Freddie Freeman Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/12/1989 (32)
Freddie Freeman Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Freddie Freeman News
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is hitting second for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday. The veteran had hit second in the lineup for the entirety of the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers before Atlanta's Game 5 loss when he hit third behind outfielder Eddie Rosario and second baseman Ozzie Albies. Rosario is once again hitting leadoff with Albies batting third after Freeman against Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler. In 401 plate appearances batting second during the regular season, the first baseman hit .300 with a .399 on-base percentage, a 137 wRC+, and 17 home runs.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was removed in the fifth inning of Sunday's game against the New York Mets. He's getting some extra rest before the postseason begins this upcoming week. He went 1-for-3 with a run scored in the game before being removed. Freeman had another fantastic year in 2021. Over 159 games, he slashed .300/.393/.503 with 31 home runs, eight stolen bases, 83 RBI and a career-high 120 runs. He's unlikely to repeat as NL MVP this year, but he certainly still remains one of the game's best all-around hitters.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is red-hot at the plate right now, which is good with the playoffs right around the corner. On Wednesday, Freeman went 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, and two RBI in the 9-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Braves offense had no issues here and made easy work of the D-Backs pitching staff. After that game, Freeman is slashing .304/.393/.519 with 31 homers, 82 RBI this season. He certainly deserves to be in the discussion for MVP after the year he has put together.
Freeman has been one of the league's best hitters since his first full season in 2011, and there's no reason to expect that to change in 2021. As excellent as Freeman was in 2020 -- and he was excellent, posting a 186 OPS+ that ranked behind only Juan Soto for the league lead -- he's done this kind of thing before. From the middle of the 2016 season to the beginning of the 2017 season, the 60-game rolling average of Freeman's OPS got up to a whopping 1.281! And the primary underlying drivers of Freeman's exceptional 2020 -- better than usual plate discipline, contact skills, and power -- have had 2020-esque peaks in the past as well. Freeman will almost certainly cool off in 2021 as his 17.2% walk rate and locked-in plate approach are probably unsustainable, but the 31-year-old heads into the 2021 season as one of the safest fantasy options with the upside to be a top-five fantasy asset, and his 13 ADP is fair as a result.