Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 2 days ago

Freeman was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Cubs on Friday afternoon.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Freeman has started to hit a bit, logging multi-hit games in five of his last seven starts, including a pair of home runs in his last three. He has his average up to a modest .259 with three home runs and seven RBI, but the 5-18 Braves are going to need others to step up as well if they are going to improve on the worst record in baseball.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 2 days ago

Freeman went 3-for-4 with a walk in Thursday's win against the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Thursday was his fourth multi-hit performance in the last six games, raising his average to .247 through his first 77 at-bats. Freeman's numbers so far have certainly been a disappointment as he's notched just five extra-base hits - only two of which were homers - and six RBI in the first month of the season. The first baseman has loads of talent, but is stuck on the worst team in baseball which limits his production and allows pitchers to work around him. Freeman has earned the right for owners to be patient with him, but the lack of talent around the 26-year-old may be too much to overcome this season.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 3 days ago

Freeman went 2-for-4, hitting his first home run since Opening Day against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was his first homer in 72 at-bats. The bomb also ended a streak of 15 straight games without a home run for the Braves, which is a new franchise record. Freeman's had a tough start to the year, but he is 5-for-11 (.455) in his last three games and has hit safely in eight of the last 10.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 6 days ago

Freeman has been dropped to sixth in the order for Monday's game against Boston.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Still mired in an early-season slump, Freeman enters play Monday night hitting .177/.311/.258 with a homer and five RBI through 17 games. With Freeman's drop in the order, the Braves are hitting Adonis Garcia third, while A.J. Pierzynski and Jeff Francoeur are hitting fourth and fifth.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 6 days ago

Freeman went 3-for-13 (.231) with a double and RBI over the weekend against the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The first baseman continued to express his frustration and even told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he seems to only be able to hit lefties right now, but Freeman appears to be slowly turning things around at the plate. He is hitting just .177 and hasn't hit a home run since Opening Day, but Freeman has hit safely in seven of his last nine games.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 1 week ago

Freeman is hitting just .163/.328/.245 with one homer, four RBI, seven runs and 16 strikeouts in 49 at-bats this season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The good news is Freeman is still finding a way on base, as he has walked 10 times, but overall, this is a huge disappointment. Freeman didn't have a full offseason because he was healing from a wrist issue, but he hasn't been making any excuses. Fortunately, he's turned it around a little bit, going 6-for-24 (.250) over the last week.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 2 weeks ago

Freeman went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's his first multi-hit game of the season, leaving Freeman with a weak slash line of .167/.348/.278. Better days will be ahead for the Braves' slugger, but the ragged lineup around him could limit his RBI chances even when he heats up.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 2 weeks ago

Freeman said he is "frustrated" with his start to the 2016 season but is "100 percent healthy", Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The first baseman admitted that a lack of bat speed is the reason for his early-season slump, but he refused to say there was anything physically wrong with his body. Freeman battled a right wrist issue over the last four months of 2015 and did not take regular batting practice as a precaution during spring training. He is 1-for-24 (.045) with nine strikeouts since hitting a home run on Opening Day.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 2 weeks ago

Freeman is getting the day off Thursday against the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He will make way for Kelly Johnson to get the start at first base and hit cleanup, presumably against Stephen Strasburg, although he is a little under the weather and has not yet been confirmed as the Nationals' starter. Look for Freeman to be back in the lineup Friday in Miami.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 3 weeks ago

Freeman is 1-for-20 since hitting a home run in the first inning on Opening Day.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The good news is the Braves first baseman is still finding a way on base, as he has seven walks through the first seven games. Freeman also has a favorable matchup tonight against Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg. He is 12-for-31 (.387) with three homers in his career against the right-hander.