For all the razzle-dazzle supplied by Ronald Acuña and Ozzie Albies at the top of the order, first baseman Freddie Freeman is still the engine that drives the Atlanta Braves. Freeman, who hit .295 with 38 home runs and 121 RBIs on the year, figured to be a major force in their NLDS series against the St. Louis Cardinals, but he's barely gotten the ball out of the infield. He went 0-4 with three strikeouts in their ill-fated Game 4, furthering what was already his toughest slump of the season.

After going 2-4 with a home run in Game 1, Freeman hasn't recorded a hit in his last 11 at bats.