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Birth Date9-12-1989
Height6' 5"
Weight225 lbs
Age25 years, 0 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
-0.02010
1.22011
1.52012
5.02013
4.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 ATL 20 20 24 24 3 4 1 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .199 -0.6 0.1 -0.0
2011 ATL 21 157 635 571 67 161 32 0 21 256 53 142 6 5 0 76 4 4 .282 .346 .448 .287 16.5 -5.1 1.2
2012 ATL 22 147 620 540 91 140 33 2 23 246 64 129 7 9 0 94 2 0 .259 .340 .456 .284 21.7 -7.2 1.5
2013 ATL 23 147 629 551 89 176 27 2 23 276 66 121 7 5 0 109 1 0 .319 .396 .501 .324 43.5 2.1 5.0
2014 ATL 24 154 676 580 91 168 41 4 18 271 85 137 8 3 0 75 3 3 .290 .386 .467 .319 38.0 -1.2 4.1
Career62525842266341649134886105726853728220355107.286.366.466.302119.2-11.211.7

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 BRA Rk 59 234 .244 .245 .309 .338 .242 .292 100 -3.9 6.7 -3.7 0.9 -1.3 -4.8 -0.4 -4.8 -0.4
2008 ROM A 130 540 .318 .256 .324 .379 .262 .352 100 32.4 15.4 -9.9 -3.5 -4.4 32.9 3.0 32.9 3.0
2009 MYR A+ 70 297 .297 .255 .328 .379 .258 .341 98 11.1 8.3 -5.3 0.2 -2.4 11.1 1.2 11.1 1.2
2009 MIS AA 41 169 .251 .254 .328 .372 .261 .273 88 -1.6 4.7 -3 0.5 -0.9 -2.7 -0.2 -2.7 -0.2
2010 ATL MLB 20 24 .199 .248 .320 .378 .259 .200 92 -1.5 0.7 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.6 -0.0 -0.6 -0.0
2010 GWN AAA 124 519 .296 .260 .328 .401 .252 .359 101 21.1 15.6 -10 -0.8 -0.5 26.8 2.5 26.8 2.5
2011 ATL MLB 157 635 .287 .253 .314 .394 .260 .339 96 16.7 17.1 -11 -5.1 -2.1 16.5 1.2 16.5 1.2
2012 ATL MLB 147 620 .284 .256 .318 .405 .262 .295 99 14.5 17.0 -10.9 -7.2 1.9 21.7 1.5 21.7 1.5
2013 ATL MLB 147 629 .324 .250 .315 .389 .258 .371 101 38.4 16.5 -10.6 2.1 -2.6 43.5 5.0 43.5 5.0
2013 GWN AAA 3 12 .464 .276 .326 .421 .262 .714 97 2.7 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.5 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2014 ATL MLB 154 676 .319 .249 .311 .382 .263 .350 95 37.1 17.5 -11.2 -1.2 -1.5 38.0 4.1 38.0 4.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 BRA Rk 234 24 60 7 0 6 30 7 33 1 2 .268 .296 .379 .112 .244 -4.8 0.9 -0.4
2008 ROM A 540 70 155 33 7 18 95 46 84 5 5 .316 .378 .521 .206 .318 32.9 -3.5 3.0
2009 MYR A+ 297 43 77 19 0 6 34 26 41 1 4 .302 .397 .447 .145 .297 11.1 0.2 1.2
2009 MIS AA 169 15 37 8 0 2 24 11 19 0 0 .248 .317 .342 .094 .251 -2.7 0.5 -0.2
2010 ATL MLB 24 3 4 1 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .167 .199 -0.6 0.1 -0.0
2010 GWN AAA 519 73 147 35 2 18 87 43 84 6 2 .319 .384 .521 .202 .296 26.8 -0.8 2.5
2011 ATL MLB 635 67 161 32 0 21 76 53 142 4 4 .282 .346 .448 .166 .287 16.5 -5.1 1.2
2012 ATL MLB 620 91 140 33 2 23 94 64 129 2 0 .259 .340 .456 .196 .284 21.7 -7.2 1.5
2013 GWN AAA 12 3 5 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .500 .583 .700 .200 .464 2.5 0.0 0.3
2013 ATL MLB 629 89 176 27 2 23 109 66 121 1 0 .319 .396 .501 .181 .324 43.5 2.1 5.0
2014 ATL MLB 676 91 168 41 4 18 75 85 137 3 3 .290 .386 .467 .178 .319 38.0 -1.2 4.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 89 0.5281 0.5056 0.7778 0.7447 0.2381 0.8000 0.7000 0.2222
2011 2462 0.4387 0.5171 0.7722 0.7500 0.3350 0.8531 0.6307 0.2278
2012 2450 0.4490 0.5122 0.7761 0.7427 0.3244 0.8580 0.6233 0.2239
2013 2362 0.4306 0.5461 0.7752 0.7994 0.3546 0.8303 0.6813 0.2248
2014 2675 0.4262 0.4950 0.7576 0.7500 0.3055 0.8257 0.6333 0.2424
Career100380.43680.51670.770.75980.32830.84120.64210.23

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-26 2014-06-26 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Contusion HBP -
2014-03-17 2014-03-19 Camp 2 0 Left Thumb Contusion - -
2013-07-14 2013-07-20 DTD 6 2 Left Thumb Sprain - -
2013-04-07 2013-04-22 15-DL 15 13 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-06-13 2012-06-19 DTD 6 5 Left Thumb Sprain - -
2012-06-07 2012-06-08 DTD 1 1 Right Fingers Contusion Index Finger - -
2012-05-15 2012-05-16 DTD 1 1 - Abrasion Corneal Abrasion - -
2012-03-23 2012-03-23 Camp 0 0 Left Hand Contusion - -
2012-02-29 2012-03-06 Camp 6 0 Right Knee Subluxation Patella - -
2011-09-01 2011-09-02 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2011-08-11 2011-08-12 DTD 1 0 - Forearm Contusion HBP - -
2011-06-14 2011-06-16 DTD 2 2 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-10-19 2010-10-25 WIN 6 0 Left Thumb Sprain -
2010-05-29 2010-06-05 Minors 7 0 Right Knee Strain -
2009-08-24 2009-09-08 Minors 15 0 Hand Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2021 ATL $22,359,375
2020 ATL $22,359,375
2019 ATL $21,359,375
2018 ATL $21,359,375
2017 ATL $20,859,375
2016 ATL $12,359,375
2015 ATL $8,859,375
2014 ATL $5,484,375
2013 ATL $560,000
2012 ATL $535,000
2011 ATL $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,509,000
2011Current$5,484,375
4 yrPvs + Cur$6,993,375
7 yrFuture$129,515,625
11 yrTotal$136,509,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 33 dExcel Sports8 years/$135M (2014-21)

Details
  • 8 years/$135M (2014-21). Signed extension with Atlanta 2/5/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.75M-$4.5M). $2.875M signing bonus. 14:$5.125M, 15:$8.5M, 16:$12M, 17:$20.5M, 18:$21M, 19:$21M, 20:$22M, 21:$22M. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13.
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2012). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Atlanta 9/1/10.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2007 (2-78) (El Modena HS, Calif.). Signed 6/07, $409,500M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .265 .341 .399 .267
11 vs R (Multi) .313 .389 .523 .319
18 Split (Multi) .048 .047 .124 .052
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .287 .367 .397 .277
31 vs R (2013) .334 .409 .549 .333
38 Split (2013) .047 .041 .153 .055
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)How high are you on Freddie Freeman going forward? Does the power breakout ever come?
(Eddie from Pennsylvania)
Eddie, I think Freeman is a pretty solid player with a chance to improve more. The power potential is obviously there; he has the frame, the ability to hit for power to all fields, and even the odd backstory—he didn't start lifting weights until a few seasons ago—to go with it. I doubt he'll ever have a five-year stretch like Adrian Gonzalez did, where he hits around .300 with 30 bombs per season, but it wouldn't surprise me if he had a season or two like that at some point. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Am I crazy to expect a big breakout from Freddie Freeman? I'm thinking 35 HR, 530 SLG.
(Moose from NE)
I addressed Freeman's breakout chances earlier. I wouldn't put the house on 35 home runs but I could see him adding strength in the years to come, and perhaps having a .300/30 season or two. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I can keep one of the following three first basemen (10 team h2h 5x5). Where is the value? Matt Adams at the cost of a 12th round pick? Freddie Freeman at the cost of 7th? Mike Napoli at the cost of a 12th?
(Andrew from Canada)
Freeman at the cost of a 7th rounder is very good value in my mind. I would go there. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)A fantasy baseball question - unsure if this is the right Q&A for it but anyways ... I have Machado (and love him but I also have Castellanos to fall back on for 3B, along with planning on drafting the ultimate utility man, Ben Zobrist) and was offered Freddie Freeman. It is an eight-man keeper league and I have Manny for $5 and Freeman is $12. The only reason I am considering it is my concern for Manny's knee. Any knowledge on his progression/healing and, then, is this is a fair trade considering everything? I am leaning towards no since I think Manny will be a stud for years to come but so will Freeman in my opinion. Thanks
(Tony from The tundra)
It might not seem like the right place... but it is. I think you keep Machado. I like Freeman, more than people might think - but Machado is a potential superstar at a more valuable position. I'm concerned about the knee as well, but if this is a long-term league then I think you take that risk. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)been in a debate with a friend...who would you rather have over the next 5-7 years, Freddie Freeman or Will Meyers? How close is the decision, and what is the deciding factor for you?
(ray6072 from Lousiana)
Freeman, it's not that close, and because there's no chance of failure for Freeman at this point. His floor is average. Myers' floor is still very much Delmon Young. (Sam Miller)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jason, who do you like more as a prospect? Nick Williams or Ronald Guzman? Thanks!
(Joe from Dallas)
Guzman has a tough profile, as he is already limited to 1B. But I really love his approach to hitting and the ease in which he does it. I've already spoken about my love for Williams as well, especially the bat-to-ball skills. But his overall game is very rudimentary, and he could flame out before bringing it all together. THe more I watch Guzman, the more Freddie Freeman I see in the swing. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Most fantasy experts have said they don't see 30HR power ever coming from Freddie Freeman. Since he hit 20 a couple a years in a row in his early 20's this stance has always surprised me. Obviously he's not getting there this year, but can you see him being an eventual seasonal threat for 30 HR's? Thanks
(Dave from NY)
Yes, in a year that he doesn't start off as slowly as he has in this one. The injury didn't help. (Jason Collette)
2013-04-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Buying or selling Atlanta's streak as being something bigger than just a nice early-season stretch?
(Dan Rozenson from Washington, DC)
Thanks for the question, Dan.

The Braves aren't going to play .850 ball all year, but there's no question in my mind that they're one of the best teams in baseball. As I wrote in the WYNTK a few days ago, their 12-2 start is even more impressive when you consider the players—Freddie Freeman, Brandon Beachy, Brian McCann, et al—who are on the shelf. There's a lot more where this is coming from. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Auction Draft, Dynasty League. Do you go stars/scrubs, or do you try for balance? A prospect draft will follow the MLB draft.
(Donnie from Running Errands)
In a league with a long reserve list, I generally prefer stars and scrubs. You're not going to find players for your reserve list who can do what a Ryan Braun or a Miguel Cabrera can do, but you might find players who can do what Freddie Freeman and Dexter Fowler can do. Maximize the top slots on your roster; if you do a good job picking up prospects and have a deep farm system, the playing time at the bottom of your roster will come. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)My impression is PECOTA has been noticeably pessimistic when it comes to Freddie Freeman for the last few years. Example: this year PECOTA has Freeman to 448/335 (slightly worse than last year) when most other systems have him closer to 480/350. Is there something about him that historically hasn't been development friendly (size, poor FRAA numbers, etc)?
(goiter6 from MN (and not a Braves fan))
He's still VERY young so I think PECOTA is tempering excitement as we could definitely see another dip before he becomes what he will be for years. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of this trade? 12 team NL Only keeper league 4X4 Kris Medlen $1 2014 for Edwin Jackson $3 2014 Freddie Freeman $10 option year Lucas Duda $1 option year
(grandslam28 from Chicago)
I like the general idea of trying to sell high on Medlen, but Freeman — whom I like as a breakout candidate — is the only player in that return package that really piques my interest. If you're going to move on from Medlen, I'd try to find a better secondary piece. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)With the movement of 1B out of the NL, which of the young NL 1B's do you see moving to the top of the position?
(will.I.ain't from roaming)
Ike Davis if he stays healthy--particularly with the fences moving in. I'm not sure what to make of Freddie Freeman, Paul Goldschmidt, or Anthony Rizzo just yet. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ultimately, who do you think will have the better MLB career, Freddie Freeman or Justin Smoak?
(Anello from Chicago)
Smoak (Jason Parks)
2011-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have Jesus Montero, Freddie Freeman, Kyle Blanks, and Pedro Alvarez in a dynasty... looming logjam at 1B? If they do all end up at first how would you rate them based on their bats alone?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Man, that's a fantastic softball team you have there. Risk-averse ranking: Freeman, Montero, Alvarez, Blanks. If you have a taste for risk, flip the first two. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better for fantasy the rest of the season, Billy Butler or Freddie Freeman?
(Dennis from LA)
I'll go with Freeman because of the power edge. Butler simply doesn't hit enough over the fence and I want as much help in the counting categories now as I can get. (Jason Collette)
2011-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Freddie Freeman?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Still Captain Marvel, Jr. to me, and you can call me a nerd--I don't mind. Hitting .298/.362/493 May 1 on, and you'll take that. I've really enjoyed the progress he's made throughout the year. You'd like him to get a better handle on the strike zone at some point or the pressure to keep up the batting average will never recede, but I'm not complaining right now. (Steven Goldman)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a believer in Freddie Freeman and Jose Tabata? Can they sustain anything close to their current walk rates (Freeman 12%, Tabata 12.5%)? Which of the two do you think will be more valuable going forward?
(Dennis from LA)
Tabata had some solid walk rates in the minors--an improvement on his 6.3 percent rate from 2010 wouldn't be a surprise, especially given his start, but he doesn't have nearly enough plate appearances to say this is totally for real yet, either.

It's the same deal with Freeman. He had some solid walk rates in the minors--pretty good, not amazing--but has good strike zone judgment and low strikeout rates. Tabata is the better fantasy player for 2011, thanks to steals and his position--Freeman, as a first baseman, is going to have a harder time standing out at his position. (Marc Normandin)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for answering my earlier question. Who do you like better over the next few years in a fantasy league that counts OBP: Freddie Freeman or Brandon Belt?
(Dennis from LA)
Brandon Belt. His start to 2011 wasn't great, but it's just a few weeks, and he is young. I actually wrote a piece talking about the two a few weeks ago, and I came down on Belt's side. (Marc Normandin)


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