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Freddie Freeman Named National League Player of the Week

April 23rd, 2012 at 6:40 PM
By Cody Fields

Freddie Freeman put the Atlanta Braves on his shoulders last week, and he was rewarded by being named the National League Player of the Week on Monday.

In a week where the Braves went 5-1, Freeman racked up 11 hits to accumulate a .478 average with 14 RBIs and a 1.087 slugging percentage.

Freeman was so on fire last week that he entered with a .162 batting average and ended it hitting .283. Freeman's 15 RBIs on the season rank third in the NL, and all but one were driven in last week.

This marks the first time Freeman has won the award; he beat out Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won the first two POTW of 2012. The Braves and Dodgers begin a three-game series tonight at 10:10.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, MLB

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