Rumors are swirling that the Reds have purchased the contract of Justin Freeman The Reds have purchased the contract of Justin Freeman from Louisville and will bring him up today. It is just a short term move until the Reds need to call up Tony Cingrani, but Freeman will be with the team for a short period of time and could see time again later this season if the Reds need to make another move to bring in a reliever.
Freeman isn’t a top prospect. He is a 26-years-old right handed pitcher who stands 5′ 11″ tall. He didn’t crack my Top 40 prospects or the Baseball America Top 30 prospects. What does that mean though? Well, for a reliever, not much. Guys who don’t profile as set-up or closer types aren’t going to rank that high. But what does Freeman bring to the table?
The Reds drafted Freeman way back in 2008 in the 32nd round out of Kennesaw State. He performed well out of the gate, showing good control and showing some ability to miss bats between Billings and Sarasota. ...