2023 Player Outlook
2023 Recap: Freeland's 5.03 ERA and 5.30 FIP were his worst marks since 2019, and despite two separate IL stints, including one that ended his season early, he still logged 155.2 IP for the Rockies last season. His strikeout rate dropped for the second straight year to a career low 13.9 percent last season, and it seems like he's getting hit harder by the year. Freeland was actually better at Coors Field than away from it last season, so interpret that how you will.
2024 Outlook: He may technically be Colorado's "ace," but he's far from that in fantasy. He allows too much contact, and that contact is starting to get harder, and his inability to miss bats is a problem in this day and age, even more so when you pitch at Coors Field. He's guaranteed a spot in the team's rotation, so he should log another 150+ IP, but a WHIP above 1.40 and a below average strikeout rate won't provide much incentive for fantasy managers to draft the veteran southpaw.