2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Freddie Freeman
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
For years it seemed like the fantasy community pondered what a power breakout by Freddie Freeman would look like and then he launched 38 over 158 games last season. With the bounciness of the baseball and some health, he could have reached 40 but Freeman cratered the last 13 contests going 5-for-39 (.128) while hitting zero home runs his last 21 games of the season. A late season elbow injury hampered Freeman’s performance resulting in a surgical procedure in October of last year. His rehab carried over into camp with Freeman missing early spring training games getting the elbow ready for the season.
Noting how his elbow affected him down the stretch and in the playoffs (.200/.273/.400 slash line), Freeman still finished second in the National League in RBI (121), fourth in runs (113), sixth in home runs (38), eighth in walks (87), ninth in on-base plus slugging percentage (.938) and tenth in slugging (.549). Imagine a healthy Freeman over the last 21 games. Even with the late...