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Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman Nominated for Players Choice Awards

October 23rd, 2011 at 8:39 PM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves' Craig Kimbrel and Freddie Freeman are finalists for the National League's Outstanding Rookie for the 2011 Players Choice Awards.

Major League players voted in September for the Players Choice Awards, and the winners will be announced on MLB Network on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m.

Kimbrel set the Major League rookie record with 46 saves and struck 126 batters in 77 innings. He threw 37 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings from June 12 to Sept. 9 and held opponents to a .178 batting average, even though he blew three of his last six innings.

Freeman hit for a .282 average with 21 homers in 2011. He also led NL rookies in batting average, hits (161), doubles (32), homers, RBIs, on-base percentage (.346) and slugging percentage (.448).

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman, MLB

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