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David Freese | Third Baseman | #23

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Alabama
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 9 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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David Freese went 2-for-4 and hit his fourth homer of the year Thursday versus the Reds.
Freese's homer likely would have made a bigger difference in this one if not for his miscue earlier in the game, when he had a toss from Ivan Nova go off his glove at first base, loading the bases before Eugenio Suarez hit a grand slam. The error went to Nova on the play, but it was a catch that Freese should have made. Freese is hitting a solid .260/.326/.466 in his part-time role this year. May 24 - 3:41 PM

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David Freese is starting at third and hitting seventh on Wednesday against the Nationals.

Freese gives Colin Moran a night off against Stephen Strasburg. The right-handed hitting infielder is off to a solid start to his 2018 season, with two homers and an .829 OPS over his first 20 games with the Pirates.
May 2 - 4:23 PM

David Freese had a two-run homer and a sac fly Thursday in the Pirates' 8-3 defeat of the Tigers.

Freese homered off Jordan Zimmermann in the first. It wasn't all great for him today, as he did commit his second and third errors of the spring. Freese figures to get most of his starts against lefties this year after the Pirates acquired Colin Moran to play third base against righties. It's quite possible that he'll be traded at some point.
Mar 8 - 4:49 PM

David Freese went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBI and a run scored in a win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Freese plated the first two of what would be eight Pirates runs in the first inning with a single, and capped the scoring with an RBI double in the eighth. The third baseman is closing the year strong with a good month of September, hitting .317 (20-for-63) through Saturday's games. The 34-year-old is batting .265/.368/.376 with 10 homers, 51 RBI and 43 runs scored overall.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 12:30:00 AM

David Freese went 1-for-3 and worked a walk as the Pirates were shut out by the Cubs on Wednesday.

He was the only Pirate to reach base twice in the low-scoring pitchers' duel. The aging third baseman has a rather bland .268 batting average with 10 home runs and 47 RBI in 441 plate appearances on the season.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 10:56:00 PM

David Freese hit a solo homer and drove in two runs in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

The former Cardinals World Series hero drilled a solo bomb off starter Carlos Martinez in the second inning then plated another run with a sacrifice fly as the Pirates' rally fell short in the ninth inning. The veteran third baseman is having a fairly bland fantasy season, sporting a .264 batting average with nine homers and 43 RBI in 384 plate appearances.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 11:16:00 PM

David Freese went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as the Pirates rolled over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Freese knocked in a run with a single in the fifth inning that extended the Pirates' lead to 5-0. He's hitting .268/.390/.387 with eight homers and 36 RBI on the season.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 10:08:00 PM

David Freese clobbered his eighth home run of the season as the Pirates dispatched of the Padres on Friday.

Freese tagged Padres' starter Travis Wood for the solo shot in the sixth inning that pulled the Pirates to within a run at 4-3. He also doubled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. Freese is hitting .268/.390/.391 on the season with eight homers and 36 RBI.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 01:29:00 AM

David Freese went 3-for-4 with two RBI in a win over the Reds on Thursday.

All three of Freese's hits were singles, delivering RBI knocks in the third and seventh innings. He's come on strong in the season's second half after a slow start to the year, batting .345 with nine RBI since mid-July. The good stretch has Freese's overall line up to .266/.390/.376 in 86 games.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 12:02:00 AM

David Freese finished 2-for-4 with the team's lone RBI in Saturday's loss in San Diego.

The former South Alabama Jaguar has heated up since the All-Star break, going 15-for-44 (.341) with two doubles, a homer and six RBI to raise his average from .244 to .261. It isn't huge production, but it's certainly a start.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 03:29:00 AM

David Freese is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco.

Josh Harrison will start at third base and bat second versus Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Freese gets a breather after singling and doubling on Tuesday night. He's sitting on a season-high seven-game hitting streak.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 01:05:00 PM

David Freese posted a single, double and RBI across five at-bats in Tuesday's game in San Francisco.

Freese has hit safely in a season-high seven consecutive outings, going 10-for-24 (.417) with three runs scored, a home run, five RBI, five walks and just five strikeouts. His previous long was a four-game hitting streak, accomplished on three different occasions, so this is uncharted territory in 2017 for the hot corner veteran.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 04:23:00 AM

David Freese went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

After the Pirates fell behind 5-1, Freese inched them closer with a solo homer off Kyle Freeland in the sixth inning. The veteran third baseman is hitting .251/.385/.372 with seven homers and 30 RBI in 77 games. While he has a little five-game hitting streak going, his offensive contributions have been limited on the whole.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 06:56:00 PM

David Freese went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Pirates topped the Rockies on Monday.

Freese delivered a run-scoring double in the third inning that extended the Pirates' advantage to 3-0 at the time. He has made a career out of smashing left-handed pitching and Monday was no different against opposing southpaw Kyle Freeland. He's now slashing .265/.369/.417 with six long balls and 23 RBI on the year.
Mon, Jun 12, 2017 10:19:00 PM

David Freese was hitless in three trips to the dish Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks.

Freese was batting .321/.418/.536 when he went on the disabled list late last month with a hamstring injury, but he's hit just .176 since returning. He's at least homered a couple times over that stretch.
Tue, May 30, 2017 09:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
3Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Colin Moran
2David Freese
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Starling Marte
2Austin Meadows
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Ivan Nova
2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
R1Felipe Vázquez
2Kyle Crick
3Michael Feliz
4Edgar Santana
5Richard Rodriguez
6Enny Romero
7Tyler Glasnow
8A.J. Schugel
9Steven Brault
10Nick Burdi
11Nik Turley
12Dovydas Neverauskas