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Christian Friedrich

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Angels

2015 Stats

W-L

0-4

ERA

5.25

WHIP

1.71

K

45

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

In his first full season coming out of the bullpen, Friedrich saw some very minor improvement from his rough experiences in the past. His ERA was a lofty 5.25, but it came as an improvement from his 2...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 215   DOB: 7/8/1987   BORN: Evanston, IL   COLLEGE: Eastern Kentucky   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Claimed off waivers by the Angels in February of 2016.

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Christian Friedrich Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 20 A ASH 3 3 0 12.0 14 10 2 15 7 0 1 0 7.50 1.75
2008 20 A TRI 8 8 0 36.0 31 13 2 50 8 2 1 0 3.25 1.08
2009 21 A ASH 8 8 0 45.3 35 11 2 66 15 3 3 0 2.20 1.10
2009 21 A MOD 14 14 0 74.3 59 21 3 93 28 3 2 0 2.55 1.17
2010 22 AA TUL 18 18 0 87.1 100 49 10 78 35 3 6 0 0 0 5.05 1.55
2011 23 AA TUL 25 25 0 133.1 156 74 20 103 43 6 10 0 0 0 5.00 1.50
2012 24 AAA COL 5 5 0 30.0 23 10 1 27 4 2 1 0 0 0 3.00 0.90
2012 24 MAJ COL 16 16 0 84.7 102 58 14 74 30 5 8 0 0 0 6.17 1.56
2013 25 AAA COL 4 4 0 14.2 13 7 1 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 4.30 1.48
2014 26 AAA COL 27 13 0 91.1 114 71 16 83 39 2 9 1 0 0 7.00 1.68
2014 26 MAJ COL 16 3 0 24.3 25 16 3 27 10 0 4 0 0 3 5.92 1.44
2015 27 MAJ COL 68 0 0 58.3 75 34 5 45 25 0 4 0 0 9 5.25 1.71
3-Year Averages     42 1 0 41.3 50 25 4 36 17 0 4 0 0 6 5.44 1.62

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Christian Friedrich Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 30 Oak 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.25 1.71
Sep. 29 Oak 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.31 1.72
Sep. 25 Sea 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 5.34 1.71
Sep. 23 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.27 1.69
Sep. 21 @Hou 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.37 1.68
Sep. 15 @Sea 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.69
Sep. 14 @Sea 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.43 1.70
Sep. 11 Hou 0.0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.57 1.74
Sep. 7 LAD 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.23 1.71
Sep. 6 Tex 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.26 1.68
Sep. 2 @Oak 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.30 1.67
Aug. 31 @Oak 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.33 1.66
Aug. 30 @Cle 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.37 1.67
Aug. 26 @Det 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.44 1.69
Aug. 25 @Det 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.47 1.69
Aug. 22 Tor 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.58 1.70
Aug. 21 Tor 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.69 1.69
Aug. 18 CWS 0.7 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.44 1.69
Aug. 13 @KC 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.94 1.63
Aug. 8 Bal 0.7 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.01 1.63
Aug. 5 Cle 0.3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.70 1.57
Aug. 4 Cle 2.0 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.73 1.53
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
3.3 4 1 1 0 3 4 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 2.70 2.10
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
5.7 7 3 3 1 5 6 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 1 4.76 2.12
Last 60 Days
22 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
14.3 21 12 11 2 11 10 0 2 0 0-2 0 0 3 6.91 2.23

Christian Friedrich Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201512723930202.268
2014321114010.138

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015143221645913.369
20147816921413.318

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201534.0020231135.561.74
201412.002010414.501.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201524.3020221424.811.68
201412.302017627.301.70
Christian Friedrich Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 20 A ASH 3 3 12.0 11.25 5.25 2.14 1.50 57.9% 7.50 4.62 .389
2008 20 A TRI 8 8 36.0 12.50 2.00 6.25 0.50 70.3% 3.25 1.81 .360
2009 21 A ASH 8 8 45.3 13.10 2.98 4.40 0.40 81.3% 2.20 1.85 .348
2009 21 A MOD 14 14 74.3 11.26 3.39 3.32 0.36 78.6% 2.55 2.35 .324
2010 22 AA TUL 18 18 87.1 8.06 3.62 2.23 1.03 68.8% 5.05 4.21 .349
2011 23 AA TUL 25 25 133.1 6.96 2.91 2.40 1.35 69.8% 5.00 4.64 .333
2012 24 AAA COL 5 5 30.0 8.10 1.20 6.75 0.30 65.4% 3.00 2.33 .276
2012 24 MAJ COL 16 16 84.7 7.87 3.19 2.47 1.49 1.20 62.7% 91.8 MPH 6.17 4.74 .348
2013 25 AAA COL 4 4 14.2 5.07 5.07 1.00 0.63 70% 4.30 4.68 .272
2014 26 AAA COL 27 13 91.1 8.20 3.85 2.13 1.58 59.9% 7.00 5.04 .360
2014 26 MAJ COL 16 3 24.3 9.99 3.70 2.70 1.11 1.26 59.4% 91.5 MPH 5.92 4.06 .346
2015 27 MAJ COL 68 0 58.3 6.94 3.86 1.80 0.77 1.94 69.5% 91.1 MPH 5.25 4.11 .369
3-Year Averages     42 1 41.3 7.84 3.70 2.12 0.87 66.7% 5.44 3.95 .363

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2015 Stat Review for Christian Friedrich    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.80 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.94 K/9
POOR
3.86 BB/9
WEAK
91.1 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.8 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.94 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.25 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.71 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.11 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.369 BABIP
HIGH
69.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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Christian Friedrich: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Friedrich was designated for assignment Thursday.

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Friedrich worked around a walk to record the final two outs of the seventh inning in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

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Friedrich recorded his eighth hold of the season after recording one out in the seventh inning of Wednesday's win over the Braves.

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Friedrich gave up two runs (one earned) over two innings and was dealt his third loss of the season in Tuesday's 10-4 defeat to the Mariners.

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Friedrich pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

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Friedrich has given up three runs over 11 innings (2.45 ERA) across 10 appearances thus far in May.

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Friedrich was tacked for three runs on four hits over 2.2 innings in Monday's 14-3 loss to the Padres.

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Friedrich has won an Opening Day bullpen job with the Rockies, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

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Friedrich (ankle) recorded the final two outs of the eighth inning in Monday's loss to the Dodgers.

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Friedrich received X-rays on his ankle Saturday which revealed no structural damage, the Associated Press reports.

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Friedrich took the loss in Monday's resumption of a game suspended May 22 against the Giants, giving up the go-ahead run in his 1.2 innings out of the bullpen.

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Friedrich was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday.

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2015

Since offering glimpses of frontline starter potential in the low minors, things have spiraled downhill for Friedrich. The 27-year-old struggled mightily during his first exposure to the majors in 2012, missed nearly all of 2013 due to back issues, and was mostly dreadful across stops at Triple-A and the majors last season. After posting a 7.89 ERA over 13 Triple-A outings and a 9.45 ERA in three starts with the Rockies, Friedrich was moved to relief in a last-ditch effort by the Rockies to salvage some value from the 2008 first-rounder. The transition was bumpy at first, but the lefty came into his own following his promotion back to the majors in August. Though it was only a sample of 9.1 innings, Friedrich yielded just three hits and demonstrated an ability to pound the strike zone (11:2 K:BB ratio). The Rockies will attempt to determine in spring training if Friedrich’s late breakout was for real, and if so, he could become the bullpen’s top option against left-handed hitters.

2014

Last season was effectively a redshirt campaign for Friedrich, who was dogged by back spasms throughout spring training and saw the problems resurface after four starts at Triple-A Colorado Springs before he was shut down for good. Though he should be ready to go for spring training, Friedrich won’t have a particularly good chance at claiming an Opening Day starting spot for the Rockies following the lengthy break in his development. Instead, Friedrich will likely be plugged into the Triple-A rotation and must first show an ability to induce more groundballs, which was his downfall in his 16 starts with the Rockies back in 2012. That flaw was glaringly apparent at Coors Field, where Friedrich was annihilated by hitters to the tune of a .351/.402/.612 line, including 10 homers.

2013

Friedrich opened the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, producing five strong starts before getting summoned to a struggling Rockies rotation. Friedrich did little to stop the bleeding, especially at Coors Field. While Friedrich held batters to a .383 slugging percentage and a 3.77 ERA on the road, those numbers jumped to .612 and 8.92 at home. He was particularly besieged by a 15.4 percent HR/FB rate, surrendering 10 of his 14 home runs at Coors Field. Now fully recovered from a back issue that sidelined him for the rest of the season in August, Friedrich will be one of several young starters competing for a rotation spot. Even if he is sent to Triple-A to start the season, Friedrich figures to make at least a few starts with the Rockies at some point, with any success predicated on reducing his home-run rate.

2012

Friedrich seems to have hit a wall at Double-A, repeating at Tulsa and carrying a 5.00 ERA while getting knocked around by opposing hitters for the second straight season. In addition to the elevated home-run rate (1.35 HR/9IP), Friedrich lost strikeouts (8.06 K/9IP down to 6.96) and showed minimal growth beyond an improved walk rate (3.62 BB/9IP down to 2.91). Still, the former first-round pick was added to the Rockies' 40-man roster in November and the Rockies will be patient, given the team's investment in him. Wait until he shows signs of dominating hitters the way he did at High-A again before investing.

2011

Friedrich, the Rockies 2008 first-round pick, had a disappointing and injury plagued 2010 season. He experienced a sore left elbow and was the recipient of a line drive off that same elbow, before a strained lat muscle eventually sidelined him permanently. The elbow injuries, a dip in his velocity, and a bout with the long ball resulted in a 5.05 ERA and 1.550 WHIP at Double-A Tulsa. Still, he possesses a live fastball and fantastic curveball, both of which are capable of getting major league batters out. Assuming he can shake off the injury bug, Friedrich should regain his top prospect status and profile as someone for fantasy owners to watch as the season progresses.

2010

Friedrich is a left-handed starting pitcher with dazzling stuff who was a first-round draft pick in 2008. He throws a fastball that can touch the mid-90s with late life and his curve is an outstanding pitch with great spin and rotation that he can use in any count. Friedrich has a very smooth, polished delivery and opened eyes at Low-A and High-A last season. He could be a fast-mover in the Colorado system and a September callup isn't out of the question depending on the health of the Rockies' rotation later in the season.

2009

The Rockies' 2008 first-round pick was considered the most polished lefty in the draft class after Brian Matusz, so his performance as a pro was mildly disappointing. Friedrich has the pitches to be a mid-rotation starter in the majors and get there quickly, possibly the middle of '10. He does not have No. 1 starter upside.