There is just one game left in the Arizona Fall League season before Saturday afternoon’s Championship Game (which will air on MLB Network). Peoria is just a 1/2 game ahead of Surprise for the West Division crown and former Duke baseball player Nate Freiman is a member of the Javelinas.
Freiman is coming off an OUTSTANDING season of Double-A baseball as part of the San Diego Padres organization. He was a mid and postseason Texas League All-Star and led the league in RBIs. He finished third in homeruns and seventh in batting average (.298).
After the season ended, he was a member of the Israeli team playing in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier (they lost in the finals) before heading to Arizona to participate in the prestigious prospect fall league. For Peoria, you can regularly find him playing first base and batting in the cleanup spot.
Freiman has played in 20 of the Javelinas’ 31 games. He is currently hitting .263 with one game (maybe two) to go. He has four doubles, but just one homerun. He has driven in 13 while scoring 12. He has struck out 12 times in 76 at-bats, but has walked nine times. He is currently in the midst of a eight game hitting streak.
So it has been a LONG season, but Freiman is hoping it gets a little longer by playing in Saturday’s Championship Game.