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From BR Bullpen
Frederick Charles Freeman
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 220 lb.
- high School El Modena High School
- Debut September 1, 2010
- Born September 12, 1989 in Fountain Valley, CA USA
 Biographical Information
After making his major league debut in September of 2010 with the Atlanta Braves, Freeman was the Braves' starting first baseman on opening day on March 31, 2011. It was the third straight year that the Braves had put a rookie in their line-up on opening day, following Jordan Schafer in 2009 and Jason Heyward in 2010; the two were also making their major league debuts on the occasion, contrary to Freeman, and both hit home runs to start off their major league careers. In contrast, Freeman went hitless in three at-bats against the Washington Nationals' Livan Hernandez. However, he quickly settled into his starting role and was a key part of the Braves' offense as they kept pace within a few games of the Philadelphia Phillies and of first place in the NL East. He was named the National league's Rookie of the month for July, when he hit .362/.433/.600 in 27 games; he hit six homers and drove in 18 runs while scoring 17. He had his first multi-homer game on July 4th facing the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. He finished the season with a batting line of .282/.346/.448 in 157 games, with 21 homers and 76 RBI, although he did not make the 2011 Topps All-Star Rookie Team, losing out to Mark Trumbo of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
In 2012, Freeman's batting average fell in comparison to his rookie season, although the rest of his numbers stood and he contined as the Braves' regular first baseman. He played 147 games, hitting .259 but his OBP was at .340 and his slugging percentage at .456, so his OPS+ was almost unchanged 113 compared to 116 the previouss eason, He hit 23 homers and drove in 93 runs as the Braves won one of two wild card berths in the National League. He went 3 for 4 with a double and a walk as Atlanta's best hitter in its loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the Wild Card Game. Back as the starter at first base for the Braves in 2013, he suffered the first injury of his career in early April, a strained oblique muscle which forced him to go on the disabled list. He was not happy at the turn of events, complaining that the injury was only "a two-day thing" and that he would now need to miss 15 games because of his team's decision.
 Notable Achievements
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (2011 & 2012)