The Cleveland Guardians are in a fight for the American League Central title right now and sit only 1.0 game back of the first place Minnesota Twins. Fans will be excited to learn that top infield prospect, Tyler Freeman, will now join the major league roster following his hot stretch at the plate in Triple-A.
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Over his last 15 starts, Freeman is slashing .400/.478/.500 to go along with a pair of home runs and three stolen bases. He has also walked six times and struck out only five times. The 23-year-old has logged 51 runs scored, 7 doubles, 6 home runs, 44 RBI and 6 stolen bases across 72 games overall.
This is a move that has been coming for quite some time. Freeman has hit .292 or better in each of his first four pro seasons and owns a career strikeout rate of just under 10%. His ability to hit line drives to every part of the field should help a Guardians team averaging 4.40 runs per game (No. 16 in MLB).
Freeman is ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the Guardians organization and the No. 86 prospect in baseball. Keep in mind Cleveland isn't dealing with any injuries at the moment, so it is expected that Freeman will take on a utility role. Ernie Clement was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
The Guardians have wasted no time getting Freeman in front of their home crowd, either. He will start at third base against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET and Freeman is slated to hit seventh in the lineup.
Cleveland checks in as a -230 favorite on the moneyline with ace Shane Bieber on the mound, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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