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Freddie Freeman | First Baseman | #5

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
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Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with two RBI singles in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.
Freeman collected RBI singles in the first and third innings. He missed a chunk of the season recovering from a broken wrist, but has not missed a beat since returning to action at the beginning of July and is now hitting .332/.432/.695 with 17 homers and 37 RBI over the course of 50 games played. Jul 21 - 1:22 AM

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Freddie Freeman is in the Braves' lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

Freeman left Wednesday's game early after coming down with an illness and is still feeling the effects of it, but got the green light for Thursday's game anyway. He'll man third base and bat third against Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy.
Jul 20 - 8:52 PM

Freddie Freeman left Wednesday's game against the Cubs due to illness.

Matt Adams replaced him at first base and in the No. 3 spot in the lineup before the top of the fifth inning. Freeman, who finished 0-for-2 with a strikeout, might be iffy for Thursday night's series opener at Dodger Stadium.
Jul 19 - 2:13 PM

Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the Braves topped the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Friday.

Freeman hit a solo homer in the sixth inning which put the Braves ahead at the time. After the Diamondbacks took the lead back in the top of the eighth, Freeman led the charge again in the bottom of the frame with a single which put the Braves back in front. It was an odd play where Brandon Phillips scored the go-ahead run after tripping while rounding third base. Gregor Blanco might have had a play on him, but he threw to second base rather than to home plate. As such, Freeman ended up only getting one RBI on the play. Freeman is 12-for-30 (.400) with three homers and 10 RBI since coming off the disabled list.
Jul 15 - 12:49 AM

Freddie Freeman swatted his 16th homer Sunday in the Braves’ loss to Washington.

Freeman knotted the game at three by cranking a three-run shot off Joe Ross in the third inning. He also chipped in with a sixth-inning single and scored later in the frame on a fielder’s choice by Nick Markakis. Freeman hasn’t missed a beat since coming off the DL, hitting .385 with two homers and eight RBI over his last 26 at-bats.
Jul 9 - 7:41 PM

Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI, and a walk in Friday’s extra-inning loss to the Braves.

Freeman slugged a go-ahead solo homer off Max Scherzer in the seventh inning before providing some insurance with a two-run single in the eighth. Despite his best efforts, Jim Johnson blew the save in the ninth and the Braves lost in the 10th. Freeman is now 7-for-17 (.412) with one home run, two doubles, and five RBI in four games since returning from the disabled list.
Jul 7 - 10:55 PM

Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in a win over the Nationals on Thursday.

The baseball adage is that some guys are so good they could roll out of bed on Christmas morning and hit, and Freeman has basically done just that, except on a different holiday -- since being activated on July 4 after missing nearly two months with a broken wrist, Freeman is now 5-for-13 in those three games. He got the start at first base on Thursday, giving Matt Adams a breather after playing third in the first two games off the DL. In 40 games, the 27-year-old is hitting .345/.455/.730 and should be a monster the rest of the way, with possible third-base eligibility just a cherry on top.
Jul 7 - 1:35 AM

Freddie Freeman stroked two singles in four at-bats versus the Astros on Wednesday.

He didn't factor into the game's scoring but his fantasy owners were happy to see him not only on the field but making good contact. It was his second game back in action after missing six weeks with a broken wrist. The time off hasn't seemed to affect his hitting stroke. Freeman played third base again tonight and it won't be long before he gains eligibility at that new position in most fantasy formats.
Jul 6 - 12:52 AM

Freddie Freeman had a single in four at-bats in his return from the disabled list on Tuesday.

The single came in his first at-bat. He had an error-free game at third, handling the only grounder he got a glove on. He'll likely be back out there tomorrow.
Jul 4 - 11:42 PM

Braves activated 1B/3B Freddie Freeman from the 10-day disabled list.

Surprise. Freeman will make his return from a fractured wrist after playing just two minor league rehab games. Most importantly, he didn't see many chances at third base. Still, he's making his first ever start at the hot corner in the major leagues Tuesday night against the Astros. It's worth noting that Freeman was initially expected to miss 8-10 weeks, but he beat that timetable by a significant margin.
Jul 4 - 2:28 PM

Freddie Freeman (wrist) went 2-for-2 with two singles and a walk Monday in his second minor league rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett.

Freeman made another start at third base, but he didn't see any chances through the first five innings before the game was shortened due to rain. He's now 2-for-5 with two walks through his first two rehab games as he works his way back from a fractured left wrist. It's unclear whether Freeman will be activated before the All-Star break or be held out until the start of the second half, but either way it appears the Braves are serious about playing him at third base in order to keep Matt Adams in the lineup at first base.
Jul 4 - 8:38 AM

Updating an earlier report, the Braves may consider waiting until after the All-Star break to activate Freddie Freeman (wrist) from the disabled list.

Freeman hit for the second day in a row on Thursday and will now head to Charlotte to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett. The plan is for Freeman to play Saturday, Monday and Tuesday before being reevaluated on Wednesday. If there's any lingering soreness, the Braves could hold off on activating Freeman until after the All-Star break. Freeman has offered to play third base upon his return so the Braves can keep Matt Adams' bat in the lineup.
Jun 29 - 6:36 PM

Freddie Freeman (wrist) took batting practice on Wednesday.

This was the first time Freeman has taken batting practice since fracturing his left wrist. So long as he does not feel any discomfort over the next two days, he is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday. The third-baseman-to-be hopes to be activated from the disabled list on July 6. That would be a fantastic turnaround on the recovery front given that he was initially expected to be out until August or close to it.
Jun 28 - 9:00 PM

Freddie Freeman (wrist) is hoping to be activated from the disabled list on July 6 for the beginning of a series versus the Nationals.

Freeman will take live batting practice Wednesday and if that goes well will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday. If he does indeed return on July 6, he'll have beat his initial timetable by three weeks. "Saturday game, then be off Sunday, play Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday," Freeman said, "then if I feel I can hit (Max) Scherzer’s heater, or whoever’s, then I’ll say I’m ready to roll and meet the team in D.C." The plan is still for Freeman to come back as a third baseman, a position he hasn't played since rookie ball. It will allow the Braves to keep hot-hitting Matt Adams in the lineup at first base.
Jun 28 - 9:48 AM

Freddie Freeman (wrist) is hoping to begin a rehab assignment in 7-10 days.

That's after the end of the Braves' road trip. Freeman was cleared to begin taking dry swings on Friday and will continue a hitting progression over the next few days. The slugger said earlier this week that he was hoping to return prior to the All-Star break, and it looks like he'll have a chance to do just that. Freeman has been working out at third base and could be used at the position upon activation as the Braves look for a way to keep Matt Adams' bat in the lineup.
Jun 23 - 4:48 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Sean Rodriguez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Freddie Freeman
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Jaime Garcia
3R.A. Dickey
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Rex Brothers
6Daniel Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Akeel Morris
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson