Freddie Freeman is a Canadian-American professional baseball player, who plays as a first baseman for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the Braves organization in 2007, and he has been with them ever since. In addition, he made his MLB debut in 2010 and has been named an MLB All-Star three times.
Freddie Freeman’s Age, Bio
Freddie Freeman was born on September 12th, 1989, in Fountain Valley, California, which makes him 33 years old. He is the son of Fred Freeman and Rosemary Freeman. His parents are from Ontario, Canada, and he has two brothers, Andrew Freeman, and Phillip Freeman. Freddie holds both American and Canadian nationality, and his ethnicity is English and Scottish. Moving on to his education, he attended El Modena High School in Orange, California.
Freddie Freeman’s Height And Weight
Freddie Freeman is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 103 kg. He has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Freddie Freeman’s Career
Freddie Freeman was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the second round with the 78th overall pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft. He was the fifth-best prospect for the Braves heading into the 2009 season and the 11th-best prospect overall in their mid-season top 25.
On September 1, 2010, he was called up to the Braves as part of the team’s September call-ups and made his major league debut that same day. He got his first career hit on September 5, 2010, off Florida Marlins pitcher Clay Hensley, and hit his first home run on September 21, 2010, off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay. He began the 2011 season as the Braves’ starting first baseman.
In 2012, he had an NL-leading nine sacrifice flies, along with batting .259 with 33 doubles, 23 home runs, and 94 RBI in 147 games played. In 2013, he was selected as a finalist for the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Final Vote, winning a record-setting total of 19.7 million fan votes but was unable to play due to a thumb injury suffered three days before the game.
In 2016, he played 158 games with a .302 batting average, 43 doubles, 34 home runs, and 91 RBI. He also fulfilled his dream of representing Canada at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Freddie Freeman’s Net worth
Freddie Freeman’s first contract with the Atlanta Braves was worth $409,500. In 2014, he signed an eight-year contract extension worth $135 million with the Braves, including a signing bonus of $2,875,000 and an average salary of $16,875,000. The breakdown of the deal showed that he earned $5.125 million in the 2014 season when he signed the contract and a higher stake of $8.5 million in 2015.
In 2016, he continued to impress and earned $12 million. He earned $20.5 million in 2017, $21 million in 2018 and 2019, and $22 million in both 2020 and 2021. Freeman has a house in Roswell, Georgia, which he bought for $9 million in 2016. His net worth as of 2023 is $40 million, and he earns an average of $16 million yearly.
Freddie Freeman’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship
Freddie Freeman and Chelsea Goff have been together for over a decade now. They started dating in 2011, got engaged in January 2014, and got married later that same year. Chelsea, who was a model, now works as a realtor in Georgia. The couple welcomed their first child, Frederick Charles ‘Charlie II’, in September 2016, and they seem to be loving their roles as parents. There is no news of any issues or rumors of divorce between the couple, and they continue to enjoy a happy and loving relationship.