David Freese
David Freese

David Freese (1B,3B)

Pittsburgh Pirates

Bats: R   Throws: R

The Pittsburgh Pirates and David Freese have agreed to a two-year extension with a team option for a third year. The extension could be worth up to $22.5M. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the Pirates this season, Freese has hit .276 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI in 107 games this season. Freese adds great depth to the Pirates roster but is a borderline fantasy player. Freese would have more value if he were to get regular at-bats. For now, Freese should be an injury fill it at best.

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David Freese went 2-for-4 on the day, including his 16th double of the season, as the Pirates took care of the Cardinals 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Freese continues to be a valuable asset for both the Pirates and fantasy owners. His .296 BA and .832 OPS make him a solid start day in and day out.

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David Freese homers in win

Thu, May 26th 9:45am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

David Freese hit his third home run of the season as part of his 1-for-3 effort on Wednesday. Freese drove in two runs, scoring once himself and also walked in Wednesday's win.

Fantasy Impact: Freese saw a slight reduction in playing time with the return of Jung Ho Kang, but he continues to get in the starting lineup considering his successful start to the season. While he does hold value in some season-long leagues, he's realistically a better option for DFS games in ideal matchups.

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David Freese is batting leadoff for the Pirates on Tuesday against the Reds. It is Freese's first time batting from the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Impact: The Pirates are facing Alfredo Simon today. Freese has almost no season-long value at this point, but makes an intriguing DFS option today. Bear in mind that Freese generally is more of a lefty-masher, but he could have some decent success against the right-handed Simon.


David Freese records three hits

Mon, Apr 25th 11:43am EDT
By Vinny Lanni

Freese (3-for-6) had a great day at the plate on Sunday against the Diamondbacks. He totaled six bases (two walks), doubled three times, scored two runs, and knocked in an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: A total of 22 runs were accumulated in Sunday's contest and Freese contributed on three. 2016 is looking like a resurgence year for Freese and the only thing in his way is a returning Jung-Ho Kang. If Freese can hit like he has, there will be room for him in the lineup; Kang has played some shortstop, too, not just third base. As of now, Freese is a solid mid-tier third baseman with a questionable long-term future, so he comes with some risk.

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Freese started the season off strong (2-for-4) with two hits on Sunday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Batting third, in place of Jung-Ho Kang, Freese reached base twice on Sunday. The career .276 should see plenty of opportunities to drive in runs, for the short-term, until Kang is healthy and Freese returns to a part-time role.

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David Freese homered in the fifth for the Angels (81-74), who remained a half-game behind Houston (82-74) for the second AL wild card.

Fantasy Impact: David Freese hit a walk-off on Saturday against the Mariners and on Sunday in the 5th. He went 2-7 at the plate in the two games with both hits being solo home runs. He has sparked this line-up as they continue to push for the playoffs. They are currently only a half game back of Houston for the second wild card spot.

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David Freese hit a go-ahead two-run double in a three-run eighth inning to help the Angels rally for a 6-5 win over the Astros on Wednesday to gain ground in the AL wild-card race.

Fantasy Impact: David Freese came up huge for the Angels on Wednesday night against the Astros in a game they needed to win. He ended up going 1-4 with two RBI's. He isn't consistent enough to rely on everyday but he can still get the big hits when it matters. They have another big series this weekend at home vs. Seattle as they try to make a push for the playoffs.

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Freese was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday after missing time with a finger injury. (Source: Alden Gonzalez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the power in front of him in this lineup, if Freese can put the bat on the ball, he can get some easy RBI. He had two singles and two RBI on Wednesday in the 9-4 win over Oakland. It looks like this lineup is starting to heat up for a potential playoff run in the AL West.

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Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese will head to the disabled list with a broken right index finger after getting hit by a pitch Wednesday night. Freese was hit by Minnesota pitcher Mike Pelfrey in the fourth inning of the Angels 5-2 victory and was forced to leave. Freese must wear a splint for at least two weeks before another X-ray will determine how quickly he can return. (Source: espn.com)

Fantasy Impact: This is a big blow to an Angels team that has surging and have won seven straight games. Freese was hitting .243 on the year with 11 home runs and 43 RBI. Look for Kyle Kubitza to fill the role at third base while Freese is out.

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Angels designated hitter David Freese hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning of Tuesday's win over Arizona. Freese ended a 10-game, 40-at bat homerless drought with his tenth home run of the season. He went 1 for 4 and drove in his 34th run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Looks like the rest has helped heal any hamstring injury he might have been dealing with as he has hit safely in 3 of the 6 games since coming back. With Kyle Kubitza playing well, watch to see if they start giving Freese more days to rest.

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Angels third baseman David Freese is not in Thursday's lineup, which is the second day in a row he hasn't been able to start. Freese was unable to finish Tuesday's game against the Rays due to tightness in his hamstring. However, he did make an appearance in the ninth inning of Wednesday's game in the ninth inning as a pinch-hitter. Kyle Kubitza is once again starting in Freese's place.

Fantasy Impact: If Freese had no pinch hit on Wednesday then I would believe there would be some cause for concern. This just seems like the Angels are taking things slow and seeing what they can get from Kyle Kubitza, who was recently called up from the minors. Keep an eye on if Freese plays the weekend.

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Angels third baseman David Freese was out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays. Freese was forced to leave Tuesday's game due to tightness in his hamstring and he was given the day off on Wednesday. He did pinch hit for Kyle Kubitza but struck out in his only at bat. Freese had owned a 12-game hitting streak and is hitting .238 on the season with 9 home runs and 32 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The good news is the hamstring injury isn't serious and yesterday was used as a rest day for Freese. The bad news is a 12 game hitting streak was snapped on a pinch hit at bat. Freese has been swinging a good bat lately so lets hope this hamstring injury doesn't get worse.

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David Freese had a good day at the plate hitting his ninth HR of the season and went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run, a walk and only struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: The Angels offense is awakening as they are now on a five game winning streak and Freese is apart of it. His batting average stinks but he is a good source for runs (24), RBI (29) and HR's (9). He lost his cleanup role to Kole Calhoun which hurts his value a little but is worth a roster spot in deeper leagues.

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David Freese went 2-for-4 with a single, a double and a strikeout in a loss to the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Freese was hitless in his last four games leading up to this two hit performance. He doesn't hit for a high average but he does hit with some power. He lost his cleanup role to Cole Calhoun which hurts what little value he has plus he always has injury concerns. Still, he's a decent option in deeper leagues where there might not be a lot of depth on the waiver wire at third base.

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David Freese went 1-for-4 with a double, two runs, two RBI and only struck out once in 12-5 win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: These are the type of offensive explosions the Angels line-up can produce. Freese got moved out of his clean-up role probably because his low batting average (.234) but he hit fifth and has eight HR's and 27 RBI this year. He's a good RBI producer with good power and is worth a roster spot in a fair amount of leagues especially as the Halos offense begins to heat up.

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David Freese went 2-for-4 with a single and a solo-HR against the Blue Jays on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Freese has struggled this season from a batting average standpoint (.230), but he's on pace for the most home runs in a season in his career. His previous high was 20 back in 2012, but with seven already in just 38 games he's well on his way to passing that mark. Freese remains a decent AL-Only play, but nothing more.

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David Freese went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer of the season and struke out once against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Not a bad day at the plate for Freese. He's still only batting .227 on the season but he does have 20 RBI and has scored 14 runs. He's not a bad source for power or RBI but he's really only an option in deeper leagues as he's struck out 31 times already this year.

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David Freese went 1-for-4 hitting a single and striking out once in a win against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: You expect more out of a guy hitting clean-up in a line-up like the Angels have; however he's only hitting .219 on the season with five HR's and 19 RBI. The fact he bats so high in the line-up makes him relevant but he's really only an option in the deepest of leagues.

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David Freese went 1-for-3, hitting his fifth HR of the season and drawing a walk.

Fantasy Impact: David Freese tried to spark a comeback for the Halos, hitting his HR in the ninth inning off one of the better closers in the game, Fernando Rodney. Freese is a solid source of HR's and RBI but his steadily declining batting average and injury history are what keep him out of must own discussion.

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David Freese went 2-for-4 in yesterday's Angels win. He also picked up two RBI and a double in the performance.

Fantasy Impact: Freese is hitting .236 early on in the season. He has constantly been in the middle of the Angels lineup, but hasn't been hitting as well as he would like. Freese could be a good backup option at third base, but I would not recommend starting him.

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David Freese went 2-for-4 in yesterday's Angels 10-2 win. He also picked up two RBI in the process.

Fantasy Impact: Freese now leads the Angels in RBI early in the season, as he has been coming up with clutch hits. Freese also continues to be an upgrade at the plate from last season. If you are struggling at third base David Freese is a hot bat to pick up right now.

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David Freese went 1-for-4 in yesterday's Angels win. His one hit was a gi-ahead two run home run.

Fantasy Impact: David Freese did not hit his third home run of the season until his 61st game last season. This year it took him only seven games. Freese is only hitting .222 on the season, but he has came up with some clutch hits for the Halos. Overall David Freese has been much better this season than last. If he can continue this early success, he will be a quality third base option for fantasy owners.

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David Freese went 2-for-4 with a home run in yesterday's 4-2 Angels loss. It was Freese's second home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: David Freese is one of the hottest hitters on the Angels right now and is proving that he belongs in the middle of the order. He now has an extra base hit in three straight games and will be looking to improve on that tonight against the Royals. Freese is not an elite third baseman, but is showing he is better than many projected him to be early on in the season.

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David Freese went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in yesterday's game.

Fantasy Impact: For the second straight day Freese has collected an extra base hit. He will look to continue this streak on Friday during the Angels home opener against the Royals. Freese can be a good third baseman for cheap in DFS if he continues to pick up extra base hits.

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David Freese went 1-for-4 with a 2-run home run in yesterday's 2-0 Angels win. This is the second straight year Freese's first home run of the season has come off of James Paxton.

Fantasy Impact: David Freese is entering a contract year and is looking to prove he is a reliable third base option. Freese is expected to play a big part in the middle of the Angels line-up, especially while Josh Hamilton is out. Freese is currently hitting 5th against righties and clean-up against lefties. David is not a high ranked fantasy third baseman, but he could be an undervalued source of home runs and RBIs. His home run yesterday is his only hit of the season so far.

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David Freese hit his second home run of the spring in the 3rd inning off Barry Zito. (Source: Angels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: David Freese missed a few days after hyper extending his elbow in a collision during a game but he is clearly over that. Freese is batting .326 this spring with 2 HR and 9 RBI in 17 spring games. However, temper expectations as he is often injured and has never completed a full season.

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David Freese hit his first home run of the spring today, while knocking in three runs.

Fantasy Impact: With the absence of Howie Kendrick in the Angels line up, they are going to need more production from David Freese. He seems up to the task, and if he can pick up where he left off in the last two months of last season, he should be a solid third basemen. Freese could also see more at bats this season, especially while Josh Hamilton is out. He will probably hit clean up against lefties, and move down to 5th or 6th against righties.

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