Christian Friedrich

School: Eastern Kentucky

Class: Junior

Height: 6′3″

Weight: 208 lbs.

Bats: Right

Throws: Left

Pos: LHP

Hometown: Evanston, IL

High School: Loyola HS

Previously Drafted: None

Year   Team       IP   K/9   BB/9   K/BB   HR/9   H/9   RA                  
2006   Eastern Kentucky       82.0   13.0   2.6   4.9   0.1   7.0   3.07                  
2007   Eastern Kentucky       81.2   11.2   4.0   2.8   0.4   4.9   3.21          


  • 2008 Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Award Watch List
  • 2007 Cape Cod League All-star
  • 2007 OVC All-tournament

Friedrich, like Louisiana Tech’s Luke Burnett, is sparkling at a small Division I baseball program. That’s where the similarities with Burnett end. Unlike Burnett, Friedrich commands a four-pitch repertoire. His best pitch is a deadly 12-6 overhand curve and he mixes in a 88-92 mph fastball, a slurve and a slider. He held his own in the competitive Cape Cod League.

No matter how well he pitches, scouts will have to temper their interest. Friedrich pitches in the Ohio Valley Conference, the 20th strongest league in Division I baseball.

The Future:
Barring a disastrous 2008, Friedrich will be selected in the first 15 picks.

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