It seems like fantasy owners are always looking for the next stud young pitcher on the precipice of making an impact. That involves more than just putting up a good ERA and the possibility of getting wins. The potential to strikeout batters, and at an impressive rate, is just as important. Of the young pitchers who could make the leap to the majors in 2010, Christian Friedrich has the potential to make an impact across the board. Just look at the numbers the 2008 first round draft pick (25th overall) posted last season at two levels of Single-A: 6 Wins
159 Strikeouts (12.01 K/9)
43 Walks (3.25 BB/9)
Just look at that BABIP. That’s some bad luck, yet, with the number of strikeouts he was able t ...
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Article written by Eric Stashin