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Freddie Freeman (1B)

Atlanta Braves - 97% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: R

Freddie Freeman hit an opposite field, two-run shot in the eighth for his 100th career HR as an Atlanta Braves. He finished the night 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in the Braves loss.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman is the lone power threat in the Braves lineup and presents some sneaky value in DFS leagues. His time on the DL has deflated his price although he still is a top 15 1B and presents incredible numbers against RHPs. Freeman now has 14 HRs on the season with a solid .863 OPS.

 

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After being in a phenomenal match up against Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman, the Braves 1B could not come up with a hit. Freeman went 0-for-4 including making the last out of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman had perfect conditions to explode with fantasy points today. Unfortunately, he was unable to come though and DFS players will be more hesitant to start him in the future.

 

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The Braves 1B is facing Baltimore's Chris Tillman and is in a position to have a great game. Freeman is batting a .391 wOBA with a 152 wRC+ against righties. (Source: Fangraph.com)

Fantasy Impact: With the game being played in hitter friendly Camden Yards this could set Freeman up to have a monster game. Freeman will have at least three chances to hit against Tillman, unless he gets pulled early, and with him batting 3rd in the line-up he will have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs.

 

It didn't take too many games back for the Braves 1B to show why he was missed. Freddie Freeman hit his first home run since returning from the DL in the 1st inning.

Fantasy Impact: This is what the Braves needed. Despite the loss, the team still showed signs of life. DFS tournament players will start to notice a possible stack with this team if their production continues to increase.

 

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In a game where the Braves were trying to avoid a sweep by the Cardinals, Freddie Freeman quietly brought a team back to life. The Braves star 1B went 1-for-4 with a walk in the 3-2 win.

Fantasy Impact: Even with recent trades the Braves showed life. For the DFS player, Freddie Freeman will be a viable option at 1B and could make the Atlanta Braves a nice stack option in the future.

 

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Freddie Freeman was activated for the Braves today but will not start against the Cardinals. The Braves 1B was used as a pinch-hitter in the seventh but was not able to get a hit. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for a team that is struggling on offense. The Atlanta Braves need a spark and having their star 1B back will certainly help.

 

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman reportedly felt great after hitting from a tee and taking two rounds of soft toss on Monday. He could begin his rehab assignment by the end of the week. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is the first good news Freeman owners have received in some time. His return has been delayed, but it appears he could be back before too long.

 

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The Atlanta Braves 1B will not come off the DL after the All-Star break like the team originally thought. John Hart, the team's president of baseball operations, said earlier today that the injury was more serious than expected but he hopes the star 1B will be able to return by the first week of August. (Source: NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: With the Atlanta Braves offense struggling, the return of Freddie Freeman could not come soon enough. Even with the team's recent low scoring performance at Coors Field, the most hitter friendly park in the league, this team has little chance for DFS players to stack them.

 

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Assistant GM John Coppolella said Wednesday that there is a chance that the Braves star 1B could return to the lineup as early as next week. However, he did say it is still too early to tell but they are optimistic that Freeman could be activated after the All-Star break. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: When Freddie Freeman does return this team will be a sleeper stack for GPPs. Other players are finding their swings in his absence and his return should only boost that.

 

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Freddie Freeman still not ready

Tue, Jun 30th 10:15pm EDT
By Lee Harvey

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez revealed on Tuesday that Freeman will need more time to heal before coming off the DL. (Source: Fox Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Right now, there is no reason to play any Atlanta Braves players. With Freeman out of the line up, there just isn't enough offense coming from this team to make any tournament stacks in DFS play.

 

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Atlanta Braves' 1B Freddie Freeman received a platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injection in his injured wrist today in hopes it will minimize his stay on the disabled list. PRP injections are used to stimulate the healing of soft tissue and bones. The Braves are optimistic that their first basemen will be back before the All-Star break but the coaching staff is in no rush to bring him back before he is ready. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy players are going to want to stay away from using Atlanta stacks in their DFS tournament lineups. With no Freddie Freeman, there is just no one else to help jump start this lineup. If you couple Freeman's injury with the other Braves' players not stepping up to the chances they are given, it is just making Atlanta's lineup one to stay away from for optimal fantasy points.

 

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Freddie Freeman's offense was clearly missed Wednesday night. The Braves could not provide enough run support for Shelby Miller, who pitched a brilliant game, in the loss against the Nationals. Despite having 10 hits, the Braves could only come up with one run over 11 innings.

Fantasy Impact: The DFS player will steer clear from stacking Braves players with Freeman still on the DL. Freeman's 41 RBI this year lead the team and games like tonight show that he is the anchor of this offense.

 

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The Atlanta Braves placed Freddie Freeman on the 15-day disabled list today. Freeman underwent a MRI Monday and the results showed nothing serious. The Braves' 1st baseman will not make the trip to Washington for the series with the Nationals. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Freeman was having a phenomenal year, especially against the Nationals. In the last six games against Washington, he was 13-for-25 against the Nationals, so this hurts the daily fantasy players more than anything. Chris Johnson, who is batting .221 this season, will start the series against the Nationals at 1st base.

 

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The wrist injury is not considered serious in that there are no broken bones or other structural problems. The concern is with the soreness and inflammation. The Braves made it retroactive to June 18th, his last day played. (Source: David O'Brien)

Fantasy Impact: Kelly Johnson and Chris Johnson will likely man first base In Freeman's absence. There is probably not much on the waiver wire but Kelly Johnson is batting .252 and is at least serviceable and is readily available in Yahoo and ESPN. You might also find Logan Morrison or Mike Napoli a temporary fit.

 

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The club has not released an official statement but reports say that Freeman's wrist is going to cost him at least two weeks. (Source: Mark Bowman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bad news on the doorstep. Hopefully, this will not become a lingering issue and in two weeks he'll be healed and producing again, but it's way too early to make such assumptions. There is most likely not anybody worthy of pickup on the wire, but Kelly Johnson will likely get the most starts at 1B.

 

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He will most likely have an MRI tomorrow before the team leaves for Washington. If Freeman is out for any length of time it would be a huge blow to the Braves, who have played much better than most anticipated and are close to division leader Washington. (Source: Mark Bowman)

Fantasy Impact: Owners should be prepared to make adjustments to their roster if Freeman's wrist requires any further time away. Kelly Johnson would most likely cover first base in his absence. Talk of a trip to the DL is premature until he receives further examination.

 

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He is nursing a sprained right wrist, but it's not serious enough to warrant a trip to the DL. Still, it's pretty sore, so he will likely be back Tuesday, taking advantage of an off-day on Monday. (Source: Kevin McAlpin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: No need to gnash your teeth, just wait this one out. Those in weekly leagues will have a tougher decision, but Tuesday looks like a solid date.

 

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Freeman will take another day off to give his right wrist time to recover from a sprain. There is no structural damage so he should not be out too long. (Source: Mark Bowman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Officially he is day-to-day and there has been no mention of a prolonged absence so owners should just wait this out for another day or two.

 

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He injured it during the New York series and received an injection tonight. He hopes to rejoin team on Friday. (Source: David O'Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It doesn't sound serious. Maybe a day or two.

 

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Pretty poor day all-around for the Braves. It was Freeman's 20th double and 41st RBI of the year. He clearly is the best of bunch in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: The Braves will struggle this year but Freddie keeps producing. Question is, can he sustain those numbers in a weak lineup? So far, he has.

 

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Freeman's ISO sits at a terrific .231 and his slash line is at .307/.376/.538 with an OPS of .907. He has managed to sustain these numbers in a weak Braves offense without protection around him.

Fantasy Impact: He's proven this year that he doesn't need protection, at least so far. The guy is a special kind of beast. In games, it's fun to watch him make pitchers pay for their mistakes, as many try to pitch around him. He is re-writing the rules, essentially. Put him in a good offense and he'd be MVP.

 

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Freeman just creates his own space. It seems like he wills pitchers to pitch to him and when they do, they pay. Freeman got the first Braves hit of the game in the fourth, which is something that we're used too because it's usually Freeman in the middle of things when things click for the team.

Fantasy Impact: He is a hitting machine. Owners should just sit back and enjoy the show because it doesn't appear the lack of protection in the lineup affects him one bit. It's been stated before, but he would be in the MVP conversation if on a better team.

 

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He has an impressive slash line of .304/.369/.530 on the year and continues to be the main spark in the Braves weak offense.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman is a special player. To be able to put up this kind of production in a weak offense with little protection is nothing short of amazing. Can he keep it up? Time will tell.

 

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He also scored a run. Freeman has been hot so far this month, with a slash line of .407/.469/.778 and an OPS of 1.247.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman continues to defy conventional wisdom, hitting well with little protection in the lineup. Fantasy owners are very pleased, both in conventional leagues and DFS.

 

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He also had four RBI. It's a testimony to the Braves how they lose games in which their best hitter has two HR blasts.

Fantasy Impact: He has done so well with little protection in the lineup that it seems like an impossible task to keep his batting level so high. And he has had his slumps too. But if he were on a good team, he'd be in the MVP conversation.

 

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In the Braves 9-8 loss Wednesday, Freeman hit a three-run shot in the second and added a solo shot in the fourth. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: As the Braves finished their brutal west-coast road trip, Freeman has come alive at the plate. He is batting .357 with five homers and 10 RBI in his last seven games. Although Freeman is not getting the recognition in All-Star voting, his recent upsurge has pushed him back to being a top-10 1B on ESPN.

 

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He hit a 2-run homer in the fifth against Bradley. He also scored two runs. Days like this are what Freeman is all about. If he were on a better team, he'd be MVP material.

Fantasy Impact: The Braves enjoyed a much needed breather of a game today. If you own Freeman then rest in the knowledge these days will happen again but also be aware of the value you are getting from a top pick. Could be a sell high situation.

 

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He had been given the day off but came in to pinch-hit thus securing his MLB leading games-played streak to 218. His bomb traveled 411-feet with an exit velocity of 106 mph.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman makes pitchers pay for their mistakes but he is getting fewer chances to do that. He remains a sell-high for me. I believe you can get a great return with a better long-term value than Freeman.

 

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Freeman's strikeouts have been a problem but nothing like tonight against Clayton Kershaw. Freeman has to deliver in these matchups and he is flailing at pitches that make him look amateurish.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman will post decent numbers this year but in no way will his value reflect his ADP. It seems logical to trade him if you can sell high and improve your lineup and get better value for your pick.

 

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Freeman is rocking along and his numbers are above average. But the concern is still there for him to have a sub-par year (at least for Freeman). Clearly there are not good viable hitters in the Braves lineup to offer any protection whatsoever. And this is not going to improve or change.

Fantasy Impact: I think Freeman is a sell-high candidate. Memorial Day is the right time of the season to be looking for trade partners to fill your needs and with Freeman as bait you might be able to cash in.

 

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Freeman is Atlanta's MVP. He comes through again and again for the team. For the year, his slash line is .301/.367/.491 and his peripheral numbers look great.

Fantasy Impact: Trot him out there every game. Freeman is the type to pay great dividends to long-term investors.

 

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He also scored a run. His effort this year has been phenomenal and his peripherals have stayed high in spite of a couple of slumps.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman hopes this starts another run of big games. It seems that with Maybin batting second and Markakis fourth is too his liking.

 

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Freeman is struggling through a slump, which stands now at 5-for-31. He also struck out twice tonight. His K rate sits at 21.7%, which is about his norm as a pro. His peripherals are still good, and hopefully he gets back on track quickly.

Fantasy Impact: He is still Freddie Freeman, which means he can and will have a good season. But a great season is little too much to expect due the anemic lineup around him which offers little protection for the slugger.

 

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Freeman has been here before but now he lacks real protection in the batting lineup. Coach Fredi Gonzalez continues to use a different batting order every day which doesn't allow players to grow accustomed to whatever role they have.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman has made pitchers pay for their mistakes this year and this elevated his stat line and peripheral numbers. But with Gonzalez toying with the batting order everyday it's anybody's guess when Freddie will find consistency.

 

He also collected two walks. Freeman continues his march to greatness. He's had five multi-hit games in the last seven contests, has hit .375/.439/.614 in his past 24 games, with 12 extra-base hits and 10 RBI in past 16.

Fantasy Impact: Remember his slow start to the year? Yeah, seems insignificant now. He keeps delivering for his owners and the DFS players like this ride as well.

 

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No extra base hits, no home runs, just a standard .500 night for the elite Freeman, who carries terrific peripheral hitting numbers, and a .333 batting average with him so far this season.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman is quickly becoming the nemesis of most pitchers in the NL. He makes them pay for their mistakes and he is seemingly relentless with his craft. When you own an elite player who is doing well, all is right with the world.

 

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One of the hits was a double, his 14th of the season. Freeman continues to connect well and make pitchers pay for their mistakes.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman is just wreaking havoc on opposing pitchers. They throw here and there, not a lot of good pitches, but they make mistakes, and he is tearing them apart.

 

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Just a so-so day but Freeman has been improving on his K rate lately, in addition to hitting lights out. Earlier this season, he had a K rate above 25%, but he has whittled that down to 20.8%, which is more in line with historical numbers.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman continues to impress with how he has responded to the challenges that he faces each day with an ever-changing Braves lineup. He continues to have great at-bats and usually is able to make the opposing pitchers pay for their mistakes. Freeman is an elite player, but perhaps a bit overvalued right now.

 

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Even when others in the lineup are struggling, Freeman still adds value and excitement to fantasy lineups. He is an MVP waiting to happen and it's too bad the Braves are in rebuilding mold, because that allows opposing pitchers to 'pitch around' him. But what is occurring is that the opposing pitchers are making mistakes and Freeman is connecting and making them pay. That's a sign of a great hitter.

Fantasy Impact: The Braves offense is doing well, especially Markakis, Simmons, Pierzynski, and Freeman. You can still join in by possibly adding Markakis or Simmons. For a short-term bump, you can also grab Pierzynski.

 

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Freeman is just producing his heart out on the way to a very good season. The lack of protection around him means he sees few good pitches to hit. When he does see a good pitch, he is certainly making them pay so far. His ISO is a near-great .243, while his wOBA sits at .405 and his wRC+ is 161.

Fantasy Impact: You can't just go out and grab Freeman, but you can cash in on the Braves offense by using Markakis and Simmons, who bat ahead of him in the lineup. Freeman owners just want him to keep a patient eye on the plate and keep working on getting his K rate down, which sits at 21.4%, better than the 25+% it's been.

 

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He also scored three runs and had two RBI. Freeman is really doing well, having raised his average to .301 from a low of .233 just 8-10 days ago.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman is finally hitting the ball well. What makes it better is that he is doing this on a woeful Braves team.

 

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Freeman has continued to progress lately and now has a stellar 137 wRC+ along with a wOBA of .371. His slash line is looking better at .284/.346/.505 after a rather slow start with the 2015 campaign.

Fantasy Impact: This is exactly what you can expect from Freeman this year. His stats are rounding into form and he is producing at a high level.

 

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Freeman has really come on strong the last four games, raising his batting average from .233 to .296. His K rate even fell a couple of points to 22.7%. His wOBA is a solid .383 and his wRC+ a nifty 145.

Fantasy Impact: The man can lay the lumber and the only thing holding him back is getting good pitches to hit on a consistent basis. Still, Freeman will have a good year for fantasy owners.

 

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Freeman has turned things around in the last three games. He started the season slowly with his batting average dipping to .233 recently. He now sports a slash line of .286/.345/.519. More importantly, his wOBA is a nifty .377 and his wRC+ sits at 143. Still problematic is his high K rate at 24.4%.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman's owners are ecstatic with his turnaround and hope this is a sign of things to come. While Freeman did start out slow, he will have a productive year. It would be even better if the Braves were able to offer him better protection in the lineup.

 

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In his last two games, he has gone 4-for-7 which is a dramatic improvement over a 1-for-19 slump he was in before yesterdays game. His resurgence is sorely needed as the Braves have been struggling since they got off to such a great start.

Fantasy Impact: His owners are optimistic and hoping this is the beginning of a successful season. Most likely, it will be an up and down year for the star since he has little protection in the lineup.

 

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Freeman had been in a 1-for-19 slump, so this was a bit of good news for everybody concerned. The Braves had 10 hits today, and that helped him a lot. Protection in the lineup is a huge concern for Freeman this year, otherwise he'd be MVP material.

Fantasy Impact: Owners had to be happy today and can only hope this signals a turnaround for Freeman. Hang in there with him, he won't disappoint.

 

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The entire team could only manage two hits against Aaron Harang and company tonight. Freeman's batting average stands at .233 now and his strikeout rate is around 26%.

Fantasy Impact: The strikeout rate is a concern but no reason to do anything but wait and watch. Freeman is just not seeing good, hittable pitches thus far due to lack of adequate protection in the lineup.

 

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Yes, his average is below .250 but his wOBA is an above average .359. That, and his wRC+ is a healthy 138, whereas average is 100. He does have a high K%, which is sitting at a career high 25.4%. Freddie is in a bad spot, as he is getting little needed protection from those around him in the lineup.

Fantasy Impact: Freddie is fine, unless you're getting dinged for each strikeout, then you just have to review the numbers. He will have a good year, but not great, only because of the weakness around him in the lineup. Otherwise, he would be in the MVP conversation.

 

He hit his third double of the season today and increased in batting average to .283. He has an excellent wOBA of .411 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman is just cruising along and getting better each day. He and Markakis are making the most of the lineup and doing remarkably well.

 

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The home run came off of R.A. Dickey in the third with one on-base. It's clear Freeman is starting to see the ball better and thus, becoming more productive at the plate.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman owners are smiling today and enjoying the benefits of having him on their teams. Still, unless Freeman has consistent protection around him in the lineup, it could be an average year for the guy who is good enough to earn the MVP award, if only on a more consistent team.

 

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He hit it off of Brett Cecil in the eighth inning and the Braves went on to win 8-7. Freeman ended the night going 1-for-4 with two RBI. He now has a slash line of .231/.286/.513 with three homer's and six RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the low average, he owns a very favorable .345 wOBA on the season. Freeman stands to have a good year, which could become great if he gets protection from those around him in the lineup.

 

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It was Freeman's second home run of the year. He has started out a little slow, hitting only .250 on the young season.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman will be fine as long as he gets some protection in the lineup. Otherwise, it'll just be a so-so year for him.

 

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It was his first home run of the year. The Braves are rocking a 5-0 record and Freeman is just hitting his groove. His batting average is now at .333 on the young season.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman is striking out a bit, in 21 at-bats he has struck out seven times. Aside from that it's all systems go for 'Hugs' but owners need to monitor how others around him in the lineup are doing. If he lacks adequate protection, his numbers will suffer.

 

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Freeman went 5-for-13 in the first series of the season and seems primed for an excellent year.

Fantasy Impact: If the hitters around him in the lineup can offer some protection then the sky is the limit for Freddie. He's a MVP type player who is the best hitter on an otherwise sub-par team. Baseball is a funny game and so far, the Braves are playing well. Might be an interesting year.

 

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He had two doubles, two RBI, and two runs scored in the lopsided 12-2 victory over the Marlins. Freeman also had two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman is the lone offensive star of the club and the concern has been about Freddie getting hittable pitches. That may become a real concern later but for now the lowly Braves are 2-0 and having fun.

 

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He ends the Grapefruit campaign with five doubles and three home runs in 59 at-bats. With an OPS over .900 he also is generating excitement in anticipation of a great year.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman is the type of hitter that has the ability to generate MVP numbers. The question is who will protect him in the lineup? He will have to be patient at the plate this year and if so, his numbers will make fantasy owners very happy in 2015.

 

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He sports a .390 batting average and a .490 OBP along with a sweet 1.124 OPS. Freeman would be an MVP candidate if he had good batters around him but the Braves re-tooled and now Freddie sits unprotected unless others step up.

Fantasy Impact: He is a destination player who will have a good year regardless of the Braves. Don't be afraid to draft him, just temper your elation with the facts that are facing such an anemic lineup.

 

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It's just spring, but hope springs eternal in Braves camp with Freeman leading the way. In 34 at bats this spring, he has an OBP of .500 and an OPS of 1.176. He also has six SOs along with eight walks. In addition, he has four doubles and two home runs, sporting a batting average of .382.

Fantasy Impact: Everybody expects this from Freeman, and he will have a good year. But how good of a year he has depends greatly on those around him in the lineup. The Braves are going small ball on us because they have no other choice. Freddie will hit home runs, but it's the doubles that intrigue me. New hitting coach Kevin Seitzer is doing a great job, and will emphasize hitting liners but if Freddie doesn't have adequate protection around him, it's unlikely he'll see very many good pitches this year.

 

Freeman would be an MVP candidate if the Braves had better talent around him, but he has just raked this spring in spite of the obstacles. In 22 ABs, he has a .409 BA, a .519 OBP, and a 1.337 OPS. He also has three doubles, two HRs, and seven RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: The thing to keep in mind about Freeman is will he see good pitches in the regular season. The Braves have no one to protect him in the lineup, unless the young players step up mightily and have good years.

 

Freeman homered, doubled, and knocked in three runs today against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman's value is a bit diminished due to the reboot of the roster that GM John Hart engineered this offseason. He will not see good pitches once the regular season begins and thus will be limited in production this year. Still, he is in line to have a decent year, just not a monster one.

 

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