2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Kyle Freeland
Colby Conway dives in deep to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the Rockies southpaw during the 2019 MLB season.
At just 24 years young last season, Kyle Freeland enjoyed an excellent campaign in one of the more unlikely scenarios. Not only is his home park a hitter’s haven, but he managed to win 17 games last year as a member of the Colorado Rockies, but 10 of those wins came at Coors Field. WHAT!? In fact, he was much better at home than on the road. For more reasons than one, Freeland was exceptional last season and his career trajectory is pointing upwards, however, there are some concerns for some regression in 2019.
In his 24-year-old season, Freeland was one of 13 starters in the majors to throw at least 200 innings last season. Of those 13 starters to eclipse the 200-inning threshold, Freeland’s 2.85 ERA was sixth-best and he managed to post a better HR/9 (0.76) than Cleveland’s Corey Kluber (1.05), Washington’s Max Scherzer (0.94) and Houston’s Gerrit Cole (0.85).
For starters, Freeland can eclipse 200 innings yet again in 2019, and at his current ADP, that could be room...