Max Fried

Atlanta Braves

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Max Fried threw 11,017 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Curve (74mph), also mixing in a Slider (87mph), Sinker (94mph) and Change (86mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is straight as an arrow, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has well above average velo. His curve has an exceptional bite, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, has slight glove-side movement and has slightly below average velo. His slider is thrown extremely hard, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His sinker generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has surprisingly little armside run, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo and has some natural sinking action. His change dives down out of the zone, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and is much firmer than usual.