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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 4.40 1.39 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date7-8-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age27 years, 3 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2010
2011
0.62012
2013
0.32014
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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 16 3 24.3 13.3 11.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 110 25 21 16 3 42 10 9 2 27 5.92 3.97 4.42 2.4 0.3
Career3219109.098.011.05120040487127827417210403941016.114.515.208.90.8

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 16 3 24.3 4.42 107 .283 .248 .311 .385 .263 .324 118 2.1 0.2 2.4 0.3
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 16 3 24.3 25 10 27 3 38% .324 9.2 3.7 1.1 10.0 1.44 5.92 2.4 0.3
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 395 0.4177 0.4861 0.7188 0.6788 0.3478 0.8839 0.4875 0.2760
Career17870.48350.46410.78870.63810.30060.8890.5970.209

Injury History

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
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.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 5.5 3.3 0 58 8 114.9 94 36 95 11 .274 1.13 3.26 3.54 18.8 1.9
80o 5.3 3.4 0 58 8 108.0 95 36 89 11 .289 1.21 3.65 3.96 14.1 1.4
70o 5.2 3.5 0 58 8 103.1 95 36 85 11 .299 1.27 3.93 4.27 10.7 1.1
60o 5.1 3.6 0 58 8 99.1 95 36 82 11 .308 1.33 4.18 4.54 7.8 0.8
50o 5 3.6 0 58 8 95.3 95 36 79 11 .316 1.38 4.41 4.8 5.1 0.5
40o 4.9 3.7 0 58 8 91.6 95 36 76 11 .325 1.43 4.65 5.05 2.4 0.2
30o 4.8 3.7 0 58 8 87.7 95 36 73 11 .334 1.49 4.91 5.33 -0.5 -0.0
20o 4.7 3.8 0 58 8 83.3 94 36 69 11 .344 1.56 5.21 5.67 -3.9 -0.4
10o 4.5 3.9 0 58 8 77.3 93 35 64 11 .359 1.66 5.65 6.14 -8.6 -0.9
Weighted Mean53.6058894.894367911.3141.374.384.765.50.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
24% 39% 23% 36% 68%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152764067811110937931345.3151.314.114.468.83.07.51.10.9
20162854065810810538951245.3161.324.114.468.73.27.91.00.9
201729530577949230811045.3181.294.014.368.82.97.71.00.9
201830530567949131801145.3131.304.104.458.73.07.71.10.8
201931430486797826661045.3111.314.264.638.82.97.51.10.5
20203243046677752564945.3131.304.024.368.82.97.51.10.7
20213343043572702360845.3131.304.034.398.82.97.51.00.6
20223432039566652255845.3131.324.084.438.93.07.51.10.5
20233532036560592050745.3121.314.064.418.83.07.51.00.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
5.56.77.38.63.45.531.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Hayden Penn 2011 0.00 DNP
2 92 John Ely 2012 20.25
3 89 Brad Lincoln 2011 5.10
4 88 Zach Stewart 2013 0.00 DNP
5 88 Matt Maloney 2010 3.05
6 88 Henry Sosa 2012 0.00 DNP
7 87 Philip Humber 2009 8.00
8 87 P.J. Walters 2011 7.20
9 86 Angel Guzman 2008 5.59
10 86 Jeff Manship 2011 8.10
11 86 Duane Below 2012 4.86
12 86 Esmil Rogers 2012 4.81
13 86 Doug Fister 2010 4.47
14 86 Jae Kuk Ryu 2009 0.00 DNP
15 86 Junichi Tazawa 2012 1.43
16 86 Tim Stauffer 2008 0.00 DNP
17 86 Jason Windsor 2009 0.00 DNP
18 85 Eric Hurley 2012 0.00 DNP
19 85 Ryan Feierabend 2012 0.00 DNP
20 85 J.A. Happ 2009 2.98
21 85 Blake Hawksworth 2009 2.25
22 85 Dan Meyer 2008 9.11
23 85 Jason Vargas 2009 5.20
24 85 Ryan Mullins 2010 0.00 DNP
25 84 Alan Horne 2009 0.00 DNP
26 84 Jeremy Hefner 2012 5.19
27 84 Carlos Carrasco 2013 6.94
28 84 Travis Banwart 2012 0.00 DNP
29 84 Luke French 2012 0.00 DNP
30 84 Joel Carreno 2013 0.00 DNP
31 84 Jeff Karstens 2009 5.50
32 84 Fernando Nieve 2009 3.19
33 84 Marco Estrada 2010 10.32
34 84 Hector Noesi 2013 7.24
35 83 Garrett Mock 2009 6.41
36 83 Wade LeBlanc 2011 4.74
37 83 Clayton Mortensen 2011 4.63
38 83 Sam LeCure 2010 4.50
39 83 Steven Shell 2009 5.40
40 83 Juan Nicasio 2013 5.54
41 83 Armando Galarraga 2008 4.18
42 83 Daryl Thompson 2012 0.00 DNP
43 83 Hector Ambriz 2010 5.77
44 83 Josh Banks 2009 7.54
45 83 Michael Stutes 2013 5.60
46 83 Matt Klinker 2011 0.00 DNP
47 83 Collin McHugh 2013 10.04
48 83 Adam Ottavino 2012 4.78
49 83 Charlie Furbush 2012 2.91
50 83 Corey Kluber 2012 6.29
51 83 Ryan Ketchner 2008 0.00 DNP
52 83 Jason Hammel 2009 4.79
53 83 Mike Ekstrom 2010 3.31
54 82 Deunte Heath 2012 4.50
55 82 Craig Stammen 2010 5.48
56 82 Jason Berken 2010 3.47
57 82 Josh Tomlin 2011 4.35
58 82 Chris Seddon 2010 5.64
59 82 Matt Shoemaker 2013 0.00
60 82 David Pauley 2009 0.00 DNP
61 82 Erik Davis 2013 3.12
62 82 Brad Mills 2011 9.82
63 82 Elizardo Ramirez 2009 0.00 DNP
64 82 Billy Buckner 2010 11.77
65 82 Chris Rusin 2013 4.07
66 82 Mitchell Boggs 2010 3.88
67 82 Boof Bonser 2008 6.62
68 82 John Maine 2007 4.24
69 82 Ryan Pope 2012 0.00 DNP
70 82 Lance Broadway 2010 0.00 DNP
71 82 Andrew Carpenter 2011 7.98
72 82 Shairon Martis 2013 5.59
73 82 Ross Ohlendorf 2009 4.08
74 82 Justin Thomas 2010 6.23
75 82 Donnie Veal 2011 0.00 DNP
76 81 Steven Wright 2011 0.00 DNP
77 81 Felipe Paulino 2010 6.19
78 81 David Purcey 2008 5.68
79 81 Kevin Hart 2009 6.11
80 81 Jo-Jo Reyes 2011 6.33
81 81 Polin Trinidad 2011 0.00 DNP
82 81 Chaz Roe 2013 4.03
83 81 Nick Pereira 2009 0.00 DNP
84 81 Francisco Cruceta 2008 6.17
85 81 Yohan Pino 2010 0.00 DNP
86 81 Rick VandenHurk 2011 9.00
87 81 Ryan Edell 2010 0.00 DNP
88 81 Collin Balester 2012 7.00
89 81 Radhames Liz 2009 67.50
90 81 Anthony Ortega 2012 0.00 DNP
91 81 Tobi Stoner 2011 0.00 DNP
92 81 Paolo Espino 2013 0.00 DNP
93 81 Miguel Pinango 2009 0.00 DNP
94 80 Brandon Moore 2012 0.00 DNP
95 80 Chuck Lofgren 2012 0.00 DNP
96 80 Bud Norris 2011 4.50
97 80 Joel Hanrahan 2008 4.38
98 80 Scott Gorgen 2013 0.00 DNP
99 80 Robinson Tejeda 2008 4.76
100 80 Daniel McCutchen 2009 4.21

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2012 Elbow problems have plagued the former first-round pick over the past two seasons, making Friedrich's 2009 breakout campaign a distant memory. His velocity isn't what it once was, and neither are his numbers. Strikeouts? Declining. Hits and home runs? Increasing. The best that can be said of Friedrich's 2011 is that he managed to set career highs in starts and innings pitched. This is a good thing, and his pedigree will get him a few extra looks, but the trends are scary and need to be reversed now.
2011 The Double-A debut of the Rockies’ top prospect was hampered by more of the elbow soreness that sidelined him for a month in 2009, something that wasn’t helped when a comebacker hit Friedrich in the offending joint during a mid-July start. The result was an aggravating inconsistency that sent all of his rates in the wrong direction and slowed his progress toward the majors. When healthy, he features a killer curve and a low 90s fastball. He flashed the stuff that made him a breakout player in 2009 on occasion, but 2010 created more questions and answers.
2010 The former number-one pick marches onward, leaving trails of strikeout victims in his wake. Friedrich’s curveball may be the best in the minors, while his low-90s fastball is more than just a show-me pitch. His changeup is a work in progress, but he’ll need it against righties as he moves up in class, and that may determine whether he’s a second starter in The Show or something a little less. If he can survive this year’s jump to Double-A with his peripherals intact, watch out.
2009 Generally seen as one of the better college arms in the draft, Colorado was pleasantly surprised to see Friedrich on the board with the 25th overall pick, and quickly signed him to a $1.35 million bonus. Friedrich's fastball is average to slightly above, but his curveball was the best in the draft and helped him strike out 65 over 48 innings in his pro debut. He's the best starting prospect in the system after Chacin, but at least two or three years away.

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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 1,813 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).