Freddie Freeman is one of the best position players in the National League right now and I think there’s really no debate. The 26-year-old first baseman is hitting a slash of .292/.392/.557 with 28 homers and 70 RBIs on the year. He’s done that after an awful April and May, when he hit .251/.338/.427 with eight home runs and 15 RBIs. Did I also mention that he’s on the worst team in the league?
Freeman’s season started to turn around in June and he hasn’t slowed down since, hitting for the cycle on June 15. Freeman is currently tied for fourth in WAR in the NL with Christian Yelich at 5.1, he’s tied for fifth in home runs with 28 and is sixth in OBP at .392. He’s also having a gold glove caliber year, but honestly I don’t think he’ll win the award. It seems like Freeman is entering his prime and Braves fans should be relieved that John Coppolella and company didn’t trade him.
Freeman is one of the best players in the National League and should place in the top-5 of the MVP voting, no he shouldn’t win the prestigious award, but he still deserves to place high on the list.
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