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Max Fried | Starting Pitcher | #66

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/18/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (7) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Braves prospect Max Fried was at his best on Tuesday, giving up one hit in seven innings for Double-A Mississippi.
He also struck out six and walked just one. To be blunt, Fried was terrible in his starts coming into this afternoon, struggling to throw strikes and miss bats. That obviously wasn't the case in this effort. Keep in mind this is still a pitcher with two plus pitches, and that it's only April. Fried has big-time upside, and should be on your dynasty league roster. Apr 25 - 2:28 PM

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Braves optioned LHP Max Fried to Double-A Mississippi.

Fried, the seventh overall pick in the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft, returned from Tommy John surgery last season to post a decent 3.93 ERA and 112/47 K/BB ratio over 103 innings with Low-A Rome. The young left-hander will look to further revitalize his prospect stock in 2017.
Mar 16 - 10:40 AM

Braves purchased the contract of LHP Max Fried from Low-A Rome.

Fried returned from Tommy John surgery to post a 3.93 ERA and 112/47 K/BB ratio over 103 innings for Rome this season. The left-hander needs more seasoning but has loads of upside.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 10:43:00 AM

Braves LHP prospect Max Fried allowed three runs (two earned) and three hits over five innings for Low-A Rome Saturday in his first appearance since 2014.

He finished with four strikeouts and one walk. Fried missed all of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Despite serving up a two-run homer in the third inning, the 22-year-old seemed pleased with Saturday's no-decision. Fried was the Padres' first-round pick in 2012 but came to Atlanta two years later as part of the Justin Upton trade. He's the Braves' 10th-ranked prospect, according to
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 03:57:00 PM

Braves acquired LHP Max Fried, INF Jace Peterson, 3B Dustin Peterson, OF Mallex Smith and the fourth international bonus pool slot from the Padres in exchange for OF Justin Upton and RHP Aaron Northcraft.

Fried was ranked before the season by Baseball America as the No. 53 prospect in the game, but he had elbow troubles and eventually had Tommy John surgery in August. He has top-of-the-rotation upside if he can re-gain his pre-op stuff, but obviously there's some risk here.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Padres pitching prospect Max Fried will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Fried missed the first three months of the season due to forearm tightness before returning in early July. He wound up making five starts between the Arizona League Padres and Low-A Fort Wayne before his ulnar collateral ligament gave out. Fried was ranked before the season by Baseball America as the No. 53 prospect in the game. The 2012 first-round pick will now likely be out until 2016.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Padres left-handed prospect Max Fried made his return to Low-A Fort Wayne on Wednesday, scattering five hits and one walk over 3 2/3 innings, striking out one batter.

After missing three months with forearm soreness, Fried has returned to the Low-A Midwest League after making 23 starts there in 2013. If Fried can stay healthy, he will likely end up spending time in the Arizona Fall League to pick up extra innings. He has the potential to be a solid No. 2 starting pitcher for San Diego, and will be obviously be helped by the spacious Petco Park.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 11:07:00 AM

Max Fried (forearm) will start with Low-A Fort Wayne on Wednesday.

Fried missed the first three months of the season following forearm soreness during spring training, but he recently made it through two appearances in rookie ball without incident. Selected No. 7 overall in 2012, the 20-year-old left-hander posted a 3.49 ERA and 100/56 K/BB ratio over 118 2/3 innings during his first full year in pro ball last year. He still has plenty of long-term promise.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Padres prospect LHP Max Friend (elbow) struck out three batters in two scoreless innings Sunday for the team's affiliate in the Rookie-level Arizona League.

The left-hander allowed one hit and one walk in the outing. Fried, 20, is being eased back into action after sitting out the first three months of the season with an elbow injury, but he's now looked sharp in a pair of Arizona League starts with four strikeouts over four scoreless innings. In his 2013 full-season debut, Fried posted a 3.49 ERA and 100-56 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 118 2/3 innings for Low-A Fort Wayne.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 12:32:00 PM

Padres pitching prospect Max Fried struck out one while allowing one run on three hits over one inning in his season debut with the Arizona League Padres Thursday.

Fried had been out all season with a strained left forearm. Ranked before the season by Baseball America as the team's No. 3 prospect, Fried should make his way up to High-A Lake Elsinore before long.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 11:03:00 AM

Padres prospect left-hander Max Fried (forearm) is expected to begin pitching in games by the weekend.

Presumably he'll start out by pitching in rookie league games before moving on to face more advanced competition, likely with Class A Fort Wayne. Fried, the No. 7 overall pick in 2012, has been sidelined all season with a forearm injury.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Padres pitching prospect Max Fried (forearm) is close to making his season debut.

Fried has been out all year with a forearm injury, but he's finally nearing a return to one of the team's minor league affiliates. The young left-hander was ranked before the season by Baseball America as the No. 53 prospect in the game.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 09:37:00 PM

Padres pitching prospect Max Fried is aiming to join one of the team's minor league affiliates in the middle of May.

Out since late February with soreness in his pitching forearm, Fried had another successful bullpen session Wednesday. He should be cleared to face hitters soon before officially beginning his season.
Thu, May 8, 2014 07:20:00 PM

Padres prospect left-hander Max Fried (forearm) has advanced to throwing from a distance of 150 feet.

Fried was shut down in February due to forearm soreness, but he is making steady progress. The plan calls for him to begin throwing bullpen sessions next week. If all goes well, the 20-year-old will be able to join High-A Lake Elsinore by early-to-mid May.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Padres pitching prospect Max Fried (forearm) will play catch on Monday.

Fried was shut down after dealing with forearm soreness last month, but the move was viewed as precautionary. The Padres will bring the young lefty along slowly, so expect him to miss the beginning of the minor league season.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 01:31:00 PM

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