MAX FRIED RUMORS & GOSSIP

Josh Byrnes, Max Fried, and a Modest Request to Darren Smith

Today while listening to Padres General Manager Josh Byrnes speak with Darren Smith on the Mighty 1090 the conversation bounced from a weird type of ball game played by front office personnel, then to Chase Headley‘s calf, before finally settling in to my main concern this spring – Max Fried‘s tender forearm. Darren asked Byrnes about his initial reaction to news from the trainers...
Via Padres Public
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A Tale of Two Elbows

I am not a doctor. No, this isn’t the beginning of a bad Star Trek joke. I’m really not a doctor. At least not a medical doctor. Of love however? Well, probably not that either actually. But we’ve gotten off-topic. I am not a doctor so to speak from a medical standpoint is at best useless but in reality irresponsible. So I won’t. I’ll only tell you what’s happen this...
Via Padres Public
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres prospect Max Fried shut down with forearm soreness

San Diego Padres pitching prospect Max Fried has been shut down for at least two weeks after experiencing forearm soreness, according to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Padres GM Josh Byrnes told Lin that the soreness was in the flexor mass region, but there was no sign of any ligament problems on an MRI. Nonetheless, the team will not let the lefty throw for at least...
Via MLB Injury News
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Strong Coffee and Prospect Lists

Yesterday MLB.com released their 2014 Prospect Watch top 100 and four Padres found themselves on the list. After initially skimming through the compilation of minor league talent I counted only 3 Padres – Austin Hedges (24), Max Fried (43), and Matt Wisler (78). But this morning, after a strong cup of black coffee and the renewal of a lukewarm shower, I realized that I had completely...
Via Padres Public
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Max Fried Ranked 3rd Among LHP Prospects

Today, Jonathan Mayo of mlb.com came out with his Top 10 LHP prospect list for 2014. Ranking 3rd was the Padres’ 1st overall pick in 2012, Max Fried. Fried enjoyed a successful year with Class A Fort Wayne. Over 23 starts, Fried amassed 118.2 IP and a 3.49 ERA. Fried struck out 100 batters over that span. Mayo stated that all three of Fried’s pitches (Fastball, Power Curve, Changeup...
Via Friarhood
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Midwest League Pitcher of the Year

Summary: The 2013 TinCaps were defined from the outset by the quartet of first-round draftees in their starting rotation. The clubs roster featured six teenagers at the start of the year, and their youth showed at times as they struggled for consistency during the year. The team posted a .623 winning percentage in the first half to clinch a spot in the playoffs, but limped through...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

MadFriars Interview: Max Fried

We caught up with 2012 first-round pick Max Fried after his start Thursday evening to get his thoughts on his first full year in the system. The 20-year-old lefty from Los Angeles has shown flashes of the ability that earned him recognition as the top lefty in the minors this offseason, but has struggled to find the consistency he’ll need as he advances through the system.
Via padres.scout.com
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Baseball Prospectus Releases ‘Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects’ List

Jason parks of Baseball Prospectus released his Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects list today and in it we see movement from the following Padres properties: Austin Hedges: From #19 to #13 Max Fried: From #61 to #47 Yes? Yes! That could have been the battery for UCLA in last night’s College World Series championship game. Sorry UCLA, I’m not sorry.
Via Padres Public
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: May 15

2012 first round pick Max Fried led the TinCaps to a shutout win against first place Bowling Green. Sadly, that was the lone highlight in the system as Matt Andriese and John Hussey were hit hard and their respective offenses could not recover.
Via padres.scout.com
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

NL Pitching Prospects Debut: Stepheson, Fried, et al

Ah, minor league baseball.  Another season began last week and thousands continued their journeys towards a potential major league career. Today, we discuss the debuts of several high profile National League pitching prospects and then unlikely story of Tommy John survivor attempting to overcome a three year layoff. Of course, .gifs are included for you viewing pleasure. Robert...
Via Fangraphs
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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