#31 · COL · (P) · (Age: 24)
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MON, MAY 22, 2017 - Freeland (5-2) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and two walks while striking out three batters through 5.2 innings during Sunday's win over the Reds.
The rookie has now allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight of nine starts, so with a powerful offense providing run support, Freeland has cruised to five wins already. The lack of strikeouts (5.6 K/9) caps his fantasy upside, and his 4.2 BB/9 and 4.54 FIP are concerning marks. However, Freeland sports a 63.1 groundball percentage, so he could be less susceptible to the thin air at Coors Field. There are likely still rougher times ahead, but a lot of what Freeland is doing on the mound looks to be sustainable. He projects to face the Cardinals at Coors in his next start.