Top Prospect #20: Frederick Freeman

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NAME: Frederick Freeman
POSITION: First Base
AGE: 19 | BATS: L | THROWS: R
ORGANIZATION: Atlanta Braves

2008 STATISTICS
LVL AVG R HR RBI OBP SLG
MiLB .316 70 18 95 .378 .521

Scouting Report: Nobody was sure what to expect from Freddie Freeman in his first full season of pro ball in 2008 considering he was only 18 years old. But after a good first half of the season he exploded in the second half posting a line of .349/.418/.562. This got scouts (including myself) to sit up and take extra notice as most kids his age experience growing pains in their first year. Freeman’s maturity and discipline help with his outstanding pitch recognition and selection at the plate. Because of this he should be able to hit for a high average in large part due to his ability to drive the ball. He will be able to hold his own in the middle of the Braves lineup someday as a run producer. Also is a good defensive first baseman which makes him all the more valuable. With how good he has proven to be at such a young age he has set quite a high ceiling for himself which is exciting if you are a Braves fan.

By Matthew Whipps
The Diamond Cutter
Major & Minor League Baseball Columnist
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2 Responses to Top Prospect #20: Frederick Freeman

  1. E K says:

    Interesting. Seems a bit high for him, but he does have the tools to at least justify being a top 50 prospect.

  2. I really have liked what I have seen from him and think he is going to be a huge player for the Braves for many, many years.

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