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Christian Friedrich

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

2014 Stats

W-L

0-4

ERA

5.92

WHIP

1.44

K

27

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 be...

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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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Selected by the Rockies in the first round of the 2008 entry draft (25th overall). Signed with Colorado in June 2008, including a $1.35 million bonus.

September 16, 2014  –  Christian Friedrich News

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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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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 MOD 14 14 0 74.3 59 21 3 93 28 3 2 0 2.55 1.17
2009 21 A ASH 8 8 0 45.3 35 11 2 66 15 3 3 0 2.20 1.10
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
3-Year Averages     16 16 0 84.7 102 58 14 74 30 5 8 0 0 0 6.17 1.56

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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. 27 @LAD 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.92 1.44
Sep. 24 @SD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.08 1.48
Sep. 23 @SD 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 6.17 1.50
Sep. 20 Ari 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.35 1.50
Sep. 19 Ari 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.55 1.50
Sep. 15 LAD 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.43 1.52
Sep. 8 @NYM 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 6.64 1.52
Sep. 7 SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.55
Sep. 3 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.11 1.63
Aug. 30 @Ari 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 7.71 1.84
Aug. 29 @Ari 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 7.64 1.70
Aug. 27 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.44 1.88
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
4.0 2 1 1 0 2 4 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 1 2.25 1.00
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
9.3 3 1 1 0 2 11 1 3 0 0-0 0 0 3 0.96 0.54
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
9.3 3 1 1 0 2 11 1 3 0 0-0 0 0 3 0.96 0.54

Christian Friedrich Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014321114010.138
20128419721403.288

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20147816921413.318
201229355238118111.307

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201412.002010414.501.17
201239.32503213108.921.88

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201412.302017627.301.70
201245.3330421743.771.28
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 MOD 14 14 74.3 11.26 3.39 3.32 0.36 78.6% 2.55 2.35 .324
2009 21 A ASH 8 8 45.3 13.10 2.98 4.40 0.40 81.3% 2.20 1.85 .348
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
3-Year Averages     16 16 84.7 7.87 3.19 2.47 1.49 62.7% 6.17 4.66 .348

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2014 Stat Review for Christian Friedrich    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.70 K/BB
WEAK
9.99 K/9
ELITE
3.70 BB/9
TERRIBLE
91.5 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
1.26 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.92 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.44 WHIP
POOR
4.06 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.346 BABIP
HIGH
59.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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

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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Friedrich has been moved to the bullpen at Triple-A Colorado Springs, Irv Moss of the Denver Post reports.

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Friedrich was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

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Friedrich gave up five earned runs on five hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings Tuesday against the Nationals.

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Friedrich (0-2) struck out eight against one walk, but allowed five runs and nine hits in four innings Thursday in Milwaukee.

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Friedrich gave up nine runs -- four earned -- on seven hits over six innings in his start against the Brewers on Saturday.

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Friedrich was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs and will start Saturday versus the Brewers.

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Friedrich will start Saturday against the Brewers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.