I couldn’t be happier to be wrong. Back in early September, I wrote about how Freddie Freeman would be overlooked for MVP AGAIN after getting no consideration. Ever since the day I wrote that article, Freeman absolutely exploded.
“As it stands, Freeman has a career-best .329 BA, .449 OPB, .599 SLG, and 1.047 OPS. It’s possible that these numbers aren’t sustainable over a full 162-game season, but it appears he’s well on his way to inserting himself into another MVP conversation. After hitting his first career Grand Slam in ten years in the majors last week against the Nationals, Freeman waited just two games to mash the next one. He has been truly amazing, and his career may very well land him in Cooperstown if he stays as consistent as he has been. In 2018, Freeman finished 4th in the MVP voting after leading the majors in hits & doubles with 191 & 44, respectively. He’s already racked up 15 two-baggers in 2020, which would put him on pace to blow past that.”
As amazing as his numbers were on September 10th, he absolutely soared past them. He’s the first Brave to win MVP since Chipper Jones in 1999.
Freddie Freeman 2020: .341/.462/.640/1.202, 23 2B, 13 HR, 53 RBI, 45 BB, 51 R
Freddie Freeman 2020 ~162 Game Pace: 62 2B, 35 HR, 143 RBI, 122 BB, 138 R
Freddie deserves every moment of this shine. He’s never finished higher than 4th in MVP voting (2019) despite being the best first basemen in baseball for multiple years now. Freeman was instrumental in leading this Braves offense that fell one game short of the World Series. Freddie Franchise is finally getting the recognition he deserves, and let’s hope a contract extension this offseason makes him a lifelong Brave and cements him as one of the greatest players in franchise history.
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