Kimbrel, Freeman Lead Braves' Strong Rookie Class

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ATLANTA (AP) -- Rookies are a big reason the Atlanta Braves take
the NL's second-best record and the fourth-best mark in the majors
into the All-Star break.

Craig Kimbrel, who leads the majors with 28 saves, made the NL
All-Star team as a replacement pick. The hard-throwing right-hander
isn't the only rookie playing a major role in the Braves' attempt
to catch Philadelphia in the NL East.

First baseman Freddie Freeman, hitting .274 with 13 homers, is
emerging as a dangerous power hitter in the middle of the lineup.
He had four homers in a four-game series with Colorado last week.

Another rookie, right-hander Brandon Beachy has a solid 3.21 ERA
at the bottom of a strong rotation.

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