Seems like a lot of money now but it will look like a bargain in 3 years. He's only 24 and has a ton of potential
Freeman broke into the major leagues in 2010 and has improved in every year since. He is coming off a 2013 campaign in which he hit .319 with 23 home runs, 109 RBIs and 89 runs scored in 147 games, making the National League All-Star team for the first time.
His Wins Above Replacement was 5.4, which ranked fourth in the majors among first basemen.
Also, Freeman became the first first baseman since Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda to post three 20-home run seasons through his age-23 season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. His three such seasons are tied for the most in major league history among primary first basemen.
Edited by soulflower, 04 February 2014 - 08:25 PM.