- Samuel Deduno and Throwing Strikes
contact. When you see some of the reaction of some of the hitters, I don't think there's any fluke about it." -- Ryan Doumit on Samuel Deduno
Few things are inevitable in baseball. Preseason favorites
- Snapshots from the 1980s: Juan Samuel
Editor’s note: This previously unpublished interview was conducted in 2008.
Juan Samuel wasn’t the best second baseman of the 1980s, but he was definitely among the most exciting. The former
- Samuel Clemens Plays Center Field
- Freddie Freeman and Embracing the Teases
People have expected big things from Freddie Freeman. I know this because Freeman is a professional baseball player, and all of those guys -- each and every last one of them -- was at one point
- Freddie Freeman's Power Alternative
about Freddie Freeman at the moment, on the heels of his contract extension and also on the heels of literally nothing else happening. Freeman's eight years are the subject of much dialogue.
- Free Freddie Freeman
"Freddie Freeman looks stiff. Freddie Freeman looks uncoordinated. Freedie Freeman looks awkward. Freddie Freeman can still hit." Jason Grey, ESPN.com
It seems that there are few reasons to poo-poo
- Is Freddie Freeman Broken?
expectations as well. Sure enough, that is the case with the 2016 Atlanta Braves and Freddie Freeman. Look at any stat you want and they all tell the same story. Sabermetrically inclined? His wRC
- Freddie Freeman's Power Upside
hit? Freddie Freeman's power numbers in the minors were not exciting. Disagree."
There's good points on both sides of the battle. But Freddie Freeman owners in dynasty leagues are probably
- Freddie Freeman: Was That A Breakout?
Freddie Freeman improved almost across the board in his second season. He ended up ranked 15th in our 2012 final first base rankings (with Billy Butler added in), worth about $12. If you expected him
- Freddie Freeman: Hidden Hacker
But in that group of three, tied for the sixth spot on the list overall, is a name that gives me pause about this measure. It's a name that I would not have expected to find: Freddie Freeman. Putting him
- Samuel Deduno's Crazy Fastball, Explained...Maybe
Like many other Twins fans, Samuel Deduno fascinates me. Thanks to some terrible starting pitching from the likes of Jason Marquis and Carl Pavano, Deduno earned his first extended stint in the major
- Freddie Freeman and the Braves' Infield
position, but we shouldn’t expect all too much from the 38-year-old.
Freddie Freeman appears to be the glue that should hold
- Contextualizing Freddie Freeman's Great Year
Amongst the exciting young sluggers in the game, it's easy to overlook Freddie Freeman. He's not overly flashy and lacked the benefit of the hype machine while in the minors. However, he's only 24
- Freddie Freeman in Long Term Leagues
, Brandon Belt, Eric Hosmer, and Freddie Freeman have proven to be valuable fantasy first baseman at a very young age.
To me, Freeman seems to be an undervalued member of this group. Goldschmidt
- Freddie Freeman is an Undervalued Roto Asset
While he is far from an elite first baseman, Freddie Freeman should be a big target for fantasy players on draft day this season. At just 23-years-old, Freeman already has two seasons of more than 20
- Freddie Freeman Is Lifting Up the Braves
surge by Atlanta isn't all that interesting. The part that's interesting is that Freddie Freeman has been so damn good, he's tricked an entire team into appearing compelling.
I'll give them
- The Freddie Freeman Deal as a Market Correction
Even a couple of days after the news broke about the Braves locking up Freddie Freeman to a $135 million contract, there remains a lot of residual skepticism about this price for a non-star player
- Great Moments in Freddie Freeman and Dan Uggla's Friendship
Freddie Freeman's a hugger. You can tell. Dan Uggla knows it. That's why he's gently placed his right hand on Freeman's head. Freeman even uses leg. He's getting his. He's Freddie Freeman
- Mixing Fantasy & Reality: Anderson & Freeman
Freddie Freeman is beating the shift
A few seasons ago, all people could talk about is shifting and its effects. Even though shifting is not in the news as much, but players are still getting
- Freddie Freeman's Delicate Balance of Power and Contact
a few other young stars, but there was one notable guy I failed to mention: the Braves’ sole star-caliber position player, 26-year-old first baseman Freddie Freeman. It wasn’t a slight on my part
- Hot GIF Action: Braves Celebrate Freeman's Homer
With Freddie Freeman putting up a huge game last night immediately upon the arrival of his new sports goggles, don't be surprised if we see some people in the media making a big deal about
- Chris Heisey & Samuel Deduno: Deep League Waiver Wire
already produced in this still-young season. We’re not talking about a complete player here, but he could help fantasy owners looking for a little pop in the outfield.
Samuel Deduno / SP / Minnesota
- Freddie Freeman and Choosing Youth over Track Record
season a few weeks ago, Freddie Freeman's new deal with the Braves is a reminder that extension season isn't limited to just big market teams with overflowing revenues, and also a reminder of just how
- Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt - The New 1B Royalty
of the guard is about to occur, and not just because Miguel Cabrera and Joe Mauer are headed in that direction. Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt are young and exceptional, and possess the well
- Has Freddie Freeman Been Worth His Cost?
Let’s back up a few months: In March, Freddie Freeman was a borderline third round pick, according to ESPN’s draft data. He was coming off a fantastic season, in which he set career highs in batting
- Freddie Freeman: Who We Thought He Was
of the Year trophy. This season it's Freddie Freeman, who is not and never was expected to be the star Heyward immediately became. He's a fine player, no doubt, but all he had to do was be better than
- Will Freeman's Breakout Season Carry Over into 2017?
Freddie Freeman had the best season of his career in 2016. He set career highs in just about every stat you can name: home runs, extra base hits, slugging, on base percentage, walks, BABIP
- Brandon Belt, Freddie Freeman, First base xRBI
Check out the first baseman end of season rankings. Brandon Belt hit .280 with 18 homers and nine stolen bases. He was the 15th first baseman, worth almost ten dollars. Freddie Freeman hit .276
- Freddie Freeman, the Cardinals, and Coming Through When it Counts