Fedde, Erick

2014 Draft Profile: Erick Fedde

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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.

 



About

After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.


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