The Atlanta Braves star first baseman is participating in this year’s Home Run Derby, but where will he rank among Braves who have participated in the event?
After leading all National League players in votes for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game, Freddie Freeman has joined the roster of Home Run Derby participants for this year’s contest in Washington, D.C.
Freeman is one amongst seven first-time derby participants. Freeman’s first-round opponent, Washington’s Bryce Harper, is the only player in this year’s iteration of the derby to have participated in a previous year. He’s also going to have plenty of support as he’s the “hometown favorite” with the game being held in Washington, D.C.
Freeman will be the first Brave to participate since the derby went to a full bracket-style format in 2015. In fact, Freddie is the first Brave to participate in the derby since 2005 when Andruw Jones represented the Braves, and the Netherlands, in an International-themed Home Run Derby.
Prior to 2018, the Braves have had 10 participants since the Home Run Derby started up in 1985, and for the most part, Atlanta has not been well-represented in the exhibition. Let’s take a look at how each fared:
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