Freeman has always had the hit tool, but he had the power to go along with it this year and last, making him look like a first-round lock for 2018 drafts. What’s more impressive is that he hasn’t sacrificed patience at the plate or average for the power. Freeman lowered his O-Swing% to 27.7 percent from 32.4 percent last year, and he also lowered his K% from 24.7 to 18.8 percent from a year ago while raising his BB% to 16.4 percent this year. My favorite Freeman stat, though, was that he hasn’t hit an infield fly ball yet this year, making him one of 14 qualified hitters with a 0.0 percent IFFB%.
Freddie Freeman Out At Least 10 Weeks I Nationals Looking In-House For A Closer?May 18, 2017
Poor Braves. They had a beautiful new stadium, and Freddie Freeman was having a season for the ages as the face of the franchise. That season for the ages took a hit – literally – on Wednesday, as Freeman was diagnosed with a broken forearm that will result in him missing at least eight weeks of action.
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