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Max Fried | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 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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Brewers optioned LHP Max Fried to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Fried was in contention for one of the five starting jobs with Atlanta, but he was always unlikely to earn a spot in the rotation for a variety of reasons, including financial. The former first-round pick will begin the year in Gwinnett, but if he can throw enough strikes, he has an excellent chance of pitching in Atlanta before the 2018 campaign is over. Mar 16 - 2:16 PM

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Max Fried surrendered one run and four hits in two innings of relief work Wednesday against the Phillies.

The Luiz Gohara injury put Fried back in the periphery of the Braves' rotation mix, but he still seems Triple-A bound. He's allowed five runs and 13 hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Mar 14 - 4:37 PM

Max Fried allowed two runs -- one earned -- over 5 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Mets.

Fried gave up seven hits and issued one walk while striking out just two of the 25 batters he faced. And the Atlanta offense didn't get on the board until the top of the ninth inning. Fried, 23, stands 1-1 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and 15/11 K/BB ratio through his first 21 2/3 major league innings. He'll likely be in the running for an Opening Day rotation spot next spring, though his prospect luster has faded.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 10:52:00 PM

Max Fried tossed five innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Braves' defeat of the Cubs.

Fried walked three batters and gave up four hits, but the only run of the day for the Cubs came on an Ian Happ solo homer in the bottom of the second inning. It was the first career major league start for the Atlanta left-hander, who was broken in as a reliever last month. Up next for Fried is a start at home against the Marlins.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 05:28:00 PM

Braves recalled LHP Max Fried from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He'll make his first major league start on Sunday against the Cubs. Fried allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings last month as the Braves broke him in as a reliever. The left-hander has posted a 5.54 ERA and 91/45 K/BB ratio over 92 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Braves optioned LHP Max Fried to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Fried will presumably return to a starting role in the minors after allowing four earned runs on seven hits and six walks over 6 2/3 innings of relief with Atlanta. The 23-year-old southpaw could make his first major league start sometime in September.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 11:42:00 AM

Max Fried pitched two scoreless innings against the Phillies in his major league debut Tuesday.

Fried allowed two hits, walked two (one intentionally) and struck out one after entering with the Braves down 5-2. The Braves called Fried up to work in relief after 19 starts in 19 appearances for Double-A Mississippi. He's a talented young lefty, but the track record doesn't suggest that success is right around the corner.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 10:56:00 PM

Braves recalled LHP Max Fried from Double-A Mississippi.

The 23-year-old southpaw has pitched exclusively as a starter this season, registering a 5.92 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 85/43 K/BB ratio in 86 2/3 innings at Double-A Mississippi. Despite having zero experience pitching out of the bullpen, that's the role he'll fulfill with the Braves. He'll be making his big league debut if he appears in a game with the Braves.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 01:26:00 PM

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.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 02:28:00 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 10:40:00 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

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