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2022 MLB Awards: Fried Headlines Group of Gwinnett Alums Honored

Former Stripers pitcher Max Fried named All-MLB, finishes second in Cy Young voting
December 6, 2022

Major League Baseball has wrapped up its awards season for 2022, and four former Gwinnett players (and one manager) were among winners or finalists. Following an All-Star campaign with the Atlanta Braves, pitcher Max Fried was the most decorated of the Gwinnett alums, earning a Gold Glove Award®, selection to

MLB Awards Round-Up: Six Gwinnett Alums Honored in 2021

Three alums win Rawlings Gold Glove Awards®, four earn Silver Slugger, four named to All-MLB Team
November 29, 2021

As November concludes, so too does Major League Baseball’s awards season. The month began with the Atlanta Braves hoisting baseball’s most coveted prize of all on November 2, the Commissioner’s Trophy for the World Series champion. Atlanta’s 26-man roster for the title-clinching 7-0 win at Houston in Game 6 included

Three Gwinnett Alums Claim MLB Awards for 2020

Freeman crowned MVP, Acuña Jr. earns Silver Slugger, Fried wins Gold Glove
November 12, 2020

The Atlanta Braves produced another season for the history books in 2020, winning the National League East Division title for the third straight year and battling through three grueling rounds of an expanded MLB Postseason to finish one win short of the World Series. Of the 49 players that powered

Eighteen Gwinnett Alums Highlight Braves’ NLCS Roster

Bryse Wilson, Huascar Ynoa looking to make Postseason debuts
October 12, 2020

The Atlanta Braves, set to play in the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2001, announced a 28-man series roster today that includes 18 former Gwinnett players. The 18 G-Braves and Stripers alums, led by former Gwinnett manager Brian Snitker (2014-16), include: Pitchers (10) Ian Anderson (2019),

Braves’ NL Wild Card Series Roster Features 17 Gwinnett Alums

Atlanta begins best-of-three first-round series against Cincinnati today
September 30, 2020

The 2020 National League East Division champion Atlanta Braves announced today their roster for the NL Wild Card Series. The 28-man roster includes 17 former Gwinnett players, each of whom will aid the Braves as they begin a quest for their first World Series title since 1995. The 17 G-Braves

Fried fans 10 in M-Braves rehab start

Braves No. 7 prospect allows one hit in 6 2/3 scoreless innings
July 23, 2018

Rehab starts are all about feeling good on the mound, with results often in the background of the outing. Max Fried saw success in both areas Monday. Atlanta's seventh-ranked prospect struck out 10 while allowing one hit and one walk over 6 2/3 scoreless frames as Double-A Mississippi cruised past Mobile,

Fried dominates on mound for Gwinnett

No. 7 Braves prospect fans season-high 11 over seven frames
June 13, 2018

Having bounced back and forth from the Majors -- and from the rotation to the bullpen and back -- Max Fried hasn't had an opportunity to settle into a role in 2018. But now back as a full-time starter with Triple-A Gwinnett, he brought dominating stuff to Wednesday's start. The seventh-ranked

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 20

Angels' Fletcher strengthens resume; Fried bests Stewart
May 21, 2018

Theme of the dayTeens:Juan Soto's Major League debut with the Nationals, making him the youngest player in The Show this season, would have been the prime driver of the news on any other day. But Vladimir Guerrero Jr. did his best to wrestle back the "Best 19-Year-Old Prospect" belt by

Toolshed: Analyzing 2018 prospect assignments

Looking at the most, least aggressive Opening Day player moves
April 6, 2018

It's the Goldilocks scenario of the Minor Leagues: Some Opening Day assignments feel aggressive; some don't feel aggressive enough, while others feel just right.Major League organizations often attempt to thread the needle early in players' careers. They want them to be challenged, but they also want them to taste success

Snitker: Braves' Acuna will be 'part of mix'

19-year-old will get plenty of chances this spring, says manager
December 13, 2017

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Ronald Acuña Jr.'s Minor League season was one for the books. The 19-year-old outfielder climbed three levels, won the MiLBY award for Breakout Prospect of the Year, has risen to the No. 6 spot in MLB.com's overall prospect rankings and finished things off by being

Fall League honors 23 on Top Prospects Team

Circuit managers and coaches tab best players from 2017 season
December 11, 2017

The Arizona Fall League season wrapped up nearly a month ago, but accolades are still rolling in for the circuit's best.The showcase league's top players were honored Monday with the announcement of the official 2017 Top Prospects Team, voted on by AFL managers and coaches. The group is comprised of

Fried keeping foot on gas with Javelinas

Braves No. 9 prospect caps wild season with AFL dominance
November 13, 2017

Max Fried is penning a fitting conclusion to his roller-coaster journey this year.Several months ago, Atlanta's No. 9 prospect appeared to be headed for one of the worst seasons of his career. Fried opened the campaign with Double-A Mississippi, bypassing Class A Advanced Florida after spending all of 2016 at

Fried, Riley lead another Javelinas romp

Braves lefty hurls six scoreless innings; No. 10 prospect plates four
October 28, 2017

The Atlanta Braves are stealing the show in Peoria.Braves No. 9 prospectMax Fried allowed three hits over six scoreless innings on Saturday as the Javelinas rolled past Salt River, 10-1, in Arizona Fall League action. Offensively, Austin Riley -- Atlanta's 10th-ranked prospect -- homered and drove in four runs, while

Fried posts more zeros en route to AFL win

Braves No. 9 prospect allows one hit in five frames for Javelinas
October 16, 2017

Pitching closer to where he grew up than he ever has in his professional career, Max Fried looks right at home in the Arizona Fall League.After a solid debut last week, Atlanta's No. 9 prospect was even better in his second start. Fried allowed just one hit and one walk

Sheffield dazzles in AFL debut for Scorpions

Yankees lefty faces one over minimum through five, fans six
October 10, 2017

Justus Sheffield made his professional debut in Arizona three years ago. His return to the state was an impressive one.In his Arizona Fall League bow, the Yankees No. 4 prospect dazzled, allowing just one hit while striking out six over five scoreless innings as Scottsdale opened its autumn campaign with

Gwinnett Splits Doubleheader In Norfolk

G-Braves win opener 8-2, fall 4-3 in second game
August 30, 2017

NORFOLK, VA-The Gwinnett Braves (68-68) and Norfolk Tides (64-73) split a doubleheader on Wednesday night at Harbor Park with Gwinnett winning game one, 8-2, and Norfolk coming back to win game two, 4-3.The home run ball propelled the G-Braves to the win in game one as Rio Ruiz  cracked a two-run

G-Braves Walk Durham To Division Title In 3-2 Loss

Gwinnett gives up just one hit in loss to Bulls
August 24, 2017

DURHAM, NC-The Gwinnett Braves (65-64) could not hold a late 1-0 lead as three bases-loaded walks in the bottom of the eighth inning led the Durham Bulls (78-51) to a 3-2 win on Thursday night in the finale of the four-game series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.With the win, the

BayBears walkoff with 3-2 victory over Braves in 13 innings

Mobile takes game four with walkoff hit by pitch
August 2, 2017

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Mississippi loses tough battle despite outhitting Jacksonville

Parsons' seven strikeouts in relief not enough
July 27, 2017

PEARL, MS -- For the second straight game, the Mississippi Braves (11-21, 45-57) fell to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (17-16, 47-56) at Trustmark Park. The M-Braves out hit the Jumbo Shrimp nine to four, but left 10 runners on base as Jacksonville defeated the Braves 2-1.Max Fried was solid in three

Jackson wins 2-1, evens series with Mississippi

Braves only offense--solo homer from Joey Meneses
June 2, 2017

JACKSON, TN -- Mississippi limited Jackson to two runs on four hits, but could not muster the runs needed to claim the win and clinch the series as the Generals defeated the Braves 2-1 Friday night at The Ballpark at Jackson. Braves pitchers Max Fried and Philip Pfeifer combined to strike out

M-Braves' bats befuddled in 4-1 series finale loss

Carlos Franco hits league-leading 10th home run in defeat
May 17, 2017

BILOXI, MS -- After taking the first three games in the series, the Mississippi Braves (21-19) ran out of gas at MGM Park in a 4-1 loss to the Biloxi Shuckers (21-19) in the final game of a five game series. Despite dropping the last two games, the M-Braves won the

Long Ball Lifts Braves over Barons

Franco, Walker homer to give Mississippi fourth-straight win over Birmingham
May 6, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- The Mississippi Braves got great pitching from Max Fried and Michael Mader along with home runs from Carlos Franco and Adam Brett Walker to win their fourth game in a row against the Birmingham Barons by a score of 5-3 Saturday night at Regions Field.Mississippi (15-14) wasted no

Mazza's perfect game tops Pitchers of the Week

Augusta southpaw threw second perfecto of the month on April 25
May 1, 2017

Domenic Mazza did something that had never happened in the South Atlantic League. That, safe to say, was more than enough to earn him a weekly award on Monday.The 22-year-old lefty was named the SAL's Pitcher of the Week following his nine-inning perfect game last Tuesday, highlighting the best pitching

Fried named Southern League Pitcher of the Week

May 1, 2017

PEARL, MS --  Mississippi Braves LHP Max Fried  was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 30. Fried, 23, worked seven shutout innings and picked up the win at Montgomery on April 25. He held the Biscuits to just one hits and a walk while striking out

Scivicque, Fried claim weekly honors

May 1, 2017

PEARL, MS --  Catcher Kade Scivicque  and LHP Max Fried  have been named Mississippi Farm Bureau Player and Pitcher of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 30. Scivicque, 24, posted a .429 batting average (6-for-14) in four games with the M-Braves during the week. He also blasted his first home run of