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Christian Friedrich PRockies

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-8-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age27 years, 2 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2010
2011
0.62012
2013
0.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2012 COL 24 16 16 84.7 84.7 0.0 5 8 0 0 4 0 377 102 61 58 14 168 30 30 2 74 6.17 4.67 5.44 6.4 0.6
2014 COL 26 11 3 21.0 13.3 7.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 97 23 20 15 3 38 9 8 2 24 6.43 4.24 4.78 1.3 0.2
Career2719105.798.07.7512004047412581731720639384986.224.595.307.70.7

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 TUL AA 25 25 133.3 5.66 92 .278 .268 .332 .412 .256 .316 108 11.3 1.1 10.9 0.7
2012 COL MLB 16 16 84.7 5.44 93 .277 .251 .310 .398 .257 .342 118 7.1 0.7 6.4 0.6
2012 CSP AAA 5 5 30.0 3.59 133 .195 .282 .342 .434 .268 .259 107 8.7 0.9 8.2 0.8
2013 CSP AAA 4 4 14.7 6.33 89 .240 .275 .334 .420 .267 .245 120 1.5 0.1 1.4 0.1
2014 COL MLB 11 3 21.0 4.78 98 .295 .245 .308 .390 .265 .339 116 1.0 0.1 1.3 0.2
2014 CSP AAA 27 13 91.3 6.50 76 .287 .261 .323 .406 .258 .354 106 0.4 0.0 0.5 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2011 TUL AA 6 10 0 25 25 133.3 156 43 103 20 46% .316 10.5 2.9 1.4 7.0 1.49 5.00 10.9 0.7
2012 COL MLB 5 8 0 16 16 84.7 102 30 74 14 45% .342 10.8 3.2 1.5 7.9 1.56 6.17 6.4 0.6
2012 CSP AAA 2 1 0 5 5 30.0 23 4 27 1 52% .259 6.9 1.2 0.3 8.1 0.90 3.00 8.2 0.8
2013 CSP AAA 0 1 0 4 4 14.7 13 8 8 1 58% .245 8.0 4.9 0.6 4.9 1.43 4.30 1.4 0.1
2014 COL MLB 0 4 0 11 3 21.0 23 9 24 3 39% .339 9.9 3.9 1.3 10.3 1.52 6.43 1.3 0.2
2014 CSP AAA 2 9 1 27 13 91.3 114 39 83 16 57% .354 11.2 3.8 1.6 8.2 1.68 7.00 0.5 0.1

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 1392 0.5022 0.4579 0.8085 0.6266 0.2872 0.8904 0.6281 0.1900
2014 353 0.4108 0.4844 0.7251 0.6759 0.3510 0.8980 0.4932 0.2690
Career17450.48370.46330.79160.63660.30010.89190.60080.206

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
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
2014 COL $
2013 COL $
2012 COL $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 29 dFrontline1 year (2014)

Details
  • 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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BP Articles

Christian Friedrich is referenced in the following articles.

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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
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Rockies' Rotation, Before and AfterSam Miller2012-09-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessWeekly Planner: Week 18Paul Sporer2012-07-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessWeekly Planner: Week 15Paul Sporer2012-07-13
What You Need to Know: Monday, July 2Daniel Rathman2012-07-02
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessWeekly Planner: Week 13Paul Sporer2012-06-22
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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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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 1,771 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (86mph), also mixing in a Sinker (90mph) and Curve (77mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph).