The Braves have some difficult decisions to make with regards to their lineup in 2021, given the lack of a designated hitter. The major decision will be the placement of Freddie Freeman, who could slide into either the second or third spot. The decision to bat Freeman second in 2020 was met with skepticism by some, but of course he managed to win the MVP and lead the Braves to the brink of a pennant. Which spot makes the most sense?
Ivan dives deep into the Freeman situation, which could have huge implications for the Braves in 2021. The case can be made, and is made within this piece, for strongly considering Freeman in the second spot. The reasoning is backed with mathematics, just in case you weren’t convinced after the MVP was awarded to Freeman just a few short months ago.
This roster prediction includes a couple mild surprises and some notable exclusions. The likes of Jason Kipnis and Pablo Sandoval are left off the roster in this iteration, along with other hopefuls such as Guillermo Heredia and Philip Ervin.
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