- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 170 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/14/1993 (26)
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has been sidelined with a groin strain since August 20, but he's been making slow and steady progress so he can come back this season. Freeland's healing has been slower than expected, but he told reporters that there haven't been any actual setbacks. He threw off the slope in Los Angeles before Monday's game with the Dodgers, and he was excited to get back on the mound so he can continue to fix what's broken this year. A year after he finished high in the Cy Young voting, Freeland has carried a 6.98 ERA and monstrous 1.59 WHIP. A large part of that is because he got lucky last season (2.85 ERA but 4.22 xFIP while stranding 82% of runners) and has gotten unlucky this year (5.04 xFIP while stranding just 61% of runners), but Freeland believes that if he can get just a couple more starts in live action before the season ends, he can right the ship for next year. From a fantasy perspective, his ~7.5 K/9 makes him a fairly unattractive horse in most formats.
The Colorado Rockies placed starting pitcher Kyle Freeland (groin) on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a left groin strain and recalled pitcher Wes Parsons from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move. This season couldn't have gone worse for Freeland after he was a breakout in 2018. The 26-year-old left-hander is 3-11 in 2019 with a bloated 6.98 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 99 1/3 innings over his 20 starts with the Rockies. There's no guarantee that he'll make any more starts for Colorado this year, and he shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues the way he's pitched.
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland (groin) suffered a left groin strain during his start against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. He'll be evaluated over the next few days, but he said the pain level is similar to when he missed 10 days for the same injury in 2017. The left-hander allowed five runs (three earned) on five hits while walking two and striking out two in 5 1/3 innings before exiting. He drops to 3-11 with a 6.98 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 78 K's in 99 1/3 innings over his 20 starts this year. It's been a nightmare season for Freeland, and he should remain on waiver wires in all mixed leagues. Don't be surprised if he's placed on the injured list on Wednesday.