He's not a terrible pick in the 3rd round, but I think his ceiling is an above average 1st baseman. If I were drafting offense, I probably would have gone with a prospect with a higher ceiling or an older superstar before Freeman.
"Absolutely stunned" director of player personnel about getting Freddie at 3.09. .
stunned that an average first baseman was still available?
not a terrible pick, but c'mon. the upside is fairly limited and i havent seen any scouting reports say that he plays "tremendous defense". and in his "tremendous sophomore campaign" he has a sub-.300 OBP, and a K:BB ratio of 59:16
really, the only thing going for him, besides a nice floor, is his age.
Not going to lie I had Freeman listed in my top 5 batters available list at the time he was picked..I never seriously considered pulling the plug simply because I already drafted Prince and didn't wanna pull this "Well I guess my team is in the AL "
I still think given his age he projects as a fine #5 hitter for the next decade..at the end of the day there's just not going to be that many more picks that people are going to out and out praise..right now it's enjoy 4 very good seasons or roll the dice for 7+..
Basically what I'm saying is if Freeman seems underwhelming at 3.09 then I don't think we're gonna be too overwhelmed the rest of the way.
Why don't they just get a house that's already painted?
I dont get the hate for Freeman honestly, he had a great rookie year, and was following up with a great first 2 months, then he got this eye thing.
Anyways, a 21 yr old who can go .280-20+75+ as a rookie, is a guy I want on my team. His numbers are similar to Hosmer, and if Freeman didnt have upside the Braves wouldnt have brought him to the bigs at 20
for the record, my Press releases read just like every PR out there, always overhyping your own guys.