Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman

1B - ATL
Age: 29Bats: LThrows: R

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J. deGrom #6
Fri, 8/23 7:10pm
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Rank H #13
Projection (?) 4.7 pts




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Replacing Joey Votto as the line-drive king, Freeman has batted above .300 with a slugging percentage over .500 in each of the last three seasons. He played all 162 games and even poached a career-high 10 bases in 2018. He's in line to extend those trends with a .308/.398/.564 slash line in 106 games. He would have entered 2019 as fantasy's top first baseman if not for a late power outage limiting him to 23 homers last year, but he already has 25 to end July. Now that he has regained his fence-clearing pop and slowly repealed the injury-prone label, Freeman is a relatively safe building block with MVP upside. He is making even harder contact early in 2019 and looks well on his way to again batting over .300 with 35-40 long balls. If he's not a first-round player, he's awfully close.

Freeman is as steady as ever this season, batting a crisp .313 through the first half with 20+ homers and nearly 70 RBIs and runs each. He may not have the upside of Pete Alonso, but there is something to be said about Freeman's reliability month by month.

Freeman is a perennial .300 hitter, but this year he also looks set to top 30 home runs for just the second time in his career. Even 40 HRs is possible, which would push him into truly elite fantasy territory.