Max Fried

Atlanta Braves

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2020, Max Fried threw 3,935 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2019, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Curve (75mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (94mph) and Change (85mph).

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Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is straight as an arrow and has well above average velo. His curve has an exceptional bite, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has slight glove-side movement and has slightly below average velo. His slider sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has surprisingly little armside run, has well above average velo and has some natural sinking action. His change is much firmer than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has slight cut action and has some natural sink to it.