Erick Fedde
Erick Fedde
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Washington Nationals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Fedde made 11 starts for the Nationals when not in the minors or on the shelf with a shoulder injury. He wasn't particularly effective when called upon, finishing the season with a 5.54 ERA. His underlying numbers were in line with those of a back-end starter, matching his prospect reports. The righty's 21.2% strikeout rate and 10.1% walk rate were each worse than league average, though neither by a large amount, and he kept the ball on the ground fairly well at a 53.1% clip. He was hurt by the long ball when batters did manage to hit it in the air, however, giving up a 22.2% HR/FB rate, nearly double the league average. If that number regresses this season, Fedde should be able to eat innings at the back of the rotation without hurting the Nationals too much. He looks to be the team's sixth starter heading into the year. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Nationals in July of 2014 that includes a $535,000 signing bonus.
Backup option for Saturday's start
PWashington Nationals
August 20, 2019
Fedde will lose his rotation spot unless Joe Ross (leg) is unable to start Saturday's game against the Cubs, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
We knew either Ross or Fedde would lose a rotation spot with Max Scherzer returning Thursday, and Fedde has lost that spot for now. However, with Ross questionable for his next start after getting hit by a comebacker Monday, Fedde has been told to prepare for that start in case Ross can't go.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .324 293 47 27 85 16 2 11
Since 2017vs Right .269 305 52 32 71 14 0 13
2019vs Left .345 153 18 13 48 9 1 6
2019vs Right .215 152 20 16 28 6 0 5
2018vs Left .302 98 18 11 26 6 1 3
2018vs Right .274 119 28 11 29 7 0 5
2017vs Left .297 42 11 3 11 1 0 2
2017vs Right .500 34 4 5 14 1 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
ERA on Road
ERA on Road
ERA at Home
ERA on Road
Since 2017Home 6.32 1.72 78.1 3 6 0 6.2 4.3 1.4
Since 2017Away 4.01 1.37 58.1 3 1 0 6.9 3.4 1.9
2019Home 5.79 1.69 42.0 3 2 0 5.1 4.7 1.7
2019Away 2.17 1.17 29.0 1 0 0 4.3 2.2 0.9
2018Home 5.47 1.63 26.1 0 3 0 7.5 3.8 0.7
2018Away 5.63 1.42 24.0 2 1 0 9.0 4.1 2.3
2017Home 10.80 2.10 10.0 0 1 0 7.2 3.6 1.8
2017Away 6.75 2.25 5.1 0 0 0 11.8 6.8 5.1
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Stat Review
How does Erick Fedde compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 70 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
92.2 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
89.4 mph
Spin Rate
1939 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Fedde has the best shot to break camp as Washington's No. 5 starter as of early January, but the Nationals would undoubtedly prefer a better option. Fedde is entering his age-25 season and has made just 21 starts above High-A. His limited experience as a starter in the upper levels is due largely to the Nationals using him as a reliever at Double-A and Triple-A for a good chunk of last season. His slider grades out as a plus pitch, but his 93-mph fastball and improved changeup are just average offerings. Fedde's development brings flashbacks to the days when A.J. Cole was seen as a potential mid-rotation arm, then hit a wall against upper-level hitting and now projects to be a permanent member of the Nationals' bullpen. Fedde will continue to be developed as a starter for now, but he is more likely to develop into a No. 5 starter or setup man than a No. 3 starter.
Few prospects have seen their stock rise more in the last 12 months than Fedde. The 2014 first-round pick continued recovering from Tommy John surgery with flying colors, throwing 121 innings between High-A and Double-A while posting combined 9.1 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 rates. His fastball returned to the mid-90s with excellent life, his slider flashed as a true out pitch, and he even showed improvement with his changeup. As he's already 23 years old, the Nats have little reason to continue babying him, and it wouldn't be a shock to see him fire his last few frames in the majors. The development of that changeup remains key to his long-term value, as without it Fedde could find himself trying to find a role as a dominant late-inning reliever instead of a starter, but with Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez now in Chicago, the path is cleared for Fedde to challenge for a full-time rotation spot as soon as 2018.
The 18th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Fedde slid out of the top 10 after undergoing Tommy John surgery to close an outstanding career at UNLV. Making his pro debut in late June with short-season Auburn, the right-hander made eight strong starts before a promotion to Low-A Hagerstown to finish the year, and scouting reports had him back in his pre-surgery form with a mid-90s fastball that can touch higher as well as a developing slider and changeup that both have the makings of plus pitches. The Nationals have done very well in handling Lucas Giolito's development following his TJ surgery, and while the college-trained Fedde is older than Giolito, the organization won't likely rush him through the system. Expect the 22-year-old to return to Low-A in 2016 and get a possible midseason promotion if he's earned it, with his major league debut coming no earlier than late 2017.
The Nationals selected Fedde in the first round of the 2014 first-year player draft knowing that he would be rehabbing from Tommy John surgery performed just a month earlier, but given their track record with players like Lucas Giolito, you have to give them some credit for knowing what they're doing. In college, Fedde displayed a low-90s sinking fastball that he could crank up to 96 mph when he needed to, along with a sharp slider and the makings of a useful changeup. If he returns from surgery without a hitch, and used his time off the mound to improve his strength and fitness as well as rehabbing his elbow, he could advance through the Nats' system as quickly as their ultra-cautious plan will allow him. The earliest he'll realistically be knocking on the door of the major league roster is 2018, but keeper league owners who aren't deterred by that timetable could wind up with a gem if they grab him now.
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Goes five innings in win
PWashington Nationals
August 18, 2019
Fedde (4-2) gave up four runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out two through five innings to take the win against the Brewers on Sunday.
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Scheduled to start Sunday
PWashington Nationals
August 16, 2019
Fedde is scheduled to start Sunday against the Brewers, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
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Gives up two runs in win
PWashington Nationals
August 12, 2019
Fedde (3-2) gave up two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four through six innings to take the win against the Reds on Monday.
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Denied two-start week
PWashington Nationals
August 8, 2019
Fedde is scheduled to make his next start Monday at home against the Reds.
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Fires six shutout innings
PWashington Nationals
August 5, 2019
Fedde (2-2) tossed six scoreless innings Monday, allowing six hits while striking out two batters and earning the win against San Francisco.
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