Max Fried beginning to tail off in second half
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2013) Padres starting pitcher prospect Max Fried had hit a bit of a rough patch for Class A Fort Wayne. The 2012 first-round pick (seventh overall) has lost three of his last four starts, dropping him to 3-4.
Fried has a 3.93 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and .255 opponents' batting average in 15 starts. He has struck out 70 batters and walked 36 in 73 1/3 innings.
The left-handed pitcher has started to tail off after a strong start. He was 2-1 with a 3.62 ERA in 11 starts in the first half, but he is 1-3 with a 4.82 ERA in four starts in the second half. He has posted a .292 opponents' batting average in the second half as well.