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Kris Medlen Wins National League Pitcher of the Month Award
September 4th, 2012 at 7:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** Major League Baseball announced Tuesday what everyone already knew. Kris Medlen was the National League Pitcher of the Mont during August. Medlen compiled a scant 0.50 ERA during August with just two earned runs over 35 2/3 innings. Combine that with a 4-0 record and 35 strikeouts, and the choice was...

Andrelton Simmons Named National League Rookie of the Month
July 2nd, 2012 at 7:02 PM
Only a month into his Major League career, Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons was named the National League Rookie of the Month for the month of June. Simmons was called up on May 30 to shore up the defense at shortstop with the thought that any offensive production would just...

Jason Heyward Named National League Player of the Week
June 25th, 2012 at 4:10 PM
Atlanta Braves's right fielder Jason Heyward has been on a tear of late and is finally receiving recognition for his performance. On Monday, Heyward was honored as National League Player of the Week for the week of June 18-24. In six interleague games last week, the 22-year-old hit a league-leading .522 (12-for-33) while also slugging a National League-best 1.130. Among...

Freddie Freeman Named National League Player of the Week Again
May 7th, 2012 at 5:01 PM
Freddie Freeman has been rolling as of late for the Atlanta Braves, and it was announced Monday that he was named the National League Player of the Week for April 30-May 6. ***PHOTO1*** For Freeman, it is the second time he has won the award in three weeks, and understandably so. He...

Freddie Freeman Named National League Player of the Week
April 23rd, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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. ***PHOTO1*** 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...

Craig Kimbrel Wins National League Rookie of the Year, Freddie Freeman Comes in Second
November 14th, 2011 at 8:13 PM
Though his season was bookend by rough stretches, Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has been awarded the 2011 National League Rookie of the Year. ***PHOTO1*** In adding to the numerous awards already bestowed upon Kimbrel, the rookie who turned himself into an intimidating ninth inning force was unanimously voted the NL's Rookie...

The Case for Freddie Freeman to Win Rookie of the Year
November 13th, 2011 at 10:10 PM
By all accounts, Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel is the overwhelming favorite to take home the National League Rookie of the Year award when it is announced Monday at 1:30. His teammate Freddie Freeman, however, made his own case during 2011. ***PHOTO1*** Highly lauded coming into the season, Freeman was awarded the...

Three Atlanta Braves Recognized in Inaugural MLB.com Awards
November 8th, 2011 at 7:50 AM
Even with the bitter taste of their September collapse still in their mouth, three Atlanta Braves have been recognized in the inaugural MLB.com awards. Already having won awards for their 2011 seasons, Brian McCann and Craig Kimbrel were named the team's Player of the Year and Breakout Player of the Year,...

Craig Kimbrel Wins Players Choice Award for Outstanding Rookie
November 5th, 2011 at 8:58 AM
Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has earned yet another award after his record-breaking rookie season, as he was named the National League's Oustanding Rookie by the Players Choice Awards Thursday night. ***PHOTO1*** The Players Choice winners are determined via voting by Major League players. Among his already long list of awards accumulated, he...

Brian McCann Wins Fifth Silver Slugger
November 2nd, 2011 at 8:34 PM
Even though he had one of the worst months of his career and played on a team that blew an enormous lead to miss the playoffs, Brian McCann is now the first Atlanta Braves player to take home five Silver Slugger awards. ***PHOTO1*** The Silver Slugger, the award given to the best...

Brain McCann, Craig Kimbrel Named to the Sporting News All-Star Team
October 28th, 2011 at 8:34 AM
The accolades keep coming for Craig Kimbrel, who was elected along with Brian McCann to the Sporting News National League All-Star team. ***PHOTO1*** Already having been named TSN's NL Rookie of the Year, Kimbrel earned the only spot for a reliever on the team with his Major League rookie record 46 saves and...

Craig Kimbrel Wins the Sporting News National League Rookie of the Year
October 26th, 2011 at 9:05 PM
For the second year in a row, the Atlanta Braves have produced a The Sporting News' National League Rookie of the Year. ***PHOTO1*** Following Jason Heyward winning the award in 2010, Craig Kimbrel was voted as the NL's best rookie for 2011 by a jury of 289 Major Leaguers. Kimbrel set a Major...

Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman Nominated for Players Choice Awards
October 23rd, 2011 at 8:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves' Craig Kimbrel and Freddie Freeman are finalists for the National League's Outstanding Rookie for the 2011 Players Choice Awards. ***PHOTO1*** 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...

Freddie Freeman Named National League Rookie of the Month
August 5th, 2011 at 9:23 AM
Freddie Freeman rode an 18-game hitting streak to being named the National League's Rookie of the Month for the month of July. ***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves' first baseman compiled a 362 batting average and a .433 on-base percentage in 27 games during the month and led rookies in home runs (six) and runs scored (17),...