Freddie Freeman started the summer with a 104 fever and a lot of pain. At the end, he finished with a .341/.462/.640, a league-leading 3.4 WAR, 8 postseason wins and 2 winning series, and now, a very high honor from the players.
Nelson Cruz won the Marvin Miller award and the Braves' Freeman took home the MLB Players Association Players Choice award for Man of the Year. Also:
Freeman was voted the NL’s outstanding player, Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer outstanding pitcher, San Diego infielder Jake Cronenworth outstanding rookie and Colorado pitcher Daniel Bard comeback player, the union said Thursday.
He has been Atlanta's player of the year for probably a decade now. It is great to see him getting the appreciation of his peers.
He was first in WAR despite having to overcome the first basemen defensive debit. He was second in weighed runs created, runs batted in, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging. He was first in runs scored and recognizing wind. Now, let's talk about that incoming National League MVP award.