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Name  Christian Friedrich
Born  7/8/1987
Height  6-4
Weight  215
Number  53
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  L
3/16/2013 10:24:00 AM
Description: Colorado starter Christian Friedrich (back) is expected to make his spring training debut on Monday.
Insight: The left-hander Friedrich did little last season to warrant attention from fantasy owners (5-8, 6.17 ERA, 1.56 WHIP) and the back injury this spring means you should look elsewhere for pitching help.
6/16/2012 10:18:00 AM
Description: Colorado starter Christian Friedrich may have a 4-2 record with 41 strikeouts in 40 innings pitched, but he comes with a high ERA (5.85) and even higher WHIP (1.625).
Insight: The left-handed Friedrich struggles at home and strangely against left-handed hitters. The 24-year-old is 1-2 with a 12.60 ERA in three starts at Coors Field and lefties are batting .441 against him with a 1.178 OPS.
6/10/2012 7:35:00 PM
Description: Colorado starter Christian Friedrich served up three homers and eight earned runs on 10 hits in four innings Sunday against the Angels.
Insight: Friedrich, a former first-round draft pick, shut out Arizona at Chase Field last week but he lost Sunday to drop to 4-2. It's clear the lefty has great strikeout potential (9.2 K/9) but he should only be used on the road, where he is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in four starts. The 24-year-old is 1-2 with a 12.60 ERA in three starts at Coors Field.
5/19/2012 8:28:00 PM
Description: Colorado SP Christian Friedrich tasted defeat for the first time in his major league career on Saturday against Seattle. The young lefty gave up eight runs on nine hits in five innings.
Insight: As is the case with all rookie pitchers, there are going to be ups and downs when Friedrich takes the hill. Hopefully, most of Friedrich's starts this season will be like his first two -- the former first-round pick allowed just two earned runs while striking out 17 batters in his first 13 innings.
5/9/2012 10:00:00 PM
Description: Christian Friedrich was terrific in his major league debut Wednesday against San Diego. The 24-year-old allowed two runs (one earned) and five hits over six innings. Friedrich's outing also included seven strikeouts and one walk.
Insight: The Padres can make any starting pitcher look good but credit Friedrich for throwing strikes and displaying some nice poise. We'll get a chance to see Friedrich again next Tuesday when he starts against San Francisco.