Status: 10-Day DL. Early August?
Braves placed 1B Freddie Freeman on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured left wrist.
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The Braves get a cheap fill-in until Freddie Freeman comes back.
It was announced that the Braves have acquired Matt Adams from the Cardinals in exchange for cash and minor leaguer Juan Yepez. Adams will be the Braves full-time first baseman until Freddie Freeman returns from a broken wrist, which likely wont be until August.
The 1823 Braves were not going to make the playoffs anyway, so losing Freeman is not a blow to their (mostly nonexistent) competitiveness. However, it likely broke the hearts of Braves fans. I wrote last year about Freemans under-the-radar 2016 season, when he was one of the best hitters in baseball. I thought for sure he would regress this season, but he has actually been even better. As a matter of fact, he has been way, way, way better
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have found their fill-in for injured star Freddie Freeman. On Saturday, the Braves acquired first baseman Matt Adams and cash from the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league infielder Juan Yepez. The deal came three days after the Braves lost Freeman to a ...
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As a Braves fan, my heart sank this week. Did the Braves fan collective actually believe that we'd catch the Nats in the NL East, or really even compete for one of the wild card spots? Probably not. Well, realistic fans didn't. Oh, you gonna win with R.A. Dickey, Jaime Garcia and Bartolo Colon as the front of your rotation? Haha, #gtfo. The Braves are just in a waiting game for their pitches (sounds a lot like my #Razz30 team) and trying to develop their hitters fast enough to match them up together in the new SunTrust Park.And yet...an MVP was emerging. Freddie Freeman was creeping up my rankings fast, and it had nothing to do with my hometown allegiance. He was a bonafide star, as The Ringer recently penned, and entering the highlight of his career just at the perfect time to bring the Braves into their next chapter of dominance (hey...a persistently melancholy Atlanta fan can hope...). And then Aaron Loup happened.The Braves lost their MVP for 8-10 weeks (but bring out the red carpet for Matt Adams!!!!), but let's pump the breaks on his drastic downfall in value from a fantasy perspective. His next two months may have been fingered (Tom Green, anyone?), but moving past my homerism tears I see a great opportunity to buy. Right now.
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The current trend indicates that there has been no movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Freeman. In the past week his own percentage has hardly any movement . Meanwhile his start percentage has decreased by 76.85% .
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Freeman is 99% and his lowest is 99%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 99% and lowest is 21.91%.
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