FRIESE, GABE

Position: Pitcher

DOB: May 5, 1995

Height: 6’3″ / Weight: 180

Bats: Left / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent (June 21, 2017)

Profile:  Signed by the Brewers as a free agent after going undrafted out of Kennesaw State, Friese was unscored upon in ten relief outings with the AZL Brewers, earning a promotion to Helena in August.  He moved into the starting rotation with Helena and finished out his first season there.  Though he doesn’t have over-powering stuff, Friese is a strike-thrower who uses both sides of the plate effectively and is especially tough on left-handed hitters.

2017:  It’s hard to have a more impressive debut than Friese had in the Arizona League in 2017.  In ten appearances with Maryvale, the right-handed hurler went 3-0 without allowing an earned run, holding opposing hitters to a .108 average and converting on all three of his save chances.  He moved up to Helena from there and again pitched well, moving into the starting rotation.  In seven Pioneer League games, six of which came as a starter, Friese went 3-1 with a 3.82 ERA.