Former pitcher named to ESPN All-American team

By Luke Holthouse

ESPN selected former Wolverine pitcher Max Fried ’12 to the 2012 High School Baseball All-American team on Thursday, June 21. Fried was named to the second team, grouping him in the top ten of all high school pitchers in the country and in the top three of all left-handed high school pitchers in the country. 

Fried led the Wolverines to their second straight Mission League Championship and to the second round of Div. II CIF playoffs. He was 8-2 with a 2.02 earned run average over 66 innings pitched on the year. He also had 105 strikeouts on the season, a rate of about 1.59 strikeouts an inning. The Wolverines finished 25-4-1 on the season and were knocked out by Placentia in playoffs. 

Despite initially committing to play college baseball at UCLA, Fried will join the San Diego Padres organization next year. He signed with the Major League Baseball team for about a $3 million signing bonus after being picked seventh overall in the 2012 draft. He was the first high school pitcher selected in the draft.