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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Has Never Seen a Baseball Player Like Freddie Freeman

There is no baseball player doing anything like Freddie Freeman right now. Since winning NL Player of the Week last week, Freeman has catapulted up the MVP ranks and is giving Ronald Acuna Jr. a run for his money.

The stretch that Freeman is having on top of the career he’s put together so far is unlike anything Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has ever seen. Not only is his bat shocking Roberts, but the way Freeman carries himself around the field has the manager amazed.

“I’ve never seen anyone like him. He does not give anything away,” Roberts said. “I’ve never seen a pitcher like Clayton Kershaw as far as how every single throw is with intent. It’s intentional. That’s 110 pitches, 100 pitches a night every fifth day. I’ve never seen anyone play every single pitch on offense and defense, 150 pitches, on the bases, every single night – he doesn’t give away a pitch. One hundred and sixty-two times. I’ve never seen it.”

Via Orange County Register

Freeman has been having one of his best seasons of his career on the base paths and in the field, all without missing a single game. He has already set a career-high in stolen bases with 16. He is also on pace to score the most runs in his career as he is currently at 102 runs scored (his career-high is 120).

In the field, Freddie is also playing at an elite level. Out of the 918 chances he has had to make a play this year, he has only made one error. That equates to a .999 fielding percentage. Freeman’s always been known to be a good fielder, but he’s never gone a full season without making multiple errors.

Roberts isn’t the only taking notice of the dominance Freeman is showing in all aspects of the game. His longtime teammate and friend from Atlanta, Jason Heyward, also is noticing how talented Freeman is.

“Doesn’t take a play off. Does not take one play off,” Heyward said. “I’m talking as a player. I know fans, writers, all that stuff – everyone has an opinion. But to not take a play off – that’s the hardest thing to do when you’re out there 162.”

Via Orange County Register

Freeman’s consistency at the plate, on the bases and in the field could get him some individual honors. If he keeps up the pace that he’s currently going, Freeman could challenge Acuna for the MVP as the Dodgers and Braves battle it out for the top seed in the National League.

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