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Braves | Freddie Freeman back up to three

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:32:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman was moved back into the three-hole Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has been out of the third spot since Sunday, but he has turned it on this week. He has a .393-1-2 line over the last seven days. He's facing lefty Jon Lester today, which cools his value a bit, but he's still a midrange option today.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman ends HR drought

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:33:35 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run with two run scored Wednesday, April 27, against the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Tip: It was Freeman's first homer since opening day. This is more what fantasy owners expected to see from Freeman. His batting average is up to .219, which isn't great, but he is slowly starting to round into form. Be patient.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman hitting cleanup

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:07:52 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is hitting fourth Tuesday, April 26, against the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman had been hitting third, but in the past week he had a .241 average and only one run batted in. Adonis Garcia is hitting .360 and has moved up to the third spot. Freeman is slowly getting untracked and should start hitting soon. He had a .276-18-66 line last season. For now, be wary of Freeman in your fantasy lineup.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman dropped in order

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:48:38 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is being dropped to No. 6 in the batting order against Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello Monday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman went 0-for-4 Sunday and is hitting only .177 (11-for-62) on the season, and he still hasn't homered since his first at-bat on opening day. His slow start has become a real concern now, especially after having offseason wrist surgery. Sit tight if you own him. He should be able to rebound if he's healthy, but the fact he hits in a weak lineup doesn't give much hope for those considering buying low.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman still scuffling

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 22:32:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman went 1-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts Friday, April 22, against the New York Mets, as he continues to struggle with a .167 batting average.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has just one multi-hit game through his first 15 outings, and he has struck out 18 times through 53 at-bats. Fantasy owners in seasonal formats need to stick it out, as he will start hitting, but he has now played 14 straight games without a home run since his clout on opening day.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman finds mechanical flaw

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:19:52 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman found a flaw in his swing, and he has been tweaking his mechanics with hitting coach Kevin Seitzer. "I haven't been loading," Freeman said, referring to the segment of his swing just before he brings the bat forward. "It's just been kind of stepping into the ball instead of loading and getting my (front) foot down. We've kind of known it was there and trying to work on it. I feel great up there, just not getting any results."

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is hitting just .163 in 49 at-bats to open the season. That's bound to improve, but he doesn't have any protection in the lineup. So we may not see a return to his .319-23-109 ways of 2013. However, he's a proven hitter, and if you can acquire him on the cheap, it might behoove you to do so.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman has mechanical issues

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:44:52 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman started the season off slow, rebounded in a series against the Miami Marlins and went 1-for-9, including four strikeouts Wednesday, April 20. His average entering Thursday, April 21, was .156 (7-for-45) with nine walks, 15 strikeouts and a .321 on-base percentage. Hitting coach Kevin Seitzer said he was working on some mechanical issues with Freeman. Seitzer thinks it's just a couple easy fixes to Freeman's swing.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman's wrist was the big concern this offseason and in spring training after having surgery. Is it still bothering him? It's worth asking, and perhaps it has led to some mechanical glitches for the slugger. Those who own him have to be concerned. However, it remains early, and he could turn things around quickly. Freeman's power growth was real last year, so if he can get on track he can still produce for his owners.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman posts first two-hit game

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:01:00 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman continued to show signs of life at the plate, going 2-for-4 with an RBI single against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has a hit in every game since getting a day off Thursday and has increased his batting average from .080 to .167 after going 4-for-11 versus the Marlins this weekend. The 26-year-old doesn't have the supporting cast around him to be match the numbers of the elite options at his position, but he figures to be a strong middle-tier first baseman for as long as he can stay healthy.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman says he's healthy

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:54:30 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) said he's 100% healthy, but he's struggling to catch up to fastballs. Freeman said he may be too tense in his shoulders.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is 2-for-25 (.080) this year, and maybe the mental day is all he needs to wash his early struggles away. He remains an upper-middle option at the position.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman out of lineup

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:25:00 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is out of the lineup Thursday, April 14, with OF Kelly Johnson shifting to first base and hitting cleanup. 2B Jace Peterson is playing left field and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is off to a 2-for-12 (.167) start and is slated to face Stephen Strasburg. The lineup placement is nice, but he hasn't given enough to warrant the flyer today. Peterson (.167) is also off to a rough start and is a pass today.

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