Fave Brave 2013, Elite Eight Showdown: Freddie Freeman vs. Tim Hudson

Kevin C. Cox

Freddie Freeman faces off against Tim Hudson to determine who is the fans' favorite Atlanta Braves player in 2013.

Talking Chop wants to find out which Atlanta Braves player is the fans' favorite this year. After three weeks of voting, you have determined who your two favorite starting pitchers are, who your two favorite relievers are, and who your four favorite position players are -- the Elite Eight.

This week each player will face off against another player, March Madness style. Bravesetology will pit hitter against pitcher, young against old, favorite against favorite, and you the fan will ultimately determine who will be the Fave Brave 2013.

In the fourth and final Elite Eight matchup, young buck Freddie Freeman, the number-4 seed, goes up against number-5 seed Tim Hudson, now the elder statesman of the team. Here is a little bit about each player:

Freddie Freeman followed up a fine rookie season with a solid sophomore campaign. The young first baseman will look to take the next step in his development as a player this season hitting right in the middle of the order. Freeman is one of the more liked guys in the clubhouse and has made it a tradition to hug everyone after he or they hit a home run.

Tim Hudson represents just about everything the Atlanta Braves represent as an organization. Known as a great humanitarian outside of the game, Hudson and his family do tons within the community to help out those who may not have as many things as they should. Hudson has been with the Braves longer than any other current player, since the beginning of the 2005 season.

You can vote in two ways. The first is in the poll provided below. The other way is to tweet #TeamFreeman or #TeamHudson on Twitter, along with #FaveBrave2013. You've got 24 hours to advance one of these players to the semifinal round next week.

Yesterday saw our first upset of the Bravesetology Bracket, as 6-seed Brian McCann edged 3-seed Kris Medlen by one vote. Could Huddy be the second upset in as many days?


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