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Christian Friedrich

28-Year-Old Pitcher – San Diego Padres

2016 Stats

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1-1

ERA

1.65

WHIP

1.41

K

11

SV

0

2016 Preseason 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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Christian Friedrich Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Padres in March of 2016.

May 27, 2016  –  Christian Friedrich News

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Friedrich (1-1) dazzled Friday against the Diamondbacks, tossing seven scoreless innings in which he only allowed three hits and a walk while fanning five.

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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
2016 28 A+ LAK 2 2 0 9.0 7 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.00 0.78
2016 28 AAA EL 2 2 0 9.2 12 5 1 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 4.66 1.74
2016 28 MAJ SD 3 3 0 16.3 13 3 0 11 10 1 1 0 0 0 1.65 1.41
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3-Year Averages     42 1 0 41.3 50 25 4 36 17 0 4 0 0 6 5.44 1.62
Career  (View All)     103 22 0 183.7 215 111 22 157 75 6 17 0 5.44 1.58

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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
May. 27 @Ari 7.0 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.65 1.41
May. 20 LAD 3.3 6 2 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.89 2.04
May. 13 @Mil 6.0 4 1 1 0 6 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.50 1.67
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
16.3 13 3 3 0 10 11 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 1.65 1.41
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
16.3 13 3 3 0 10 11 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 1.65 1.41
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
16.3 13 3 3 0 10 11 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 1.65 1.41

Christian Friedrich Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20168102100.286
201512723930202.268
2014321114010.138

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201664101011200.212
2015143221645913.369
20147816921413.318

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20163.30002305.402.70
201534.0020231135.561.74
201412.002010414.501.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201613.01109700.691.08
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
2016 28 A+ LAK 2 2 9.0 7.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 83.3% 2.00 3.09 .246
2016 28 AAA EL 2 2 9.2 5.87 3.91 1.50 0.98 73.3% 4.66 4.94 .355
2016 28 MAJ SD 3 3 16.3 6.06 5.51 1.10 0.00 1.92 87% 89.7 MPH 1.65 3.69 .270
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.3 5.75 4.46 1.29 1.19 73.7% 4.59 5.13 .302
Rest Of Season     0 2 53.2 6.35 4.16 1.53 1.20 72.9% 4.65 4.91 .310
3-Year Averages     42 1 41.3 7.84 3.70 2.12 0.87 66.7% 5.44 3.95 .363
Career     103 22 183.7 7.69 3.68 2.09 1.08 66.8% 5.44 4.31 .348

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2016 Stat Review for Christian Friedrich    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.10 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.06 K/9
POOR
5.51 BB/9
TERRIBLE
89.7 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.92 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.65 ERA
ELITE
1.41 WHIP
POOR
3.69 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.270 BABIP
LOW
87.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Friedrich allowed two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two over 3.1 innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Friday.

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Friedrich will continue to hold Andrew Cashner's spot in the starting rotation in the short term, the Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.

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The Padres plan on giving Friedrich another start, most likely Thursday against the Giants, the San Diego Union-Tribune speculates.

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Friedrich (0-1) struggled with his control in an otherwise strong major league return, surrendering six walks but only four hits and an earned run over six innings in Friday's 1-0 loss to the Brewers. He struck out four.

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Friedrich was officially called up to start Friday against the Brewers.

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Friedrich will start Friday against the Brewers, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Friedrich agreed to a minor league contract with the Padres on Thursday.

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Friedrich has been returned to the Rockies due to medical issues.

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Friedrich was claimed off waivers by the Angels on Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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2016

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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.