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Birth Date9-12-1989
Height6' 5"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 11 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
4.22014
2.42015
6.92016
5.02017
3.22018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 ATL 20 20 24 24 3 4 1 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .199 -1.2 0.7 -0.0
2011 ATL 21 157 635 571 67 161 32 0 21 256 53 142 6 5 0 76 4 4 .282 .346 .448 .287 20.8 -9.5 1.2
2012 ATL 22 147 620 540 91 140 33 2 23 246 64 129 7 9 0 94 2 0 .259 .340 .456 .284 22.5 -7.9 1.5
2013 ATL 23 147 629 551 89 176 27 2 23 276 66 121 7 5 0 109 1 0 .319 .396 .501 .324 41.8 3.5 4.9
2014 ATL 24 162 708 607 93 175 43 4 18 280 90 145 8 3 78 3 4 .288 .386 .461 .315 41.8 -3.6 4.2
2015 ATL 25 118 481 416 62 115 27 0 18 196 56 98 7 2 0 66 3 1 .276 .370 .471 .316 32.5 -9.8 2.4
2016 ATL 26 158 693 589 102 178 43 6 34 335 89 171 10 5 0 91 6 1 .302 .400 .569 .350 69.6 -2.9 6.9
2017 ATL 27 117 514 440 84 135 35 2 28 258 65 95 7 2 0 71 8 5 .307 .403 .586 .341 53.6 -3.6 5.0
Career1026430437385911084241161661855483909523105862715.290.376.496.316281.4-33.026.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 BRA Rk 59 234 .244 .245 .309 .338 .242 .292 100 -3.9 6.7 -3.7 -2.5 -1.3 -2.2 -0.4 -2.2 -0.4
2008 ROM A 130 540 .318 .256 .324 .379 .262 .352 100 32.4 15.4 -9.9 -4.2 -4.4 33.5 3.0 33.5 3.0
2009 MYR A+ 70 297 .297 .255 .328 .379 .258 .341 98 11.1 8.3 -5.3 -0.3 -2.4 11.6 1.2 11.6 1.2
2009 MIS AA 41 169 .251 .254 .328 .372 .261 .273 88 -1.6 4.7 -3 -1.4 -0.9 -0.8 -0.2 -0.8 -0.2
2010 ATL MLB 20 24 .199 .248 .320 .378 .259 .200 92 -1.5 0.7 -0.2 0.7 -0.1 -1.2 -0.0 -1.2 -0.0
2010 GWN AAA 124 519 .296 .260 .328 .401 .252 .359 101 21.1 15.6 -10 -0.3 -0.5 26.3 2.5 26.3 2.5
2011 ATL MLB 157 635 .287 .253 .314 .394 .260 .339 96 16.7 17.1 -11 -9.5 -2.1 20.8 1.2 20.8 1.2
2012 ATL MLB 147 620 .284 .256 .318 .405 .262 .295 99 14.5 17.0 -10.9 -7.9 1.9 22.5 1.5 22.5 1.5
2013 ATL MLB 147 629 .324 .250 .315 .389 .258 .371 101 38.4 16.5 -10.6 3.5 -2.6 41.8 4.9 41.8 4.9
2013 GWN AAA 3 12 .464 .276 .326 .421 .262 .714 97 2.7 0.3 -0.2 0.3 -0.5 2.3 0.3 2.3 0.3
2014 ATL MLB 162 708 .315 .248 .310 .379 .261 .351 95 36.7 18.3 -11.7 -3.6 -1.4 41.8 4.2 41.8 4.2
2015 ATL MLB 118 481 .316 .259 .317 .406 .266 .321 92 26.5 13.0 -8.3 -9.8 1.4 32.5 2.4 32.5 2.4
2015 GWN AAA 2 10 .334 .233 .321 .336 .240 .600 112 0.8 0.3 -0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2015 BRA Rk 3 11 .181 .224 .319 .308 .243 .167 124 -1 0.3 -0.2 -0.5 -0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2016 ATL MLB 158 693 .350 .252 .315 .407 .263 .370 91 63.5 19.6 -12.6 -2.9 -0.9 69.6 6.9 69.6 6.9
2017 ATL MLB 117 514 .341 .253 .323 .418 .265 .335 94 43.8 15.1 -8 -3.6 2.7 53.6 5.0 53.6 5.0
2017 GWN AAA 2 5 .479 .311 .361 .472 .280 1.000 111 1.2 0.2 0 -0.0 0.5 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 BRA Rk 234 24 60 7 0 6 30 7 33 1 2 .268 .296 .379 .112 .244 -2.2 -2.5 -0.4
2008 ROM A 540 70 155 33 7 18 95 46 84 5 5 .316 .378 .521 .206 .318 33.5 -4.2 3.0
2009 MYR A+ 297 43 77 19 0 6 34 26 41 1 4 .302 .397 .447 .145 .297 11.6 -0.3 1.2
2009 MIS AA 169 15 37 8 0 2 24 11 19 0 0 .248 .317 .342 .094 .251 -0.8 -1.4 -0.2
2010 ATL MLB 24 3 4 1 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .167 .199 -1.2 0.7 -0.0
2010 GWN AAA 519 73 147 35 2 18 87 43 84 6 2 .319 .384 .521 .202 .296 26.3 -0.3 2.5
2011 ATL MLB 635 67 161 32 0 21 76 53 142 4 4 .282 .346 .448 .166 .287 20.8 -9.5 1.2
2012 ATL MLB 620 91 140 33 2 23 94 64 129 2 0 .259 .340 .456 .196 .284 22.5 -7.9 1.5
2013 GWN AAA 12 3 5 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .500 .583 .700 .200 .464 2.3 0.3 0.3
2013 ATL MLB 629 89 176 27 2 23 109 66 121 1 0 .319 .396 .501 .181 .324 41.8 3.5 4.9
2014 ATL MLB 708 93 175 43 4 18 78 90 145 3 4 .288 .386 .461 .173 .315 41.8 -3.6 4.2
2015 ATL MLB 481 62 115 27 0 18 66 56 98 3 1 .276 .370 .471 .195 .316 32.5 -9.8 2.4
2015 GWN AAA 10 0 3 1 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 .375 .500 .500 .125 .334 0.8 0.1 0.1
2015 BRA Rk 11 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 .182 .182 .455 .273 .181 -0.9 -0.5 -0.1
2016 ATL MLB 693 102 178 43 6 34 91 89 171 6 1 .302 .400 .569 .267 .350 69.6 -2.9 6.9
2017 GWN AAA 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .667 .800 .667 .000 .479 1.9 -0.0 0.2
2017 ATL MLB 514 84 135 35 2 28 71 65 95 8 5 .307 .403 .586 .280 .341 53.6 -3.6 5.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2010 89 0.5618 0.5056 0.7333 0.7400 0.2051 0.7297 0.7500 0.2667 31 0.001183
2011 2462 0.4464 0.5167 0.7571 0.7434 0.3338 0.8397 0.6088 0.2429 889 -0.003306
2012 2449 0.4541 0.5120 0.7600 0.7392 0.3231 0.8345 0.6181 0.2400 886 0.003114
2013 2362 0.4441 0.5466 0.7599 0.7865 0.3549 0.8158 0.6609 0.2401 780 0.000037
2014 2804 0.4451 0.4971 0.7396 0.7524 0.2924 0.7913 0.6330 0.2604 1082 0.000686
2015 1848 0.4567 0.4951 0.7530 0.7488 0.2819 0.8038 0.6396 0.2470 761 -0.009107
2016 2713 0.4574 0.5241 0.7053 0.7663 0.3200 0.7539 0.6072 0.2947 0 0.000000
2017 1932 0.4027 0.5119 0.7482 0.7853 0.3276 0.8036 0.6587 0.2518 0 0.000000
Career166590.44550.51510.74490.75960.31880.80470.63130.2551638.9283-0.0009

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-26 2014-06-26 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Contusion HBP -
2014-03-17 2014-03-19 Camp 2 0 Left Thumb Contusion - -
2013-07-14 2013-07-20 DTD 6 2 Left Thumb Sprain - -
2013-04-07 2013-04-22 15-DL 15 13 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-06-13 2012-06-19 DTD 6 5 Left Thumb Sprain - -
2012-06-07 2012-06-08 DTD 1 1 Right Fingers Contusion Index Finger - -
2012-05-15 2012-05-16 DTD 1 1 - Abrasion Corneal Abrasion - -
2012-03-23 2012-03-23 Camp 0 0 Left Hand Contusion - -
2012-02-29 2012-03-06 Camp 6 0 Right Knee Subluxation Patella - -
2011-09-01 2011-09-02 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2011-08-11 2011-08-12 DTD 1 0 - Forearm Contusion HBP - -
2011-06-14 2011-06-16 DTD 2 2 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-10-19 2010-10-25 WIN 6 0 Left Thumb Sprain -
2010-05-29 2010-06-05 Minors 7 0 Right Knee Strain -
2009-08-24 2009-09-08 Minors 15 0 Hand Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2021 ATL $22,359,375
2020 ATL $22,359,375
2019 ATL $21,359,375
2018 ATL $21,359,375
2017 ATL $20,859,375
2016 ATL $12,359,375
2015 ATL $8,859,375
2014 ATL $5,484,375
2013 ATL $560,000
2012 ATL $535,000
2011 ATL $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$49,071,500
2018Current$21,359,375
8 yrPvs + Cur$70,430,875
3 yrFuture$66,078,125
11 yrTotal$136,509,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 33 dExcel Sports8 years/$135M (2014-21)

Details
  • 8 years/$135M (2014-21). Signed extension with Atlanta 2/5/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.75M-$4.5M). $2.875M signing bonus. 14:$5.125M, 15:$8.5M, 16:$12M, 17:$20.5M, 18:$21M, 19:$21M, 20:$22M, 21:$22M. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13.
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2012). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Atlanta 9/1/10.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2007 (2-78) (El Modena HS, Calif.). Signed 6/07, $409,500M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .277 .371 .450 .303
11 vs R (Multi) .303 .397 .559 .348
18 Split (Multi) .026 .026 .109 .045
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .301 .389 .513 .329
31 vs R (2016) .303 .405 .596 .360
38 Split (2016) .003 .015 .083 .032
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)Where would you rank Jake Lamb as a 3b keeper?
(Loria from Milwaukee)
He's got a case for the 6-7 range. Bryant, Arenado, Rendon, Machado, and if we're counting him there (which, I guess we should now) Freddie Freeman are definites ahead of him. Then it's like Justin Turner, Moose, Shaw, Bregman, Lamb, Sano, Ramirez in some order. I like Turner and Bregman ahead of him, maybe Shaw too, but it's a large, clustered tier that he's in the top half of. Man, 3B is crazy deep. all of a sudden. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Completely baseless belief of mine is the Astros trading prospects like David Paulino, AJ Reed, and Drew Stubbs, plus another low level arm for a high end first basemen OR top level starter. In the event of a trade, knowing the Astros current situation, would you prefer reportedly available Miguel Cabrera, Freddie Freeman, or Wil Myers? Would you rather trade the bevy of prospects for a starter and sign an E5? Are any of these scenarios NOT plausible in your estimation?
(PunchoutPappy from First in Flight)
Freeman is probably the best player of those currently and also probably signed to the best contract considering age and term, so I'd go for him. I don't know if that kind of deal is actually landing him, though. Cabrera's extension seems rather...un-Astroslike. Myers might be the best fit given price and likely return.

Encarnacion makes a lot of sense for Houston too. But aside from Myers, all of these require a huge financial commitment the likes of which Houston has yet to do under this ownership and front office. And even though they're spending, they're also still doing small-market stuff like dumping Neshek's salary and trading better talent to avoid taking the entirety of McCann's deal. So I'll believe it when they actually make that huge high-eight or nine figure all-in move. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see the Mets making a push to trade for Freddie Freeman?
(Ryan from Atlanta)
I guess they probably have the pieces, but I don't think either side wants to make that deal. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)5x5 OBP league, who are the top two you value most ROS at 1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Freddie Freeman, Hanley Ramirez, Brandon Belt, Chris Carter, Stephen Piscotty, Victor Martinez, Pedro Alvarez?
(Truganini from CO)
Freeman and Piscotty, with Belt and Ramirez very close behind. (J.P. Breen)
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)It's still April, but a number of top 50 players have gotten off to particularly cold starts: Carlos Gomez, Adam Jones, Tulo, Votto, Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward. Should we adjust our expectations for the rest of the season on any of these guys or just write it off to a small sample size in some cold weather?
(Truganini from CO)
I talked about this in an article last week, but most of this is due to small sample size. Jones' health concerns me a little bit: not because he's seriously hurt, but because he was banged up a lot last year and this tends to start repeating for players his age. Freeman worries me; I wonder if maybe there's a more serious injury lurking and the Braves would shut him down in July if they're out of contention. Heyward is a notorious slow starter. He should be fine. (Mike Gianella)
2016-04-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)I own Freddie Freeman and Albert Pujols in an OBP league. Given how cold both have started, should I drop one and pick up Mark Teixeria, Carlos Santana, Lucas Duda, or Mark Trumbo?
(Truganini from CO)
Probably not. The one I'd consider is Carlos Santana, but for me, the difference between AVG and OBP leagues doesn't move the needle enough to ditch Pujols or Freeman for any of the guys you listed. Plus, it's only been a week and a half. Calm down. It's baseball, not football. You have ~150 games left. (Scooter Hotz)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mike, what are your thoughts on Freddie Freeman. I just traded arrieta and got back liriano and freeman. 8 team 5x5 NL only, I'm in 7th place and needed some power, so I thought it was worth it, even though I hated to lose Arrieta. Think that was a good move?
(ganz1080 from CT)
I like Freeman, though the injury concerns me, as sometimes it saps power for the rest of the season. You win if he's healthy, but I wonder if he will be and even if he can hit I wonder if that power you're looking for is going to come back. You win the trade even if Freeman is "only" 75%, but you have to hope the Braves don't fall out of the race and shut him down. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, love the chats, podcasts and website! Could Stephen Piscotty at first ever approach a Freddie Freeman type profile?
(Joshua Reid from Nashville)
I don't see the power getting there to be quite that good. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance Piscotty can do his best Freddie Freeman impression (in time) at 1B?
(Joshua from Nashville)
Same answer. (Mike Gianella)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)How predictable is RBI totals? I drafted Freddie Freeman at a decent value in a points league that values R/RBI, and I'm just trying to figure out what to expect.
(Alan from Savannah)
What's funny about RBI is that they're somewhat predictable in that a good hitter is more likely to drive in runs than a bad hitter. We always focus on the lineup, but guys like Freeman will get their knocks. I'd bump him down about a round or two worth of value, but he should only miss 15-20 runs and RBI on the high end. (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Does Freddie Freeman ever hit 30 HR's in a season? Does he even have 30 HR upside?
(Mark from NJ)
No and no. Very good hitter though. (Bret Sayre)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Since you mentioned Betances, Who are some guys you either wrote off and surprised you or were high on them only for them to disappoint? Do you keep any lessons from these guys on your mind when scouting?
(I ask everyone from BP Chats)
Yes. Paul Goldschmidt and Freddie Freeman are two I just discounted for being 1B prospects and missed the boat there. I still believe in Mike Olt, but that's worrying me. Mookie (see above). I LOVED Allen Webster. Thought he was front of rotation arm. Still may be. Definitely needed a change of scenery.

I'm very much an organized person who likes to look back in the winter and see where I messed up. Giving a player the wrong role isn't always a fault of the evaluator though. Players are people. People change over time. Baseball skill sets change over time. YOUNG player are young people and young people change often and dramatically. It's a cliche, but this is an industry where 30% (.300 AVG) is the measure of an All Star. Probably true of prospects as well. Have to accept sometimes the right projection is unknowable. You CAN'T be right 100% of the time. I just like to figure out WHY I was wrong and what I can learn from it. With Betances - big guys take longer sometimes. They're on their own schedule. Have to remember what appealed to you about them in the first place. Thought I have to admit when I see a big guy who can't repeat his delivery I still want to smoke the guy in my report! (Al Skorupa)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have for the next four seasons in a 7x7 league with Hits and OPS: Freddie Freeman or Josh Donaldson?
(Erik from Los Angeles)
Donaldson, really excited about him in that park. Freeman is a solid player but I think he takes a hit RE counting numbers in season one and season two. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-10-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Freddie Freeman 2015+ ? True regression or primed for a Rizzo-esque rebound?
(marty from WA)
Freeman just turned 25 years old and was sniffing close to a .500 SLG in mid-August before a late-season swoon brought him down below last season's ratios, though the OBP was still a major asset at .386 for the year. The Rizzo comp is fine, though Freeman probably has the higher floor with a slightly less-elevated ceiling. I expect a step forward for Freeman next season, finishing closer to 2013 numbers in the power department while sustaining a .290-ish average. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)How high are you on Freddie Freeman going forward? Does the power breakout ever come?
(Eddie from Pennsylvania)
Eddie, I think Freeman is a pretty solid player with a chance to improve more. The power potential is obviously there; he has the frame, the ability to hit for power to all fields, and even the odd backstory-he didn't start lifting weights until a few seasons ago-to go with it. I doubt he'll ever have a five-year stretch like Adrian Gonzalez did, where he hits around .300 with 30 bombs per season, but it wouldn't surprise me if he had a season or two like that at some point. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Am I crazy to expect a big breakout from Freddie Freeman? I'm thinking 35 HR, 530 SLG.
(Moose from NE)
I addressed Freeman's breakout chances earlier. I wouldn't put the house on 35 home runs but I could see him adding strength in the years to come, and perhaps having a .300/30 season or two. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I can keep one of the following three first basemen (10 team h2h 5x5). Where is the value? Matt Adams at the cost of a 12th round pick? Freddie Freeman at the cost of 7th? Mike Napoli at the cost of a 12th?
(Andrew from Canada)
Freeman at the cost of a 7th rounder is very good value in my mind. I would go there. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)A fantasy baseball question - unsure if this is the right Q&A for it but anyways ... I have Machado (and love him but I also have Castellanos to fall back on for 3B, along with planning on drafting the ultimate utility man, Ben Zobrist) and was offered Freddie Freeman. It is an eight-man keeper league and I have Manny for $5 and Freeman is $12. The only reason I am considering it is my concern for Manny's knee. Any knowledge on his progression/healing and, then, is this is a fair trade considering everything? I am leaning towards no since I think Manny will be a stud for years to come but so will Freeman in my opinion. Thanks
(Tony from The tundra)
It might not seem like the right place... but it is. I think you keep Machado. I like Freeman, more than people might think - but Machado is a potential superstar at a more valuable position. I'm concerned about the knee as well, but if this is a long-term league then I think you take that risk. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)been in a debate with a friend...who would you rather have over the next 5-7 years, Freddie Freeman or Will Meyers? How close is the decision, and what is the deciding factor for you?
(ray6072 from Lousiana)
Freeman, it's not that close, and because there's no chance of failure for Freeman at this point. His floor is average. Myers' floor is still very much Delmon Young. (Sam Miller)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jason, who do you like more as a prospect? Nick Williams or Ronald Guzman? Thanks!
(Joe from Dallas)
Guzman has a tough profile, as he is already limited to 1B. But I really love his approach to hitting and the ease in which he does it. I've already spoken about my love for Williams as well, especially the bat-to-ball skills. But his overall game is very rudimentary, and he could flame out before bringing it all together. THe more I watch Guzman, the more Freddie Freeman I see in the swing. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Most fantasy experts have said they don't see 30HR power ever coming from Freddie Freeman. Since he hit 20 a couple a years in a row in his early 20's this stance has always surprised me. Obviously he's not getting there this year, but can you see him being an eventual seasonal threat for 30 HR's? Thanks
(Dave from NY)
Yes, in a year that he doesn't start off as slowly as he has in this one. The injury didn't help. (Jason Collette)
2013-04-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Buying or selling Atlanta's streak as being something bigger than just a nice early-season stretch?
(Dan Rozenson from Washington, DC)
Thanks for the question, Dan.

The Braves aren't going to play .850 ball all year, but there's no question in my mind that they're one of the best teams in baseball. As I wrote in the WYNTK a few days ago, their 12-2 start is even more impressive when you consider the players-Freddie Freeman, Brandon Beachy, Brian McCann, et al-who are on the shelf. There's a lot more where this is coming from. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Auction Draft, Dynasty League. Do you go stars/scrubs, or do you try for balance? A prospect draft will follow the MLB draft.
(Donnie from Running Errands)
In a league with a long reserve list, I generally prefer stars and scrubs. You're not going to find players for your reserve list who can do what a Ryan Braun or a Miguel Cabrera can do, but you might find players who can do what Freddie Freeman and Dexter Fowler can do. Maximize the top slots on your roster; if you do a good job picking up prospects and have a deep farm system, the playing time at the bottom of your roster will come. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)My impression is PECOTA has been noticeably pessimistic when it comes to Freddie Freeman for the last few years. Example: this year PECOTA has Freeman to 448/335 (slightly worse than last year) when most other systems have him closer to 480/350. Is there something about him that historically hasn't been development friendly (size, poor FRAA numbers, etc)?
(goiter6 from MN (and not a Braves fan))
He's still VERY young so I think PECOTA is tempering excitement as we could definitely see another dip before he becomes what he will be for years. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of this trade? 12 team NL Only keeper league 4X4 Kris Medlen $1 2014 for Edwin Jackson $3 2014 Freddie Freeman $10 option year Lucas Duda $1 option year
(grandslam28 from Chicago)
I like the general idea of trying to sell high on Medlen, but Freeman - whom I like as a breakout candidate - is the only player in that return package that really piques my interest. If you're going to move on from Medlen, I'd try to find a better secondary piece. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)With the movement of 1B out of the NL, which of the young NL 1B's do you see moving to the top of the position?
(will.I.ain't from roaming)
Ike Davis if he stays healthy--particularly with the fences moving in. I'm not sure what to make of Freddie Freeman, Paul Goldschmidt, or Anthony Rizzo just yet. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ultimately, who do you think will have the better MLB career, Freddie Freeman or Justin Smoak?
(Anello from Chicago)
Smoak (Jason Parks)
2011-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have Jesus Montero, Freddie Freeman, Kyle Blanks, and Pedro Alvarez in a dynasty... looming logjam at 1B? If they do all end up at first how would you rate them based on their bats alone?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Man, that's a fantastic softball team you have there. Risk-averse ranking: Freeman, Montero, Alvarez, Blanks. If you have a taste for risk, flip the first two. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better for fantasy the rest of the season, Billy Butler or Freddie Freeman?
(Dennis from LA)
I'll go with Freeman because of the power edge. Butler simply doesn't hit enough over the fence and I want as much help in the counting categories now as I can get. (Jason Collette)
2011-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Freddie Freeman?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Still Captain Marvel, Jr. to me, and you can call me a nerd--I don't mind. Hitting .298/.362/493 May 1 on, and you'll take that. I've really enjoyed the progress he's made throughout the year. You'd like him to get a better handle on the strike zone at some point or the pressure to keep up the batting average will never recede, but I'm not complaining right now. (Steven Goldman)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a believer in Freddie Freeman and Jose Tabata? Can they sustain anything close to their current walk rates (Freeman 12%, Tabata 12.5%)? Which of the two do you think will be more valuable going forward?
(Dennis from LA)
Tabata had some solid walk rates in the minors--an improvement on his 6.3 percent rate from 2010 wouldn't be a surprise, especially given his start, but he doesn't have nearly enough plate appearances to say this is totally for real yet, either.

It's the same deal with Freeman. He had some solid walk rates in the minors--pretty good, not amazing--but has good strike zone judgment and low strikeout rates. Tabata is the better fantasy player for 2011, thanks to steals and his position--Freeman, as a first baseman, is going to have a harder time standing out at his position. (Marc Normandin)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for answering my earlier question. Who do you like better over the next few years in a fantasy league that counts OBP: Freddie Freeman or Brandon Belt?
(Dennis from LA)
Brandon Belt. His start to 2011 wasn't great, but it's just a few weeks, and he is young. I actually wrote a piece talking about the two a few weeks ago, and I came down on Belt's side. (Marc Normandin)


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