Colorado Rockies: The top 25 players under 25 years old
4 Kyle Freeland
A 24-year-old Denver native, Freeland has solidified himself as a big league starter. The lefty had a 4.10 ERA in first 156 big league innings. That was good for an ERA+ of 23 percent better than the average pitcher, let alone rookie.
The home opener, his almost no-hitter and plenty big moments showed that Freeland is the ultimate competitor and he’s going to find a way to stick around the big leagues for a long time.
Though his potential is nowhere near as high the players listed at five or three on the list, Freeland is already a proven big leaguer. One can get lost in the numbers looking at baseball players so easily and a big part of this list is stats. You don’t need to do that with Freeland. Just watch him pitch and figure it out on the mound. He’s going to be just fine.