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Sam Freeman

Samuel Douglas Freeman

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 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 2012-2015
2016 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible (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 0 171 139 4.59 1.461 7.3 0.9 5.9 9.4 1.60
4 Yrs 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 4.06 1.371 7.5 0.7 4.9 8.4 1.71
162 Game Avg. 2 1 .600 3.23 68 0 14 0 0 0 55 45 21 20 4 30 0 51 4 0 3 240 122 4.06 1.371 7.5 0.7 4.9 8.4 1.71
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 0 171 139 4.59 1.461 7.3 0.9 5.9 9.4 1.60
NL (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
AL (1 yr) 0 0 3.05 54 0 10 0 0 0 38.1 31 13 13 4 25 0 40 3 0 0 171 139 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 0.00 -0.34 106.9 4.57 6 0.7 1.05 -0.1 1.0 10 .512 .504 $517,000
4 Seasons 108.2 135 0 42 3.48 4.25 0.07 -0.32 102.5 3.97 6 0.7 .97 -0.2 1.5 15 .505 .502 $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 0.00 -0.34 106.9 4.57 6 0.7 1.05 -0.1 1.0 10 .512 .504 $517,000

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
4 Yrs 135 476 404 42 90 12 0 8 5 2 59 101 .223 .332 .312 .644 .276 126 11 8 3 2 0 6
162 Game Avg. 68 240 203 21 45 6 0 4 3 1 30 51 .223 .332 .312 .644 .276 63 6 4 2 1 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 2.3 0.2 52 0.3 0.6 -0.3 .59 0.3 0.3 1.1 0.1 0.90 1.9 5 0 6
2014 27 STL NL 4.2 0.4 173 0.8 3.0 -2.1 .97 0.4 0.4 2.6 0.3 1.00 1.9 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 0.5 1.08 3.0 14 15 22
4 Yrs 8.3 0.9 489 1.6 7.1 -5.5 .85 0.7 1.3 5.4 0.6 1.04 5.4 38 23 66

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1914
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 .594 5 0 6 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 .930 14 15 22 18 6 30 29 25 7 30 12 17 2.1 13
4 Yrs 135 135 28 3 2 0 0 0 28 26 74 20 27% .846 38 23 66 50 22 63 45 90 18 57 27 36 2.4 14

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%
4 Yrs 476 45% 1.7% 21.2% 12.4% 4.2% 22% 1.06 1.27 62% 21% 6.5% 15% 118 11 9%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 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
4 Yrs 476 1914 4.02 1170 61.1% 28.0% 18.9% 26.8% 26.3% 72.0% 0.0% 44.0% 73.8% 52.1% 6.7% 32 20 24.2% 115 68 7 16 85 15.8% 18 12 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 64.0% 27.3% 16.3% 27.2% 29.2% 72.7% 1.4% 46.5% 77.6% 60.3% 4.5% 24.4% 23.9%

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
4 Yrs 476 90 12 1 8 0 24 1 7 2 6 26 11 7 42% 6 5 2 199 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

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

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
4 Yrs 6 5 .545 3.25 108.0 93 42 39 8 61 101 8 1.426 7.8 8.4 1.66 0.7 135



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