Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:31:36 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman said his swing is not where he wants it to be at this point even though he has gone 5-for-11 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBIs in his first five spring training games. "I'm not where I want to be now, I'm not hitting balls to left-center and up the middle," Freeman said. "Obviously I'm happy with the results I'm getting, but I'd rather line out up the middle. I'd rather be 0-for-11 with 11 line-outs up the middle."
Fantasy Tip: Freeman has been able to put up solid numbers and could take that into the season if he feels that his swing is where it needs to be. Freeman is not a part of the best lineup in MLB, which hurts his value, but he should still be an option in one of the earlier rounds of drafts this season.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:42:57 -0800
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is unlikely to play a full 162-game season again in 2015. However, he won't be out of the lineup enough for the team to worry about carrying a backup who doesn't play multiple positions. Manager Fredi Gonzalez doesn't plan to carry a third catcher on the roster, meaning 3B Chris Johnson will be the primary backup at first base as he was the last two years. Gonzalez would like to give Freeman a day off occasionally when the team faces a tough left-hander. Freeman played in every game last year and all but six innings the entire season.
Fantasy Tip: Many are high on Freeman in 2015 as a solid fantasy first baseman in the early rounds once the elite names come off the board. Freeman's fantasy floor is rather safe, but his home run output may never take the next step if he continues to hit as many liners as he does. Also, you have to take into account that the lineup around him won't help him out much at all.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:08:12 -0700
The Atlanta Braves brought back longtime scout Tom Battista on Thursday, Oct. 16, to have him work as a crosschecker in the organization. Battista, who discovered 1B Freddie Freeman and SP Tommy Hanson, will review prospects flagged by area scouts.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:52:54 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman had a single in three at-bats with a walk, strikeout and stolen base Friday, Sept. 12, against the Texas Rangers. Freeman has reached base safely in 28 straight games.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:34:45 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman has hit .171 (7-for-41), with a .569 OPS and .194 BABIP since the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: The BABIP is unsustainably low, but an 18.8 percent line drive rate will hinder any batting average. Test the trade waters to see if there is an impatient Freeman owner in your league. He is an elite bat in a minor funk who is due for a hot stretch.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:54:26 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco and 3B Todd Frazier, Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy, Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon, New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy, Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro, St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter, Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Josh Harrison, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence and Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton have been named as the reserves for the National League in the 2014 All-Star Game.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:33:49 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (arm) is in the lineup Thursday, June 26. He will wear a pad above his right elbow to protect the injury. He was hit by a pitch Wednesday, June 25.
Fantasy Tip: Get him back into yours, as well.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:13:07 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (arm) said he hopes to be able to play Thursday, June 26, after getting hit in the arm by a pitch Wednesday, June 25. Freeman did not have to undergo an X-rays.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:23:33 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (arm) left the game early Wednesday, June 25, after getting hit in the right arm with a pitch.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:16:55 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman hit two solo homers Tuesday, April 1.