Found February 06, 2013 on Baseball Professor:
For the first time in his three-plus years with the Cardinals, David Freese stayed healthy all year! And perhaps just to show us how strong and resilient he now is, Freese crashed his car into a tree this past November to avoid hitting a deer, and he survived without a scratch! (Though maybe some minor bumps and bruises.) I’m a huge fan of the potential Freese has, primarily because last year he walked in over 10% of his plate appearances for the first time since 2007 (high-A ball), he has an uncanny ability to make solid contact (career 22.4% line drive rate), and he has the strength to muscle fly balls out of the ballpark (16.7% HR/FB rate in 2011, 20.0% last year). What holds Freese back is his fly ball rate, which last year sat at just 26.2%. If he could get that rate up to something around 35%, we could be looking at a force in fantasy leagues. If Freese’s fly ball rate last year was 35%, he would have hit 28 homers assuming the same HR/FB rate. Imagine what that would have don...
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