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Erick Fedde

Born: 02/25/1993 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 195
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
Realistic 55 -- ML Regular Mid-Rotation Starter
MLB ETA 2018
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 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 50 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 45 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 45 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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