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Freddie Freeman | First Baseman | #5

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
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Freddie Freeman went 2-for-2 on Tuesday, raising his spring average to .524.
Freeman was one of the NL's very best hitters last year, and he is 22-for-42 with just five strikeouts and four walks this spring. With any sort of boost from the Braves' new ballpark, he should be a top-20 overall player this season. Mar 28 - 5:01 PM

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Freddie Freeman will play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic.

Freeman had been leaning that way but Sportsnet's Shi Davidi confirmed it on Saturday. He'll be joined on Team Canada by former big leaguers Ryan Dempster and Eric Gagne. Free agent Michael Saunders is also hoping to play but won't commit until he signs a contract. James Paxton and Jameson Taillon are both passing on the WBC.
Jan 14 - 5:39 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Freddie Freeman is "increasingly likely" to play for Team Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

Freeman was born in the United States, but his parents were born in Canada and he has said in the past that he would like to honor his late mother. Joey Votto has already said that he won't participate in the WBC, so securing Freeman would provide a big boost to Canada's lineup.
Jan 10 - 11:39 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Braves interim manager Brian Snitker is the front-runner for the team's full-time manager job.

It confirms previous reports from ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, MLB.com's Mark Bowman and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien. The Braves had narrowed their search down to Snitker, Bud Black and Ron Washington, and it looks like the interim skipper is going to get a shot to stick around. Snitker led the Braves to a 37-35 record in the second half this season.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 04:47:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Braves have narrowed their manager search to three candidates in interim skipper Brian Snitker, former Padres manager Bud Black and former Rangers manager Ron Washington.

Heyman says that the club is expected to make a decision this week. Snitker has been praised for leading the Braves to a 37-35 record in the second half to earn a legitimate opportunity at the full-time job. Of course, he can't come close to matching Black's and Washington's experience, as the two have combined to manage over 2,500 games in the majors.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 11:12:00 AM

The Braves have informed pitching coach Roger McDowell that they will not exercise his option for 2017.

It ends an 11-year run for McDowell with the club. The Braves, of course, will also be looking for a new manager next season and obviously the new skipper will have plenty of input in who the new pitching coach will be.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 09:56:00 AM

Freddie Freeman delivered a sacrifice fly in the first inning on Sunday, which proved to be the difference in a 1-0 victory over the Tigers.

Freeman finished the afternoon 0-for-4, but his RBI was critically important to dealing the Tigers a defeat to end their season. He wraps up the finest season of his career slashing .302/.400/.569 with 34 homers, 102 runs scored, 91 RBI and six stolen bases.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 06:42:00 PM

Freddie Freeman hit his 34th home run of the season, a two-run shot, in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

Freeman took Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann, a former division rival when Zimmermann pitched with the Nationals in the NL East, deep in the fourth inning for the two-run blast. It will go down as a career year on nearly every front for the 27-year-old, who is hitting .304/.402/.572 with 90 RBI and 102 runs scored with those 34 homers.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves have interviewed four internal candidates for their managerial opening.

Interim manager Brian Snitker, bench coach Terry Pendleton, third base coach Bo Porter and first base coach Eddie Perez all got a chance to interview for the position. Snitker has done a terrific job since taking over midseason and should get serious consideration for the position. Bowman also notes that Pendleton was very impressive in his interview according to team sources.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a solo homer to extend his hitting streak to 29 games in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

The first baseman's longball in the fourth inning off of Jerad Eickhoff extended the hit streak, and Freeman added a walk and a single, scoring three runs on the night. He's also reached base in 45 straight contests, a streak that extends back to August 5. Freeman's batting line this season is up to .307/.404/.576.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 12:54:00 AM

Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

Freeman had an RBI single in the first inning before launching his 32nd homer of the year in the sixth. The 32 home runs are a career best, as are his 95 runs scored and six steals. He probably won't touch the 109 RBI he collected in 2013 -- he's got 87 RBI now, with a handful of games left to go -- but there's no question it's been a tremendous year for the 27-year-old.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 12:23:00 AM

Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 27 games in Friday’s win over the Marlins.

Freeman finished the night 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and a run scored. He’s hitting a cool .365 during his career-long hitting streak and has pulled his batting average up from .289 to .303 along the way.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:57:00 PM

Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 25 games by going 2-for-4 in a win over the Mets on Wednesday.

Both hits were singles. The hitting streak is a career-long for Freeman. The first baseman had a rough start to the season but has put up monster stats in the second half. Overall he is batting .303/.398/.565 with 31 home runs, 83 RBI and 93 runs scored on a low scoring team. His prowess has gone largely unnoticed due to the dismal season Atlanta is having.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 11:43:00 PM

Freddie Freeman fell a triple shy of the cycle Monday, going 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in a win over the Mets.

The Braves were massive underdogs in this one in a Noah Syndergaard/Aaron Blair matchup, but Atlanta wound up pounding out 13 hits and scoring seven runs. Freeman had four of those base knocks, including his 31st home run. The first baseman now boasts a 23-game hitting streak and has reached base in 39 games in a row. Freeman's batting line is up to .302/.397/.566.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 10:38:00 PM

Freddie Freeman returned to the Braves starting lineup on Saturday.

He was away from the club on Friday to be with his wife for the birth of their child. He's back in his customary third spot in the Braves lineup against left-hander Gio Gonzalez and the Nats on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 10:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3R.A. Dickey
4Jaime Garcia
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Matt Wisler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Ian Krol
5Jose Ramirez
6Daniel Winkler
7Josh Collmenter
8Chaz Roe
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Kevin Chapman
12Blaine Boyer
13Eric O'Flaherty
14Sam Freeman