Padres prospect Max Fried needs Tommy John surgery

Padres prospect Max Fried, who was shut down in spring training with a forearm injury and has made just five starts all season in the minors, is now scheduled to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery next week. Fried was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 draft out of high school and ranked among Baseball America’s top 100 prospects heading into both last season and this season, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Another top prospect lost for season

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Friday, August 15.  Top Stories: The Padres announced that top prospect Max Fried will require Tommy John surgery that will...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Daily Farm Report July 28

A couple top prospect hitters are lighting it up in their respective leagues. On the other side more bad news for top pitching prospects as Max Fried lands back on the disabled list.
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-3-14

Max Fried made his 2014 debut with the AZL Padres tonight; he threw 1 inning, allowed 1 run, and struck out 1. The pitching was solid throughout the rest of the farm tonight as every starting pitcher went at least 5 innings pitched and/or allowed 2 or less runs.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Benji Gonzales Pitching Prospect of the Day: Leonel Campos   El Paso Chihuahuas 7, Albuquerque...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres 2014 MLB Draft Preview

It’s a great time of year. The MLB season is well underway and the draft is this Thursday. While just a few of the top players selected will ever be significant contributors on the senior circuit, the hope that Thursday brings to organizations is unmatched. For the second year in a row the Padres possess the 13th overall pick ($2,723,300 bonus allotment), and once again appear...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Top 25 Padres Prospects

This is a list of the best prospects in the Padres’ organization.  To be eligible for this list a player must not have appeared in the majors. It’s a weird way to do things, but means more young prospects will appear.  Prospects are ranked both by their ultimate potential and the likelihood that they will reach that potential.  The easiest way to understand the rankings is...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Preview: 2014 Lake Elsinore Storm

Synopsis: Three, and possibly four, very good pitchers will lead the Storm with an outfield that will be one of the more athletic in the league. As with most of the Padres' farm clubs they also will have a very strong pen. Three Strikes with the Padres Director of Player Development and International Scouting Randy Smith: How is Max Fried's health? Randy Smith: He's...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Your Minor Leaguers: Lake Elsinore Storm

I can think of worse places to be on a Wednesday afternoon. With an 8-2 Opening Day loss to the Lancaster JetHawks on Thursday night, this isn’t the quick start you’d expect the Lake Elsinore Storm or manager Jamie Quirk would have liked to get off to. But, as Quirk would likely tell you, even a loss is a learning experience to build for the future. Before the Storm packed the...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects

The San Diego Padres have a deep, talented farm system that should allow the team to compete with the National League powerhouses in the near future. Featured Blogger Daniel Schoenfeld thinks they may even compete this year. However, many of the team’s top prospects (Austin Hedges, Casey Kelly, Rymer Liriano) missed significant time due to injuries in 2013. This will undoubtedly...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The House Flight: Week of 2/24 to 3/2/2014

In case you weren’t paying attention… This is the glamorous life of our buddy @FollowThePadres — Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) February 27, 2014 Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive. Extension Season Learning from the Chase Headley extension stalemate Josh Byrnes, Max Fried, and a Modest Request to Darren Smith Garage Sale Recap ...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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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 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...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Max Fried Ranked 3rd Among LHP Prospects

Today, Jonathan Mayo of 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...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Top 10 Prospects: San Diego Padres

The strength of the Padres system is definitely young pitching but many of the arms are still in A-ball. Luckily help will be more readily available from the likes of Matt Wisler and Casey Kelly, both of whom could contribute to the big league roster in 2014. There are also some very intriguing hitting prospects that came to the organization via the international market but they...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Review: 2013 Padres First Year Player Draft – Part One

I know the Chargers aren’t officially out of it yet; but, my mind can’t stop wandering back to baseball. With the 2013 minor league season long since over, let’s take a look back at who the Padres drafted and how they fared in their first attempt at professional baseball. With a farm system among the deepest in all of baseball, I fully expected the Padres to take some risks...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Top Prospect Lists

Here is the composite list of San Diego Padres Top Prospects from across the web. The list will be updated as often as new lists are released. After each list, I’ll list the top 5 from that list. Closer to the beginning of the season, I’ll release the 85% Sports Top 20 Prospects for the Padres, along with averages and a composite ranking for each player listed. Updated: 10...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres and Pints: Episode 18 with Professor Parks

In the Season 2 finale of Padres and Pints we met up with Professor Parks of Baseball Prospectus at the amazing Southpaw Social Club. It was a fun night of debauchery. In this episode we grill the Professor on players such as Austin Hedges and Max Fried, find out who he thinks was the biggest loss in the Chicago Cubs raid of the Padres front office, talk about the Perfect Game All...
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October 18, 2013  |  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...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 9-7-13

Both the Missions and the TinCaps endured losses tonight. They both played in close games as they lost by a combined 3 runs. The Missions were unable to get a clutch hit while the TinCaps endured sloppy defense which allowed 3 unearned runs to score. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Alberth Martinez Pitching Player of the Day: Juan Oramas   San Antonio Missions 0, Corpus Christi Hooks...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 31

Sampson has a rough outing in Tucson and the bullpen lets down the Missions again. Jeremy Baltz continues to hit for the Storm while Max Fried goes 7 for Fort Wayne. The AZL Padres season comes to an end and the end can't come fast enough for Eugene.
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-25-13

It was a horrible night offensively for the farm. Tucson was the only team that scored more than 2 runs, and every team lost except for the AZL Padres. Matt Wisler was dominant yet again for the Missions. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Ben Francisco Pitching Player of the Day: Matt Wisler   Tucson Padres 4, Tacoma Rainiers 6 Ben Francisco-LF: 2-3, HR(1), 2RBI, Run scored Dan Robertson...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-19-13

Half the farm had the day off, but the teams that did play all had bright spots. The T-Pads had an all around dominating game while the Emeralds won a close 1 run game. Even though the TinCaps lost 12-5, their 1st baseman, Diego Goris, had a home run and 3 RBI. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Diego Goris Pitching Prospect of the Day: Burch Smith   Tucson Padres 13, Sacramento River...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-12-13

Every team that played on the farm tonight had a W besides the Emeralds. The AZL Padres won a shootout against the AZL Dodgers due to a strong start from Pete Kelich and an outstanding day from Franmil Reyes. Max Fried started for the TinCaps; he walked 6 and struck out 6 batters over 5.1 innings pitched. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Franmil Reyes Pitching Prospect of the Day: Pete...
Via Friarhood
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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