Top pick Fried signs with Padres
The San Diego Padres agreed to terms of a $3 million contract
with left-hander Max Fried of Harvard-Westlake High School in
Studio City, who was taken with the seventh pick overall in the
Fried went 8-2 with a 2.02 ERA, 105 strikeouts against 29 walks
his senior year. The 18-year-old also played in the Perfect Game
All-American Classic last year at Petco Park and was rated as the
top left-handed pitcher by Baseball America among all players in
the 2012 draft class.
Fried is just the third high school pitcher selected by the
Padres with their first pick since 1987 and the sixth left-hander
ever taken with the Padres’ first pick in the June draft.
He had committed to play for UCLA.