Tyler Freeman was selected by the Cleveland Guardians in the first round of the 2017 draft straight out of Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Since then, he has been steadily progressing up the team’s minor-league system and showcasing his bat-to-ball abilities.
On paper, there isn’t anything particularly noteworthy or thrilling, yet Freeman was consistently regarded as having some of the best pure hitting skills on every squad for which he has played.
And that has undoubtedly come to pass during his stint in the minors. Freeman played with Mahoning Valley in his second professional season, making 72 appearances, hitting.352/.405/.511 with 29 doubles in 270 at-bats.
In 2019, Freeman played for both Low-A Lake County and High-A Lynchburg, demonstrating his continued ability to command the strike zone and put the bat on the ball.
With a combined batting average over.300 and an on-base percentage just below.370, Freeman once again put up some impressive numbers.
Tyler Freeman might make his major league debut this summer with the Cleveland Guardians if all goes according to plan and he keeps pitching well.
I’m hoping he’ll keep up the strong consistency he’s shown to have thus far. Freeman might be the next to enter Cleveland’s starting lineup for years to come as the Guardians hope for their most recent generation of young players to stand up and perform.