Found May 09, 2012 on
Future of Fantasy:
Christian Friedrich was considered the Rockies #1 prospect not too long ago. Then he decided to post back-to-back 5.00+ ERA seasons while his strikeouts per nine innings fell below eight. Not exactly what you want to see from your “top prospect.” Many Rockies fans and scouts in general are blaming Friedrich’s demise on injury problems. If that truly is the case, then his 8.1 K/9 in AAA this year probably indicates he still isn’t 100%. Whether Friedrich has all his tools or not, it’s time for him to sit on the pot and do what he can for the Rockies.
Friedrich was just called up to fill-in for for injured Jeremy Guthrie and Jhoulys Chacin and will start today. Making your MLB Debut against the Padres at PETCO is probably the safest way to transition into the big leagues. What will happen after today’s start, though? Jeremy Guthrie is set to return from the Disabled List next week so Friedrich will need to be more impressive than Alex White over his next two starts if he wants to make this opportunity more than just a cup of coffee.
Fantasy Impact: If you are in a 20 team NL-Only League, he may be worth a look. Realistically, you should forget you ever read this and avoid Friedrich like the plague. I think Friedrich could eventually be a decent left-handed option out of the bullpen once the Rockies realize he doesn’t have the stuff to be a MLB starter.
Comparable Pitchers: John Danks, Pat Misch, Sean Marshall
2012 Prediction: 44 Innings – 2 Wins – 5.29 ERA – 1.49 WHIP – 34 K – 17 BB
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Colorado at San Diego, 15:35 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Colorado at San Diego, 15:35 ET
Regarding Colorado’s Starting Pitcher
Making his major-league debut this afternoon for Colorado is left-handed and...
Veteran infielder Casey Blake said Tuesday he has officially decided to retire after 13 seasons in the major leagues.
Blake told the Des Moines (Iowa) Register that he had been leaning toward stepping away for some time.
"My wife [Abbie] has been telling people I'm retired, but I've kind of been giving her a look," the 38-year-old said.
"But I think I knew...
Left-hander Christian Friedrich pitched six solid innings to win his major league debut and Jason Giambi and Wilin Rosario hit RBI doubles off the top of the fences at Petco Park as the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 Tuesday and snap a five-game losing streak.
The Rockies denied the Padres their first series sweep of the season. It was just the second...
One of the Colorado Rockies' original owners, Jerry McMorris, has died, the team announced in a statement.
The team said that McMorris died Tuesday in Denver of cancer. He was 71.
McMorris was part of a group that purchased a controlling interest in the club in 1992 and he served as chairman, president and CEO of the team until 2001. He was part of the team's ownership...
Casey Blake, who played 13 years in the Major Leagues and is currently a free agent, has told the Des Moines Register he plans to officially retire. "My wife [Abbie] has been telling people I'm retired, but I've kind of been giving her a look," Blake told the Register. "But I think I knew in my heart that I am (retiring), but I just haven't announced...
Having not won a roster spot with the Colorado Rockies this past spring, former Cleveland Indians third baseman Casey Blake has opted to call it a career.
Blake tells the Des Moines Register that, while he has been dragging his feet through most of this year, while he had not announced it yet, he “knew in his heart” that he was done with the game of baseball.
“My wife (Abbie...
Veteran third baseman, Casey Blake, is retiring from baseball according to the DesMoinesRegister.com. Blake was released by the Rockies back in March, but according to DesMoinesRegister the Rangers were interested in the 38-year old infielder.
“My wife (Abbie) has been telling people I'm retired, but I've kind of been giving her a look,” said Blake. “But I think I...
The Colorado Rockies managed to win a game Wednesday, besting the San Diego Padres 6-2 and snapping a five game losing streak. It was an important win even this early in the year as the Rockies face a stretch that has them on the road for another week and six games.
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