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David Freese

David Richard Freese (twitter: @Freeser6)

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: April 28, 1983 in Corpus Christi, TX
High School: Lafayette HS (Wildwood, MO)
Schools: University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL), St. Louis Community College, Meramec Campus (Kirkwood, MO)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 9th round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 6, 2009 (Age 25.343)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Angels 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$5.05M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.028, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo) [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 26 STL NL 17 34 31 3 10 2 0 1 7 0 0 2 7 .323 .353 .484 .837 121 15 1 0 0 1 0 /532
2010 27 STL NL 70 270 240 28 71 12 1 4 36 1 1 21 59 .296 .361 .404 .765 109 97 7 4 4 1 0 5/3
2011 28 STL NL 97 363 333 41 99 16 1 10 55 1 0 24 75 .297 .350 .441 .791 118 147 18 4 0 2 0 5/3
2012 ★ 29 STL NL 144 567 501 70 147 25 1 20 79 3 3 57 122 .293 .372 .467 .839 129 234 19 7 0 2 2 *5 AS
2013 30 STL NL 138 521 462 53 121 26 1 9 60 1 2 47 106 .262 .340 .381 .721 100 176 25 9 0 3 1 *5/D
2014 31 LAA AL 75 296 263 34 66 11 0 5 33 1 1 26 81 .251 .324 .350 .674 93 92 7 4 0 3 0 *5/D
6 Yrs 541 2051 1830 229 514 92 4 49 270 7 7 177 450 .281 .351 .416 .767 112 761 77 28 4 12 3
162 Game Avg. 162 614 548 69 154 28 1 15 81 2 2 53 135 .281 .351 .416 .767 112 228 23 8 1 4 1
STL (5 yrs) 466 1755 1567 195 448 81 4 44 237 6 6 151 369 .286 .356 .427 .783 115 669 70 24 4 9 3
LAA (1 yr) 75 296 263 34 66 11 0 5 33 1 1 26 81 .251 .324 .350 .674 93 92 7 4 0 3 0
NL (5 yrs) 466 1755 1567 195 448 81 4 44 237 6 6 151 369 .286 .356 .427 .783 115 669 70 24 4 9 3
AL (1 yr) 75 296 263 34 66 11 0 5 33 1 1 26 81 .251 .324 .350 .674 93 92 7 4 0 3 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 26 STL NL 17 34 1 -0 -0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .495 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 $400,000 /532
2010 27 STL NL 70 270 3 0 -0 -5 1 -1 -0.1 8 8 0.7 .499 .499 1.2 -0.4 13 $400,000 5/3
2011 28 STL NL 97 363 8 -0 -2 -1 1 6 0.6 11 17 1.7 .506 .504 1.8 0.0 18 $416,000 5/3
2012 ★ 29 STL NL 144 567 20 -3 -2 2 2 19 2.0 18 36 3.8 .514 .512 3.4 0.5 35 $508,000 *5 AS
2013 30 STL NL 138 521 1 -1 0 -14 2 -12 -1.5 17 5 0.1 .490 .492 1.8 -1.5 19 $3,150,000 *5/D
2014 31 LAA AL 75 296 0 -2 -0 -7 1 -8 -0.8 11 2 0.3 .488 .494 0.9 -0.5 9 $5,050,000 *5/D
6 Seasons 541 2051 33 -6 -5 -26 8 2 0.2 66 68 6.6 .500 .501 9.2 -2.0 94 $9,924,000
STL (5 yrs) 466 1755 33 -5 -5 -19 7 11 0.9 55 66 6.3 .502 .502 8.3 -1.5 85 $4,874,000
LAA (1 yr) 75 296 0 -2 -0 -7 1 -8 -0.8 11 2 0.3 .488 .494 0.9 -0.5 9 $5,050,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2009 26 STL NL 34 23 5 5.8 105 .375 .323 .263 .353 .336 .484 .418 .837 .755 121 .587 1.0 0.1 .773 .226 .161 .0
2010 27 STL NL 270 182 35 5.1 100 .376 .296 .258 .361 .328 .404 .407 .765 .735 109 .553 3.6 0.4 .689 .196 .108 1.6
2011 28 STL NL 363 254 47 5.0 97 .356 .297 .257 .350 .324 .441 .400 .791 .724 118 .552 8.2 0.8 .698 .219 .144 1.8
2012 29 STL NL 567 378 84 5.9 99 .352 .293 .259 .372 .324 .467 .410 .839 .734 129 .624 21.3 2.1 .793 .287 .174 5.2
2013 30 STL NL 521 371 55 4.0 97 .320 .262 .258 .340 .323 .381 .401 .721 .723 100 .465 1.6 0.2 .628 .219 .119 1.8
2014 31 LAA AL 296 208 30 3.9 91 .339 .251 .251 .324 .314 .350 .389 .674 .703 93 .437 -1.4 -0.2 .595 .198 .099 1.7
6 Yrs 2051 1416 256 4.8 97 .346 .281 .257 .351 .323 .416 .403 .767 .725 112 .539 34.3 3.4 .690 .232 .135 12.3
162 Game Avg. 614 424 77 4.8 97 .346 .281 .257 .351 .323 .416 .403 .767 .725 112 .539 10 1 .690 .232 .135 4
STL (5 yrs) 1755 1208 226 5.0 98 .347 .286 .258 .356 .324 .427 .405 .783 .729 115 .555 35.8 3.5 .706 .237 .141 10.6
LAA (1 yr) 296 208 30 3.9 91 .339 .251 .251 .324 .314 .350 .389 .674 .703 93 .437 -1.4 -0.2 .595 .198 .099 1.7
NL (5 yrs) 1755 1208 226 5.0 98 .347 .286 .258 .356 .324 .427 .405 .783 .729 115 .555 35.8 3.5 .706 .237 .141 10.6
AL (1 yr) 296 208 30 3.9 91 .339 .251 .251 .324 .314 .350 .389 .674 .703 93 .437 -1.4 -0.2 .595 .198 .099 1.7

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 28 STL NL NLDS PHI W 5 18 18 1 5 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 9 .278 .278 .556 .833 10 0 0 0 0 0
2011 MVP 28 STL NL NLCS MIL W 6 25 22 7 12 3 0 3 9 0 0 2 2 .545 .600 1.091 1.691 24 2 1 0 0 0
2011 ❍ MVP 28 STL NL WS TEX W 7 28 23 4 8 3 1 1 7 0 0 5 3 .348 .464 .696 1.160 16 1 0 0 0 1
2012 29 STL NL NLWC ATL W 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 29 STL NL NLDS WSN W 5 22 19 3 8 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 5 .421 .500 .579 1.079 11 0 0 0 0 1
2012 29 STL NL NLCS SFG L 7 27 26 2 5 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 7 .192 .222 .385 .607 10 1 0 0 0 0
2013 30 STL NL NLDS PIT W 5 18 16 1 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 4 .188 .278 .375 .653 6 1 0 0 0 0
2013 30 STL NL NLCS LAD W 6 22 21 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .190 .227 .238 .465 5 1 0 0 0 0
2013 30 STL NL WS BOS L 6 22 19 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 .158 .273 .211 .483 4 1 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (9 Series) 48 185 166 20 48 15 1 7 29 0 1 17 43 .289 .357 .518 .875 86 7 1 0 1 2
1 NLWC 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 NLDS 15 58 53 5 16 5 0 2 10 0 1 5 18 .302 .362 .509 .872 27 1 0 0 0 1
3 NLCS 19 74 69 11 21 6 0 4 11 0 0 4 14 .304 .351 .565 .917 39 4 1 0 0 0
2 WS 13 50 42 4 11 4 1 1 7 0 0 8 10 .262 .380 .476 .856 20 2 0 0 0 1

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 STL NL 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2009 26 STL NL 34 2.9% 20.6% 5.9% 8.8% 30% 3.50 4.4 31.0 4.4 0.79 1.00 71% 16% 7.7% 7%
2010 27 STL NL 270 1.5% 21.9% 7.8% 6.3% 24% 2.81 4.1 60.0 6.7 1.00 1.52 66% 23% 4.6% 4%
2011 28 STL NL 363 2.8% 20.7% 6.6% 7.4% 27% 3.13 4.4 33.3 6.1 1.13 2.25 69% 22% 8.4% 2%
2012 29 STL NL 567 3.5% 21.5% 10.1% 8.1% 31% 2.14 4.1 25.1 6.3 1.09 1.53 64% 22% 11.8% 7%
2013 30 STL NL 521 1.7% 20.4% 9.0% 6.9% 30% 2.26 4.4 51.3 7.7 1.30 2.07 67% 24% 6.1% 6%
2014 31 LAA AL 296 1.7% 27.4% 8.8% 5.4% 24% 3.12 3.2 52.6 8.0 0.91 1.07 61% 30% 5.6% 7%
6 Yrs 2051 2.4% 21.9% 8.6% 7.1% 28% 2.54 4.1 37.3 6.8 1.10 1.68 65% 24% 7.8% 5%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.1% 8.2% 7.6% 33% 2.32 4.7 35.2 8.3 0.82 1.09 68% 20% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2009 26 STL NL 1.0 0.1 34 0.2 0.7 -0.6 1.02 0.0 0.1 -1.5 -0.1 1.16 1.2 0.86 7
2010 27 STL NL 3.6 0.4 275 -0.7 4.6 -5.3 1.05 0.3 -0.9 4.2 0.4 1.00 3.5 1.76 4
2011 28 STL NL 8.2 0.8 369 0.6 7.6 -7.0 1.08 0.8 -0.2 10.3 1.0 1.00 9.0 1.68 9
2012 29 STL NL 21.3 2.1 580 0.7 10.8 -10.1 1.01 2.2 -1.5 17.2 1.7 0.98 23.4 2.32 7
2013 30 STL NL 1.6 0.2 526 -0.3 8.2 -8.5 .93 -0.2 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2 1.01 -4.1 1.58 3
2014 31 LAA AL -1.4 -0.2 303 -0.4 5.4 -5.8 1.05 -0.2 -0.2 1.8 0.2 0.99 -1.2 1.18 5
6 Yrs 34.3 3.4 2087 0.1 37.4 -37.2 1.01 3.0 -2.9 30.2 3.0 1.00 31.7 1.57 35

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2009 26 STL NL 0 0 18% 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2010 27 STL NL 1 0 26% 112 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 36% 17 12 5 1 1 0 4 1 3
2011 28 STL NL 2 0 27% 120 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 1 4 37% 26 19 7 4 4 0 13 4 9
2012 29 STL NL 3 0 26% 253 3 3 50% 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 9 3 2 0 4 14 29% 35 28 7 15 11 3 18 6 10
2013 30 STL NL 2 0 26% 147 1 2 33% 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 1 3 9 36% 35 23 12 13 11 2 14 6 8
2014 31 LAA AL 4 0 32% 107 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 2 1 4 39% 20 14 6 5 2 3 8 3 4
6 Yrs 12 0 27% 759 7 7 50% 7 5 0 1 0 1 4 0 23 5 4 5 9 36 35% 133 96 37 38 29 8 58 21 34

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2009 26 STL NL 34 56% 10 2 0 7 2 0 1 0.86 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 1 9% 7 1 14% 32 6 19% 8 4 50% 1 0 0% 0
2010 27 STL NL 270 29% 71 7 0 4 1 0 0 1.76 4 0 10 3 1 3 1 0 4 4 100% 48 7 15% 28 9 32% 184 33 18% 13 8 62% 10 6 60% 0
2011 28 STL NL 363 23% 99 9 0 9 3 0 0 1.68 10 0 10 7 3 6 4 0 0 0 81 18 22% 35 13 37% 256 49 19% 19 14 74% 18 10 56% 0
2012 29 STL NL 567 24% 147 17 0 7 0 0 0 2.32 20 1 17 15 5 8 12 0 0 0 96 19 20% 47 12 26% 370 63 17% 35 15 43% 24 11 46% 0
2013 30 STL NL 521 26% 121 13 0 3 1 0 1 1.58 9 1 16 5 4 4 5 0 0 0 115 25 22% 54 25 46% 374 54 14% 32 17 53% 31 19 61% 0
2014 31 LAA AL 296 25% 66 2 0 5 2 1 1 1.18 5 0 4 3 2 2 3 0 0 0 61 7 11% 31 11 35% 198 29 15% 12 6 50% 14 7 50% 0
6 Yrs 2051 26% 514 50 0 35 9 1 3 1.57 49 2 61 34 15 23 26 0 4 4 100% 412 77 19% 202 71 35% 1414 234 17% 119 64 54% 98 53 54% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

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 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2009 26 STL NL 34 124 3.65 73 58.9% 24.7% 16.4% 24.7% 34.2% 75.3% 0.0% 44.4% 78.2% 20.6% 8.8% 3 1 26.5% 9 3 5.9% 2 1 1 6 14.3% 0 0 0
2010 27 STL NL 272 1027 3.78 635 61.8% 27.1% 19.2% 24.4% 29.3% 72.9% 0.0% 45.1% 73.7% 25.0% 2.9% 8 0 11.8% 32 18 9.9% 27 17 17 42 28.8% -2 0 0
2011 28 STL NL 363 1461 4.02 924 63.2% 27.3% 16.1% 28.5% 28.1% 72.7% 0.0% 46.0% 77.8% 23.1% 2.5% 9 0 13.2% 48 26 7.4% 27 18 13 62 17.3% 0 0 0
2012 29 STL NL 569 2192 3.85 1374 62.9% 26.2% 19.6% 26.5% 27.7% 73.8% 1.0% 46.4% 73.5% 28.6% 5.6% 32 0 15.3% 87 32 9.7% 55 27 32 90 26.2% -2 0 0
2013 30 STL NL 521 2023 3.88 1251 62.0% 26.1% 17.2% 28.0% 28.7% 73.9% 0.5% 45.8% 76.7% 31.5% 3.5% 18 1 12.3% 64 24 10.0% 52 29 23 83 21.7% 0 0 0
2014 31 LAA AL 297 1165 3.92 738 63.3% 29.5% 17.9% 27.5% 25.1% 70.5% 0.0% 44.6% 74.6% 24.9% 2.7% 8 0 8.4% 25 10 7.1% 21 14 19 62 23.5% -1 0 0
6 Yrs 2056 7992 3.89 4995 62.6% 27.0% 18.0% 27.1% 27.9% 73.0% 0.4% 45.7% 75.4% 27.2% 3.8% 78 2 12.9% 265 113 8.9% 184 106 105 345 23.3% -5 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.5% 27.9% 15.4% 27.0% 29.7% 72.1% 1.5% 45.8% 78.6% 26.6% 4.8% 14.2% 8.6% 24.4%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 26 17 34 31 3 10 2 0 1 7 0 0 2 7 .323 .353 .484 .837 121 15 1 0 0 1 0
2010 27 87 304 271 31 81 14 1 5 43 1 1 23 66 .299 .360 .413 .773 111 112 8 4 4 2 0
2011 28 184 667 604 72 180 30 2 15 98 2 1 47 141 .298 .354 .429 .783 115 259 26 8 4 4 0
2012 29 328 1234 1105 142 327 55 3 35 177 5 4 104 263 .296 .363 .446 .809 121 493 45 15 4 6 2
2013 30 466 1755 1567 195 448 81 4 44 237 6 6 151 369 .286 .356 .427 .783 115 669 70 24 4 9 3
2014 31 541 2051 1830 229 514 92 4 49 270 7 7 177 450 .281 .351 .416 .767 112 761 77 28 4 12 3

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2009 26 17 35 32 3 11 2 0 1 8 0 2 7 .344 .371 .500 .871 6 17
2010 27 70 273 242 29 73 12 1 4 38 1 22 59 .302 .368 .409 .777 36 70
2011 28 97 369 338 45 104 17 1 11 60 1 25 75 .308 .360 .462 .822 55 97
2012 29 144 577 508 75 154 26 1 21 85 3 60 122 .303 .383 .482 .865 92 144
2013 30 138 532 469 58 128 28 1 10 66 1 50 106 .273 .353 .401 .754 64 138
2014 31 75 304 269 39 72 12 0 5 38 1 28 81 .268 .342 .368 .710 34 75
6 Yrs 541 2090 1858 249 542 97 4 52 295 7 187 450 .292 .363 .432 .796 287 541
162 Game Avg. 162 626 556 75 162 29 1 16 88 2 56 135 .292 .363 .432 .796 86 541



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2010 May 2nd NL Player of the Week

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2011 NL  18 (9th)
2012 NL  19 (2nd)
2013 NL  25 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 7 (1386), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (242nd), 6.6 career WAR/6.6 7yr-peak WAR/6.6 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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