Max Fried Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/18/1994 (27)
Max Fried Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Max Fried News
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried was smacked around during his last outing, but did turn it around on Sunday. He threw six innings, six hits allowed, one earned run, and four walks in the victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. It wasn't a perfect outing, but Fried was holding his own out there. The 27-year-old has posted a 4.63 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 45/16 K/BB ratio through nine starts this season. He'll get an intriguing matchup against the lackluster Miami Marlins lineup during his next outing. Fried appears to be a solid streaming option and DFS choice for that contest.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried struggled in his start on Tuesday against the Nationals, surrendering five runs on six hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings of work. Despite the struggles, he did manage to record seven strikeouts against Washington, marking the second time in his last three starts that he struck out at least seven batters. He had put together a nice performance in the month of May, going 2-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 24 innings, but Tuesday's outing looked similar to his dismal April performance in which he went 0-1 with an 11.45 ERA in 11 innings of work. His next projected start against the Dodgers doesn't look like it will be a great one for fantasy, but his following start should be much better for managers when he takes on the Marlins.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried looked sharp against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. He gave up a run early in the first inning, but settled in after that. Fried pitched seven innings, allowing one run, four hits, three walks, and two strikeouts. The young lefty was efficient and only needed 87 pitches during his stellar outing versus Pittsburgh. This marks the fourth start in a row that Fried has allowed just one run. He is in line to make his next start against the New York Mets. On paper, the Mets are a strong opponent, but have been dealing with some injuries. Fried is looking like a valuable fantasy asset right now.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried had a standout 2020 season, but a look under the hood reveals it wasnt quite the step up from his 2019 as it might appear on the surface. His seven wins and 2.25 ERA in 11 starts were both fantasy ace-worthy, but Fried lowering his ERA from 4.02 in 2019 was in large part due to luck more than skills acquired, as he had a 4.32 SIERA and 4.05 xFIP in 2020. There was also a slight drop in his strikeout rate from 24.6% to 22.3% and an increase in his walk rate from 6.7% to 8.5%. The one thing Fried did considerably better in 2020 was limit hard contact, as he ranked in the 98thpercentile in both exit velocity (83.4 mph) and hard-hit rate (23.8%), both of which he ranked in the bottom half in 2019. It will be easy to see Frieds numbers and think hes a fantasy ace moving forward, but his 2020 HR/FB rate of 4.9% isnt sustainable across a full season, and his ERA will be closer to his 2019 mark. Fried is currently being ranked and drafted as a middling SP2 -- ADP of 68 as the 18th starting pitcher --which is where he should return solid value for fantasy managers. Pitching for the Braves will offer plenty of chances to rack up wins, just dont overreach expecting his 2020 numbers to be repeated.