For Freddie Freeman, let’s start with what Stephen had to say earlier this year, “Turning 21 in a little over a month, Freeman has consistently hit the ball well with his “sweet, fluid swing.” He currently displays doubles power, but scouts believe this gap power should, and will translate to more home runs (seems to be happening this year). He is an aggressive hitter but isn’t a free-swinger. Keith Law said before the season started that he doesn’t use his trunk well.” I know how Freeman feels. Sometimes I’ll go grocery shopping and pile everything into my passenger seat. Right side of brain, “It’s not that trunk, you moron.” Left side of brain, “Shut up.” In 2010, Freeman’s Triple-A numbers looked like this: 73/18/88/.319/6 in 461 ABs. Okay, this guy isn’t exciting me at all, so let’s get outta the intro paragraph and see what we can expect for Freddie Freeman in 2011 fantasy baseball?
Freeman’s been compared to Mark Grace. Cool, a few years after his career ends we can look forward to him being a solid color man. Maybe by the time he’s 24 or 25 his power will raise to the 25-30 homer range. And maybe we’ll all be living under the rule of a superbreed of gorillas led by a 30-foot tall gorilla who calls himself, “Ken.” I ain’t got time for three years in the future hypotheticals right now. Life’s too short, homes. Next year, I’d give Freeman a line of 70/15/80/.285/3. That, of course, is just for 2011. At 21, Freeman’s hella young, as the kids may or may not say. In NL-Only leagues, a guy that can hit 15 homers with a decent average isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In mixed leagues, you want a moobless Billy Butler? Otherwise known as James Loney. Drink some seltzer and belch to that, friend.