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Atlanta Braves’ star 1B Freddie Freeman was named the 2020 National League MVP Thursday.
Freeman beat out finalists Mookie Betts and Manny Machado for the 2020 NL MVP. He received 28-of-30 first place votes. Freeman was terrific in a shortened 2020 campaign, slashing .341/.462/.640 with 23 doubles, 13 home runs, 53 RBI, 51 runs scored and two stolen bases over 262 plate appearances.
Freddie Freeman, along with Mookie Betts and Manny Machado was named as a finalist for the 2020 NL MVP award.
Freeman has never finished higher than fourth in any NL MVP voting. He led the majors with 23 doubles and posted a terrific 1.102 OPS. Freeman slashed .341/.462/.640 with 13 home runs, 53 RBI, 51 runs scored and two stolen bases over 262 plate appearances.
The Braves are looking to lock up 1B Freddie Freeman to a long-term contract extension.
"He's (Freeman) someone that we plan on and expect to have him as a Brave for a long time, and he plans that as well," said Braves' GM Alex Anthopoulos. "Both sides want that to happen, want that to occur." Freeman had a terrific 2020 campaign, slashing .341/.462/.640 with 13 home runs, 53 RBI, 51 RBI and two stolen bases across 262 plate appearances. The 31-year-old 1B is under contract until the 2021 season. Both sides will work on a long-term extension during the off-season.
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with two doubles, and two runs scored as the Braves fell to the Dodgers 7-3 in Game 5 of the NLCS on Friday.
Freeman notched the only extra-base hits for the Braves and scored two of their three runs. He scored off a Travis d'Arnaud sacrifice fly in the first inning and later scored off of a groundout in the eighth. The veteran first baseman has been having a great playoff run, as to be expected, with a .306 batting average to go along with a 1.000 OPS over 36 at-bats. He's also hit two home runs and driven in seven runs.
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored in the Braves 10-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday.
Freeman picked up an RBI double, part of Atlanta's six run sixth inning, and an RBI single in the blowout win. The first baseman is having a stellar postseason for the Braves, who have now won 8-of-9 games. He's slashing .281/.439/.500 with two home runs and seven RBI over 32 at-bats.