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Sam Freeman

Samuel Douglas Freeman

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: June 24, 1987 in Houston, TX
High School: Hebron HS (Carrollton, TX)
Schools: North Central Texas College (Gainesville, TX), University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 32nd round of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 1, 2012 (Age 24.343, 17,809th in MLB history)   vs. NYM 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 1 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2013 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Rangers/Brewers 2012-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$521k (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 2.050, Arb Eligible: 2017, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: Reynolds Sports Management [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2012 25 STL NL 0 2 .000 5.40 24 0 7 0 0 0 20.0 17 13 12 2 10 0 18 1 0 0 86 72 4.24 1.350 7.7 0.9 4.5 8.1 1.80
2013 26 STL NL 1 0 1.000 2.19 13 0 2 0 0 0 12.1 8 3 3 0 5 0 8 0 0 2 50 176 2.97 1.054 5.8 0.0 3.6 5.8 1.60
2014 27 STL NL 2 0 1.000 2.61 44 0 9 0 0 0 38.0 34 13 11 2 19 0 35 4 0 3 169 141 3.79 1.395 8.1 0.5 4.5 8.3 1.84
2015 28 TEX AL 0 0 3.05 54 0 10 0 0 0 38.1 31 13 13 4 25 0 40 3 0 0 171 141 4.59 1.461 7.3 0.9 5.9 9.4 1.60
2016 29 MIL NL 0 0 12.91 7 0 4 0 0 0 7.2 13 11 11 2 9 0 8 0 0 1 44 35 7.88 2.870 15.3 2.3 10.6 9.4 0.89
5 Yrs 3 2 .600 3.87 142 0 32 0 0 0 116.1 103 53 50 10 68 0 109 8 0 6 520 103 4.32 1.470 8.0 0.8 5.3 8.4 1.60
162 Game Avg. 1 1 .600 3.87 68 0 15 0 0 0 56 49 25 24 5 33 0 52 4 0 3 249 103 4.32 1.470 8.0 0.8 5.3 8.4 1.60
STL (3 yrs) 3 2 .600 3.33 81 0 18 0 0 0 70.1 59 29 26 4 34 0 61 5 0 5 305 113 3.77 1.322 7.5 0.5 4.4 7.8 1.79
TEX (1 yr) 0 0 3.05 54 0 10 0 0 0 38.1 31 13 13 4 25 0 40 3 0 0 171 141 4.59 1.461 7.3 0.9 5.9 9.4 1.60
MIL (1 yr) 0 0 12.91 7 0 4 0 0 0 7.2 13 11 11 2 9 0 8 0 0 1 44 35 7.88 2.870 15.3 2.3 10.6 9.4 0.89
NL (4 yrs) 3 2 .600 4.27 88 0 22 0 0 0 78.0 72 40 37 6 43 0 69 5 0 6 349 90 4.18 1.474 8.3 0.7 5.0 8.0 1.60
AL (1 yr) 0 0 3.05 54 0 10 0 0 0 38.1 31 13 13 4 25 0 40 3 0 0 171 141 4.59 1.461 7.3 0.9 5.9 9.4 1.60
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2012 25 STL NL 20.0 24 0 13 5.85 4.18 -0.01 -0.31 96.4 3.74 -5 -0.5 .70 0.0 -0.3 -3 .479 .497
2013 26 STL NL 12.1 13 0 3 2.19 4.05 -0.21 -0.30 100.4 3.98 3 0.3 .85 -0.1 0.3 3 .522 .502
2014 27 STL NL 38.0 44 0 13 3.08 3.99 0.27 -0.30 102.0 3.50 2 0.2 1.06 -0.1 0.5 5 .505 .501
2015 28 TEX AL 38.1 54 0 13 3.05 4.61 0.01 -0.34 106.9 4.56 6 0.7 1.05 -0.1 1.0 10 .512 .504 $517,000
2016 29 MIL NL 7.2 7 0 11 12.91 4.27 0.33 -0.30 99.9 3.64 -8 -0.7 .07 0.3 -0.4 -7 .396 .496
5 Seasons 116.1 142 0 53 4.10 4.25 0.09 -0.32 102.4 3.95 -2 -0.1 .93 0.1 1.2 8 .499 .501 $517,000
STL (3 yrs) 70.1 81 0 29 3.71 4.06 0.10 -0.30 100.2 3.65 -0 -0.0 .92 -0.1 0.5 5 .500 .500
TEX (1 yr) 38.1 54 0 13 3.05 4.61 0.01 -0.34 106.9 4.56 6 0.7 1.05 -0.1 1.0 10 .512 .504 $517,000
MIL (1 yr) 7.2 7 0 11 12.91 4.27 0.33 -0.30 99.9 3.64 -8 -0.7 .07 0.3 -0.4 -7 .396 .496

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2014 27 STL NL NLDS W LAD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
1 NLDS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2012 25 STL NL 24 86 74 13 17 1 0 2 1 0 10 18 .230 .329 .324 .654 .278 24 2 1 1 0 0 1
2013 26 STL NL 13 50 44 3 8 3 0 0 0 0 5 8 .182 .265 .250 .515 .222 11 2 0 1 0 0 1
2014 27 STL NL 44 169 144 13 34 3 0 2 1 1 19 35 .236 .339 .299 .638 .296 43 5 4 1 1 0 4
2015 28 TEX AL 54 171 142 13 31 5 0 4 3 1 25 40 .218 .345 .338 .683 .273 48 2 3 0 1 0 0
2016 29 MIL NL 7 44 33 11 13 2 0 2 0 0 9 8 .394 .500 .636 1.136 .440 21 1 0 0 2 0 0
5 Yrs 142 520 437 53 103 14 0 10 5 2 68 109 .236 .346 .336 .683 .289 147 12 8 3 4 0 6
162 Game Avg. 68 249 209 25 49 7 0 5 2 1 33 52 .236 .346 .336 .683 .289 70 6 4 1 2 0 3
MLB Averages .253 .317 .398 .715 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2012 25 STL NL -3.5 -0.4 88 -0.1 0.8 -0.9 .59 -0.1 -0.0 -2.9 -0.3 1.11 -1.5 4 3 16
2013 26 STL NL 2.4 0.3 52 0.3 0.6 -0.3 .60 0.2 0.3 1.1 0.1 0.90 2.0 5 0 7
2014 27 STL NL 4.1 0.4 173 0.8 3.0 -2.1 .97 0.4 0.4 2.6 0.3 1.00 1.8 15 5 22
2015 28 TEX AL 5.3 0.6 176 0.6 2.8 -2.2 .93 0.1 0.5 4.5 0.4 1.08 3.0 14 15 22
2016 29 MIL NL -6.6 -0.6 47 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .08 -0.8 -0.5 -6.2 -0.6 1.19 -7.6 0 0 5
5 Yrs 1.7 0.3 536 1.5 7.2 -5.6 .78 -0.2 2.1 -0.8 -0.0 1.05 -2.3 38 23 72

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2012 25 STL NL 24 24 7 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 14 7 50% 8 .592 4 3 16 7 3 14 7 17 2 7 4 5 2.5 14
2013 26 STL NL 13 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 20% 7 .604 5 0 7 4 4 5 3 10 4 4 4 3 2.8 16
2014 27 STL NL 44 44 9 2 0 0 0 0 11 11 8 1 13% 7 .966 15 5 22 21 9 14 6 38 5 16 7 11 2.6 15
2015 28 TEX AL 54 54 10 0 0 0 0 0 13 12 47 11 23% 7 .929 14 15 22 18 6 30 29 25 7 30 12 17 2.1 13
2016 29 MIL NL 7 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 8 .081 0 0 5 1 0 6 1 6 2 2 2 1 3.3 26
5 Yrs 142 142 32 3 2 0 0 0 28 26 75 20 27% .782 38 23 72 51 22 69 46 96 20 59 29 37 2.5 15

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2012 25 STL NL 86 45% 2.3% 20.9% 11.6% 3.5% 18% 0.86 0.78 63% 16% 8.7% 21% 29 2 7%
2013 26 STL NL 50 44% 0.0% 16.0% 10.0% 6.0% 38% 0.61 0.71 72% 27% 0.0% 13% 9 2 22%
2014 27 STL NL 169 41% 1.2% 20.7% 11.2% 3.0% 15% 1.50 1.69 64% 19% 5.1% 7% 43 5 12%
2015 28 TEX AL 171 48% 2.3% 23.4% 14.6% 5.3% 29% 1.02 1.55 58% 25% 9.8% 20% 37 2 5%
2016 29 MIL NL 44 34% 4.6% 18.2% 20.5% 9.1% 31% 0.59 0.50 57% 30% 12.5% 6% 17 1 6%
5 Yrs 520 44% 1.9% 21.0% 13.1% 4.6% 23% 1.01 1.19 62% 22% 7.2% 14% 135 12 9%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 20.1% 7.8% 7.5% 33% 0.84 1.12 68% 23% 7.7% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2012 25 STL NL 86 346 4.02 213 61.6% 25.4% 18.8% 29.1% 26.8% 74.6% 0.0% 46.0% 74.8% 55.8% 4.7% 4 1 27.9% 24 13 2 1 17 5.6% 3 3 0 0 0
2013 26 STL NL 50 204 4.08 136 66.7% 23.5% 18.4% 30.9% 27.2% 76.5% 0.0% 51.0% 76.0% 54.0% 4.0% 2 2 28.0% 14 10 0 0 8 0.0% 4 0 0 0 0
2014 27 STL NL 169 671 3.97 415 61.8% 28.4% 19.3% 25.5% 26.7% 71.6% 0.0% 44.3% 73.1% 52.1% 6.5% 11 7 22.5% 38 24 2 2 33 5.7% 3 4 0 0 0
2015 28 TEX AL 171 693 4.05 406 58.6% 30.5% 18.7% 25.4% 25.4% 69.5% 0.0% 40.7% 73.0% 49.7% 8.8% 15 10 22.8% 39 21 3 13 27 32.5% 8 5 0 0 0
2016 29 MIL NL 44 179 4.07 104 58.1% 26.0% 19.2% 28.8% 26.0% 74.0% 0.0% 43.0% 74.0% 59.1% 9.1% 4 0 34.1% 15 8 3 5 3 62.5% 1 4 0 0 0
5 Yrs 520 2093 4.03 1274 60.9% 27.9% 18.9% 26.9% 26.3% 72.1% 0.0% 43.9% 73.8% 52.7% 6.9% 36 20 25.0% 130 76 10 21 88 19.3% 19 16 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.4% 16.3% 27.2% 29.1% 72.6% 1.4% 46.5% 77.5% 60.3% 4.5% 24.4% 24.0%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2012 25 STL NL 86 17 1 0 2 0 9 1 1 0 2 9 5 3 56% 1 0 0 34 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 STL NL 50 8 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0% 1 2 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014 27 STL NL 169 34 6 1 2 0 4 0 2 0 2 5 1 2 20% 4 3 0 72 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2015 28 TEX AL 171 31 3 0 4 0 10 0 4 2 2 11 5 2 45% 0 0 2 75 3 1 75% 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2016 29 MIL NL 44 13 3 0 2 0 4 2 0 2 0 8 4 2 50% 0 1 1 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
5 Yrs 520 103 15 1 10 0 28 3 7 4 6 34 15 9 44% 6 6 3 220 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
MLB Averages 52% 72%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2012 25 0 2 .000 5.40 24 0 7 0 0 0 20.0 17 13 12 2 10 0 18 1 0 0 86 72 1.350 7.7 0.9 4.5 8.1 1.80 72
2013 26 1 2 .333 4.18 37 0 9 0 0 0 32.1 25 16 15 2 15 0 26 1 0 2 136 93 1.237 7.0 0.6 4.2 7.2 1.73 93
2014 27 3 2 .600 3.33 81 0 18 0 0 0 70.1 59 29 26 4 34 0 61 5 0 5 305 113 1.322 7.5 0.5 4.4 7.8 1.79 113
2015 28 3 2 .600 3.23 135 0 28 0 0 0 108.2 90 42 39 8 59 0 101 8 0 5 476 122 1.371 7.5 0.7 4.9 8.4 1.71 122
2016 29 3 2 .600 3.87 142 0 32 0 0 0 116.1 103 53 50 10 68 0 109 8 0 6 520 103 1.470 8.0 0.8 5.3 8.4 1.60 103

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2012 25 1 1 .500 5.40 20.0 18 13 12 2 11 18 1 1.450 8.1 5.0 8.1 1.64 0.9 24
2013 26 1 0 1.000 2.25 12.0 9 3 3 0 6 8 0 1.250 6.8 4.5 6.0 1.33 0.0 13
2014 27 2 2 .500 3.08 38.0 36 14 13 2 20 35 4 1.474 8.5 4.7 8.3 1.75 0.5 44
2015 28 2 2 .500 2.61 38.0 30 12 11 4 24 40 3 1.421 7.1 5.7 9.5 1.67 0.9 54
2016 29 0 1 .000 11.25 8.0 13 11 10 2 9 8 0 2.750 14.6 10.1 9.0 0.89 2.3 7
5 Yrs 6 6 .500 3.80 116.0 106 53 49 10 70 109 8 1.517 8.2 8.5 1.56 0.8 142



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