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Christian Friedrich | Starting Pitcher | #53

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Eastern Kentucky
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (25) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Padres and LHP Christian Friedrich avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.79 million contract.
The southpaw was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. Friedrich held a 4.80 ERA over 24 appearances -- 23 starts -- for the Padres last season and will be part of their rotation in 2017. Jan 13 - 4:01 PM

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Christian Friedrich couldn't make it out of the sixth inning in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing five runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Friedrich surrendered an RBI double to Joc Pederson in the fifth inning, but the real killer frame was the sixth. He allowed four runs in that one. Over the course of 129 1/3 innings this season, the 29-year-old southpaw pitched to an underwhelming 4.80 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 100/52 K/BB ratio.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 12:59:00 AM

Christian Friedrich faltered late in Thursday's loss to the Giants, surrendering two runs on three hits over seven-plus innings.

Friedrich and Giants starter Jeff Samardzija were locked in a fantastic pitcher's duel over the first seven innings, with both pitchers posting goose eggs. The Padres' issues began when Friedrich trotted back out to start the eighth inning. He surrendered a double and a single to open the frame. Both of those runners would come around to score after he was lifted from the proceedings. For the season, the 29-year-old southpaw has pitched to a 4.66 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. He will finish out his season with a home start against the Dodgers next time he toes the rubber.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 01:20:00 AM

Christian Friedrich took a no-decision after allowing four runs in five innings Friday against the Rockies.

Friedrich blanked his former team last Saturday in San Diego, but the Rockies got to him for four runs in the second inning this time around. The southpaw struck out five and walked a pair in the no-decision. With a 4.78 ERA and 91/48 K/BB ratio over 116 2/3 innings, Friedrich hasn’t been able to deliver sustained fantasy value this season. He gets the Giants next week at home.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 01:13:00 AM

Christian Friedrich completely dominated his former team on Saturday, striking out 10 over seven scoreless innings in a 6-3 victory over the Rockies.

He looked like he was on a mission tonight. He allowed just two base hits and one base-on-balls. The Padres' offense scored early and often to give him more than enough run support. The stellar outing moves him to 5-10 with a 4.67 ERA in 111 2/3 innings. Despite the boatload of punchouts tonight, the 29-year-old left-hander's pedestrian 6.93 strikeouts per nine innings puts a damper on his fantasy value.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:52:00 AM

Christian Friedrich was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Friedrich walked three and struck out four on the afternoon. Most of the damage against him came on one mighty three-run swing off the bat of Yasiel Puig. Now 4-10 on the season, he'll carry a disappointing 4.99 ERA and 1.51 WHIP into next week's start against the Rockies.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 08:13:00 PM

Christian Friedrich failed to impress in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs, surrendering five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Friedrich struck out just two while walking four. Three of the five runs on his line came home via the home run, with Kris Bryant cracking a solo shot in the third and Addison Russell mashing a two-run shot as part of a three-run fifth. Friedrich will carry a limp 4.89 ERA and 1.49 WHIP into a road start against the Braves next time he toes the rubber.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 01:09:00 AM

Christian Friedrich surrendered two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rays.

Friedrich got zero support from the Padres offense, which has been a pretty common theme all year. He struck out five and walked just one, but Brad Miller slugged a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning and that's all the firepower Tampa Bay needed. Friedrich will carry a 4-9 record and 4.69 ERA into his next start at home against the Cubs.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Christian Friedrich allowed four runs over six innings in a loss to the Pirates on Thursday.

Friedrich's 4.84 ERA isn't very impressive, but he's been an adequate stopgap in the Padres rotation this year. He is expected to be shut down at some point in the coming weeks; a reliever for much of 2014 and all of 2015, he's already thrown his most innings since 2012 this year.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 04:04:00 PM

Christian Friedrich gave up only run one over six innings in the Padres' extra-inning 2-1 walk-off win over the Reds on Saturday.

He gave up five hits and one walk while fanning only two batters. The sturdy outing finally got his ERA under five at 4.72 in 74 1/3 innings. After three seasons in Colorado, the left-hander made the move from Coors Field to Petco Park this year but still hasn't been able to become a reliable fantasy starter.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 12:34:00 AM

Christian Friedrich walked five batters and allowed four runs -- three earned -- over 5 1/3 frames in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

Two of the runs charged to Friedrich scored after he was pulled, but he hardly has anything to complain about given how wild he was. The left-hander got off to a surprising start with the Padres but has predictably hit a wall, failing to register a quality start in his last six tries. He'll face the Nationals over the weekend.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 12:16:00 AM

Christian Friedrich was saddled with his fifth loss of the season on Sunday, surrendering three runs on seven hits over five innings against the Dodgers.

On the plus side for any fantasy owners who threw him out there on Sunday, the southpaw did manage to rack up seven strikeouts while walking one. He finishes an inconsistent first half with a 4-5 record, 4.50 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 55/28 K/BB ratio across 60 innings of work.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 07:57:00 PM

Christian Friedrich failed to get the job done in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, surrendering five runs on six hits over five innings.

Friedrich struck out five without walking a batter, but a few costly mistakes dashed his hopes for victory. The largest came in the form of a three-run homer by Rickie Weeks Jr. in the third, flipping a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 advantage. Friedrich will close out the pre-All-Star break portion of the Padres' schedule when he carries his 4.42 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 48/27 K/BB ratio (55 innings) into a road date with the Dodgers on Sunday.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 12:50:00 AM

Christian Friedrich allowed four runs over five innings in a win over the Reds on Thursday.

The Reds put together a four-run third inning, but Friedrich was able to keep them off the scoreboard otherwise. The southpaw gave up six hits and walked four while striking out just two in the start. Friedrich, a former Rockies first-rounder, has a 3.60 ERA and 1.56 WHIP through eight starts this year, and he's now 4-2 overall. He will have a tough assignment Wednesday when the Orioles are in town for an interleague contest.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 11:24:00 PM

Christian Friedrich yielded just one unearned run over six innings Sunday in the Padres' loss to the Rockies.

Friedrich gave up only two hits and three walks while striking out nine, but the San Diego offense could only back him with one run. The right-hander has pitched impressively since his mid-May promotion to the major leagues, boasting a 2.12 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 34 innings. Though he has issued 19 walks and holds an unsightly 1.44 WHIP.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 07:05:00 PM

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Starting Pitcher
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