It’s no secret that Freddie Freeman has been among the better players in baseball of late. His 5.1 WAR on the season, according to Fangraphs, is best among all first basemen in the league and 11th overall in baseball in 2016. With a line of .295/.396/.564, Freddie not only has silenced his doubters and clearly overcome the slump that had threatened to derail his season. In short, he is really good and in a year where the team as a whole has been tough to swallow for fans..he has been a beacon of hope.
Unfortunately, his outstanding August was overshadowed a bit by Kris Bryant playing out of his mind plus Brian Dozier doing his best Barry Bonds impersonation, but luckily the powers that be found the time and space to give Freeman some love.
Its actually kind of strange that Freddie has only won four Player of the Week awards in his career, but then its easy to forget he is still a relatively young guy in his prime right now.
Fortunately for the Braves, Freddie doesn’t show any signs of slowing down in this monstrous second half of his and if he can keep this up through the last month of the season, he will see his name on a more than a few MVP ballots at season’s end.