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Breakout season lands Freudenberg with White Sox

Breakout season lands Freudenberg with White Sox

Breakout season lands Freudenberg with White Sox

Chris Freudenberg began his college career at Central Arizona Junior College last year before transferring to Arizona Christian that spring. He then moved onto South Mountain Community College this year, where the left-hander held a 2.72 ERA in 16 appearances and stuck out 96 batters in 76 innings.

Despite all the movement, Freudenberg managed a breakout season and will now move into the White Sox organization after he was selected in the eighth round of the First-Year Player Draft on Friday.

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Freudenberg throws in the upper-80s to low-90s with a clean, easy arm action. His velocity dipped late in the season, likely as a result of a heavy workload that included starting and relieving. He totaled a 5-6 record as a starter and also saved three games this season. Freudenberg also throws a curveball and cutter.

He will need to add a changeup and fill out his 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame to remain a starter as a professional.

Ethan Asofsky is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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