How Old Is Max Fried?
Max Fried is 28 years. He was born January 18, 1994
Max Fried Atlanta Braves Career
Fried, Jace Peterson, Dustin Peterson, and Mallex Smith were sold to the Atlanta Braves on December 19, 2014, for Justin Upton and Aaron Northcraft. Fried was out for the full 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery.
On April 9, 2016, he made his return to the Rome Braves.
Fried pitched with Rome for the whole 2016 season, posting an 8–7 record with a 3.93 ERA in 21 games (20 starts), striking out 112 hitters in 103.0 innings.
Fried was regarded as the 6th best prospect in the South Atlantic League by Baseball America at the end of the season. In the second part of the season, his fastball, which had been recorded at 93–94 mph, hit 96–97 mph.
After the season, the Braves added Fried to their 40-man roster.
At the start of the 2017 season, Fried was invited to spring training for the first time. Fried started the season with the Mississippi Braves in Class AA.
MLB.com classified him as the Braves’ No. 8 overall prospect. Fried was selected Pitcher of the Week in the Southern League for the week ending April 30. He was regarded as the #89 prospect in minor league baseball by MLB.com in July.
On August 5, 2017, Fried was called up to the Atlanta Braves. Without pitching at Triple-A, he was called up directly from Class Double-A to the big leagues.
On August 8, he made his major league debut against the Philadelphia Phillies, pitching two shutout innings and flashing a “devastating curveball,” according to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Fried returned to the minor levels two weeks later, joining the AAA Gwinnett Braves.