After a relatively uneventful April, Freddie Freeman, 34, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, had the hottest May in National League history.

Freeman was named the National League Player of the Month, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday. It’s his third career honor.

Freeman got off to a relatively 메이저사이트 mediocre start in April with an OPS of .828. But he exploded at the plate last month and quickly jumped to the top of the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) standings.

The numbers are staggering. In 28 games over the past month, Freeman batted .400 with six home runs, 26 doubles, 28 RBI, 46 runs scored, a .462 slugging percentage, and a 1.184 OPS.

That’s not far behind American League Player of the Month Aaron Judge (31). Fewer home runs, but no drop in production.

The batting surge has led to an improved season. Through the last two days of the season, Freeman is batting .346 with 10 home runs, 35 RBIs, a .420 slugging percentage and a 1.008 OPS in 57 games.

This puts Freeman in position to win his first National League MVP award in three years after the 2020 shortened season.

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