21-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Fried experienced elbow soreness in February, and while it appeared as though he would be ready to contribute at High-A at some point during the season following rest and rehab, he tossed just 10.2 in...
Max Fried Contract Information:
Agreed to a rookie contract with the Padres in June 2012.
Fried (elbow) will be traded to the Braves as part of Friday's deal that sends Justin Upton to San Diego, ESPN's Jim Bowden reports.
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Atlanta Braves Roster
MajorsAardsma, David (P)
AAABanuelos, Manny (P)
AACabrera, Mauricio (P)
A+Beckwith, William (1B)
RookieAllard, Kolby (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Fried, the Padres' 2012 first-round pick, exhibited some control issues in his first full professional season at Low-A Fort Wayne, posting a 4.3 BB/9 over 23 starts (118.2 innings). Drafted out of high school, Fried is polished for his age and he offers an outstanding arsenal -- featuring an elite curveball and developing changeup as secondary offerings that he utilizes effectively off of his four-seam and two-seam fastballs. He's also a very projectable left-hander with a 6-foot-4 frame. The left-hander posted a shiny 2.09 GO/AO mark in his full-season debut, which offsets his 7.6 K/9, although he's expected to miss more bats as he continues to refine his stuff.
The seventh overall pick of the 2012 draft, Fried pitched only 17.2 innings in the Arizona Rookie League, before calling it a year. Scouts are most impressed by the lefty's command and his curveball. In 2013, expect Fried to be among the most heavily followed prospects in the Padres' system as he has the physical build and potential of an elite starting pitcher. Considering the possibility for a limited workload in his first full professional season, Fried may be held back at extended spring training before getting his first exposure to the Midwest League.