|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||25.00||.286||100.00||95.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Minnesota||4||1||0|| .250|| .250|| .250|
|vs Pelfrey (Career)||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||79||23||1|| .356|| .380|| .291|
|05/14/2013||Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL||Matt Moore, SP TB|
|05/14/2013||Carlos Martinez, RP STL|
Juan Francisco, 3B ATL
Tyler Cloyd, SP PHI
Marco Estrada, SP MIL
|Eric Stults, SP SD|
Walker Weickel, RP SD
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
|05/14/2013||Alex Cobb, SP TB|
Rafael Betancourt, RP COL
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
|Mark Reynolds, 1B CLE|
Huston Street, RP SD
David Ortiz, DH BOS
Andrew Cashner, RP SD
|Last 10 Games|
|Freddie Freeman drives in three runs|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman drove in all three of Atlanta's runs in a 5-3 loss to the Diamondbacks Wednesday, thanks to two doubles, one single and one walk in five plate appearances. Freeman's two doubles were the Braves' only extra-base hits of the game.
Freeman upped his season line to .295/.362/.419 with two homers and 22 RBI in 116 plate appearances.
|Freddie Freeman yet to hit like he did this spring|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who entered play Monday mired in a 4-for-23 slump, belted out two hits, including his fifth double, and scored twice in a 10-1 win against the Diamondbacks. Freeman is batting .260 (13 for 50) with one home run, three doubles and seven RBI in 12 May games.
However, Freeman has managed two home runs and a .402 slugging percentage in 25 games after hitting seven home runs and slugging .658 in 76 at-bats during spring training.
|Freddie Freeman starting to show power|
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(5/8/13) Freddie Freeman has been slow to produce since coming off the 15-day disabled list, but he is showing signs of putting his oblique injury behind him. After notching just one extra-base hit over his first 11 games back with the Braves, he has now registered two doubles and a home run in his last three games.
As of now, Freeman is outside the top 30 first basemen in points leagues and top 20 in Rotisserie leagues, as he has provided a .319 batting average with little power. However, Freeman has been a line drive machine, smashing frozen ropes at a 34 percent rate, while only 30 percent of his hit balls have been grounders. Though he is hitting flyballs at a slightly lower rate than he did last season, not a single one of them has been an infield fly.
It's only a matter of time before Freeman gets back on pace for 30-plus doubles and 20-plus homers, and a 35/25 season is easily within reach. Even with the high batting average, it's a good time to see if you can acquire Freeman at a discount.
|Freddie Freeman narrowly misses cycle|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in three runs during a 9-4 rout of the Mets Sunday. He went 3 for 5 with a solo homer off Jeurys Familia in the sixth inning -- his second of the season and first since returning from the disabled list.
Freeman has now registered a hit in three consecutive games to improve his season average to .313. He has collected three RBI in four separate outings on the year.
|Freddie Freeman starting to heat up|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/1/13) It took Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman a while to get going in his return from an oblique strain, but he appears to have found his stroke. Freeman went 3 for 5 with three RBI Tuesday against the Nationals, his second multi-hit game in the last four.
Freeman has one extra-base hit in eight games since his return, but it's not like he was stinging the ball before the injury. Freeman has three extra-base hits, including a home run, so the cold spell is probably not the result of the injury. That should make you think he is more likely to snap out of it before long.
Freeman is owned in 99 percent of CBSSports.com leagues, so his Fantasy owners might be a bit disappointed with his production. Still, it looks like his bat is waking up, so you have to continue to keep him active while he works his way out of his power outage.
Teheran cruises, Braves hand Twins sixth straight loss
Julio Teheran pitched 8 1/3 strong innings, Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves won their fourth straight game with a 5-1 victory over the struggling Minnesota Twins on Monday.
Braves rally past Jansen, Dodgers again
Ramiro Pena had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in a four-run eighth inning, Jordan Schafer drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves rallied against the Los Angeles Dodgers' beleaguered bullpen for a 5-2 victory on a rain-soaked Sunday.
Braves dispatch Dodgers with Justin Upton grand slam
Justin Upton gave Atlanta the lead with a sixth-inning grand slam and the Braves finally unveiled their full-strength lineup, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Friday night.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
Freddie Freeman drives in three runs
|In a season full of ups and downs, Freddie Freeman somehow ended up right back where he started in 2012, with an OPS nearly identical to the one he put together as a rookie in 2011. While the lack of progression might be discouraging to some, keep in mind Freeman achieved that OPS despite losing nearly 25 points on his batting average. He made up the difference with a higher walk rate and improved power, which are the more important measurements for a budding middle-of-the-order hitter. Granted, you'd like to see a higher batting average from him, but you also have to account for that .193 mark he put up during a 29-game period in May and June when he was battling blurred vision and a bruised index finger. The bottom line is Freeman did make progress in 2012, even if it didn't show up in the OPS. It may have been subtle, but he's only 23. The big jump likely won't come until he's 25 or 26. Where he is now, he's already a top-12 first baseman in Fantasy, and continued development (not to mention improved health) could easily put him in the top 10. Give him a look after the Billy Butler and Mark Teixeira types go off the board. (Updated 12/5/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||MIN||7:10 pm||Mike Pelfrey|
|5/22/13||MIN||12:10 pm||Vance Worley|
|5/24/13||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Jeremy Hefner|
|5/25/13||@ NYM||7:15 pm||Dillon Gee|
|5/26/13||@ NYM||8:05 pm||Shaun Marcum|
|5/27/13||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Mark Buehrle|
|5/28/13||@ TOR||12:37 pm||Brandon Morrow|