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 week as it pertains...
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February 21, 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

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

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...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-6-13

Max Fried had a great start as the TinCaps won 3-1. Led by Jeremy Baltz and Travis Jankowski, the Storm had an offensive explosion and blew out the Quakes 13-5. The Missions won 4-2 due to a good start from Donn Roach and 3 RBI from Rocky Gale. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Jeremy Baltz Pitching Prospect of the Day: Max Fried   Tucson Padres 0, Nashville Sounds 3 Cameron Maybin-CF...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-1-13

Sorry for the absence in the Round-Up, I’ve been out of town for the past few days. Time to catch up! Matt Andriese and Max Fried both had outstanding starts for the T-Pads and the TinCaps, respectively. Lake Elsinore’s pitching staff was completely destroyed; they allowed 26 runs.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Lee Orr Pitching Prospect of the Day: Max Fried/Matt Andriese   Tucson...
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August 04, 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.
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June 25, 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 Stephenson...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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