Baseball America has ranked EKU alum Christian Friedrich number eight on its end-of-season Prospect Hot Sheet. The final hot sheet ranks the 20 prospects that stood out the most above the field. Friedrich earned the honor with a 6-5 record, 2.41 ERA and 159 strikeouts in 120 innings between low A Asheville and high A Modesto.
“Friedrich’s most dominating stretch came over three starts at the end of July and early August. He didn’t record a win in any of the games, but struck out 32 and walked six over 17 innings, recording a 0.54 ERA in the process,” BA writes.