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Christian Friedrich

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

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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: AAA    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.

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Friedrich was optioned to the minor leagues Thursday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

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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 3 3 0 14.0 19 12 4 18 4 0 2 0 0 0 7.71 1.64
3-Year Averages MAJ   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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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Christian Friedrich Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201239.32503213108.921.88

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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 3 3 14.0 11.57 2.57 4.50 2.57 57.9% 7.71 5.41 .411
3-Year Averages MAJ   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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4.50 K/BB
ELITE
11.57 K/9
ELITE
2.57 BB/9
AVERAGE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
2.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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7.71 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.64 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.41 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.411 BABIP
HIGH
57.9% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Christian Friedrich (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mark Trumbo AZ 2 2 2 6 1 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Kyle Seager SEA 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Torii Hunter DET 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Todd Frazier CIN 4 3 1 3 0 0 0 .750 1.750 2.500
Ian Desmond WAS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Yasmani Grandal SD 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Adam LaRoche WAS 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Mike Napoli BOS 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Joey Votto CIN 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.333 2.333
Andrew McCutchen PIT 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333

Best Matchups for Christian Friedrich (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Edinson Volquez PIT 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ross Ohlendorf WAS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Andy Parrino TEX 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Hunter Pence SF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Pedro Alvarez PIT 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Anthony Bass HOU 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
John Hester ANA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Yadier Molina STL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Gerald Laird ATL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ervin Santana ATL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Friedrich (back) doesn't appear to be limited in spring training and has a legitimate chance at winning a rotation spot with the Rockies, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

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Friedrich (back) has been pitching regularly off the mound for the last month, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

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Friedrich (back) was recalled and placed on the 60-day DL on Thursday.

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Friedrich (back) has yet to begin a steady throwing routine in his rehab, the Denver Post reports.

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Friedrich's back problems have returned at Triple-A Colorado Springs and he has since been placed on the 7-day DL, MLB.com reports.

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Friedrich struck out five and walked two while giving up two runs on one hit over 3.2 innings against Triple-A Reno on Thursday. He was limited to 61 pitches due to a back injury earlier this spring, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports.

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Friedrich was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday.

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Friedrich was roughed up in his first Cactus League start Friday, giving up four runs on five hits over three innings.

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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.