Freddie Freeman whose middle name is Charles was born on September 12, 1989, at Fountain Valley to Fredrick and Rosemary Freeman who are both Canadians. He is a first-baseman in the MBL and he plays for the Atlanta Braves. He has won a lot of victories despite all the injury that has bedeviled him since he started playing. He is one of the few stars in the history of the Braves Franchise to hit a cycle and the third since his team moved to Atlanta. He broke the record set by Mark Kotsav on August 14, 2008.
Among his many career achievements since he burst into the scene, it has been noted that he has the most extraordinary swing which many still can’t tell he manages to achieve. In what has become a signature move, Freddie is often seen moving his shoulders slightly before lowering his hands to take the swing.
The champ had his high school education at the El Modena High School and left a good mark as one of the best third basemen and pitchers the team has ever had. Finishing really well, he was named 2007 Player of the Year by The Orange County Register, a daily newspaper. He also got a scholarship to California State University, Fullerton which he turned down in favor of an MLB career.
Freddie Freeman’s Stats
After high school, Freddie made the dive and began his MLB career when he was chosen by the Atlanta Braves in the 78th overall selection of the 2007 draft. Freddie started his career in fine form in the minor leagues, blazing the trail for the League rookies with an exemplary performance of 38 hits, a .362 batting average, and a.433 on-base percentage. By 2010, he was promoted to the major leagues and made his debut in the September call-ups.
He finished the 2011 season batting .282 with 32 doubles, 21 home runs, and 76 RBI in 157 games played. In 2012, he played 147 games batting .259 with 33 doubles, 23 home runs, and 94 RBI. The following year was marred by an injury before the All-Star game which ensured he missed the action.
After signing a contract extension, Freddie played all the games in that season (162 games) and recorded .288 with 90 walks, 43 doubles, 18 home runs, and 78 RBI. He entered the disabled list in 2015 and had a wrist injury hampering his 2016 season even though he eventually hit his first career cycle in a 9–8 victory against the Cincinnati Reds in a game that saw him named National League Player of the Week in the month of June. He took the title again in September of the same season.
The champ’s prowess declined in 2017 when he ended the season with the lowest stats since he was signed. He ended up going for a vision correction surgery which was assumed to have been responsible for his suddenly poor stats. He ended the 2017 season batting .307 with 28 home runs and 71 RBIs in only 117 games.
Contract and Salary
His first contract with the Atlanta Braves was worth $409,500. In 2014, Freddie signed an 8-year contract extension worth $135 million with the Braves including a signing bonus of $2,875,000 and an average salary of $16,875,000. The contract has been termed the longest in franchise history. The breakdown showed that he earned $5.125 million in the 2014 season when he signed the deal and a higher stake of $8.5 million in 2015. By 2016, he went a lot higher as he continued to impress, earning $12 million for his excellence.
The years that followed saw Freddie earning more by leaps and bounds. He earned $20.5 million in 2017, $21 million in 2018, same for 2019, and $22 million in both 2020 and 2021.
Freddie had a wrist injury during a game in June against the New York Mets in June 2015, it was so severe that he couldn’t play against the Boston Red Sox. He was further ruled off the game on June 13 and went ahead for his treatment where he received a platelet-rich plasma injection. He soon recovered and was placed in the game again on July 28.
After the wrist injury, Freddie was hit by a pitch from Aaron Loup, which resulted in him leaving the game. He later did an MRI and CT scan that showed a non-displaced wrist fracture in his left hand. This left him incapacitated and he couldn’t play for about 10 weeks. He also had a LASIK surgery in October 2017 to correct vision problems which initially came up in 2012.
Freddie Freeman’s Net Worth
Freddie earns an average $16 million dollars yearly. His contract extension with the Braves certainly gave his salary and total net worth a boost. In a very recent review, Freddie Freeman was estimated to be worth a whopping $52 million.
The famous baseball player has significantly balanced being wealthy and keeping his family comfortable and in check. Being a sportsman, it is only expected that Freddie is a big fan of the finer things of life, especially where it concerns fast cars and luxury homes. To prove this point, he bought a luxury home worth $9 million in 2016.
Wife and Family
Freddie Freeman and Chelsea Goff started dating in 2011, got engaged in January 2014 and also got married that same year. They had their first child Frederick Charles ‘Charlie II’ in September 2016. Chelsea is a former model who currently works as a realtor in Georgia. They both love cats which is the pet they have in their home. Freddie demonstrated how much he loved his wife when he left a game to go see her when she was in labor for their first child.
Freddie lost his mother at the age of ten to melanoma. He has two older brothers; Andrew and Phillip. Of all the members of his family, down to his extended family, only himself and his cousin, Carson Branstineone, who is a tennis player are into sports.