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Freddie Freeman | First Baseman | #5

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 singled and launched a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Cubs.
Freeman belted a 3-0 pitch from Jon Lester deep into the Wrigley Field bleachers in right field in the fourth inning. That got the scoring going, but the Cubbies rallied late with five runs in the eighth. Freeman is really starting to heat up, batting .444 with two homers over his last seven games. Apr 29 - 5:52 PM

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Freddie Freeman stayed hot Thursday, finishing 3-for-4 with a walk in a win over the Red Sox.

After an ugly start, Freeman has quietly improved at the plate in recent days. In his last six games, the first baseman is 10-for-23 (.434) with two doubles and two RBI. He's still not hitting the ball over the boards -- he has just two homers on the year -- but the power will come as he continues to get more comfortable at the dish.
Apr 28 - 11:06 PM

Freddie Freeman has been dropped to sixth in the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox.

It's his first start out of the sixth spot since August 15, 2012. Freeman showed some signs of life by going 2-for-4 with an RBI double on Saturday, but he's batting just .177/.311/.258 through his first 18 games this season.
Apr 25 - 7:02 PM

Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

The double was Freeman's first extra-base hit in a week, and he still hasn't homered since the season opener. He has been hitting better of late, going 9-for-33 (.272) in his last eight games. Freeman is too good of a hitter to be held down for long, so hopefully these recent developments are signs of better days ahead.
Apr 23 - 10:40 PM

Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with two runs scored Friday against the Marlins.

Freeman broke an 0-for-16 skid with a single in the seventh and eventually came around to score. He also scored a run in the eighth after he was hit by a pitch. The 26-year-old is batting just .107 (3-for-28) so far. Things can only get better from here, but his fantasy upside is limited in this lineup.
Apr 15 - 10:38 PM

Freddie Freeman is getting a day off Thursday.

Freeman went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Wednesday night and is 2-for-25 (.080) to open the 2016 season. Kelly Johnson will start at first base and hit cleanup against Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Apr 14 - 12:21 PM

Freddie Freeman went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Wednesday, bringing his slash line down to .080/.303/.200 on the year.

It’s often said that lineup protection doesn’t matter much, but Freeman just isn’t getting anything to hit with guys like Nick Markakis and Adonis Garcia sandwiching him in the batting order. After a hitless evening with a pair of whiffs, his strikeout rate is approaching 30 percent, far above his 20.8 percent career norm, and there’s little reason to believe his situation gets much better while he’s stuck in Atlanta.
Apr 13 - 9:46 PM

Freddie Freeman smacked a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Nationals.

Freeman was behind a couple fastballs from Max Scherzer in a first-inning at-bat, but Scherzer challenged him again with a third heater and Freeman knocked it over the center field wall, just over Ben Revere's glove. You still have to have Freeman's wrist injury from last season in the back of your mind, but he appears healthy for now.
Apr 4 - 7:44 PM

Freddie Freeman hit two homers and walked Thursday against the Nationals.

Freeman is sending so many mixed messages that we have no idea whether to recommend him or not. His right wrist was a problem last year, lingered into the offseason and then was apparently aggravated earlier this month. However, he's been killing the ball when he's played and he said that the problem this month was unrelated to the old stuff. We still suggest being wary, even if the four homers in 19 at-bats say different.
Mar 17 - 5:06 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that Freddie Freeman (wrist) "displayed absolutely no hesitation" while taking cuts in batting practice Sunday.

Alarm bells were sounded when Freeman had to leave Friday's game with soreness in the right wrist that plagued him for much of last season. However, the first baseman has insisted that the recent problem was unrelated to last year's issues and the plan is for him to play Sunday and then Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It looks like Freeman may have dodged a bullet here, but he still holds ample fantasy risk heading into the season.
Mar 13 - 12:32 PM

Freddie Freeman (wrist) will return to Grapefruit League action Sunday against the Astros.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez plans to give him at least three at-bats. Freeman missed Saturday's game against the Nationals with a wrist injury but claims "everything's good." The 26-year-old first baseman dealt with wrist issues on and off last season and 2016 could be more of the same.
Mar 12 - 10:15 PM

Freddie Freeman said Saturday that the issue with his wrist deals with the tissue where he received a cortisone shot and is not a structural problem.

Freeman tested the injured wrist in the batting cages on Friday after receiving treatment. While it's good news that there is no structural damage, it's concerning that he's still dealing with wrist issues after they limited him for most of the 2015 campaign. There's definitely risk involved in calling his name in fantasy drafts.
Mar 12 - 1:22 PM

Freddie Freeman left Friday's game with soreness in his right wrist.

Here we go. Freeman battled a wrist issue for much of last year and he admitted over the winter that it was a few months into the offseason before the pain finally subsided (with the help of some cortisone shots). A couple pain-killing injections helped him make it through Grapefruit League play to this point, but it's not a surprise that the wrist is a problem again. There's no word yet on how big of a setback this is, but it's obviously poor news for the Braves' first baseman.
Mar 11 - 2:58 PM

Freddie Freeman homered and walked in his two plate appearances versus the Tigers on Thursday.

There was still some concern about Freeman's wrist entering camp, but he's putting that behind him with strong showings in BP and in a couple of games so far. He's a better value pick in fantasy leagues this year than he was a year ago, though he's still not going to get a lot of help from the rest of the Braves lineup.
Mar 3 - 4:50 PM

Freddie Freeman (wrist) went 1-for-2 with a double and a strikeout in the Braves' Grapefruit League opener against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Freeman was eased into action during Braves' camp and just started taking batting practice in the past week, but he hasn't had any issues thus far. "I've had a good routine this Spring Training, and everything has been going well," said Freeman. "So, I'm not going to just stay where I was at -- I might as well play. I'm not going to get my timing if I don't play. You can do all the live BPs you want, but there's nothing like the adrenaline of the game." Freeman is scheduled to get the day off on Wednesday before getting at least two plate appearances on Thursday and Saturday. The Braves expect him to be fine for the start of the season.
Mar 2 - 8:55 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
2Gordon Beckham
3Daniel Castro
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Hector Olivera
2Jace Peterson
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Mallex Smith
3Drew Stubbs
RF1Nick Markakis
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Jhoulys Chacin
4Aaron Blair
5Manny Banuelos
6Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jason Grilli
3Jim Johnson
4Alexi Ogando
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Chris Withrow
7Hunter Cervenka
8John Gant
9Bud Norris
10Shae Simmons
11Daniel Winkler
12Paco Rodriguez
13Andrew McKirahan