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David Freese | Third Baseman | #23

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Alabama
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 9 (0) / SD
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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. Sep 24 - 12:30 AM

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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.
Sep 6 - 10:56 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.
Aug 18 - 11:16 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.
Aug 8 - 10:08 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.
Aug 5 - 1:29 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.
Aug 4 - 12:02 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.
Jul 30 - 3:29 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.
Jul 26 - 1:05 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.
Jul 26 - 4:23 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.
Jul 23 - 6:56 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.
Jun 12 - 10:19 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.
May 30 - 9:50 PM

David Freese is not in Monday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

He'll take a seat against right-hander Randall Delgado. Josh Harrison will cover third base while Alen Hanson gets a start at second base.
May 29 - 1:04 PM

David Freese was ejected from Monday's game against the Braves for arguing a called third strike in the fourth inning.

His manager, Clint Hurdle, was also given the gate for arguing the same call. Freese finished the night 0-for-2. Alen Hanson replaced him in the lineup with Josh Harrison shifting over to cover the hot corner.
May 22 - 8:48 PM

David Freese went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's defeat of the Phillies.

He took Phillies starter Vince Velasquez deep in the fourth inning with the bases empty. He also drew a walk in the ballgame. Freese is batting .273/.374/.468 with four home runs and 11 RBI on the season.
May 20 - 7:32 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
3Max Moroff
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
4Jordan Luplow
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
6Steven Brault
7Tyler Glasnow
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Joaquin Benoit
3Daniel Hudson
4Wade LeBlanc
5A.J. Schugel
6George Kontos
7Dovydas Neverauskas
8Angel Sanchez
9Johnny Barbato
10Edgar Santana
11Jack Leathersich
12Dan Runzler