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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
Contract: view contract details

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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,'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. Oct 10 - 4:47 PM

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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.
Oct 9 - 11:12 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.
Oct 7 - 9:56 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.
Oct 2 - 6:42 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.
Oct 1 - 11:09 PM

Mark Bowman of 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.
Oct 1 - 9:53 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.
Sep 28 - 12:54 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.
Sep 25 - 12:23 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.
Sep 23 - 10:57 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.
Sep 21 - 11:43 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.
Sep 19 - 10:38 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.
Sep 17 - 10:43 AM

Freddie Freeman is not in the Braves' lineup Friday.

Freeman's wife has been due to give birth and he hasn't rejoined the team yet. He is expected to return to the lineup Saturday. Blake Lalli is getting a start at first base.
Sep 16 - 3:48 PM

Freddie Freeman has been excused from the Braves to be with his wife in labor.

Freeman actually bolted in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's game against the Marlins, with Blake Lalli taking over at first base in the top of the eighth. "I knew (Freeman's wife) was close," manager Brian Snitker said. "I just hope everything works out good for him. He's been on call for a while, and it finally happened." Freeman could be away for a couple of days.
Sep 15 - 11:00 AM

Freddie Freeman hit a two-run home run and finished with three RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

The homer was Freeman's 30th of the year, the first time in his career he's hit the 30-homer milestone. It was also his 19th consecutive game with a hit, a pretty impressive streak for the 27-year-old. Freeman continues to put up terrific numbers in terrible situations in Atlanta, and this year he's doing it to the tune of a .296/.393/.558 line with those 30 homers, 78 RBI and 91 runs scored.
Sep 13 - 11:45 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Anthony Recker
3A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Mallex Smith
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3Robert Whalen
4Matt Wisler
5John Gant
6Josh Collmenter
7Tyrell Jenkins
8Williams Perez
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Ian Krol
6Chris Withrow
7Chaz Roe
8Brandon Cunniff
9Jose Ramirez
10Shae Simmons
11Ryan Weber
12Paco Rodriguez
13Daniel Winkler
14Sam Freeman