Freddie Freeman, 34, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who is seeking his second National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, was named the hottest National League player of the week.
Freeman was named National League Player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced on Monday (Aug. 8). It’s his ninth career honor.
He previously won the award three times last year. Freeman is also a three-time National League Player of the Month.
In six games over the past week, Freeman batted .500 with two home runs, seven doubles, eight RBIs, 13 runs scored, a .536 slugging percentage and a 1.459 OPS. Plus three stolen bases.
He was particularly impressive in a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics from April 2-4, going 4-for-3 with a home run, a double, and a triple.온라인바카
This pushed Freeman’s season OPS over 1.000. Through seven games, he’s batting .339 with 23 home runs, 80 RBIs, a .416 slugging percentage and a 1.011 OPS, all MVP-worthy numbers.
If Freeman is named National League MVP, it will be the second time in his career that he has won the honor after a shortened season in 2020. It would also make up for the shortened season.
Of course, Freeman would have to beat out teammate Mookie Betts and Ronald Acuña Jr. who are currently in second place.