David Freese
1B/3B LAD
2 weeks ago

Freese agreed to a one-year contract with Los Angeles on Thursday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers elected to keep Freese on the roster for the 2019 season for $6 million rather than buy him out for $500,000. The 35-year-old third baseman went 8-for-22 with a double, a triple, two home runs and six RBI over 14 postseason games in 2018.

David Freese
1B/3B LAD
2 weeks ago

Freese and the Dodgers agreed to extend the deadline on his option until Friday, Jon Heyman of Fancred reports.

EDGE Analysis

Similar to Clayton Kershaw, the initial deadline for Freese's option was Wednesday night, though it's now been moved to 4 p.m. (ET) on Friday afternoon. Unlike Kershaw, who has a player option, the Dodgers have to come to a decision on Freese since his deal is a club option. It would cost the club $6 million to keep Freese around in 2019 and $500,000 to buy him out, which would make him a free agent. Outside of his postseason heroics, Freese slashed .296/.359/.471 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI in 113 regular season games split between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles in 2018.

David Freese
1B/3B LAD
1 month ago

Freese will bat atop the Dodgers' order and start at first base for Game 6 of the NLCS against Milwaukee on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

This will be the fourth time in Freese's career that he will hit first in the lineup, with the most recent coming in 2016 for the Pirates. In this series he's gone hitless across five at-bats with a pair of strikeouts. Following Freese in the order will be Max Muncy, Justin Turner and Manny Machado.

David Freese
1B/3B LAD
1 month ago

Manager Dave Roberts stated that Freese will start Game 1 of the NLCS against Milwaukee on Friday at first base, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Brewers rolling out two left-handers on the hill for the first two games of the NLCS, the Dodgers will avoid slotting Max Muncy into the lineup for at least Game 1. Given Freese's extensive postseason experience, Roberts appears comfortable sacrificing a bit of power to create a more favorable matchup at the dish.

David Freese
1B/3B LAD
2 months ago

Freese went 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored against San Francisco on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Freese contributed to the Dodgers' beatdown of their arch-rivals, as the club left with a 15-0 victory to secure a spot in the de facto NL West championship Monday afternoon. Across 113 games played between Los Angeles and Pittsburgh this year, Freese has hit .296 with an .830 OPS and 51 RBI.

David Freese
1B/3B LAD
2 months ago

Freese batted third and went 3-for-4 with a home run and a pair of RBI in Monday's 7-4 win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Freese got the start at first base -- as he usually does -- against a southpaw, providing the lone long ball for the Dodgers on Monday. The 35-year-old has been one of the better platoon players this year, slashing .311/.376/.477 over 149 at-bats against opposite-handed pitchers. Freese should receive two more starts with projected lefties on the mound on the final two games of the regular season, making him a value play in daily formats in those contests.

David Freese
1B/3B LAD
2 months ago

Freese went 1-for-3 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Freese did his damage early, driving a two-RBI triple in the first inning and providing the Dodgers a lead they wouldn't relinquish. He was subsequently pulled from the game in the seventh inning in favor of Cody Bellinger to face the right-handed John Brebbia. Freese has gotten only sporadic playing time in the crowded Dodgers' infield, leaving him limited in value.

David Freese
1B/3B LAD
2 months ago

Freese went 2-for-4 with a home run, double, two RBI, two runs scored and two strikeouts in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Freese cut the deficit to one on a solo home run in the fourth, then later provided an insurance run with a seventh-inning double once Los Angeles had already pulled ahead. The 35-year-old is slashing an impressive .285/.342/.458, but he likely won't see everyday at-bats now that he's joined a crowded Dodgers infield.

David Freese
1B/3B LAD
3 months ago

Freese has started only five of the past 11 games, going 5-for-24 with no extra-base hits.

EDGE Analysis

The infielder slashed .356/.392/.611 with five homers and 23 RBI in his previous 97 plate appearances. Despite his recent woes, Freese could be moved to a contender before the end of August. He's still hitting .288 with an .082 OPS, but it would't be surprising to see those numbers fall off before season's end. The 35-year-old batted .262 with a .734 OPS over five years prior to 2018.

David Freese
1B/3B LAD
3 months ago

Freese collected a pair of hits, including a double, in three at-bats against the Giants on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Since July 26, Freese is batting . 375 with four homers and 16 RBI in 40 at-bats. While he doesn't play every day, he's been more than effective in 2018, slashing .293/.348/.478 in 278 plate appearances.