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54 Max Fried SP

Atlanta Braves

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September 19, 2020 01:16 PM
Braves' Max Fried: Goes five strong in return
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Fried (7-0) allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three across five innings to get the win against the Mets on Friday.

Fried entered Friday's contest with a 1.69 road ERA, good for second in the MLB, and stayed true to those numbers. In his first start off the injured list, he allowed a fifth-inning RBI double to Jeff McNeil, but otherwise the young lefty faced little pressure as he induced eight of his 15 outs via grounders en route to a perfect 7-0 record on the season. Fried's 1.96 ERA is good for fourth in the majors, and he has yet to surrender a home run in 10 starts this season. He'll look to keep things rolling in his next start Wednesday against the Marlins.

September 17, 2020 04:32 PM
Braves' Max Fried: Reinstated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.

Fried was named Friday's starter after a short stint on the injured list with back spasms. The southpaw experienced a drop in velocity over his past two starts and faces a tough matchup against the Mets in his return to the mound.

September 17, 2020 06:44 PM
Braves' Max Fried: Confirmed as Friday's starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves will activate Fried (back) from the 10-day injured list to start Friday's game against the Mets, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

As anticipated, Fried's bout with back spasms proved to be only a minor concern, as he'll end up spending just over the minimum amount of time on the IL. Prior to getting shut down, Fried noticed a steep downturn in velocity over his previous two starts, so fantasy managers in shallower leagues may not want to activate him right away while he takes on a Mets offense that ranks first in the majors this season with a 124 wRC+.

September 15, 2020 01:04 AM
Braves' Max Fried: Remains on track for short IL stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried (back) is expected to start Friday's game against the Mets, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

As expected, Fried's trip to the injured list will be a short one, barring a major setback. He was placed on the 10-day IL due to back spasms Tuesday and should return when first eligible.

September 8, 2020 11:12 AM
Braves' Max Fried: Short stay expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried (back) is expected to return from the injured list when first eligible Sept. 16 or soon after, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

The Braves do not believe that the muscle spasm in Fried's back is particularly serious, and they initially intended to simply delay his next start by a few days before ultimately deciding to skip it entirely. Robbie Erlin appears to be the leading candidate to fill in for him Thursday against the Nationals.

September 8, 2020 10:00 AM
Braves' Max Fried: Moves to IL with back spasms
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves placed Fried on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left side muscle spasm in his lumbar spine.

Fried's injury is another brutal blow to an already depleted Atlanta rotation, as the Braves' staff ace will now be shut down for at least the next week and a half with the spinal spasm. Atlanta called up Kyle Wright in a corresponding move ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday against the Marlins, but the Braves will still require a replacement in the rotation for Fried in Thursday's series opener versus the Nationals. Fried wasn't reported to be dealing with any injury coming out of his most recent outing over the weekend, but the back/spine issue may explain why his velocity has been noticeably down over his last two starts. Per Brooks Baseball, Fried's four-seam fastball averaged 91.97 miles per hour in his last outing, about a tick and a half below his season average (93.41 mph).

September 6, 2020 01:08 AM
Braves' Max Fried: Surrenders three earned runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four across five innings Saturday against Washington. He did not factor into the decision.

Fried struggled to find his command early, issuing two free passes and hitting a batter in the first frame. That resulted in two of his earned runs. He did settle in from there, as the only additional run came on a botched double play ball in the fifth inning. Fried has been stellar through 50 innings this season, maintaining a 1.98 ERA with 47 strikeouts. He's in line to draw his next start Thursday at Washington.

August 31, 2020 11:20 PM
Braves' Max Fried: Moves to 6-0
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried (6-0) allowed two runs on two walks and five hits over five innings Monday, striking out five and picking up the win over Boston.

Fried was a bit shaky to start the game, allowing a run in the first and third innings before settling in. He's a perfect 6-0 on the season and is currently riding a four-start win streak. The 26-year-old owns a stellar 1.60 ERA and 43:14 K:BB across 45 innings this year. Fried will take on the Nationals at home Saturday.

August 26, 2020 09:32 PM
Braves' Max Fried: Earns fifth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried (5-0) allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out five across six innings to earn the win in the second game of Atlanta's doubleheader Wednesday against the Yankees.

Fried allowed only one hit through three innings and held the Yankees' lineup in check for nearly the entirety of the outing. The only trouble he ran into came in the fifth frame, when he allowed a a single and double to the first two batters he faced. The performance was a continuation of Fried's dominance to this point in the season, as he's allowed no more than two earned runs in any start and has allowed zero or one earned run in six of his seven outings. He'll look to keep that going in his next turn through the rotation, currently projected to come Tuesday at Boston.

August 22, 2020 10:16 AM
Braves' Max Fried: Picks up fourth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried (4-0) allowed just one run on five hits and two walks while striking out five across five innings as he earned the win Friday over the Phillies.

Fried continued his dominant stretch on the mound to begin the season as the 2012 first-round pick has now given up one run or fewer in five of his six starts. Fried is currently third in MLB with a 1.32 ERA and has solidified himself as the ace of the rotation with Mike Soroka (Achilles) done for the year.

August 16, 2020 12:16 PM
Braves' Max Fried: Sharp in no-decision
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Fried didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Marlins. He struck out seven and allowed four hits and three walks over 6.1 scoreless innings.

The lefty dazzled once again, throwing 67 of 103 pitches for strikes, and Fried was in line for his fourth win of the year before Will Smith blew the lead in the eighth inning. Fried now has an NL-leading 1.24 ERA to go along with a 28:9 K:BB through 29 innings, and he'll look to keep rolling in his next outing Friday, at home against the Phillies.

August 10, 2020 04:44 PM
Braves' Max Fried: Dominates Phillies in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried (3-0) tossed five scoreless innings Sunday, allowing four hits and a walk while earning the win in the second game of the doubleheader against the Phillies. He struck out six.

Fried was terrific with his fourth consecutive start allowing two or fewer runs to start the season. He put himself in a bit of danger in the fifth inning; a single, a walk and a hit batter loaded the bases, but Fried escaped after forcing Bryce Harper to fly out. The 26-year-old southpaw will carry a 1.59 ERA into Saturday's road matchup against the Marlins.

August 5, 2020 04:56 AM
Braves' Max Fried: Cruises to win over Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried (2-0) picked up the win in Tuesday's 10-1 rout of the Blue Jays, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out three.

The southpaw only threw 48 of 80 pitches for strikes, but other than a couple of leadoff doubles, Toronto hitters weren't able to make much solid contact against him. Fried will look to keep rolling in his next start, scheduled for Sunday in Philadelphia.

July 31, 2020 03:36 PM
Braves' Max Fried: Dazzles in first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried (1-0) picked up the win Thursday after holding the Rays to one run on three hits and a walk while striking out seven across 6.2 innings.

It was a top-notch performance from Fried, who retired his first 14 batters while holding Tampa Bay scoreless until the seventh. After punching out the side in the first inning, Fried remained perfect until a two-out single by Mike Brosseau in the fifth frame. Luckily the threat was immediately erased as Fried picked Brosseau off at first. He then allowed a single to Manuel Margot and walked Yandy Diaz in the sixth, but avoided any damage once again. The end of his outing came two outs into the seventh after he allowed a double to Willy Adames, who soon scored after reliever Luke Jackson gave up an RBI single to Ji-Man Choi, saddling Fried with the run. Overall, Fried was beyond efficient, pitching deeper into the game than any other Braves pitcher this year. He'll take the mound again Tuesday for a matchup against Toronto.

July 26, 2020 12:04 AM
Braves' Max Fried: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried pitched five innings, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out five in a no-decision versus the Mets on Saturday.

Fried actually had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning before he surrendered an RBI triple to Amed Rosario, who subsequently scored on a sacrifice fly hit by Jeff McNeil. Fried was taken off the hook for the loss when Marcell Ozuna tied the game for the Braves in the ninth inning. In his first full season as a starter last year, Fried posted a 4.02 ERA and 173 strikeouts in 165.2 innings. His next turn in the rotation comes Thursday at home versus the Rays.

July 19, 2020 05:00 PM
Braves' Max Fried: Opening as No. 2 starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried will start Saturday's game against the Marlins, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Mike Soroka is set to handle Opening Day duties, and Fried will receive the nod for the second game of the season. The Braves previously indicated they will employ limited pitch counts early on for their starters, so neither pitcher figures to reach their traditional workload. Fried had a 4.02 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 173:47 K:BB in 165.2 innings over his 33 outings last season.

July 4, 2020 10:28 AM
Braves' Max Fried: Throws BP on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried threw a live batting practice session Friday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

The team will begin intrasquad scrimmages next week, but until then sessions like this will have to make do for the pitching staff. Fried is likely to be among the Atlanta arms on limited pitch counts to begin the season, which could make him a risky fantasy option the first couple turns through the rotation.

June 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Braves' Max Fried: Innings limit likely early on
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Alex Anthopolous said Wednesday that the Braves will limit their starters to 2-to-4 innings their first couple times through the rotation, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

It's not overly surprising news given the elongated shutdown, but Anthopolous is the first GM to public say as much. Teams will have access to expanded rosters -- 30-man rosters to start -- so there's no real incentive to push starters right out of the gate following a brief secondary spring training. Fried still figures to see his fair share of innings during the 60-game campaign after posting a 4.02 ERA and 1.33 WHIP during his first full season as a starter in the majors last year.

March 12, 2020 12:08 PM
Braves' Max Fried: Struggling with control
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried gave up two hits and five walks over 4.2 scoreless innings in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins. He struck out three.

While the southpaw was able to escape with no damage, the five free passes are hard to ignore. Fried now has a 5:9 K:BB through 7.2 spring innings despite his seemingly respectable 3.52 ERA, but he still has a couple weeks to iron out the kinks before Opening Day.

March 1, 2020 12:08 PM
Braves' Max Fried: Sharper in second start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fried gave up three hits and two walks over 2.2 scoreless innings against the Rays on Saturday, Dawn Klemish of reports. He struck out one.

While it wasn't the cleanest outing for the left-hander, it was a vast improvement on Fried's spring debut, when he lasted only one-third of an inning against the Jays. "He looked better," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. "He's still not there yet, but... he looked a little more on the attack and commanded things better, which I figured he would." Fried, who is working to refine his changeup in camp, is expected to open the season as the team's No. 2 starter on the heels of a breakout 2019.

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