Atlanta Braves First Baseman Freddie Freeman Named NL Rookie Of The Month

ATLANTA - JULY 5: Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves hits a 2nd inning home run against the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field on July 5, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Braves fans know what Freddie Freeman has done this month, but now all of baseball does too. Freeman was named the National League Rookie of the Month for July.

Freeman led all Major League rookies with 38 hits, a .362 batting average (38-for-105) and a .433 on-base percentage in 27 games during July. The 21-year-old also paced N.L. rookies with six home runs and 17 runs scored, and tied for the lead with 18 RBI while adding seven doubles and a .600 slugging percentage. The California native hit safely in 23 of his 27 contests, including each of the last 15 games during the month.

Freeman has been just plain awesome, not only in July, but the last few months. I thought it would take him longer to adjust to the Major Leagues, but he's proven me wrong and a lot of other people wrong by becoming one of the Braves most productive hitters halfway through his rookie season.

If he keeps up this production the only rookie he'll have to look out for when it comes time to vote for Rookie of the Year is fellow Brave Craig Kimbrel -- who won the Rookie of the Month award back in June.

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