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School: UNLV; Class: Junior
Position: RHP; B/T: R/R
Height: 6-3; Weight: 180 pounds
Previously Drafted: San Diego Padres, 24th round, 2011
Background: A three-year member of the Running Rebels’ rotation, Fedde, for the second consecutive season, has improved both his strikeout and walk rates, posting career bests with 9.63 K/9 and 2.47 BB/9 through his first 11 starts in 2014.
Last summer, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound right-hander spent time in both the Cape Cod League and playing for the USA Collegiate National Team. In total, he fanned 34 in 36.1 innings of work.
Projection: One of the more intriguing arms in college baseball, Fedde is another upper-rotation-type arm, perhaps peaking as a lower end #2. He’s going to miss a good amount of bats, limit free passes, and if the current trend holds, keep the ball on the ground with some regularity; he’s given up just four homeruns in his last 172-plus innings of work.
Mid-first round arm.
Ceiling: 4.5- to 5.0-win player (Pre-Tommy John Surgery)
Floor: 2.0-win player
Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Low
Draft Projection: First Round
Photo Courtesy of Jason Bean/Las Vegas Review-Journal.