After slugging the Braves into the postseason, Braves’ first baseman Freddie Freeman was named MLB player of the month for September on Monday.
Freeman emerged as a National League MVP frontrunner alongside Padres phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. as the Braves won their third straight NL East title and earned the No. 2 seed in the NL. The veteran first baseman led the NL with a 1.246 OPS in September — just ahead of teammate Marcell Ozuna — batting .375/.496/.750 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs.
Freeman’s red-hot final month gave him a season slash line of .341/.462/.640 with a 1.102 OPS and he led the Majors in runs scored (51) and doubles (23).
The Braves open postseason play by hosting a three game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. First pitch for game one is set for noon central time, and you can hear that game here on Thunder Radio.