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07/06/2009 2:29 PM ET
Freeman named June Player of the Month
Pelicans first baseman batted .337 in June

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Myrtle Beach first baseman Freddie Freeman has been voted the Carolina League's Topps Player of the Month for June in a poll of the league's managers.

In his 24 June games, Freeman batted .337 (30-for-89), with two home runs, 12 RBIs and 44 total bases. In his 70 Carolina League games through Sunday, he is batting .302 -- good for fifth place among qualifiers -- with six homers and 34 RBIs. Freeman's on-base percentage is .394, third-best in the league.

The left-handed hitter, who won't turn 20 until September, was selected by the Braves in the second round of the June 2007 First-Year Player Draft out of high school in Orange, Calif. In his previous two pro seasons he has a cumulative .301 average. Last year at Rome (Class A South Atlantic League), he hit .316 with 18 home runs and 95 RBIs.