Selected in the first round (No. 7 overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres out of Harvard-Westlake High School in Studio City, Calif... during his senior year, he was teammates with fellow Major Leaguer Lucas Giolito... began his high school career at Montclair College Preparatory School in Van Nuys, Calif.; the school cut all athletics after Fried's junior season... committed to UCLA, but opted to sign with the Padres... on Dec. 19, 2014, the Atlanta Braves traded LF Justin Upton and RHP Aaron Northcraft to the San Diego Padres for 2B Jace Peterson, Fried, 3B Dustin Peterson and CF Mallex Smith
Dealt with a left forearm strain to begin the season, seeing time on and off the injured list from April-July... joined Triple-A Gwinnett for a rehab assignment on July 20
NL Ranks: BB/9.0 IP (second, 1.55), bWAR (third, 5.9), ERA (third, 2.48), HR/9.0 IP (third, 0.583), WHIP (eighth, 1.014), Innings (ninth, 185.1) Completed his fourth full major league season and went 14-7 with a 2.48 ERA (51 ER/185.1 IP) in 30 games, all starts. His 185.1 innings stood as a new career-high total. He finished second in National League Cy Young voting, trailing just the Marlin’s Sandy Alcantara. His 52 wins over the past four seasons are most in the National League, and most by any left hander in baseball. Only one pitcher, the Yankees’ Gerrit Cole, has more wins than Fried since the start of 2019...Cole has 56 wins. Additionally, the Braves have 70 wins in games started by Fried since the beginning of 2019, the most such wins by a pitcher in the National League... Only Cole again, whose teams have won 71 of his starts, has more in the majors. Fried’s 2.48 ERA on the season was the 10th lowest in Atlanta franchise history (since 1966), and the lowest by any Braves pitcher to qualify for the ERA title since Tom Glavine (2.47) and Greg Maddux (2.22) each had a lower mark in 1998. Allowed more than three earned runs in a start three times, and allowed two earned runs or fewer in 24 of his 30 total starts (80%). Was named to his first career All-Star Game after being selected to the N.L. pitching staff …Joined teammates Ronald Acuna Jr., William Contreras, Travis d’Arnaud, Austin Riley and Dansby Swanson as All-Star selections...He was not active for the game. He was the first Braves pitcher to be selected to the game since Mike Soroka in 2019, and the first left-hander from Atlanta to go since Jonny Venters in 2011. Went undefeated in the month of June, posting a 2-0 record and 2.16 ERA (8 ER/33.1 IP), while Atlanta won all five of his starts. His ERA ranked 12th in baseball, but his 1.91 FIP led the National League and was second lowest in the majors. Made the 100th appearance of his career, May 2 at NYM, his 83rd as a starter…He pitched to a 43- 20 record and a 3.32 ERA (176 ER/477.0 IP) over his first 100 career games. Since the Braves moved to Atlanta in 1966, just three pitchers earned more wins in their first 100 appearances than Fried…Kevin Millwood went 47-26 and pitched to a 3.75 ERA, Pat Jarvis compiled a 46-31 record and a 3.39 ERA, and Tommy Hanson tallied a 44-27 mark with a 3.51 ERA. Millwood started 94 of his first 100 appearances, Jarvis made 95 starts and all of Hanson’s first 100 games came as a starter…Fried started just 83 games. Pitched against the Marlins, Sept. 4 at Truist Park, and went 5.0 hitless innings with one walk and six strikeouts before a rain delay forced his exit...Got the win after Atlanta beat Miami, 7-1. The start marked the third time in his career he has carried a no-hitter through 5.0 innings...He also did so on April 19 at the Dodgers earlier this season, and went a career-best 5.2 hitless innings on April 4, 2019 vs. the Cubs. On July 16th in Washington, went 7.0 innings and earned the victory in a 6-3 win. The victory was the 50th of his career, and his 10th of the season...Marked the third time the lefty has reached double digit wins in his career. Since the Braves moved to Atlanta in 1966, just two pitchers have reached at least 50 wins in as few appearances as Fried...Pat Jarvis won 51 of his first 114 games, while Kevin Millwood won exactly 50...They both started over 105 of their first 114 career games. Started on June 3 at Coors Field and pitched 8.0 scoreless innings, allowed two hits and a walk while striking out four...Took a no-decision in Atlanta’s win, 3-1, in extra innings. Fried became just the second pitcher in franchise history to pitch at least 8.0 scoreless innings in Colorado...Hall-of-Famer Tom Glavine did so twice, pitching shutouts against the Rockies in 1995 and 1997. Make his second consecutive Opening Day start, facing the Reds on April 7...Fried was also the winning pitcher in Game 6 of the 2021 World Series, firing 6.0 scoreless innings with just four hits and six strikeouts to clinch the title for Atlanta. He became the first pitcher to win the clinching game of the World Series and start the next season on Opening Day since San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum did so in 2010 and 2011. Started Game 1 on the NLDS vs. Philadelphia and allowed eight hits and six runs, four earned, in just 3.1 innings…Took the loss in Atlanta’s defeat, 7-6.
Completed his third full major league season and went 14-7 with a 3.04 ERA (56 ER/165.2 IP) in 28 games, all starts....NL Ranks: Shutouts (T1st, 2), Complete Games (T4th, 2), Wins (T5th, 14), ERA (9th, 3.04), Winning Percentage (T9th, .667)....Awards: Gold Glove (P), Silver Slugger (P)...His 38 wins over the past three seasons are most in the National League, and most by any lefthander in baseball...Only one pitcher, the Yankees’ Gerrit Cole, has more wins than Fried since the start of 2018...Cole has 43 wins...Combined to allow 23 hits and 14 earned runs in just 11.0 innings over his first three starts of the season, going 0-1...Fried was placed on the Injured List with a right hamstring strain on April 14 and missed the next 18 games...Following his return, Fried went 14-6 and pitched to a 2.44 ERA (42 ER/154.2 IP)...From May 5 through the end of the season, Fried’s 2.44 ERA was third best in the majors...Ended the season with 12 consecutive quality starts, the longest such run in baseball on the season...The Brewers’ Brandon Woodruff and the Dodgers’ Walker Buehler each had 10-game runs, the only other pitchers in the majors with a double-digit streak...His run is the longest by a Braves starter since 2011, when Tim Hudson made 12 straight quality starts from June 20 to Aug. 21...No Braves pitcher has made 13 straight quality starts since Greg Maddux had a 19-game run in 1998...Pitched a pair of shutouts, first Aug. 20 at Baltimore, and again Sept. 24 at San Diego...The outings were the first two shutouts of his career...Fried became the first Atlanta starter with two shutouts in a single season since Shelby Miller pitched two in 2015, and the first Braves left-hander with two since Tom Glavine in 2000. Fried blanked the Orioles on just 90 pitches and shut out the Padres on 98...Since 2000, just Greg Maddux (2000), Miller (‘15) and Fried have two shutouts on fewer than 100 pitches for the Braves in a single season...Was named NL Pitcher of the Month for September after going 3-0 with a 1.54 ERA (7 ER/41.0 IP) across six starts...It was the first monthly award of his career, and he was Atlanta’s first recipient since Kris Medlen in September of 2013...He fashioned a 17.0-inning scoreless streak during the month, the longest such run of his career, while Atlanta went 5-1 in his six starts...Came off the bench and drove a 3-1 pitch into center field to plate the winning run, on July 4, giving Atlanta its fifth walk-off win of the season and second of the homestand...Since RBI became an official statistic in 1920, no Braves pinch hitter who was primarily a pitcher has had a walk-off RBI…Research courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau...Fried batted .273/.322/.327 on the season, and his 15 hits led all pitchers in baseball...Missed 11 games on the IL with a blister on his left index finger, 6/19-30. ...Was his second stint on the IL this season after also missing time from 4/14 to 5/5 with a right hamstring strain...Was his third career stint on the IL with a blister on his pitching hand...Also missed time in both 2018 and 2019...Started on May 12 vs. Toronto and allowed just two hits and one run over 6.0 innings, but was left with a no-decision in Atlanta’s loss, 4-1...Was his first career interleague start that he did not win...Started his career a perfect 7-0 in seven career interleague starts, pitching to just a 2.18 ERA (10 ER/41.1 IP) and striking out 47 against the American League...Fried is one of just two pitchers since the advent of interleague play in 1997 to win each of his first seven games against the opposing league...Justin Verlander also won his first seven games, pitching to a 1.99 ERA....Made his first career Opening Day start on April 1, holding the Phillies to six hits and two runs over 5.0 innings in Atlanta’s extra-inning defeat.Made five starts during the postseason and went 2-2 with a 4.23 ERA (13 ER/27.2 IP) and 29 strikeouts…Was the winning pitcher in Game 6 of the World Series, in which Atlanta claimed the title...Has made nine career playoff starts, the fifth most in franchise history…Only Tom Glavine (32), John Smoltz (27), Greg Maddux (27) and Steve Avery (12) have more...Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings in Game 2 of the NLDS at Milwaukee, striking out a career-high nine...Also pitched 6.0 scoreless innings in Game 6 of the World Series at Houston, allowing four hits and zero walks with six strikeouts to earn the win and clinch the series for Atlanta...Prior to this start, had pitched in three career postseason games in which Atlanta could clinch a series, including two starts, and was 0-2 with an 8.31 ERA (12 ER/13.0 IP)...Atlanta was winless in his three appearances before winning the World Series.
Awards: Gold Glove (P), All-MLB First Team (SP)...N.L. Ranks: Wins (7, T2nd)...Played his second full major league season and went 7-0 with a 2.25 ERA (14 ER/56.0 IP) in 11 games, all starts...Finished the season with 56.0 innings, 4.0 innings short of qualifying for the ERA title...His 2.25 ERA would have ranked fourth lowest in the N.L. with enough innings...His 24 wins over the past two seasons are most in the majors by a left-hander, one more than Seattle’s Marco Gonzalez...Only one pitcher, the Yankees Gerrit Cole, has more wins than Fried since the start of last year...Cole has 27 wins...Fried did not allow a home run in any of his first 10 starts of the season and retired the first two batters he faced in his final appearance before allowing back-to-back home runs to Miami’s Jesús Aguilar and Brian Anderson...The homers snapped a 68.1-inning homerless run...His 68.1-inning homerless streak entering play was the longest in the majors at the time, 19.1 innings longer than any other pitcher…Fried was vying to become just the third qualifying pitcher in the live ball era to complete a season without allowing a home run, and the first since Slim Harris in 1926... He opened the season with 10 straight homerless starts, the longest stretch for an Atlanta pitcher since Zane Smith in 1986, who opened the year with 13 straight homerless starts... Won each of his first seven decisions, becoming the first Braves starter to do so since Denny Neagle in 1997...Neagle also started 7-0...No Braves pitcher has started 8-0 since the club moved to Atlanta in 1966, and just three have done so since 1900 (Ed Brandt in 1931, Warren Spahn in 1947 and and Jim Wilson in 1954)...Was placed on the injured list on September 8, backdated to September 6, and missed 11 games with a left-side muscle spasm in his lumbar spine...Picked off four runners on the season, tied with SF’s Tyler Anderson for most in the majors...Fried needed just 12 pickoff attempts to do so...Since his major league debut on August 8, 2017, Fried’s 14 pickoffs are tied for most in the majors, and he has been successful on 19% (14-for-74) of his attempts…In that same span, all of baseball has picked off 720 runners on 43,006 attempts (0.017%)...Atlanta won each of Fried’s first eight starts this season before losing September 5 vs. Washington...He was the only pitcher in the majors to make at least eight starts this season and have his team win each of them...Fried’s run of team wins was the longest to open a season for a Braves starter since Atlanta won all 12 of Kris Medlen’s starts in 2012, and was tied for the fifth-longest such streak since the team moved to Atlanta in 1966...Beat Boston, 6-3, on August 31...Fried has never lost an Interleague game in his career, going 7-0 with a 2.18 ERA (10 ER/41.1 IP) in seven starts against the American League…He beat Tampa Bay, Toronto, New York and Boston this season...He is one of just two pitchers since the advent of Interleague Play in 1997 to open their career with at least seven straight victories against the opposing league, joining just Justin Verlander (7 straight).
Made four starts in the 2020 postseason, starting Game 1 of the Wild Card Series vs. Cincinnati, Game 1 of the NLDS vs. Miami, and Games 1 and 6 of the NLCS vs. Los Angeles...Went 0-1 with a 3.04 ERA (8 ER/23.2 IP) while Atlanta won three of the four games...Pitched 7.0 scoreless innings in his Wild Card start against the Reds...Became the first Braves pitcher to throw at least 7.0 scoreless innings in the playoffs since Mike Foltynewicz in Game 2 of the 2019 NLDS vs. St. Louis, and the first lefthander to do so since Tom Glavine in Game 2 of the 2001 NLDS vs. Houston...Fried threw his 7.0 scoreless innings in just 78 pitches against Cincinnati, becoming just the second Braves pitcher to go as many scoreless innings on as few of pitches in the postseason…Glavine also pitched 7.0 scoreless on just 72 pitches in Game 7 of the 1996 NLCS...Fried’s 7.0 scoreless in Game 1 of the Wild Card Series were followed by Ian Anderson’s 6.0 scoreless innings in Game 2... They are the first Braves teammates with back-to-back scoreless starts in the playoffs since Steve Avery and John Smoltz in Game 6 and Game 7 of the 1991 NLCS versus Pittsburgh... Started Game 1 of the NLCS and held the Dodgers to four hits and one run over 6.0 innings... He struck out a postseason career-high nine, tying the most by a Braves left-hander in playoff history…Mike Hampton fanned nine in Game 2 of the 2003 NLDS, and Steve Avery struck out nine twice (Game 2 of the 1991 NLCS, Game 3 of the 1992 World Series)...Also started Game 6 of the series and pitched 6.2 innings and threw a career-most 109 pitches…Was just the sixth 100-pitch game of his career…Fried is the first Braves starter to pitch at least 6.2 innings in a potential clincher since Mike Hampton in Game 5 of the 2003 NLDS.
Played his first full major league season and went 17-6 with a 4.02 ERA (74 ER/165.2 IP) in 33 games, including 30 starts. ... N.L. Ranks: Wins (2nd, 17) ... His 17 wins were most in the National League by a left-hander, and second most in the majors among lefties...Boston's Eduardo Rodríguez won 19 games. ... Fried's 17 wins were most by an Atlanta left-hander since 2002, when Hall-ofFamer Tom Glavine won 18 games. ... Opened the season with 16.2 innings without allowing an earned run, before Arizona scored twice in the fourth inning of his start on April 16... It was the longest streak without an earned run to open the season by a Braves pitcher since 2013 (Paul Maholm, 25.1 IP). ... Appeared in 20 games before the All-Star break and set full-season career highs in wins (9), games (20), starts (18), innings (98.2) and strikeouts (97). ... Went 9-4 with a 4.29 ERA (47 ER/98.2 IP) before the break...His nine wins were the most by a Braves lefty before the All-Star break since 2013, when both Paul Maholm and Mike Minor had nine...No Braves lefthander has won more since Tom Glavine had 11 wins at the break in 2002. ... Missed nine games with a blister on his left index finger, 7/16-7/27. ... Won five consecutive starts from 6/15-8/13, becoming the first Atlanta pitcher to win five consecutive starts since Mike Minor won five in a row between the 2012 and 2013 seasons. ... Won a career-most seven straight decisions, 7/15 to 9/5. ... Went 7-0 with a 3.02 ERA (17 ER/50.2 IP) during the run, with wins over Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Minnesota, the Mets, the White Sox and Washington. ... The stretch spanned nine total starts, and Atlanta won all nine...Atlanta had not won more consecutive starts by a left-hander since 1993, when the Braves won 13 straight games started by Steve Avery.The Braves won 12 straight starts by Mike Foltynewicz from 6/11 to 9/20, nine consecutive starts by Fried from 7/15 to 8/5, and eight straight starts by Mike Soroka from 6/1 to 7/14. ... Atlanta was the only team in the National League to have three different win streaks of at least eight games in a pitcher's starts this season, and one of just two teams in the majors to do so. ... The Yankees won 11 straight started by James Paxton, nine straight by Chad Green and eight consecutive by Domingo German. ... Carried a perfect game through 5.2 innings in his first start of the season, 4/4 vs. CHI...Lost the bid on Mark Zagunis' sixth-inning single. ... According to research by the Elias Sports Bureau, Fried's perfect game bid was the longest by a Braves pitcher since Julio Teheran went 6.0 innings without allowing a baserunner on 9/20/15 2019 postseason ... Appeared in four of Atlanta's five games in the NLDS vs. St. Louis, posting a 9.00 ERA (4 ER/4.0 IP) but a 2.42 FIP…All four runs scored in 1.2 innings of relief in Game 5.
Split his season between Atlanta, Triple-A Gwinnett and Double-A Mississippi, going 1-4 with a 2.94 ERA (11 ER/33.2 IP) and 44 strikeouts in 14 games, five starts, at the big league level… Was 3-6 with a 3.94 ERA (34 ER/77.2 IP) in 15 combined games, all starts, in the minors ... Also missed 14 games on the 10-day disabled list with a left middle finger blister from 7/6-7/28 and 21 games with a left groin strain, 8/7-27 ... Began the season with Mississippi before joining Gwinnett on 4/12…Recalled to Atlanta for the first time on 4/24 and returned to Triple-A on 5/5… Had four more stints with Atlanta (5/17, 5/28, 6/30-8/27, 9/6-end of the season) ... Set career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts, 6/30 at STL, fanning 11 over 6.2 innings...Allowed just four hits and three walks to earn his lone win of the season ... Became the seventh pitcher in Atlanta franchise history to record double-digit strikeouts within his first 15 career games, and the first to do so since Aaron Blair fanned 10 on 10/1/16 vs. DET ... Made his first start with Atlanta, 5/28 vs. NYM in the first game of a doubleheader...Was added to the roster as the 26th man, and allowed two runs, one earned, over 5.0 innings ... Became the first Braves pitcher since Kevin Millwood in 1999 to pick off two runners in the same inning…Millwood did it on 7/18 at TOR…Between Millwood's two pickoffs and Fried's game, only six other major league pitchers accomplished the feat, with MIN's Kyle Gibson doing it last on 9/7/16 vs. KC ... Compiled a 2.49 ERA (6 ER/21.2 IP) and a 1-2 record in his five starts…Was 0-2 with a 3.75 ERA (5 ER/12.0 IP) all three of his home runs allowed in nine relief outings ... Allowed one hit over 30 at-bats (.033) with runners in scoring position…In these situations with two outs, opposing hitters were 0-for-14 with eight strikeouts ... Appeared in all four games of the NLDS vs. LAD, tossing 2.1 combined innings and allowing one hit and one run, earned.
Made his major league debut while also spending time with Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett...The Braves recalled him from Mississippi on 8/5 and he made his MLB debut on 8/8 vs. PHI...Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen…Had made two career relief appearances in the minors prior to his outing...Appeared in three more games, all in relief, for the Braves and allowed four runs in 4.2 innings (7.71 ERA) with no decisions before the club optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett on 8/23...Returned to the Braves for the remainder of the season on 9/1. ..Made his first career start on 9/3 at CHI and earned the 5-1 victory after going 5.0 innings and allowing one run and four hits…Of the four Braves to make their first career start in 2017, Fried was the only one to win...Joined with Luiz Gohara and Sean Newcomb to become the first trio of rookie left-handers to start for the Braves since 1945, when Bob Logan, Lefty Wallace and Bob Whitcher did it. ..Started four of his final five games with Atlanta...Compiled a 3.44 ERA (7 ER/18.1 IP) as a starter at the MLB level...Spent the majority of the season pitching in Double-A Mississippi's rotation...Started the year with the M-Braves and went 2-11 with a 5.92 ERA (57 ER/86.2 IP) over 19 starts...Did not allow an earned run over his final three outings with Mississippi, 7/21-8/1...Did not allow a run across two starts with the G-Braves, while not recording a decision in 6.0 combined innings...Went 1-1 with a 3.44 ERA (7 ER/18.1 IP) in four starts with the Braves…Compiled a 4.70 ERA (4 ER/7.2 IP) in five games of relief for Atlanta...Limited lefties to a .258 (8-for-31) average, while righties hit .297 (22-for-74) with all three of the home runs he allowed...Pitched for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League and went 3-1 with a 1.73 ERA (5 ER/26.0 IP), 32 strikeouts and eight walks in six games, all starts.
Spent the season with Single-A Rome after entering the season as the club's ninth-best prospect…Struck out 112 for a K/9 ratio of 9.79... Made his Atlanta organizational debut on 4/9 vs. Augusta…Tossed 5.0 innings and allowed three hits and three runs, two earned, to take a no-decision…The start was his fi rst action since 7/21/14 after he missed all of 2015 recovering from "Tommy John" surgery...Helped the R-Braves to the South Atlantic title after winning both his playoff starts while compiling a 1.23 ERA (2 ER/14.2 IP) with 24 strikeouts…Beat Charleston, 4-1, in the deciding game of the series on 9/10 with 7.2 innings and 11 strikeouts…Then tossed 7.0 innings with a careerbest 13 strikeouts to close out Lakewood on 9/16... Ended the season in the Top 10 among Atlanta's pitching farmhands in wins (T7th, 8) and strikeouts (T9th, 112), and his eight victories established a new career high... Made two trips to the disabled list due to a blister, fi rst from 7/5-15 and again from 7/16-8/14...Went 9-5 with a 2.74 ERA (26 ER/85.1 IP) over his fi nal 16 games, 15 starts…Started the season 1-2 with a 5.85 ERA (21 ER/32.1 IP) in his fi rst seven starts through 5/14... Fanned 44 batters in 25.1 innings over his fi nal four starts of the season (including playoff s)… Collected consecutive 10-strikeout games before fanning 11 and 13 in his two playoff starts. Opponents hit .236 (87-for-369) on the season, including a .233 (24-for-103) mark by lefties... Allowed just four earned runs over a seven-start stretch from 6/3-7/15, going 5-1 with a 1.06 ERA (4 ER/34.0 IP) in that span... Finished the season as the sixth-best prospect in the SAL according to Baseball America... Added to the 40-man roster on 11/18.