Selected by the San Diego Padres in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft...Signed by Brent Mayne...Acquired by the Atlanta Braves along with INF Jace Peterson, OF Dustin Peterson and OF Mallex Smith from the San Diego Padres in exchange for OF Justin Upton and RHP Aaron Northcraft on December 19, 2014.
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.