Mike Freeman

Position: INF
Born: 8/4/1987
Height: 6'0
Weight: 190
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (ARI).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .317 with one homer, 24 RBIs and 11 stolen bases in 88 games at Reno (Triple-A) along with 17 doubles and six triples.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Reno on July 17th when catcher Chris Herrmann was placed on the 15-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 7/17/2016

Debut Details
July 17, in a 6-5 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The starting right fielder, he batted sixth and went 0-for-3 with a walk. He struck out swinging in his first big-league at-bat in the first, in the fourth and in the eighth, and drew a walk to lead off the sixth inning.

Player Notes
By placing one of three active catchers on the DL, the Diamondbacks filled that slot with one of their most versatile players. This year alone at Reno Freeman has seen time at first base, second base and all three outfield spots, and in years past has also played third base and shortstop (he hasn’t caught … yet). A career .290 hitter across seven pro seasons, all with Arizona, he’s hit .317 each of the last two summers at Reno, adding three homers, 41 RBIs and 10 steals in 113 games in 2015 and combining between Reno and Mobile (Double-A) in 2014 to hit .263 with six homers, 41 RBIs, 13 steals, 18 doubles and 10 triples. Originally drafted by the Padres in the 41st round of 2006 out of high school in Orlando, he opted to play college ball at Clemson instead. The Diamondbacks clearly wanted him, selecting him his junior year in the 36th round and then, when he returned for his senior season, watching his stock rise enough to lift him to the 11th round in 2010.