and set up shop for this evening. Thanks for your time and see you again around 6pm eastern! (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Seriously, the Rockies since 2008 have drafted in the first round Rex Brothers, Christian Friedrich, Tyler Anderson and now Kyle Freeland. All Collee LHP, is this a theme of taking these low-ceiling players?
(Wesley from Utah)
I wouldn't call Freeland low-ceiling. Has legit plus stuff and fills up the zone with it. Good performance arm with the scouting card to back it up.

Have to step away for about 20 mins on a couple of calls. Be back... (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-05-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Are Kyle Freeland's mechanics an injury risk?
(Bryce from Hyperspace)
That's a question for Doug Thorburn. I think his arm action scares some folks, and teams' preferences might come down to how they interpret his medicals. (Pre-Draft Chat with Nick J. Faleris)


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