Player Name: Freddie Freeman
Team : Atlanta Braves
Position: First baseman
Born: September 12, 1989 in Fountain Valley, California.
Turned Pro: 2010
Freeman was drafted by the Braves in the second round (78th overall) of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, out of El Modena High School. He was the Braves' fifth-best prospect heading into the 2009 season, according to Baseball America, and the 11th-best prospect overall in their midseason top 25.
Freeman began the 2011 season as the starting first baseman for the Braves. After a slow start, his performance improved and he has been mentioned as a strong candidate for rookie of the year. On July 4, 2011, Freeman hit two home runs against the Colorado Rockies, for his first multi-home run game. Freeman was the first Braves rookie to reach 50 RBIs by July 18th since Hank Aaron accomplished this feat in 1954. He was the named NL rookie of the month for July; during that month, Freeman led all Major League rookies with 38 hits, a .362 batting average, and a.433 on-base percentage in 27 July games. He also led all NL rookies with six homers and 17 runs. His 18 RBIs tied for the most in the NL among rookies.
In August, Freeman and Dan Uggla became the first members of the Braves to have concurrent twenty game hitting streaks in the modern era. Freeman's streak ended at 20 games on August 7.
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