Kyle Freeland, nicknamed “Free”, is a professional baseball player from the United States of America. He plays in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Colorado Rockies. He has been with the Rockets since he debuted.
He was drafted into the MLB by the Rockets during the 2014 draft. He was their eighth overall pick during the first round. Freeland attended the University of Evansville.
Athlete Bio and Personal Life
Freeland was born on May 14, 1993, in Denver, Colorado. His full name is Kyle Richard Freeman. He stands 6 feet 4 inches or 193 cm tall. His listed weight is 204 lb. Freeland is a left-handed player and he throws and bats with his left hand.
Growing up, he played a lot of sports. This was encouraged by his parents Susan and Don Freeland. He is one of two children. His older brother is named Colin. In addition to baseball, Freeland also enjoys playing golf.
Freeland attended the Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, Colorado. Out of high school, he was offered a draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. Freeland did not take the offer and instead chose to attend the University of Evansville.
He played with summer teams including Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod League. He stayed with Evansville for three years until he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies.
In the 2014 MLB Draft, Freeland was considered to be one of the top prospects. He was chosen by the Rockies in the first round. He was their eighth overall pick. Freeland spent time playing in the minor league playing for teams like the Sal River Rafters, Hartford Yard Goals, and the Albuquerque Isotopes.
In 2017, he was called up to the majors and he debuted with the Rockies in April 2017. In May 2017, he hit his first-ever Major League home run. He had a great season in 2018 and he was nominated to receive the Cy Young Award.
He also played in the 2018 National League Wild Card Game.
In 2019, he was shortly demoted to the AAA but he was later recalled to the main roster. In 2020, Freeland became one of the most reliable players on the Rockies roster. He started the 2021 season on the team’s disabled list.
MLB Statistics (Through to 2021)
Win-Loss Record: 40–40
Earned Run Average: 4.20