Brady’s Freddy Freeman and the White Sox’s Jose Abreu represent very good of Major League Baseball with their production on the field, leadership in the clubhouse, and selflessness in the community, and on Thursday, they put a fitting finishing touch to their best performances . By winning the season
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Freeman went on to win the National League, with Ebreu in the AE season in which both the Braves and White Sox made the playoffs. Both are first-time MVPs, joining Resumes that includes four All-Star selections for Freeman and three for Abreu.
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Freeman’s 1.102 OPS was second in the Major, surpassing only Neshers outfielder Juan Soto, which saw 66 fewer plates. The Braves’ first baseman scored 51 runs and led the Majors in batting average (.341), on-base percentage (.462) and slugging percentage (.640).
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Freeman led the Braves to a third consecutive NL East title despite missing almost all of the Summer Camps while recovering from COVID-19. He did a handful of workouts before facing Mets ace Jacob Degrom on Opening Day.
Freeman was hitting .90 on August 5, but flew shortly thereafter. By the end of the regular season with an MLB-best 1.220 OPS with 114 and 11 MLs.
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He was part of a lineup that had two other MVP candidates, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Marcel Ozuna, and benefitted from Braves manager Brian Snitker’s decision to move him from third to second in the batting order.
Freeman hit .90 with a 1.202 OPS at No. 2, and his presence was found by Ozuna, who batted. 3rd place with 1.182 OPS .375.
Meanwhile, Abreu had a major presence in helping the White Sox make their first postseason appearance in 12 years. His seventh season began with the signing of a three-year, $ 50 million deal to remain in Chicago and he responded by heading AL to the RBI for the second straight season. Abreu was second in the MLB with 19 home runs and fourth with a .317 batting average.
Jose Abreu is the 28th player to win both MVP and Rookie of the Year in his career (including Fred Lin and Ichiro Suzuki, who both won in the same season).
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Abreu finished in the top 5 in home runs, AL, RBI, batting average, hits (76, first), slugging percentage (-617, first), extra-base hits (34, first), total bases (148, first) ) And OPS (.987, fifth).
The Abreu White Sox were also invaluable as protectors and confidants of young stars. His MVP Award would fit well in terms of a trophy, which carries the 2014 AL Rookie of the Year Award.
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