Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
2 days ago

Freeman went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, his first long ball of the spring, in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

The homer capped off an epic 12-pitch battle against Justin Verlander and proved to be the only run the Braves could muster against Detroit's ace. Freeman's now hitting .484/.543/.613 through 31 spring at-bats and seems more than ready for Opening Day.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
1 week ago

Freeman returned to camp with the Braves on Wednesday after playing for Team Canada at the WBC, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was immediately plugged back into the lineup Wednesday, going 1-for-3 with a run scored against the Tigers. Freeman is now hitting .474 through 19 spring at-bats and, with an improving lineup around him, should take a run at his second career 100-RBI campaign in 2017.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
4 weeks ago

Freeman went 2-for-3 with three RBI in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

He's 5-for-7 to begin spring training, and Freeman seems intent on repeating bettering his career-best numbers from 2016, during which he slugged 34 home runs with a .969 OPS. With an improving lineup around him, the 27-year-old should at least be able to record his second career 100-RBI season.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
1 month ago

Freeman will play for Team Canada at the WBC, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The tourney's somewhat lax eligibility rules allow Freeman, an American, to suit up for Canada because his parents were Canadian. He's also the only real MLB star on a young roster, so it could be a quick exit and return to the Braves for the 27-year-old, who'll be looking to build on last season's career-high 34 home runs and .969 OPS in 2017.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
6 months ago

Freeman finished 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

With a full count in the fourth, Freeman gave the Braves a 2-1 lead by taking a low, out-of-the-zone pitch from Jordan Zimmerman to center for a two-run home run. Freeman's home run -- his 34th on the year -- was his 83rd extra-base hit of 2016, bringing his total within just four of Chipper Jones' 1999 club-record.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
6 months ago

Freeman went 2-for-3 with a walk, solo homer and three runs in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman hit his career-high 33rd homer and stretched his career-best hitting streak to 29 games, leading the Braves to a come-back victory to open their final homestand at Turner Field (they'll be moving nine miles north to SunTrust Park for 2017). The first baseman has been the rare bright spot on the league's worst team, hitting .307/.404/.576 with 88 RBI and 99 runs in 573 at-bats. Despite his team's overall performance, Freeman is sprinting to the finish line, hitting .415 with a ridiculous 1.249 OPS in September.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
6 months ago

Freeman went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, three RBI and two runs against the Mets on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves, still short of 60 wins, are left playing spoiler at this point, and Freeman's monstrous game helped them spoil the Mets' momentum in this one. The star first baseman now has a 23-game hitting streak going, and his numbers during that streak are outstanding -- a .367 average with five homers, 22 RBI and 18 runs. Fantasy owners who worried that the Braves' terrible offense would hold Freeman back have mostly been proven wrong; no, he probably won't hit 100 RBI, but the lefty slugger now has 31 homers and 41 doubles to go with his .302 average, and he might just score 100 runs for the first time.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
6 months ago

Freeman (personal) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman had been away from the team since Wednesday following the birth of his child, but he'll return to his usual spot at first base Saturday. The 27-year-old will bat third against the Nationals' Gio Gonzalez.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
6 months ago

Freeman will return from his unofficial paternity leave Saturday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman was never placed on the paternity list thanks to expanded rosters, but he has been with his wife for the birth of their child since Wednesday. Expect him to return right to the heart of Atlanta's lineup on Saturday.

Freddie Freeman
1B ATL
6 months ago

Freeman (personal) is out of the lineup Friday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

He left the team Wednesday to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's first child, but was not officially placed on paternity leave -- there was really no need to do so with expanded rosters. It's uncertain when Freeman will return to the lineup but chances are he will be back before the end of the series.