22-year old lefty starting pitcher Christian Friedrich is the Rockies’ #2 rated prospect coming into this season according to Baseball America. He has started 3 games in AA-ball this season and he is 0-1 with a 2.81 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. In his three years in the minors he has pitched in 36 games (all starts) in which he is 8-8 with a 2.94 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. He has whiffed 240 batters while only walking 62 in 183 2/3 career innings in the minors showing that he has both outstanding command and stuff. The Rockies have rebuilt the minor league system with a lot of imposing arms (Friedrich being one of them) which could help them sustain a lot of prolonged success in the near future.