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Erick Fedde

Born: 02/25/1993 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 200
Body: Athletic, lean frame. Average width. Above-average athleticism; quick-footed; gets off mound well.

Delivery: Big side-step into SWU. Slight hip-turn at top of delivery. Long strider w/ high and closed front side. Moderate effort at finish; still gets through delivery on-line enough for starter look.

Arm Action: Off-line in the back; wrapped arm behind hip. Inverted-W appearance at foot-strike before release. Very fast, whippy arm w/ some recoil through HTQ slot.
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 05/28/2016
Affiliate Potomac Nationals (High A, Nationals)
Dates Seen April, May 2016
OFP 60
MLB ETA 2018
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 65 93-94 97 Plus arm-strength; sits mid-90s w/ regular rear-backs for 96, T97 on best bolt. Heavy, abv-avg life inside to RHB. Velocity and life to be swing/miss FB at ML level. Best command to armside; improved ability to move FB across plate in May viewing.
Slider 55 82-83 85 Crisp SL w/ swing-and-miss upside. Keeps the same tunnel as his FB well w/ very late, long tilt. Best ones have two-plane shape; occasionally can be more of a lateral breaker across the zone.
Splitter 50 87-88 90 Getting more action and depth on best splitters as 2016 goes on. Threw a handful in the 87-88 range w/ good sell out in front and flashes of swing/miss dive and finish. Still developing the pitch; at least avg splitter w/ the armspeed to perhaps be a tick better.
Control 50     Athletic enough to consistently land FB and SL for strikes though a delivery w/ some wrap. Got FB down and to armside very well in most recent viewing and SL to the other side of the plate. Splitter mostly a 2-strike chase pitch right now.

Athletic RHS w/ plus velocity and flashes of two solid secondary pitches. Trust in third pitch (splitter) and overall control/command improving as season goes on. Velocity could play at 95-98 w/ life from bullpen role, but think he can continue to develop as a starter. First full pro season after TJ surgery; see 2018 debut if Washington keeps him on starter's development path.

Ceiling: Power #3 Starter; chance upper-rotation piece in 2nd division rotation
Realistic: Regular ML mid-rotation arm w/ flashes of impact stuff

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