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Christian Friedrich PPadres

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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-8-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age29 years, 0 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
0.42012
2013
0.22014
-0.72015
0.12016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2012 COL MLB 16 16 84.7 102 30 74 14 .257 118 10.8 3.2 1.5 7.9 45% .342 .277 1.56 4.67 6.17 103 4.82 0.4
2014 COL MLB 16 3 24.3 25 10 27 3 .262 119 9.2 3.7 1.1 10.0 38% .324 .281 1.44 3.97 5.92 97 4.03 0.2
2015 COL MLB 68 0 58.3 75 25 45 5 .269 115 11.6 3.9 0.8 6.9 49% .361 .286 1.71 4.07 5.25 107 5.68 -0.7
2016 SDN MLB 13 13 68.3 75 34 57 8 .267 100 9.9 4.5 1.1 7.5 46% .316 .297 1.60 4.59 5.00 112 5.49 -0.1
CareerMLB11332235.72779920330.26311210.63.81.17.846%.338.2861.604.435.581065.21-0.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2011 TUL AA 25 25 133.3 156 43 103 20 .256 108 10.5 2.9 1.4 7.0 46% .316 .278 1.49 4.82 5.00
2012 COL MLB 16 16 84.7 102 30 74 14 .257 118 10.8 3.2 1.5 7.9 45% .342 .277 1.56 4.67 6.17
2012 CSP AAA 5 5 30.0 23 4 27 1 .268 107 6.9 1.2 0.3 8.1 52% .259 .195 0.90 2.80 3.00
2013 CSP AAA 4 4 14.7 13 8 8 1 .267 120 8.0 4.9 0.6 4.9 58% .245 .240 1.43 5.00 4.30
2014 COL MLB 16 3 24.3 25 10 27 3 .262 119 9.2 3.7 1.1 10.0 38% .324 .281 1.44 3.97 5.92
2014 CSP AAA 27 13 91.3 114 39 83 16 .260 104 11.2 3.8 1.6 8.2 57% .354 .289 1.68 5.54 7.00
2015 COL MLB 68 0 58.3 75 25 45 5 .269 115 11.6 3.9 0.8 6.9 49% .361 .286 1.71 4.07 5.25
2016 SDN MLB 13 13 68.3 75 34 57 8 .267 100 9.9 4.5 1.1 7.5 46% .316 .297 1.60 4.59 5.00
2016 LEL A+ 2 2 9.0 7 0 7 1 .277 94 7.0 0.0 1.0 7.0 52% .231 .235 0.78 3.58 2.00
2016 ELP AAA 2 2 9.7 12 4 6 1 .259 113 11.2 3.7 0.9 5.6 56% .333 .298 1.66 5.43 4.66

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 1391 0.4932 0.4500 0.7971 0.6166 0.2879 0.8818 0.6207 0.2029
2014 378 0.4101 0.4762 0.7111 0.6710 0.3408 0.8654 0.5000 0.2889
2015 964 0.4502 0.4855 0.7564 0.6590 0.3434 0.8706 0.5769 0.2436
2016 1193 0.4719 0.4476 0.7959 0.6128 0.3000 0.9072 0.5926 0.2041
Career39260.46820.46050.77850.63110.31030.88520.58980.2215

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-09 2014-09-15 DTD 6 5 Left Ankle Sprain -
2014-09-04 2014-09-07 DTD 3 2 Left Ankle Sprain -
2013-08-08 2013-09-30 60-DL 53 47 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2013-04-22 2013-08-08 Minors 108 0 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2013-02-19 2013-02-25 Camp 6 0 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2012-07-29 2012-10-04 60-DL 67 63 - Low Back Stress Fracture L5 Vertebra - -
2012-07-01 2012-07-05 DTD 4 4 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2012-04-17 2012-04-29 Minors 12 11 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2010-08-19 2010-09-07 Minors 19 0 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2010-07-19 2010-07-31 Minors 12 0 Left Elbow Contusion Batted Ball -
2010-04-20 2010-05-14 Minors 24 0 Left Elbow Soreness -
2009-06-11 2009-07-13 Minors 32 0 Left Elbow Inflammation Triceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 COL $
2015 COL $512,500
2014 COL $
2013 COL $
2012 COL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$512,500
1 yrTotal$512,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 75 dFrontline1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Claimed by LA Angels off waivers 2/5/16 after being DFA by Colorado 1/28/16. (Returned to Rockies when waiver claim was reversed because of undisclosed medical issue 2/19/16.) Released by Colorado 2/19/16. Signed by San Diego as a free agent 3/3/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Diego 5/13/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015). Re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Colorado 11/18/11. Re-signed by Colorado 3/3/12.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2008 (1-25) (Eastern Kentucky). Signed 6/08, $1.35M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .255 .309 .334 .240
11 vs R (Multi) .349 .415 .531 .315
18 Split (Multi) -.094 -.106 -.197 -.074
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .268 .320 .339 .248
31 vs R (2015) .369 .433 .533 .319
38 Split (2015) -.101 -.113 -.194 -.070
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

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BP Articles

Christian Friedrich is referenced in the following articles.

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17Mike Gianella2016-07-26
Expert FAAB Review: Week 15Mike Gianella2016-07-15
Expert FAAB Review: Week 14Mike Gianella2016-07-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14Greg Wellemeyer2016-07-01
What You Need to Know: Baltimore BombsDemetrius Bell2016-06-30
TDGX Transactions: Let's Trade Victor Robles AgainGeorge Bissell2016-06-08
Expert FAAB Review: Week 10Mike Gianella2016-06-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10Greg Wellemeyer2016-06-03
Expert FAAB Review: Week NineMike Gianella2016-05-31
Transaction Analysis: Dan the ManBryan Grosnick2016-03-07
Transaction Analysis: Floyd the BarberR.J. Anderson2016-02-08
Transaction Analysis: Floyd the BarberEzra Wise2016-02-08
Transaction Analysis: Floyd the BarberBryan Grosnick2016-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 26, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-08-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: National League RelieversKeith Cromer2015-03-05
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-12-22
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2014-12-22
Daily League Strategy: Leake and LockePaul Sporer2014-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Davis Downs the A'sDaniel Rathman2014-07-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 12th EditionBret Sayre2014-07-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14Wilson Karaman2014-06-27
Daily League Strategy: All of the BrandonsPaul Sporer2014-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Lincecum Conquers AgainDaniel Rathman2014-06-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Colorado RockiesBen Carsley2014-01-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: What is a Minor League Pick Worth?Mike Gianella2014-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Different Ballparks, Same ProblemGeoff Young2013-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: A Snag in the Grand PlanDaniel Rathman2013-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: A Rocky RotationDaniel Rathman2013-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Thing That Makes Vance Worley InterestingSam Miller2012-11-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Starting Pitching ReviewPaul Sporer2012-10-02
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessWeekly Planner: Week 18Paul Sporer2012-07-27
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What You Need to Know: Monday, July 2Daniel Rathman2012-07-02
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Manufactured Runs: Does the Rockies' Four-Man Rotation Make Sense?Colin Wyers2012-06-20
Tater Trot Tracker: Miguel Cabrera's Little League Home RunLarry Granillo2012-06-17
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: No Lefty Left BehindR.J. Anderson2012-05-10
What You Need to Know: Wednesday, May 9Daniel Rathman2012-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 16Kevin Goldstein2012-04-17
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This article requires BP Premium accessTen Prospects on the Bubble, Part Two: National LeagueBradley Ankrom2012-03-07
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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 27Kevin Goldstein2011-04-28
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Colorado Rockies Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-01-18
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Future Shock: Top 11 Review: NL WestKevin Goldstein2010-10-12
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Future Shock Blog: Opening Night Pitching To WatchKevin Goldstein2010-04-08
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)What team is the worst at developing pitchers? The Indians system has a lot of hype, but the pitchers they have taken in the top 90 since 2002 have combined for only 3.2 WAR in an Indians uniform (excluding the 6.1 WAR they got from trading Pomeranz/White for Ubaldo). The list is depressing: Jeremy Guthrie, Brian Solcum, Adam Miller, Jeremy Sowers, Justin Hoyman, Scott Lewis, David Huff, Steven Wright (traded for Lars Anderson), Trey Haley, Alex White, Drew Pomeranz, Dillon Howard, Mitch Brown, Dace Kime...are you as depressed as I am yet? No? How about the fact only Sowers and Huff had at least 1 career WAR for the Indians, making them probably the 2nd or 3rd best in a group of 14 picks.
(Truganini from CO)
I wouldn't say there are specific teams that you know are bad at developing pitchers but there are some concerns. Seeems like Baltimore has had some recent bad luck with Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey, and Kevin Gausman just to name a few. Obviously Colorado has had its own troubles with Tyler Anderson, Tyler Matzek, Mike Nikorak (at least right now), Drew Pomeranz, Christian Friedrich, and Peter Tago. -SG (Live Draft Chat)
2016-06-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Rockies still have a reputation of only drafting a certain... "type" of player or has that not been true for a while?
(Infrancoeurgible from Down and Away )
I could argue in 2015 that they were in the drivers seat, they were going to be happy with whichever SS they got.

Before that they've tried polished college arms (Christian Friedrich, Eddie Butler, Tyler Anderson, Jon Gray), projectable HS arms (Peter Tago, Tyler Matzek, Ryan Castellani, Ryan Warner) with more misses than hits. So I don't think they have a reputation of drafting just certain types of players. -Steve Givarz (Live Draft Chat)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Seriously, the Rockies since 2008 have drafted in the first round Rex Brothers, Christian Friedrich, Tyler Anderson and now Kyle Freeland. All Collee LHP, is this a theme of taking these low-ceiling players?
(Wesley from Utah)
I wouldn't call Freeland low-ceiling. Has legit plus stuff and fills up the zone with it. Good performance arm with the scouting card to back it up.

Have to step away for about 20 mins on a couple of calls. Be back... (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do we make of Christian Friedrich going forward? Obviously the early returns are outliers, but what level does he settle in at? And how do you anticipate his style of pitching will play in Coors?
(rapid eye movement from springfield)
Friedrich has had some great matchups thus far, inflating his numbers, but he is an intriguing play going forward. He reportedly worked with Cliff Lee about making his motion more repeatable this off-season, (in addition to soliciting advice from Jamie Moyer and Mike Hampton), and it appears it has helped his control. He also has interesting stuff. There’s little horizontal component to his game, but he gets tons of vertical separation with his pitches, forcing hitters to change their eye level. His 92-mph fastball rises a foot, and his 12-to-6 curve breaks close to a foot. He throws a sharp slider in between and a show-me change. The only problem is that he'll be flyball pitcher (especially if he keeps throwing his fastball 65 percent of the time), which isn't great for Coors. Overall, I think Friedrich has a solid chances to succeed, especially if you can pick and choose his match-ups. (Derek Carty)
2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Derek. Do you think Mike Leake is worth trading a solid pitching prospect like Christian Friedrich for in a dynasty league? (The only pitching categories are IP and runs allowed.) How do you think Leake will fare the next few years?
(DS from LA)
It depends a bit on the specifics of your league and how keeping players works. Also, how risk-averse you are. In a vacuum, I'm probably doing that deal. I like Leake a lot, even if he'll likely never be a true ace. Still, I really like his stuff and what he brings to the table. He's a guy who will strikeout an above average number of batters with good control and lots of groundballs. Think maybe a Brandon Webb (in terms of final numbers, not necessarily stuff) with fewer groundballs, so maybe a mid-3.00s ERA instead of a low-3.00s ERA. That's valuable, and probably something I would trade a guy like Friedrich for. He's far from a sure thing. (Derek Carty)
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christian Friedrich or Justin Smoak?
(Adam J. Morris from H-Town)
Smoak. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Christian Friedrich has thrown 3,999 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph), also mixing in a Sinker (90mph), Curve (77mph) and Slider (83mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (86mph) and Change (84mph).