Max Fried

Position: LHP
Born: 01/18/94
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Via trade from the Padres on December 19, 2014, along with 3B Dustin Peterson, NIF Jace Peterson and OF Mallex Smith in exchange for OF Justin Upton and RHP Aaron Northcraft (ATL). Originally drafted in the first round (#7 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SDP).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2-11 with a 5.92 ERA in 19 starts at Mississippi (Double-A) striking out 85 while walking 43 in 86 2/3 innings and allowing 88 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Mississippi on August 5, when RHP Jason Hursh was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 08/08/16

Debut Details
August 8 in 5-2 loss to the Phillies. The last of four pitchers, he came on to start the top of the eighth for right-handed reliever Luke Jackson. He allowed two hits in two innings pitched without giving up a run, walking two (one intentional) and striking out one. In the eighth, he walked Cameron Rupp before Cameron Perkins struck out swinging. Cedar Hernandez grounded out back to the mound, advancing Rupp to second before Freddy Galvis grounded out to second for the third out. In the ninth, Daniel Nava led off by grounding out to shortstop. After Maikel Franco lined out to center for the second out, Odubel Hererra doubled to right. Fried intentionally walked Tommy Joseph to set up the forceplay but when Nick Williams followed with an infield single, Hererra attempted to score and Fredie Freeman threw him out at home 3-2 on what was ruled a single, to end the inning.

Player Notes
Fried, originally drafted out of The Harvard-Westlake School (North Hollywood ,CA) has passed Lucas Sims, who debuted on August 1, when it comes to having the best curveball in the Braves system, but his fastball isn't too shabby either (though Sims is still ranked ahead of him there). He has command of a fastball in the middle 90s to go with that hard curveball, and he continues to show improvement with his changeup. After missing most of 2014 and all of 2015 following Tommy John surgery, he combined to go 8-7 with a 3.93 ERA in 21 games in his 2016 comeback season, fanning 112 and walking 47 in 103 innings while allowing 87 hits for a .236 BAA.