Here’s where Freddie Freeman ranks among MLB hitters. First, the counting numbers:
Batting average (.343) — eighth.
On-base percentage (.457) — second.
Slugging percentage (.754) — third.
OPS (1.211) — third
Runs (34) — third.
Total bases (96) — second.
Home runs (14) — tied for first.
Some FanGraphs metrics:
wRC+ (weighted runs created, adjusted for ballpark and league; 100 is league-average) — fifth, with 204.
wOBA (weighted on-base average) — third, at .490.
ISO (isolated power) — first, at .410.
WAR (wins above replacement) — third, at 2.6.
In the latter category, Freeman trails Bryce Harper and Mike Trout. They’re widely considered the two best position players in baseball. (Trout is universally regarded as the best.)
Going by both counting numbers and advanced analytics, Freeman is on pace to have the greatest season of any Atlanta Brave hitter, which is saying something considering that Hank Aaron and Chipper Jones played here, and one of the 50 or so best by any hitter ever. Maybe you knew that already.