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Alex Faedo’s Scouting Report
Going into the University of Florida in 2015, Faedo almost immediately made his precense known as he worked his way into the starting rotation just under half way into the season. In only 19 appearances, 12 of them being starts, he racked up 59 strikeouts while surrendering just 16 walks. He finished his Freshman year with a 6-1 record, relying on his potentially elite fastball. Along with fellow teammate and top ten pick A.J. Puk, Faedo had high expectations heading into 2016. He proved himself able to go deep into games while also remaining efficient at the same time. Using his overpowering fastball, Faedo rocketed his way to an impressive 13-3 record while keeping his opponents’ BA to a minimal .222. Watch for him to improve his changeup to go along with his above average slider and great fastball during his Junior season.
Faedo’s circular arm delivery sometimes allows hitters to pick up the pitch, most likely contributing to his 1.14 WHIP during the ’16 season. His inconsistency has raised concerns with his ability to be able to be a top-of-the-rotation starter, but will have multiple opportunities to prove himself consistent in the upcoming season.
- Big, projectable frame
- Able to locate his fastball
- Even when he gets a bit wild, keeps walks to a minimal
- Can pile up the strikeouts
- Pitches against elite competition
- Strikeout machine
- Tends to fall off of delivery. Often causes him to miss low and in to lefties.
- Arm action can be a bit jerky.
- Once he gets wild, it can snowball.
- Inconsistent at times.
- Hit or miss kind-of pitcher. You either hit him or you don’t.
Scouting Grades: (Now/Potential) Scale: 2-8
Chris Tillman – Baltimore Orioles
Faedo will likely be a second or third starter in a rotation where he will be a strikeout machine who occasinally gets pounded for 5 or 6 runs.
Scouting Report by Riley Bymaster, you can follow Riley on Twitter @.