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2014 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Reasons 1B Freddie Freeman Will Breakout

5 Reason Freddie Freeman Will Breakout

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For a couple fantasy baseball seasons, owners have been patiently waiting for Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman to have a breakout season. Now while he hasn’t put up horrible numbers, he hasn’t exactly been a top-five fantasy option either. He still has potential, though, and here are the top five reasons why Freeman will finally breakout during the 2014 fantasy baseball season.

5. Freeman Drove In 109 Runs In 2013

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5. Freeman Drove In 109 Runs In 2013

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Freeman finished with 94 RBIs through 147 games in 2013. He played the same amount of games last year and still managed to drive home a career-high 109 runs. Freeman has quietly become one of the better RBI threats at his position.

4. Freeman Hit .319 In 2013

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4. Freeman Hit .319 In 2013

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Freeman hit just .282 in 2011 and .259 in 2012, but his .319 batting average last season was a godsend. He has truly become an all-around hitter and the veteran proved that he is more than a power hitter. Fantasy fans can expect another .300 season from the slugger in 2014.

3. Freeman Has Hit 20-Plus HRs For Three Years

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3. Freeman Has Hit 20-Plus HRs For Three Years

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Freeman has steadily hit over 20 home runs in each of the past three seasons, including 23 homers in back-to-back seasons. Freeman has displayed amazing power and a 30-HR season seems to be right around the corner.

2. Freeman Has Lowered K’s/Raised Walks

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2. Freeman Has Lowered K’s/Raised Walks

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In each of the last three years, Freeman has managed to lower his strikeout percentage and increase his walk totals. This just shows how the first baseman is maturing as an all-around hitter and is further proof he is on the verge of a truly breakout campaign.

1. Freeman Is Entering His Prime

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1. Freeman Is Entering His Prime

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People forget that Freeman is only 24 years old and the slugger is just staring to enter the prime of his career. Freeman has another six-plus years of solid production and this should be the first of many All-Star campaigns for the first baseman.