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Ernesto Frieri

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

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1-4

ERA

7.34

WHIP

1.46

K

48

SV

11

2014 Preseason Projections

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The Angels began 2013 with the expectation that Ryan Madson would challenge Frieri for the closer's role upon his return from Tommy John surgery. Madson didn't make it back to the majors last season, ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 7/19/1985   BORN: Bolivar, Colombia   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ernesto Frieri Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.8 million contract with the Angels in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

August 14, 2014  –  Ernesto Frieri News

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Frieri accepted his assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Ernesto Frieri 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
2007 21 A FOR 40 0 0 64.7 48 19 4 65 23 1 2 0 2.64 1.10
2007 21 A LAK 13 1 0 21.7 11 3 1 27 6 1 0 1 1.25 0.78
2008 22 A LAK 33 18 0 123.2 125 55 14 108 32 8 6 0 4.00 1.27
2008 22 AA SAN 2 2 0 11.0 7 5 3 10 2 1 0 0 4.09 0.82
2008 22 AAA POR 1 1 0 6.0 2 1 0 7 2 1 0 0 1.50 0.67
2009 23 AA SAN 27 26 0 140.3 125 56 13 118 62 10 9 0 3.59 1.33
2009 23 MAJ SDG 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2010 24 AAA POR 34 0 0 37.2 14 6 2 49 18 3 1 17 0 0 1.43 0.86
2010 24 MAJ SD 33 0 0 31.7 18 6 2 41 17 1 1 0 0 7 1.71 1.11
2011 25 AAA TUC 4 0 0 3.1 3 1 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 2.70 1.61
2011 25 MAJ SD 59 0 0 63.0 51 19 3 76 34 1 2 0 0 4 2.71 1.35
2012 26 MAJ LAA 56 0 0 54.3 26 14 7 80 26 4 2 23 3 6 2.32 0.96
2012 26 MAJ SD 11 0 0 11.7 9 3 2 18 4 1 0 0 0 1 2.31 1.11
2012  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ LAA/SD 67 0 0 66.0 35 17 9 98 30 5 2 23 3 7 2.32 0.98
2013 27 MAJ LAA 67 0 0 68.7 55 29 11 98 30 2 4 37 4 2 3.80 1.24
2014 28 AAA IND 6 0 0 6.0 5 3 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.33
2014 28 MAJ PIT 14 0 0 10.7 14 12 3 10 5 1 1 0 0 0 10.13 1.78
2014 28 MAJ LAA 34 0 0 31.0 33 22 8 38 9 0 3 11 3 3 6.39 1.35
2014  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ PIT/LAA 48 0 0 41.7 47 34 11 48 14 1 4 11 3 3 7.34 1.46
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3-Year Averages     64 0 0 65.9 47 21 7 90 31 2 2 20 2 4 2.87 1.18
Career  (View All)     276 0 0 273.0 206 105 36 363 126 10 13 71 3.46 1.22

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Ernesto Frieri 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
Aug. 2 @Ari 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 10.13 1.78
Aug. 1 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.31 1.76
Jul. 30 @SF 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 10.38 1.96
Jul. 25 @Col 1.0 3 4 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 11.25 2.13
Jul. 22 LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.71 1.86
Jul. 21 LAD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 2.00
Jul. 19 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 10.80 2.20
Jul. 12 @Cin 0.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 13.50 2.75
Jul. 11 @Cin 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 13.50 2.25
Jul. 9 @StL 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 14.73 2.45
Jul. 8 @StL 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 18.00 3.00
Jul. 3 Ari 0.3 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 19.29 3.43
Jul. 1 Ari 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
Jun. 28 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 26 NYM 0.7 1 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.39 1.35
Jun. 24 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.64 1.29
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
2.7 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6.75 0.75
Last 60 Days
16 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
12.3 15 15 15 3 7 12 1 0 0 1-1 0 0 1 10.95 1.78

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Ernesto Frieri Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014115311027309.260
2013164622122406.155
2012119621410012.095

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20146917420612.313
201312836933505.292
2012150361625207.200

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201423.012530455.871.30
201336.01317541764.751.31
201235.04112541631.800.97

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201418.7026181069.161.66
201332.71120441352.761.16
201231.01111441462.901.00
Ernesto Frieri 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
2007 21 A FOR 40 0 64.7 9.05 3.20 2.83 0.56 77.6% 2.64 3.15 .273
2007 21 A LAK 13 1 21.7 11.22 2.49 4.50 0.42 87.5% 1.25 2.14 .227
2008 22 A LAK 33 18 123.2 7.89 2.34 3.38 1.02 71.3% 4.00 3.70 .317
2008 22 AA SAN 2 2 11.0 8.18 1.64 5.00 2.45 66.7% 4.09 5.75 .160
2008 22 AAA POR 1 1 6.0 10.50 3.00 3.50 0.00 75% 1.50 1.87 .168
2009 23 AA SAN 27 26 140.3 7.57 3.98 1.90 0.83 75.3% 3.59 4.13 .287
2009 23 MAJ SDG 2 0 2.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 100% 95.0 MPH 0.00 2.75 .000
2010 24 AAA POR 34 0 37.2 11.85 4.35 2.72 0.48 86.7% 1.43 2.88 .177
2010 24 MAJ SD 33 0 31.7 11.65 4.83 2.41 0.57 0.41 87.9% 92.8 MPH 1.71 3.04 .249
2011 25 AAA TUC 4 0 3.1 14.52 5.81 2.50 0.00 80% 2.70 1.91 .445
2011 25 MAJ SD 59 0 63.0 10.86 4.86 2.24 0.43 0.44 80.5% 92.0 MPH 2.71 3.45 .321
2012 26 MAJ LAA 56 0 54.3 13.25 4.31 3.08 1.16 0.50 84.4% 94.2 MPH 2.32 3.64 .206
2012 26 MAJ SD 11 0 11.7 13.89 3.09 4.50 1.54 0.64 90.9% 94.2 MPH 2.31 3.89 .320
2012  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ LAA/SD 67 0 66.0 13.36 4.09 3.27 1.23 0.52 85.7% 94.2 MPH 2.32 3.41 .228
2013 27 MAJ LAA 67 0 68.7 12.84 3.93 3.27 1.44 0.42 75.7% 94.4 MPH 3.80 3.87 .315
2014 28 AAA IND 6 0 6.0 6.00 4.50 1.33 3.00 83.3% 4.50 7.70 .188
2014 28 MAJ PIT 14 0 10.7 8.44 4.22 2.00 2.53 0.47 43.8% 94.0 MPH 10.13 6.67 .354
2014 28 MAJ LAA 34 0 31.0 11.03 2.61 4.22 2.32 0.82 58.8% 94.0 MPH 6.39 5.07 .336
2014  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ PIT/LAA 48 0 41.7 10.37 3.02 3.43 2.38 0.70 54% 94.0 MPH 7.34 5.37 .341
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     64 0 65.9 12.29 4.23 2.90 0.96 80.3% 2.87 3.26 .295
Career     276 0 273.0 11.97 4.15 2.88 1.19 76.7% 3.46 3.69 .295

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2014 Stat Review for Ernesto Frieri    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.43 K/BB
GOOD
10.37 K/9
GREAT
3.02 BB/9
AVERAGE
94.0 MPH Fastball
GOOD
2.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.70 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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7.34 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.46 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.37 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.341 BABIP
HIGH
54.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Ernesto Frieri: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Frieri was designated for assignment Friday, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Rob Biertempfel reports.

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Frieri allowed a walk-off homer Tuesday and has surrendering six earned runs on nine hits in three innings since coming over to Pittsburgh in early July.

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Frieri had a rough outing Thursday, surrendering five runs and five hits while recording just one out.

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Frieri has been traded to the Pirates for Jason Grilli.

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Frieri will be officially replaced by Joe Smith as the Angels' closer for the time being, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

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Kevin Jepsen was used in a save situation Saturday against the Rangers, perhaps indicating that Frieri has once again lost his hold on the position.

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Angels manager Mike Scioscia said his closer situation has not changed, despite the fact that Cam Bedrosian was used over Ernesto Frieri in a 10th-inning save situation during Thursday's game, the Angels' official website reports.

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Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that he wasn't planning on reassessing the Angels' closer situation despite Saturday's meltdown against the Braves, where Frieri gave up four runs on five hits without retiring a batter, the Orange County Register reports. "I don't think we're reassessing anything," Scioscia said. "There are going to be times when Joe (Smith) is going to be in back end, times when Ernie is going to be there. We're a better team when Ernie brings that presence, but we have to get outs, and if we have to mix and match, we'll do that."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Frieri was fantastic as a setup man for two years before taking the next step in 2012, and he didn't allow a run in his first 26.1 innings with the Angels after coming over from San Diego in an early-season trade. He fell off a bit as the year went on despite walking fewer batters late in the season, and finished with 98 strikeouts and 30 walks in 66 innings. Much of his success was due to an increased reliance on his two-seam fastball, as the pitch helped Frieri make the leap from setup man to closer. He threw the two-seamer 13.6 percent of the time with an average velocity of 92.5 mph during the 2011 season, but upped those numbers to 31.9 percent and 94.3 mph last year. If he opens the season as back in the closer role, there is a ton of upside here given his whopping strikeout rate. Unfortunately for Frieri, he will need to fend off Ryan Madson to hold the ninth-inning role after facing minimal competition for saves upon arrival in Anaheim last season.

2012

The Padres have been developing Frieri since 2006 and the work is certainly paying dividends. Last season he posted a solid 10.89 K/9IP with a 10.0 swinging-strike percentage, keeping hitters off balance with a 92 mph fastball and a rather off-putting curveball. He even began to incorporate a slider, although his command of it still needs a bit of work. He could stand to limit the walks (4.59 B/9IP), but he doesn't give up very many home runs and posted a solid 81.3 percent strand rate. He'll be an integral part of the bullpen this year and may be involved in consideration for save opportunities at some point now that Heath Bell is gone.

2011

A starter in 2009, Frieri spent 2010 exclusively pitching out of the bullpen. In the first half of the season he was at Triple-A Portland, where he shined with a 1.43 ERA, 0.860 WHIP, 11.71 K/9IP and 17 saves. He continued his dominance in the second half with the Padres, posting a 1.71 ERA, 1.105 WHIP and 11.65 K/9IP. His walk rate in 2009 was pushing 4.0 BB/9IP and in 2010 it was well past that mark (4.83). For now, his elite strikeout rate allows him to get away with this, but that won't always be the case. He should pitch as a middle reliever again in 2011, thus limiting his fantasy value outside of leagues that count holds.

2010

Despite being signed in 2001, Frieri had limited experience above A ball prior to last season, when he settled into San Antonio's rotation and pitched adequately. He's actually been very effective since moving back to starting in 2008, and has a bit more upside than the rest of the Padres' crop of B-grade starting prospects. It is extremely hard to tell which of them will get the next chance, but Frieri, still just 24 and without any record of failure, is one of the more draftable options, albeit for 2011 and beyond.

2009

Signed in 2004 as a free agent out of Bolivar, Columbia, Frieri has a live arm suitable for starting or as a power reliever. He spent the bulk of 2008 at High-A Lake Elsinore, splitting time starting and relieving. However, a pair of late season starts with Double-A San Antonio and one with Triple-A Portland suggest Frieri could be on the fast track and could see time with the Padres this season. His minor league peripherals are promising so put him on your radar.