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David Freese | Third Baseman | #23

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Alabama
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 9 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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David Freese stayed hot Friday, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI.
He also reached on an error, so he was on base all four times. Actually, he's been on base in nine straight plate appearances, though since one of those was on an error, it doesn't count as an official on-base streak. He's 11-for-25 with eight walks on the season. Apr 14 - 5:52 PM

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David Freese went 2-for-3 and smoked a two-run homer in a loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

His seventh-inning blast off left-hander Amir Garrett provided the only runs the Pirates could manage in the contest. Freese missed a couple games over the weekend after suffering a chest bruise on a bad hop last week. He owns a .350 batting average with two longballs in 25 plate appearances.
Apr 12 - 11:01 PM

David Freese (chest) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Freese has missed two straight starts after taking a bad-hop ball to the chest on Friday. He's available off the bench and should be fine. Adam Frazier is at third base and also in the leadoff spot. Additionally, the Pirates have Phil Gosselin at second base over Josh Harrison and Chris Stewart at catcher over Francisco Cervelli.

David Freese (chest) expects to be available for Saturday's game against the Braves.

Freese hurt his chest after a ball took a bad hop on him in Friday's victory. He's feeling a little sore but expects to be available off the bench. Josh Harrison is filling in for Freese at the hot corner on Saturday night.
Apr 8 - 6:23 PM

David Freese was held out of the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.

Freese was hit in the collarbone by a ground ball that took a bad hop during Friday's contest. While he remained in the game, he woke up a bit sore on Saturday so the club opted to give him a day off to heal up. Look for him to return to action on Sunday.
Apr 8 - 3:08 PM

David Freese took a hard ground ball off his chest during Friday's game but claimed he's alright and expects to play on Saturday.

The veteran infielder admitted that he's a little sore, but otherwise okay, and he was able to remain in the game on Friday. Be sure to check starting lineups to make sure he's in there before deploying him for fantasy purposes.
Apr 8 - 8:39 AM

David Freese belted a solo homer and drew a walk in Friday's victory over the Braves.

Freese cranked a bomb over the center field wall in the sixth, which was especially impressive given how cold it was in Pittsburgh on Friday. The third baseman also caught a bad hop in the sternum late in the game and was eventually pinch-hit for after staying in the game initially. We'll have to wait and see whether it might cause him to miss time.
Apr 7 - 4:52 PM

David Freese went 2-for-4 at the plate and scored a run in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.

He was the only Pirate to tally multiple hits in the contest, although Adam Frazier and Francisco Cervelli also reached base a couple times. Freese will continue to see regular time at third base with Jung Ho Kang's situation up in the air, and he batted fifth for the Bucs in this one. Still, he's more of a single-league option.
Apr 3 - 5:18 PM

David Freese sat out the final series of the regular season due to discomfort in his left leg.

It's unclear how serious the ailment is, but he'll have a full offseason to get healthy so it shouldn't be a concern going forward. The 33-year-old did such a nice job in his role with the Pirates that he was rewarded with a two-year extension in late August. He finished the season hitting .270/.352/.412 with 13 homers and 55 RBI in 492 plate appearances.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 09:11:00 PM

Pirates signed 3B/1B David Freese to a two-year contract extension with a club option for 2019.

He'll get $6.25 million in 2017 and $4.25 million in 2018, and the club option for 2019 is worth $6 million with a $500,000 buyout. Freese was a nice offseason pickup for the Pirates on a one-year, $3 million free agent contract and is now locked up with Pittsburgh through at least his age-35 season at some fairly reasonable rates. The 33-year-old currently owns a .276/.355/.437 batting line with 12 home runs and 49 RBI in 107 games. He's made 58 starts at third base and 26 starts at first base.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 02:47:00 PM

David Freese clubbed a two-run homer in a loss Friday versus the Marlins.

His two-run blast off Tom Koehler gave the Pirates the lead in the fourth inning in what was a back-and-forth affair. The Pirates were ultimately on the losing side. Freese is still doing most of his damage against left-handers, but he’s batting .282/.363/.447 with 12 homers and 48 RBI through 105 games on the year. His .810 OPS is his highest since his All-Star season with the Cardinals in 2012.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 11:24:00 PM

David Freese went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against the Padres on Thursday.

Freese has been as steady as they come for the Pirates this year; since May 30, his OPS has never dipped below .790. He's at .813 right now. If he stays at his current pace, he'll get offered starting jobs as a free agent this winter, unlike last winter.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 04:01:00 PM

David Freese (elbow) managed three singles and three runs scored in his return to the Pirates' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Padres.

Freese hadn't played since taking a Homer Bailey pitch off his left elbow on Saturday night. He escaped with a bruise and returned Tuesday to provide a large chunk of the Pirates' offense in their 6-4 win versus San Diego. Freese is batting .282/.362/.449 with 43 RBI and 50 runs scored in 96 games this season.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 08:40:00 AM

David Freese left Saturday's game against the Reds with left elbow discomfort.

He was hit by a pitch from Homer Bailey in the third inning. Freese toughed it out for a few innings before eventually being replaced by Jung Ho Kang. He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before exiting. Consider Freese day-to-day.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 09:59:00 PM

David Freese hit his 11th home run of the year in Thursday's loss to the Braves.

Freese took Braves reliever Chris Withrow deep in the eighth inning for a solo dinger. It was his lone hit in four trips to the plate, and the infielder has seen his line dip to .278/.357/.450 after hitting near .300 for much of the year. Freese has 43 RBI and 46 runs scored to go with those 11 homers in 93 games played.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 12:19:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Tyler Glasnow
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Watson
2Daniel Hudson
3Felipe Rivero
4Juan Nicasio
5Antonio Bastardo
6Trevor Williams
7Wade LeBlanc
8Dovydas Neverauskas