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Christian Friedrich
ERA W-L K
4.66 5-11 97
Team: San DiegoHt / Wt: 6-4 / 215
Position: SPBorn: 7/8/1987 Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois
Bats/Throws: R/L Draft: 1st Round by Rockies (2008)


Latest News
Sep. 23 12:52 PM PT1:52 PM MT2:52 PM CT3:52 PM ET15:52 ET19:52 GMT3:52 12:52 PM MST2:52 PM EST3:22 PM VEN23:52 UAE2:52 PM CT-Friedrich gave up two runs over seven innings in a 2-1 loss to the Giants on Thursday.
Analysis: The Rockies have won just three of Friedrich's last 15 starts as he's posted a 5.26 ERA.
Sep. 11 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-Friedrich matched his career-high with 10 strikeouts in seven brilliant innings to win for the first time since June 23, leading the Padres to a 6-3 victory against the Rockies on Saturday night.
Analysis: Friedrich, the Rockies' first-round draft pick in 2008, allowed two hits and walked one. He retired his final 13 batters and 19 of 20. ''Obviously, I'd be lying if I said it didn't feel good to pitch well against them,'' Friedrich said. Friedrich had lost each of his last decisions during his previous 11 starts. His last victory was at Cincinnati on June 23.
Aug. 17 12:58 PM PT1:58 PM MT2:58 PM CT3:58 PM ET15:58 ET19:58 GMT3:58 12:58 PM MST2:58 PM EST3:28 PM VEN23:58 UAE2:58 PM CT-Friedrich pitched well Wednesday but his winless streak reached nine starts. The left-hander allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings of a loss to the Rays.
Analysis: He's 0-7 with a 5.69 ERA since beating the Reds on June 23.
Aug. 11 4:34 PM PT5:34 PM MT6:34 PM CT7:34 PM ET19:34 ET23:34 GMT7:34 4:34 PM MST6:34 PM EST7:04 PM VEN3:34 UAE (+1)6:34 PM CT-Friedrich lost his sixth straight decision Thursday, allowing four runs and nine hits over six innings against the Pirates.
Analysis: The left-hander has a 6.17 ERA in eight starts since beating the Reds on June 23 to improve to 4-2 with a 3.60 ERA in his first eight outings.
July 24 5:50 PM PT6:50 PM MT7:50 PM CT8:50 PM ET20:50 ET0:50 GMT8:50 5:50 PM MST7:50 PM EST8:20 PM VEN4:50 UAE (+1)7:50 PM CT-Friedrich gave up five runs and six hits in three innings of the Padres' 10-6 win over the Nationals on Sunday.
Analysis: Friedrich had a 2.12 ERA in his first six starts but has been a disaster in his last seven, posting a 7.86 ERA.
July 6 8:13 AM PT9:13 AM MT10:13 AM CT11:13 AM ET11:13 ET15:13 GMT23:13 8:13 AM MST10:13 AM EST10:43 AM VEN19:13 UAE10:13 AM CT-Friedrich allowed five runs over five innings in the Padres' 7-5 loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Analysis: Friedrich entered Tuesday's game 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA in 15 career appearances against Arizona. The left-hander did not have the same effectiveness this time, allowing one more run (4) in the third inning than he had the previous 25 combined.
June 30 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Friedrich allowed six runs, four earned, and five hits in five innings in the Padres' 12-6 loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.
Analysis: Friedrich is now 1-2 with a 7.88 ERA in his last three starts.
June 7 11:25 PM PT12:25 AM MT1:25 AM CT2:25 AM ET2:25 ET6:25 GMT14:25 11:25 PM MST1:25 AM EST1:55 AM VEN10:25 UAE1:25 AM CT-Friedrich earned his third win in four decisions for San Diego on Monday against Atlanta.
Analysis: Over the previous two seasons with the Rockies, Friedrich was 0-8 with a 5.44 ERA in 84 games (three starts). After five starts with the Padres, he has a 2.57 ERA in 28 innings. On Monday night, he allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while recording a season-high seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
May 28 8:21 AM PT9:21 AM MT10:21 AM CT11:21 AM ET11:21 ET15:21 GMT23:21 8:21 AM MST10:21 AM EST10:51 AM VEN19:21 UAE10:21 AM CT-Friedrich threw seven shutout innings, allowing three hits with five strikeouts and a walk for San Diego on Friday night.
Analysis: The win was Friedrich's first since July 13, 2012, against Philadelphia." I didn't know that it had been four years," said Friedrich, who signed a minor-league deal with the Padres on March 3 after being designated for assignment by Colorado.
May 14 12:02 PM PT1:02 PM MT2:02 PM CT3:02 PM ET15:02 ET19:02 GMT3:02 12:02 PM MST2:02 PM EST2:32 PM VEN23:02 UAE2:02 PM CT-Friedrich was a hard-luck loser Friday as he allowed four hits and walked six in six innings in his Padres debut after being promoted from Triple-A El Paso.
Analysis: Friedrich lost his 11th straight decision, a streak that dates to 2012. It was his first start in the majors since July 2014.
Mar. 3 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET11:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE10:53 AM CT-San Diego agreed to a minor league deal with Friedrich.
Analysis: Friedrich is joining his third team this winter. The Los Angeles Angels rescinded a waiver claim last month after he failed a physical and Colorado then released him.
Feb. 19 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET21:06 ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST9:36 PM VEN6:06 UAE (+1)8:06 PM CT-The Angels have returned Friedrich to the Colorado Rockies due to concerns over an undisclosed medical issue.
Analysis: The Angels claimed the left-hander off waivers from the Rockies two weeks ago. The Angels said Friday night that a physical raised concerns over ''Friedrich's ability to play at his accustomed level.'' The commissioner's office then allowed the Angels to send Friedrich back to Colorado. The 28-year-old Friedrich is 5-16 with a 5.81 ERA in parts of three seasons with the Rockies.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2012 Col 5 8 0 - 0 16 16 0 84.2 102 61 58 14 30 0 74 1.56 6.17
2014 Col 0 4 0 - 0 16 3 0 24.1 25 21 16 3 10 1 27 1.44 5.92
2015 Col 0 4 0 - 0 68 0 0 58.1 75 37 34 5 25 2 45 1.71 5.25
2016 SD 5 11 0 - 0 23 22 0 123.2 124 69 64 13 51 2 97 1.42 4.66
Career 10 27 0 - 0 123 41 0 291.0 326 188 172 35 116 5 243 1.52 5.32

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 Col 17 25 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 15 0 0 .080 .179 .080
2014 Col 16 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2015 Col 68 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 SD 23 35 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 21 0 0 .057 .132 .057
Career 124 68 3 5 0 0 0 2 6 38 0 0 .074 .149 .074


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1103 93 82 89.1 53.96
Curveball 416 81 72 76.6 20.35
Slider 413 87 78 82.3 20.21
Changeup 112 87 80 83.1 5.48

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