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MVP candidate Freddie Freeman wins Player of the Month for September

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Is the MVP award soon to follow?

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Freddie Freeman has had quite the last few months, from battling a serious case of COVID-19 in July to annihilating opposing pitchers for 60 games. On Monday, Freeman was named the National League’s Player of the Month for September after a truly special stretch.

Freeman, who came out of the gate a little slow, has been unstoppable lately, hitting an absurd .375/.496/.750 with 8 homers, 32 RBI and a 220 wRC+ in the month of September. He walked more than he struck out and continued to play his rock-steady defense at first base. The crazy month of September has propelled Freeman to the top of the MVP list, with many thinking the 31-year-old star should bring home the hardware next month.

After faltering late in 2019 with an elbow injury that would eventually require surgery, all eyes were on Freddie as he recovered from surgery and the aforementioned bout with COVID. Here’s hoping this is just the first of many awards and accolades he’s about to receive.