Freddie Freeman IS the Braves Power Source

Last night, Freddie Freeman socked his sixth homer of the season.

He now represents 66.7% of the Braves homer total (9) for the year.

Here is the Braves’ 2016 homer log.  Note also that only one of the homers has come with someone on base.

Date Batter Opp Score Inn Out RBI
2016-04-04 Freddie Freeman WSN down 1-0 b1 2 1
2016-04-04 Adonis Garcia WSN down 2-1 b4 1 1
2016-04-10 Drew Stubbs STL down 4-1 b4 1 3
2016-04-27 Freddie Freeman @BOS down 8-2 t8 0 1
2016-04-29 Freddie Freeman @CHC tied 0-0 t4 0 1
2016-05-03 Mallex Smith @NYM tied 0-0 t5 1 1
2016-05-07 Freddie Freeman ARI tied 0-0 b1 2 1
2016-05-10 Freddie Freeman PHI down 3-1 b9 0 1
2016-05-11 Freddie Freeman PHI ahead 1-3 b5 1 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/12/2016.

 

If we examine all batters from 1901-2016 who spent the entire season with the same club, you have to go back to a fellow named Babe Ruth to find a guy with a higher percentage of his team’s homers.  Here are the players who accounted for at least 50% of their team’s season total:

Season Name Team Indiv. HR Team HR Pct of Team
1919 Babe Ruth Red Sox 29 33 87.9%
1918 Babe Ruth Red Sox 11 15 73.3%
2016 Freddie Freeman Braves 6 9 66.7%
1902 Shad Barry Phillies 3 5 60.0%
1903 Jimmy Sheckard Superbas 9 15 60.0%
1904 Harry Lumley Superbas 9 15 60.0%
1930 Wally Berger Braves 38 66 57.6%
1931 Wally Berger Braves 19 34 55.9%
1943 Bill Nicholson Cubs 29 52 55.8%
1918 Joe Wood Indians 5 9 55.6%
1924 Goose Goslin Senators 12 22 54.5%
1944 Stan Spence Senators 18 33 54.5%
1913 Ed Konetchy Cardinals 8 15 53.3%
1927 Cy Williams Phillies 30 57 52.6%
1911 Dick Hoblitzel Reds 11 21 52.4%
1938 Jimmie Foxx Red Sox 50 98 51.0%
1901 Erve Beck Blues 6 12 50.0%
1903 Homer Smoot Cardinals 4 8 50.0%
1906 Sherry Magee Phillies 6 12 50.0%
1907 Harry Lumley Superbas 9 18 50.0%
1915 Ed Konetchy Rebels 10 20 50.0%
1917 Joe Judge Senators 2 4 50.0%
1918 Tilly Walker Athletics 11 22 50.0%
1933 Wally Berger Braves 27 54 50.0%
1946 Sam Chapman Athletics 20 40 50.0%

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