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Freddie Freeman isn't likely to slump as a sophomore.
In sports many young players that find success as rookies struggle in their second season. Jason Heyward and Buster Posey are just two recent examples from last season of hyped prospects that enjoyed success as rookies but failed to live up to expectations in their second season.
The reasons for the dreaded sophomore slump are many, from opponents getting more scouting data, to the player not working hard enough after tasting success early, to even luck as a rookie. I believe that Freddie Freeman will not be a player that falls into this sophomore slump.
Freeman is too good of a contact hitter with a natural swing and great baseball instincts to fall into the slump. Watching his best friend Heyward struggle last year only gave him more motivation to keep working hard this offseason, as it let him see firsthand that hype and early success do not guarantee sustained success.