Back on July 23rd, I profiled Wes Freeman, a day after he hit two home runs in a single game. I talked about how Freeman was very raw, with power being the only part of his game, paired with an alarming amount of strikeouts. At the time I didn't know that the two homer game was just Freeman heating up. Freeman went 14-for-39 over his next ten games, with three more homers, and 11 other extra base hits. That raised the question as to whether he was climbing in to the top 50. If Freeman made the top 50, it would be due to his skills, and not a ten game hot streak in the middle of a disappointing career. However, as I noted, if Freeman kept this up, it would be a great sign that he was starting to turn things around.
So far, Freeman has kept this up. Since asking whether he should b...
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