Atlanta Braves superstar Freddie Freeman is not talked about in the manor he should be nearly enough.
He should be rightfully praised as an MVP-caliber player. Meanwhile you rarely hear his name. How?
#Braves 1B Freddie Freeman came into the day leading the NL in AVG, OPS, SLG and WAR. He's added to all of those totals and is also now tied for the league lead with 88 hits, tied for 4th with 14 HR and is now 2nd in the NL with 48 RBI. #VoteFreddie— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) June 13, 2018
Meanwhile, despite his amazing season, Freeman till doesn't get the attention of a player like Bryce Harper or even Kris Bryant. Yet he's been arguably better than both of those players not only this year, but over the past few years. Freeman has hit over .300 three years in a row.
Freddie Freeman: .344/.435/.590, 174 wRC+, 3.6 WAR— Scott Coleman (@scottcoleman55) June 13, 2018
No one else in the NL is currently above 2.5 WAR
It's difficult to understand why Freeman doesn't get the love he deserves. You could argue that Freeman was a victim of being on a bad team previously. However, it's more so that he's not the flashiest of players. The Braves star doesn't make take homers away like Mike Trout and he wasn't the teenage star who made good like Bryce Harper. However, he is consistently rock solid in the sense that you know what your going to get.
Over .300 with 30 homers every year? Sing me up for Freddie Freeman as National League MVP.