Freeman is the second Braves player to win Player of the Year since the award’s inception in 1998, joining outfielder Andruw Jones (2005). Jones also won NL Outstanding Player the same season. Since 1993, Freeman is the third Brave to win NL Outstanding Player after Jones and Chipper Jones (1999).
This season’s balloting for the Players Choice awards was conducted online in mid-September. Players Choice award winners will designate charities to receive grants totaling $60,000 from the Players Trust, according to the MLBPA.