Max Fried Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/18/1994 (28)
Max Fried Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Max Fried News
Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried will start Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night. Fried is coming off a career-best season in 2021 as he pitched to a 3.04 ERA and a 3.49 FIP in 165.2 regular-season innings, registering 158 strikeouts and 41 walks. Tuesday's start will be the 27-year-old's second of the World Series. He previously allowed seven hits, six earned runs, and a walk in five innings during Atlanta's Game 2 loss. Including that outing, the left-handed starter has surrendered 26 hits, 13 earned runs, three home runs, and three walks in 21.2 postseason innings while striking out 23 batters.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried had little issues against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. He went seven innings, four hits allowed, one earned run, and six strikeouts in the 7-2 victory. His excellent outing helped the Braves basically secure first place in the NL East. He'll finish the season 14-7 with a 3.07 ERA and has turned himself into a reliable fantasy option. His next start is likely to come in the postseason against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried spun a complete-game shutout during a 4-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday. The left-hander allowed just three hits and struck out four on 98 pitches during the gem. The 27-year-old has been dominant to close out the season, going 6-0 with a 1.48 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 58 strikeouts across 67 innings between August and September. Fried will look to take the ball one last time during the regular season against the Philadelphia Phillies at home on Thursday.
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.