Kyle Freeland
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 204LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 1, #8, Colorado Rockies | Evansville

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 9 11 4.53 31 31 0 174.2 131 1.41
6 Seasons 49 51 4.27 155 150 0 828.2 641 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 31 9-11 4.53 174.2 131 1.41
6 Seasons 155 49-51 4.27 828.2 641 1.41

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 24 2573 510 22 4.3 3.2 86.1 114.8 4.7 29.0 .258 .394 .340 .320 .338 33.6 15.6 8.6 4.10 4.42
2018 25 3250 595 30 5.0 3.6 86.8 113.6 12.0 30.9 .239 .374 .292 .300 .339 29.2 20.5 8.1 2.85 3.79
2019 26 1780 353 31 8.8 6.6 89.5 116.3 10.0 34.0 .285 .499 .372 .358 .403 40.1 16.8 7.5 6.73 5.85
2020 27 1124 232 13 5.6 4.3 87.3 115.7 7.4 31.9 .284 .436 .335 .344 .372 35.8 15.1 7.6 4.33 5.13
2021 28 1886 368 30 8.2 5.8 88.4 116.0 11.4 34.5 .247 .414 .349 .314 .361 35.3 20.4 7.2 4.33 4.18
2022 29 2839 566 55 9.7 7.2 89.8 115.2 12.7 35.2 .271 .455 .346 .346 .384 42.4 17.1 6.9 4.53 5.11
Player 13452 2624 181 6.9 5.1 88.0 116.3 10.0 32.5 .260 .423 .335 .327 .363 35.8 17.9 7.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Freeland relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(23.2%) ,
Slider
(22.5%) ,
Sinker
(22.1%) ,
Curveball
(18.2%) ,
Changeup
(13.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 56.5 16.9 21.4 5.3 32.4 40.2 27.3 8.6 38.0 18.6 21.6 5.5 4.3 3.2
2018 47.6 20.7 23.4 8.4 36.8 39.0 24.2 3.5 36.0 25.4 24.4 4.0 5.0 3.6
2019 47.3 22.1 25.2 5.4 42.5 37.1 20.4 4.2 34.8 21.2 23.2 6.8 8.8 6.6
2020 52.2 17.2 26.7 3.9 44.8 36.6 18.5 7.8 36.6 17.7 26.7 5.2 5.6 4.3
2021 45.7 23.4 24.2 6.8 41.6 38.0 20.4 3.8 38.0 23.6 21.2 5.2 8.2 5.8
2022 43.1 26.9 24.9 5.1 41.9 37.5 20.7 4.2 30.4 23.0 26.0 6.5 9.7 7.2
Player 48.4 21.5 24.0 6.1 39.2 38.3 22.5 5.2 35.4 22.1 23.8 5.5 6.9 5.1
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 4-Seamer COL L 657 90.3 19.9 -3.0 -18 5.9 -0.8 -13
2022 Changeup COL L 396 84.8 30.6 -1.1 -4 10.9 -3.2 -22
2022 Slider COL L 639 85.5 32.6 -3.0 -8 1.4 -4.2 -75
2022 Curveball COL L 517 80.9 48.5 -1.8 -4 4.3 -5.4 -56
2022 Sinker COL L 628 89.6 27.5 2.2 9 13.0 -1.9 -13
2021 Changeup COL L 324 85.8 29.6 -1.0 -3 10.9 -3.2 -23
2021 Sinker COL L 280 91.3 26.2 2.6 11 12.3 -2.6 -17
2021 Slider COL L 429 86.0 32.0 -2.9 -8 2.5 -2.7 -52
2021 4-Seamer COL L 478 91.4 19.6 -3.4 -21 6.3 -0.8 -11
2021 Curveball COL L 375 80.2 51.6 -0.3 -1 5.6 -4.7 -46
2020 Sinker COL L 137 91.4 25.9 2.8 12 14.5 -0.2 -1
2020 Curveball COL L 212 80.3 49.5 -1.7 -3 4.1 -5.4 -57
2020 Slider COL L 266 86.2 31.9 -3.1 -9 1.9 -3.0 -62
2020 Changeup COL L 270 86.0 31.8 1.0 3 11.1 -2.4 -18
2020 4-Seamer COL L 239 92.1 18.0 -2.1 -13 7.2 0.1 2
2019 Curveball COL L 108 81.2 40.7 -10.7 -21 2.2 -6.7 -75
2019 Sinker COL L 171 91.3 26.3 3.1 13 13.8 -0.6 -4
2019 4-Seamer COL L 738 92.0 18.9 -2.7 -17 6.5 -0.6 -8
2019 Changeup COL L 222 86.6 29.3 0.0 0 10.1 -3.7 -27
2019 Slider COL L 540 86.7 30.8 -2.6 -8 2.7 -1.2 -31
2018 Changeup COL L 445 85.5 32.4 1.1 4 11.3 -2.5 -18
2018 Slider COL L 952 85.8 32.6 -2.2 -6 2.8 -1.6 -36
2018 Curveball COL L 148 79.9 42.9 -9.7 -18 2.5 -7.0 -74
2018 4-Seamer COL L 1,294 91.8 20.9 -4.2 -25 6.5 -0.8 -11
2018 Sinker COL L 407 90.6 27.3 3.4 14 13.0 -1.5 -10
2017 Sinker COL L 934 91.8 24.6 2.8 13 13.2 -1.7 -11
2017 Slider COL L 656 86.2 29.8 -3.0 -9 1.7 -1.5 -46
2017 4-Seamer COL L 669 92.2 18.6 -3.2 -21 8.3 0.3 4
2017 Curveball COL L 98 80.0 41.9 -9.2 -18 5.3 -2.8 -34
2017 Changeup COL L 195 86.5 28.0 -0.3 -1 10.0 -3.8 -28
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 659 23.2 169 .279 .481 .361 17.8 7.7 11.7 .274 .466 .344 40.3
2022 Slider -0.1 0 639 22.5 156 .257 .443 .335 25.6 24.4 17.1 .231 .449 .329 39.8
2022 Sinker 0.2 1 628 22.1 166 .319 .507 .396 11.7 8.4 14.0 .299 .482 .378 45.5
2022 Curveball 0.5 3 517 18.2 173 .203 .320 .277 31.6 36.4 19.6 .213 .348 .292 37.6
2022 Changeup 3.0 12 396 13.9 102 .385 .573 .459 15.8 2.9 11.5 .375 .576 .429 48.9
2021 4-Seamer -0.9 -4 478 25.3 117 .290 .458 .348 13.3 6.8 10.4 .271 .451 .334 30.7
2021 Slider 0.7 3 429 22.7 106 .289 .515 .362 22.2 18.9 16.0 .220 .364 .276 29.1
2021 Curveball -1.3 -5 375 19.9 124 .157 .261 .229 40.3 46.0 28.4 .159 .228 .211 31.0
2021 Changeup 1.1 4 324 17.2 72 .400 .600 .470 17.2 6.9 14.7 .335 .568 .414 46.7
2021 Sinker 2.7 8 280 14.8 95 .353 .624 .455 9.2 15.8 18.8 .299 .561 .400 42.9
2020 Changeup -1.2 -3 270 24.0 84 .308 .410 .356 18.2 9.5 16.3 .303 .414 .338 41.4
2020 Slider 0.4 1 266 23.7 70 .254 .508 .371 32.3 22.9 17.6 .238 .401 .317 25.5
2020 4-Seamer 1.3 3 239 21.3 44 .289 .421 .366 11.3 9.1 8.0 .288 .380 .343 34.3
2020 Curveball -0.4 -1 212 18.9 65 .246 .295 .281 18.8 21.5 17.3 .262 .363 .295 31.9
2020 Sinker 0.3 0 137 12.2 41 .297 .595 .429 14.8 9.8 18.2 .354 .721 .475 45.5
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 2 738 41.5 171 .295 .526 .383 11.9 9.4 12.2 .323 .555 .394 39.2
2019 Slider 1.3 7 540 30.3 161 .250 .500 .367 27.4 26.1 18.8 .225 .406 .302 38.5
2019 Changeup 3.4 7 222 12.5 54 .367 .837 .519 31.5 9.3 12.5 .271 .597 .388 50.0
2019 Sinker 2.2 4 171 9.6 62 .321 .500 .411 10.4 19.4 17.6 .296 .421 .339 37.8
2019 Curveball 1.6 2 108 6.1 20 .350 .600 .405 36.2 20.0 14.3 .429 .709 .477 37.5
2018 4-Seamer -1.3 -17 1,294 39.8 342 .248 .384 .322 13.5 15.5 15.9 .245 .403 .321 29.6
2018 Slider -0.9 -8 952 29.3 264 .203 .314 .275 30.9 35.2 22.6 .190 .318 .259 26.5
2018 Changeup 0.5 2 445 13.7 110 .286 .410 .325 26.4 11.8 14.1 .264 .390 .303 26.1
2018 Sinker -1.9 -8 407 12.5 106 .242 .305 .298 16.7 11.3 16.9 .284 .370 .320 35.3
2018 Curveball -1.7 -3 148 4.6 20 .316 .474 .323 30.6 10.0 16.7 .373 .527 .366 33.3
2017 Sinker -0.3 -2 934 36.3 282 .306 .420 .368 11.1 10.3 15.2 .272 .377 .325 38.1
2017 4-Seamer -0.1 0 669 26.0 162 .273 .396 .335 15.2 9.3 10.1 .258 .409 .327 30.0
2017 Slider 0.4 2 656 25.5 175 .248 .471 .334 28.6 29.7 21.4 .216 .355 .280 30.3
2017 Changeup 2.8 6 195 7.6 43 .342 .553 .442 22.9 7.0 9.1 .329 .553 .411 28.6
2017 Curveball 0.3 0 98 3.8 16 .200 .467 .303 36.7 37.5 21.4 .299 .585 .387 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 254 86.0 95 12.3 10:15 9:30 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 221 92.2 83 15.3 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Knuckle Curve 198 80.3 54 10.7 4:15 5:15 -60
2020 Sinker 127 91.4 77 16.2 10:45 9:45 60
2020 Slider 234 86.2 21 4.1 11:45 1:00 -75
2021 Changeup 322 85.8 91 13.3 10:30 10:00 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 478 91.4 75 13.8 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Knuckle Curve 375 80.2 67 13.0 4:30 5:15 -45
2021 Sinker 280 91.3 70 14.0 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Slider 427 86.0 30 4.8 12:00 1:15 -75
2022 Changeup 391 84.8 93 13.1 10:30 10:00 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 656 90.3 75 14.1 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Knuckle Curve 515 80.9 60 10.2 4:30 5:15 -45
2022 Sinker 625 89.6 72 14.8 10:30 9:45 45
2022 Slider 635 85.5 24 4.0 11:45 12:45 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 56 204 -1 -5 0 1 -6
2018 73 260 -6 -8 1 1 -13
2019 31 116 -2 -3 1 0 -5
2021 40 122 -1 -4 0 1 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 2,573 48.2 69.2 85.5 23.5 68.2 43.0 55.3 45.5 18.1 5.7 79.5
2018 3,250 45.6 66.9 82.4 28.2 66.1 43.7 62.5 45.8 21.5 5.6 77.0
2019 1,780 44.4 68.4 85.9 32.5 64.2 43.2 64.0 48.4 21.1 6.0 71.7
2020 1,124 44.0 65.3 88.5 30.7 63.2 46.9 56.3 45.9 20.5 6.2 80.0
2021 1,886 46.6 68.1 85.1 27.0 59.2 44.6 60.5 46.2 21.1 5.5 78.6
2022 2,839 48.1 69.0 86.9 27.6 60.9 44.7 61.9 47.5 20.8 6.4 75.4
Player 13,452 46.5 68.0 85.3 27.9 63.8 44.1 60.4 46.5 20.5 5.9 76.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2017 40 33 57 72 29 30 80 78 47 11 36 11 9 39 54 23 76
2018 58 51 57 67 50 18 76 87 91 39 43 28 52 32 55 16 79
2019 9 7 9 12 16 20 18 25 19 10 55 18 83 34 57 16 82
2020 25 11 32 56 23 11 66 68 57 7 58 14 77 36 83 39 72
2021 47 39 40 42 56 22 42 57 75 27 60 16 40 24 82 45 70
2022 9 10 8 13 15 1 12 16 17 14 58 13 28 11 82 43 70
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.3 17 15.4 2 7 12 7 41.2
2018 22.3 17 16.2 1 18 5 12 70.6
2019 22.4 25 22.5 3 7 18 8 32.0
2020 22.8 9 11.0 -2 5 6 6 66.7
2021 22.7 20 18.0 2 4 11 12 60.0
2022 23.0 19 19.0 0 12 19 5 26.3
Player 22.6 107 102.2 5 53 71 50 46.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 17 16 21 14 15 17 15 14 17 15 19 15 12 11 12 17 14 18 12 15 22 11 12 20 16 16 14 11 13 16 22
2018 17 20 22 14 14 17 16 20 17 15 17 14 13 13 16 17 14 20 15 16 18 15 13 15 17 17 17 13 19 15 18
2019 25 28 27 23 21 22 24 26 25 20 18 21 15 20 19 25 22 29 17 24 27 20 19 20 25 24 23 21 25 18 28
2020 9 12 12 10 11 13 0 11 10 11 15 12 9 9 10 11 10 12 7 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 9 10 11 13
2021 20 18 18 14 19 21 14 20 19 20 18 20 12 13 13 22 23 20 17 15 20 15 15 21 19 21 23 14 18 15 24
2022 19 19 26 17 19 23 20 13 21 19 21 12 17 13 15 21 23 22 18 20 24 17 14 18 20 19 20 17 22 14 26
Player 107 113 126 92 99 113 89 104 109 100 108 94 78 79 85 113 106 121 86 101 122 89 84 105 108 108 109 85 107 89 131
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92 91.5 -0.5 91.9 0.4 91.9 0 91.4 -0.5 90 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 86.5 85.5 -1 86.6 1.1 86 -0.6 85.8 -0.2 84.8 -1
Breaking Velocity 85.4 85 -0.4 85.8 0.8 83.6 -2.2 83.3 -0.3 83.4 0.1
Exit Velocity 86.1 86.8 0.7 89.5 2.7 87.3 -2.2 88.4 1.1 89.8 1.4
Launch Angle 4.7 12 7.3 10 -2 7.4 -2.6 11.4 4 12.7 1.3
Barrel % 4.3 5 0.7 8.8 3.8 5.6 -3.2 8.2 2.6 9.7 1.5
Hard Hit % 33.6 29.2 -4.4 40.1 10.9 35.8 -4.3 35.3 -0.5 42.4 7.1
Sweet Spot % 29 30.9 1.9 34 3.1 31.9 -2.1 34.5 2.6 35.2 0.7
xBA .258 .239 -0.019 .285 0.046 .284 -0.001 .247 -0.037 .271 0.024
BA .284 .24 -0.044 .296 0.056 .278 -0.018 .284 0.006 .281 -0.003
xwOBA .32 .3 -0.02 .358 0.058 .344 -0.014 .314 -0.03 .346 0.032
wOBA .34 .292 -0.048 .372 0.08 .335 -0.037 .349 0.014 .346 -0.003
xSLG .394 .374 -0.02 .499 0.125 .436 -0.063 .414 -0.022 .455 0.041
SLG .436 .358 -0.078 .554 0.196 .433 -0.121 .471 0.038 .456 -0.015
K% 15.6 20.5 4.9 16.8 -3.7 15.1 -1.7 20.4 5.3 17.1 -3.3
BB% 8.6 8.1 -0.5 7.5 -0.6 7.6 0.1 7.2 -0.4 6.9 -0.3
Swing % 45.5 45.8 0.3 48.4 2.6 45.9 -2.5 46.2 0.3 47.5 1.3
Whiff% 18.1 21.5 3.4 21.1 -0.4 20.5 -0.6 21.1 0.6 20.8 -0.3
In Zone % 48.2 45.6 -2.6 44.4 -1.2 44 -0.4 46.6 2.6 48.1 1.5
Out of Zone % 51.8 54.4 2.6 55.6 1.2 56 0.4 53.4 -2.6 51.9 -1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 23.5 28.2 4.7 32.5 4.3 30.7 -1.8 27 -3.7 27.6 0.6
First Pitch Swing % 25.9 27.8 1.9 33.5 5.7 23.7 -9.8 28.8 5.1 32.5 3.7
First Pitch Strike % 55.3 62.5 7.2 64 1.5 56.3 -7.7 60.5 4.2 61.9 1.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 680 .341 526 4 0.8 154 26 16.9
2018 842 .292 663 53 8.0 179 52 29.1
2019 469 .372 380 51 13.4 89 14 15.7
2020 304 .335 239 23 9.6 65 26 40.0
2021 489 .334 351 28 8.0 138 27 19.6
2022 766 .346 596 38 6.4 170 33 19.4

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 742 17.1 21.6% 2.3% 493 23.4 0.6% 13.2%
2018 1018 16.4 29.6% 1.0% 547 23.3 0.2% 13.3%
2019 504 17.0 26.6% 1.6% 322 23.0 0.9% 13.7%
2020 353 16.9 21.8% 2.8% 195 24.0 0.0% 14.4%
2021 541 17.2 23.5% 4.8% 337 25.4 0.0% 17.2%
2022 834 17.2 20.4% 2.6% 479 24.4 0.2% 15.9%
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Pitch Distribution