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Freddie Freeman 2018 Outlook

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2 hours ago, svtballa said:

Where are you guys drafting him?  I almost feel like if you want him you need to snag him late first

 

At the 1st/2nd round turn if I pick there. Anywhere else have to hope he falls in the 2nd and he is a steal then.

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pick 20 ish is a good bet.  Even when he was hurt last year he did better than expected.

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Anyone the slightest bit worried about the wrist injury? If I’m not mistaken his ISO was slightly down after he came back (naturally).

 

Are there any power-sapping lingering effects of a wrist injury such as you see with hamate injuries? Is Freddie fully healed and 100%.

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15 minutes ago, UberRebel said:

Anyone the slightest bit worried about the wrist injury? If I’m not mistaken his ISO was slightly down after he came back (naturally).

 

Are there any power-sapping lingering effects of a wrist injury such as you see with hamate injuries? Is Freddie fully healed and 100%.

 

He's now had wrist injuries twice in his MLB career.  The way he rebounded from the first one combined with his September numbers has me less worried than I would otherwise be.

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I'm only giving him a very mild discount because of the injury. I'll give the slight nod to Rizzo because I think they're similar hitters and Rizzo just seems safer (this is ignoring the 2B eligibility).

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I don't worry about the injury this year at all and all the talk on Atlanta sports radio is that he's fully healed. Put him in the books for a .300/.400/.550 line with 30+ HR, 100+ RBIs and close to 100 runs. He's basically Votto minus 20 points on his average and 30-40 points on his OBP with all the ability to improve upon his numbers and close that gap. 

 

To RotoGenius's point, I have Freeman and Rizzo as a coin flip in my rankings going right after Votto at the end of the 1st/beginning of the 2nd round. I might give the slight edge to Rizzo though because I think he has a slightly higher ceiling than Freeman due to the lineup he's in and the possibility of more steals. That being said, I might take Freeman over him depending on who I take in the 1st round. For example if I were to get Bryant at the end of the 1st I might go with Freeman over Rizzo. But you really can't go wrong with either. 

 

I know that was a little "bench coach-ish" but I feel strongly that Freeman is a very safe bet to give you the numbers you are drafting him for at his current price. 

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I think people are forgetting just how good Freddie was before he got hurt. He was performing at a top 5 hitter level before he got pegged on the wrist. I'm taking Freddie over Rizzo 10 times out of 10.

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Man, at this point I just get nervous when I see this thread bumped to the top as I assume something bad happened. What else is there to talk about with this guy?

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3 hours ago, GrapeJuice said:

Man, at this point I just get nervous when I see this thread bumped to the top as I assume something bad happened. What else is there to talk about with this guy?

 

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Looking like the Freddie Freeman from last year's first half. Dude was on pace for an absolutely monstrous year. Like, the #1 overall player. Let's hope he can avoid another freak injury.

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Easy 1st round talent if you count unfortunate white guy dance moves. The wedding you might could pass off as a few too many beverages, but outside of Boston that's not an excuse in the dugout. 

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27 minutes ago, mavsfan23 said:

Easy 1st round talent if you count unfortunate white guy dance moves. The wedding you might could pass off as a few too many beverages, but outside of Boston that's not an excuse in the dugout. 

What the f--- did I just read?

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Gif incoming...

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He’s going to flirt with a .500 obp unless the Braves get someone behind him 

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This guy is ridiculous, he just destroyed that ball.  AJ Cole put the ball close to the plate and it was over with.

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He, Harper, Votto & Blackmon in the NL MVP race this season. Might also throw in Hoskins and Bryant in there.

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Man among boys. So glad I got him at a discount this year because of the wrist injury worries. He won't be drafted outside the 1st round for a longggg time.

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if any of you guys used to frequent the Fantasy Baseball Cafe, I pegged this guy at 20 as a future MVP and was laughed off the board

they said hes at best a poor man's Mark Grace lol

 

I have had Freddie on my team since then and there was just something about that very 1st AB that I saw him.  If you ever pitched, at a high level, and you just saw a batter and you just knew he was going to beat you know matter what you did, I saw that in Freddie right away.  Hes a dude that just always looks like he has no fear at the plate

 

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He’s a 1st rounder next year if healthy this season.

 

For OBP/OPS/BB leagues, he’s a no doubt top 5 player right now.

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