Nate Freiman, the Wellesley High and Duke University grad who is working his way through the San Diego Padres farm system, moved up a notch this spring to the Lake Elsinore Storm of the Class A-Advanced California League. Last year he played for the Single A Fort Wayne Tincaps of the Midwest League. Previously he was with the Eugene Emeralds.
Freiman is one of the team’s top power hitters, with 6 homers and 30 RBIs in 37 games. He recently hit 4 homers in four games. Who knows, maybe he could wind up being the next Adrian Gonzalez, the former Padres first baseman now playing for the Red Sox.
Fun fact: The towering Freiman, who is listed as being 6 feet 7 inches tall, actually has two pitchers on his team who are even taller.