Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
2 days ago

Freeman (back) is in the lineup Friday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately, Freeman's sore back isn't keeping him from playing Friday night against Jeff Samardzija and the Giants. Atlanta's slugger is hitting .364/.525/.818 with five home runs and 14 RBI over the last 14 games.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
3 days ago

Freeman (back) is sore but hopes to remain in the lineup for Friday's game against the Giants, David O'Brien of the AJC reports.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman had a scary moment in Thursday's game against Arizona when he took a hard fall chasing a foul ball. His lower back landed directly on the back of a chair, but he was able to remain in the game and play all nine innings. While he will attempt to give it a go Friday, there's no telling how his back will respond overnight. If Freeman has to miss Friday's game against the Giants, Gordon Beckham could slide over to get the start at first base.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
6 days ago

Freeman homered, walked, scored three times and drove in three runs in a 3-for-4 game Monday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman's home run tied the game in the top of the ninth only for the Braves to lose on a walk-off shot from Paul Goldschmidt in the bottom of the frame. He missed Sunday's game with a finger injury, but it didn't look like it was bothering Freeman at all. Freeman is now up to 25 home runs and continues to build on a career high in home runs. He needed 147 games to hit his previous career high, 23 home run, in both 2012 and 2013.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
6 days ago

Freeman (finger) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman was held out of Sunday's lineup after receiving an injection in his finger Saturday, but it appears that was all the time he needed to recover. Freeman will man first base and hit third in the Braves' batting order Monday night.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
1 week ago

Freeman was out of Sunday's lineup after receiving a painkiller injection in his right middle finger Saturday night that carries with it a 48-hour recovery, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman has reportedly been dealing with the finger injury since spring training, but must have been worse than usual following Saturday's game. The injection cost him his first game of the season Sunday and likely leaves his status for Monday's contest questionable as well. Consider the star first baseman day-to-day for the time being.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
1 week ago

Freeman is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman is riding a 10-game hitting streak and has a good track record against Sunday's opposing starter, Gio Gonzalez, but he also has not had a day off since April 14, so manager Brian Snitker decided to give him one Sunday. Nick Markakis will get the start at first base in Freeman's place.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
2 weeks ago

Freeman went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman opened the scoring with a 403-foot shot to right in the first, his second homer in as many days. Freeman has four dingers overall in the last four games and has reached safely in eight straight. The 26-year-old has now equaled his career high in homers with six weeks left in the season, and has a solid .286/.379/.538 line in 2016.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
2 weeks ago

Freeman went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 8-5 victory over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The matchup with Nats ace Stephen Strasburg didn't faze Freeman one bit, as the Braves first baseman connected on a three-run homer in the fifth inning to vault his team into the league. On a Braves squad that ranks last in baseball in home runs by a significant margin, Freeman is the lone bat in the lineup who has consistently supplied power. His 22 homers put him just one short of his personal best, but the dead weight surrounding him in the lineup has resulted in Freeman generating a meager 53 RBI and 65 runs on the season.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
3 weeks ago

Freeman went 3-for-3 with two solo homers and a walk Wednesday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Those long balls represented two-thirds of Atlanta's offense in this matchup of lightweight teams. Freeman hit one to center and one to left, reflecting the ability to hit to all fields that makes him such a special bat. Unfortunately, thanks to the Braves' mighty struggles getting on base and scoring runs, Freeman still hasn't cracked 50 RBI despite having ripped 21 homers.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
3 weeks ago

Freeman finished 3-for-3, including a three-run homer, in Saturday night's 13-5 win over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

The first baseman reached base safely in all five plate appearances, including a pair of walks, but perhaps most importantly, he didn't strikeout a single time after recording 11 strikeouts in his past four games. Despite a 26.6 strikeout percentage, Freeman surpassed his home run total from 2015 with a towering 448 foot shot to center in the third inning -- his 19th of the season, putting him on pace to reach a career-high 30 home runs.