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Christian Friedrich Falls into Rockies Lap

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Eastern Kentucky left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich, who some had speculated could go as high as #10 to the Astros fell all the way to the Rockies at #25 and they selected the big hurler with four average to plus pitches.

From Brewerfan.net (link's bad, as soon as it's up I'll fix it):

Friedrich has been carving up batters since he stepped on Eastern Kentucky’s campus, posting a 10-2 record and a 1.98 ERA during his freshman year. Overall, including his summer performances, he has gone 21-7 with a 2.05 ERA, striking out 307 batters and allowing only 153 hits in over 232 innings of work. He could stand to lower his walk totals (89), but given his dominance that seems like a minor detail. While his curveball is his best pitch, a true downer that disappears from the batter’s eye, he success is predicated from how well he spots his 88-92 fastball that has touched 94 in the past. He also throws a changeup, and has a very smooth delivery and arm action that makes it look as though he’s playing catch. He’s a candidate to soar through the minor leagues upon beginning his professional career.

MILB.com scouting report with video.