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James Free II Signs with Cincinnati Reds

June 22, 2019 - Northwoods League (Northwoods) - Duluth Huskies News Release

Duluth, Minn - Duluth Huskies Catcher James Free II will begin his professional baseball career shortly as the University of the Pacific product signed a free agent contract today with the Cincinnati Reds organization.

Free II played three years for the Tigers as he slashed an impressive .320/.404/.543. He had 180 career hits; 34 of which were doubles and logged 29 home runs while earning triple-digit RBI totals with 121 to his name.

The switch hitter displayed great presence at the plate during his ten games as a Husky, as he showed the ability to hit corner to corner and provided pop in the batting order for Manager Marcus Pointer; often being slotted as the 3, 4, or 5-hole hitter. He also showed a good eye on both sides of the box as he frequently worked deep counts against opposing pitchers while being an excellent receiver behind the dish.

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