Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has been one of the better all-around players in the National League for quite some time now. However, the Braves superstar corner infielder has now truly solidified himself as such en route to being crowned as the National League MVP for the 2020 campaign.
With the entire city of Atlanta and Braves fans throughout the world jumping for joy on Thursday evening, one key figure from Georgia also made a point to give Freeman a shoutout on Twitter. Atlanta Hawks superstar point guard Trae Young not only believes that Freeman was deserving this time around, but perhaps next season as well.
MVP! MVP! MVP! Congrats my Guy!!! Why not go Back to Back?!? 🤷🏽♂️🔥 @FreddieFreeman5 https://t.co/Yiy5Hcbd1C
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) November 13, 2020
The 31-year-old Freeman notably beat out both Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts and San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado, respectively. Freeman received 28 of the 30 first place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America with Betts receiving the other two first place votes. Appearing in all 60 regular season games for the postseason-bound Braves in 2020, Freeman finished the year with a .341 batting average alongside 13 home runs and 53 RBI.
Adding to this impressive accomplishment, Freeman actually contracted COVID-19 prior to the start of the 2020 regular season while experiencing some pretty severe symptoms along the way. A feel good story for the ages, Freeman’s 2020 season was both memorable and forgettable for a variety of different reasons, though earning the National League MVP Award will probably make everything worth it in the end.
Freeman has spent his entire 11-year big league career as a member of the Braves.