Freddie Freeman
1B/3B ATL
2 months ago

Freeman (illness) is starting at first base and batting third during Sunday's game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman missed Saturday's game with an illness, but is apparently feeling better and is ready to rejoin the starting lineup. He'll look to build on his .314 average, 28 home runs and 71 RBI over the final days of the season.

Freddie Freeman
1B/3B ATL
2 months ago

Freeman will not be available for Saturday's game against the Phillies due to an illness, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It seemed initially that Freeman was being held out Saturday after a long run of consecutive starts, but it turns out he is under the weather and was sent home for the day. The Braves are hoping he will be able to return to the lineup Sunday.

Freddie Freeman
1B/3B ATL
2 months ago

Freeman is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman has started every game at first base since Aug. 1 and is 7-for-21 (.333) in his career against Saturday's opposing starter Henderson Alvarez, but manager Brian Snitker decided it was time of ra day off. Matt Adams will get the start at first base in Freeman's place.

Freddie Freeman
1B/3B ATL
2 months ago

Freeman went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

He's now slashing .378/.462/.689 in September with three homers and 11 RBI in 11 games, as Freeman tries to make up for the time he lost to a wrist injury earlier in the year. Expect him to continue swinging a hot bat as he makes a push for his second consecutive 30-homer season.

Freddie Freeman
1B/3B ATL
3 months ago

Despite recent wrist troubles, Freeman is hopefully he can play every remaining game this season, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman admitted earlier this week that he's still dealing with fatigue in his previously fractured wrist, resulting in him playing at less than 100 percent. Fortunately, it appears to be solely fatigue, rather than pain, suggesting Freeman should still be a consistent presence in the lineup the rest of the way out. He's started every game in August, and if he had it his way, Freeman would do the same in September. He's been consistently dismissive of any notion that would suggest he gets shut down, or even sits out a few games.

Freddie Freeman
1B/3B ATL
3 months ago

Freeman said Saturday that he's been steadily losing strength in his previously fractured wrist, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman admitted a week or so ago that he was still experiencing soreness and weakness in his wrist nearly two full months after his initial return, and it sounds like it's only getting worse. While last week he admitted that he was probably at about "80-85 percent," he said Saturday that "it feels like I'm swinging a wet newspaper." The Braves have not given any indication that they will shut Freeman down, but it's not out of the question.

Freddie Freeman
1B/3B ATL
3 months ago

Freeman went 2-for-5 with a double, a two-run homer and two runs scored in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman's long ball off starter Jerad Eickhoff made it 3-0 before the right-hander had even recorded an out. His two-extra base hits here have the soon-to-be 28-year-old slugger up to 49 in 86 games this year. Freeman missed a large chunk of time with a wrist injury, but he's been terrific when healthy with a .319/.415/.616 line.

Freddie Freeman
1B/3B ATL
3 months ago

Freeman won't play Tuesday against the Phillies after the game was postponed due to rain, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves and Phillies will make up Tuesday's contest as part of a doubleheader Wednesday. Freeman went hitless in the series opener Monday, leaving him 0-for-11 over the Braves' past four contests.

Freddie Freeman
1B/3B ATL
3 months ago

Freeman said his wrist aches and that he's not as strong as he was before it was hit by a pitch, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "It's probably about 80-85 percent," Freeman said. "Once I started to swinging again it hasn't gotten any better."

EDGE Analysis

Freeman will keep playing through it as long as it's tolerable, though, and despite this confession, he's gone .320/.391/.535 with eight home runs and 28 RBI in his 44 games since being activated from the disabled list. He was on a near-MVP pace before his wrist was plunked, but this is a good sign that he at least can remain a highly useful fantasy player down the stretch. Freeman should still garner early-rounds consideration in 2018 as long as he avoids other pitfalls along the way.

Freddie Freeman
1B/3B ATL
3 months ago

Freeman went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

He's now put together a tidy 11-game hitting streak, batting .404 (19-for-47) over that stretch, but Freeman's only got one homer and five RBI during the streak despite all those hits. His 1.047 OPS on the year remains elite, however, and his counting stat production should pick up again soon enough.