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Freddie Freeman

#5 | 1B
Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves
Freddie Freeman
Name: Frederick Charles Freeman
Born: Sep 12, 1989 in Fountain Valley, Calif. USA
High School: El Modena HS, Orange, Calif.
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (78th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2007 (signed for $409,500)
A member of both USA Baseball's youth and junior national teams, Freeman dominated for the youth team in 2005 before struggling in the World Junior Championship last fall (2-for-21) in Cuba. His stock has rebounded this spring, as he helped El Modena High to a playoff berth as both a hitter and pitcher. While his track record with Team USA and in showcases makes him a top-three-rounds talent as a power hitter, scouts are increasingly intrigued with Freeman as a pitcher. Just 17, he has excellent size, and while working as El Modena's closer he has shown control of two present plus pitches: a heavy 90-93 mph fastball and a power slider. His feel for pitching and clean arm action belie his pitching inexperience--and his desire to remain a hitter. A Cal State Fullerton signee, Freeman could definitely be a two-way player if he gets to college. Teams that like his arm better still may have to give him a chance to hit first before putting him on the mound.
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