Sam Freeman (baseball)

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Sam Freeman
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Freeman with the St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals – No. 71
Pitcher
Born: (1987-06-24) June 24, 1987 (age 27)
Houston, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 1, 2012 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 3–2
Earned run average 3.33
Strikeouts 61
Teams

Samuel Freeman (born June 24, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball.

Early life[edit]

Samuel Freeman started playing baseball at the age of four in the Carrollton Little League in Carrollton, Texas. When he was 12 years old his team won the Carrollton Pony League Championship. Freeman's pitching career started in his freshman year of high school one year before making the varsity team in the Hebron High School.[citation needed]

College career[edit]

After graduating, Freeman was recruited to play for North Central Texas College (NCTC) where he played for 2 years. Then, Freeman signed with the University of Kansas.

Minor league career[edit]

After his junior year of college,[citation needed] Freeman was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 24th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] He didn't sign and returned to Marshall to finish his senior year. After his senior year, he was redrafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 32nd round in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] With the St. Louis Cardinals, he rose from the Rookie League to AA in 3 years. He was 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in AAA with the Memphis Redbirds.[1] and was later signed to the Cardinals 40-man roster. Freeman sustained an injury to his elbow requiring Tommy John surgery which took him out of the 2010 season.

Freeman pitching for the Cardinals in New York, 2012

Major League career[edit]

He made his major league debut on Johan Santana's (New York Mets) no-hitter in New York on June 1, 2012. He appeared in a total of 22 games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012, posting a record of 0-1 with a 5.30 ERA.[2] Following the regular season he was sent by the Cardinals to play in the Arizona Fall League.[2]

Awards[edit]

The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Top Prospect #34: 2012 The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com Springfield Relief Pitcher of the Year: 2011 Texas League All-Star: 2011 Florida State League All-Star: 2009 Scout.com Johnson City Reliever of the Year: 2008 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Samuel Freeman Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 2, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Gintonio, Jim (November 15, 2012). "Cardinals prospect Wong brings confident game to AFL". MLB.com via Cardinals team website. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Brian Walton, "Sam Freeman Profile", 'Scout.com, August 2, 2012

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