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Jul 20, 2024 6.0 2 3 5.63 22
Jul 10, 2024 6.2 1 3 6.00 23.5
Jul 5, 2024 7.0 0 3 6.62 17.5
Jun 30, 2024 6.2 0 3 7.94 13.5
Jun 23, 2024 6.0 0 3 9.55 21

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The left-hander struggled to a 5.03 ERA in 29 starts before suffering an oblique strain in mid-September, which ended his season a couple weeks early. Kyle Freeland delivered a 2.85 ERA across 202.1 innings in 2018, but that effort is a clear anomaly as he has a 4.96 ERA in the five seasons since. His strikeout rate last season dipped to a career-low 13.9 percent, which went along with a career worst in his average fastball velocity (88.8 mph). Freeland was never a flamethrower, but the velocity drop puts even more pressure on his less-than-reliable command. Even if his fastball gets back into the lower 90s, the 4.33 ERA he had in 2020 and 2021 is likely the best fantasy managers can hope for, especially with hitter-friendly Coors Field still in the mix to bloat his numbers. Combined with the low strikeout numbers, the upside here is limited, at best.

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2024 707.8 48.0 2 3 34 14 5.63 1.54
2023 2057.1 155.7 6 14 94 42 5.03 1.47
2022 286.59.2 174.7 9 11 131 53 4.53 1.41
3y Avg. 2368.4 150.3 7 11 110 44 4.67 1.43
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Nabs second straight win

    Freeland (1-2) picked up the win over the Giants on Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk over six innings while striking out four. Freeland hurled two scoreless frames to open the contest before allowing runs in three of his last four innings of work, including a solo homer off the bat of Tyler Fitzgerald in the third. However, the lefty was still able to log his fifth consecutive quality start en route to securing his second straight win. Freeland has been terrific since returning from the injured list roughly one month ago, holding his opponents to two or fewer runs in all five outings while posting a 25:6 K:BB.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Earns first win of 2024

    Freeland (1-3) allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out nine over 6.2 innings to earn the win Wednesday over the Reds. Freeland has looked much stronger since returning from a left elbow strain that sidelined him for over two months. He's logged four straight quality starts, and Wednesday saw him dial up a season-high nine strikeouts. His rough start to the year is still having a significant impact on his season-long numbers -- 6.00 ERA and 1.62 WHIP -- but he's posted a 30:13 K:BB through 42 innings over eight starts. With his first win of the year finally secured, Freeland has some momentum heading into the second half.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Tallies another quality start

    Freeland did not factor into the decision in Friday's 4-2 win over Kansas City, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk over seven innings. He struck out five. The Colorado veteran fired his third consecutive quality start, as he continues his resurgence after returning from the 60-day injured list June 23. Over his last three outings, Freeland has a 1.37 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 12:4 K:BB across 19.2 innings while making two of those appearances in Coors Field. The 31-year-old is currently slated to make his next start against the Reds in Cincinnati.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Quality start in no-decision

    Freeland came away with a no-decision Sunday against the White Sox, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and two walks in 6.2 innings. He struck out three. Freeland made his second start since coming off the 60-day injured list, throwing 80 pitches Sunday after throwing 69 his last time out. The 31-year-old has been sharp since returning despite the reduced workload, notching quality starts in both appearances en route to a 1.42 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP across 12.2 innings. The southpaw should be close to a full workload his next time out, tentatively scheduled for next weekend against the Royals.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Twirls six scoreless in return

    Freeland didn't factor into the decision Sunday against Washington, allowing one hit and one walk with four strikeouts across six scoreless innings. Though Freeland was pulled after 69 pitches, he still managed to collect his first quality start of the season and showed no rust after a two-month stint on the injured list. While the Rockies led 1-0 when Freeland exited, the southpaw didn't wind up with the win after the Nationals scored two runs in the top of the ninth and took the victory. Freeland's excellence Sunday was a breath of fresh air for the 31-year-old, who allowed 23 runs in four starts before hitting the IL with an elbow strain. He's on track to start during a three-game road series against the White Sox next weekend.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Activated ahead of start

    The Rockies reinstated Freeland (elbow) from the 60-day injured list Sunday. Freeland has been on the shelf since mid-April due to a strained left elbow. He was able to make three rehab starts without any issues, posting a 2.70 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 10 innings, and he'll now match up against a relatively weak Nationals offense in the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field. The 31-year-old southpaw didn't find much success before landing on the IL, accumulating a 13.21 ERA and 2.55 WHIP in 15.2 innings across four starts. Until he's able to bring those numbers down significantly, fantasy managers would likely be wise to stay away from Freeland.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Reaches 67 pitches in rehab start

    Freeland (elbow) struck out four over four innings in his third rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Albuquerque, giving up two earned runs on two hits and four walks. Freeland tossed four innings of one-run ball in his first rehab outing with Albuquerque on June 13, but he wasn't quite as sharp in his second turn through the Triple-A rotation, spotting 42 of his 67 pitches for strikes while walking four of the 18 batters he faced. Though Freeland looks to be stretched out to close to a traditional starter's workload, the Rockies may want the left-hander to raise his pitch count a bit more and show improved control in one more outing with Albuquerque before bringing him back from the 60-day injured list. The Rockies already seem to be ruling out Freeland for a return this weekend; the team is listing Dakota Hudson, Cal Quantrill and Austin Gomber as its starters for the series with the Nationals that runs Friday through Sunday, according to Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: One more rehab start needed

    Freeland (elbow) allowed one run on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts during a start at Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday, Luke Zahlmann of The Denver Gazette reports. Freeland made his second rehab appearance Thursday, but it was his first at the Triple-A level. The lone run against Freeland came on a solo homer. The left-hander is expected to appear in one more rehab game before returning to the Rockies toward the end of June.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Shifting rehab to Triple-A

    Freeland (elbow) is scheduled to make his next rehab start Wednesday at Triple-A Albuquerque, MLB.com reports. After tossing two scoreless innings in his first rehab outing Saturday in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League, Freeland will move up to the Rockies' top affiliate and will presumably push up his pitch count Wednesday. The veteran southpaw will likely require an additional rehab start or two after Wednesday's outing but should be on track to return from the 60-day injured list before the end of June.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Begins rehab assignment in Arizona

    Freeland (elbow) covered two scoreless innings and gave up one hit and no walks while striking out one in his first rehab start Saturday in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League. Freeland will likely need at least two more rehab starts to build up his pitch count before he's ready to return from the 60-day injured list and rejoin the Colorado rotation, perhaps at some point in the second half of June. The southpaw has been shut down since mid-April with a left elbow strain.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Throws sim game

    Freeland (elbow) threw 40 pitches across two innings in a simulated game Tuesday, MLB.com reports. Freeland used all of his pitches and felt good afterward. He'll head to the team's facility in Arizona this weekend to face live hitters soon, though the exact timing for the next steps in his recovery aren't yet clear. Freeland remains on track for a return in late June.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Aiming for late-June return

    Freeland (elbow) threw a bullpen session Saturday and is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session Tuesday, MLB.com reports. Freeland simulated the pace of a game, adhering to the pitch clock and between-inning breaks. Manager Bud Black also spoke to the media and suggested that Freeland is a minimum of three weeks away from being activated from the injured list.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Freeland (elbow) was moved to the 60-day injured list Friday. Freeland was placed on the 15-day injured list back in the middle of April, but despite throwing a bullpen session Wednesday, he has been shifted to the 60-day IL. He'll be eligible for activation in mid-June.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Resumes mound work

    Freeland (elbow) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. It's a significant step in Freeland's rehab program, as it's the first time he's thrown off a mound since he landed on the injured list in mid-April with an elbow strain. The left-hander now needs to build up his arm strength before facing live batters and embarking on a rehab assignment, so he's likely still about a month away from rejoining Colorado's rotation.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Still limited to playing catch

    Freeland (elbow) threw from about 50 feet Sunday, MLB.com reports. Freeland has been able to play catch for around the last 10 days, and he threw his fastball with a regular pitching motion Sunday. He still doesn't have a date to return throwing from a mound and will need to progress to bullpens and live batting practice sessions before engaging in a rehab assignment. The Rockies have projected Freeland will return in mid-June, though his current pace in recovery suggests that's an optimistic timeline.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Not considered close to return

    Manager Bud Black said Saturday that Freeland (elbow) is "a week or 10 days away from getting on the mound," MLB.com reports. Freeland played catch Thursday, Friday and Saturday and seems to have responded well to the workouts, but the Rockies aren't yet ready to have him advance to the next phase of his rehab program for his strained left elbow. While Freeland might join the Rockies for their upcoming road trip that begins Monday, the veteran southpaw will still be limited to playing catch and doesn't yet appear to be close to a return from the 15-day injured list. Given that he'll still need to complete a minor-league rehab assignment after he resumes throwing off a mound and facing hitters, Freeland doesn't look like he'll be an option for Colorado's rotation until around mid-June.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Plays catch Wednesday

    Freeland (elbow) played catch Thursday, Patrick Lyons of JustBaseball.com reports. It's the first time the left-hander has done anything throwing since he landed on the 15-day injured list in mid-April with a left elbow strain. Freeland will continue with a throwing progression as tolerated but it's too soon to say when he might be ready to re-enter the Rockies' rotation.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Won't need surgery

    Freeland (elbow) won't need surgery but is expected to miss about 4-to-6 weeks, MLB.com reports. Freeland is still resting the injury and could be out until late June, though it's a positive that he'll avoid surgery. He struggled mightily until being sidelined, as he posted a 13.21 ERA and 2.55 WHIP across 15.2 innings. Peter Lambert has entered the rotation in Freeland's place.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Heads to IL with strained elbow

    Freeland was placed on the 15-day injured list by the Rockies on Friday, retroactive to April 16, with a left elbow strain. Freeland had been slated to start Saturday in spite of an injury to his right (non-throwing) shoulder that he suffered while pinch running. However, he now has a different, more serious injury to deal with. It's not clear at this point how much time Freeland might miss. Noah Davis has taken Freeland's spot on the roster, though Peter Lambert will take his spot in the rotation.
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  • Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Ready for next start

    Freeland (shoulder) feels fine Tuesday and will have his usual throwing session before his next turn through the rotation, Luke Zahlmann of The Denver Gazette reports. The left-hander was used as a pinch runner Monday since the Rockies have a short-handed bench, and he suffered an injury to his non-throwing shoulder on a play at the plate. Thankfully it's a minor issue and won't affect Freeland's preparation for his next start, which lines up for this weekend versus Seattle.
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