Erick James Fedde...Pronounced fed-EE...Attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas...Was named the 2014 Mountain West Pitcher of the Year and to the All-Mountain West First Team...Named a Louisville Slugger Second-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and to the midseason Golden Spikes Award watch list...A graduate of Las Vegas High School where he played alongside Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper...Was also an all-state soccer player and helped lead LVHS to a soccer state championship in 2009...Was selected by SDP in the 24th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft but chose to attend UNLV.
Began the season with Double-A Harrisburg before being promoted to Triple-A Syracuse on June 13...Had his contract selected from Syracuse on July 30...Made his MLB debut that day against Colorado (4.0 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO)...Struck out Trevor Story for his first MLB strikeout...In his second start, Aug. 6 at CHI, struck out seven batters in 5.1 innings of work...Enjoyed four MLB stints with Washington...Made seven starts for Harrisburg (2-3, 3.16 ERA, 35 SO, 14 BB, 3 HR) and 10 appearances out of the bullpen (1-0, 2.63 ERA, 19 SO, 4 BB, HR)...Began his stint with Syracuse in the bullpen (6 G, 1-0, 3.86 ERA, 7 SO, BB) before moving to the rotation (6 GS, 0-2, 5.11 ERA, 18 SO, 4 BB)...Placed on the 60-day DL on Sept. 4 with a right forearm flexor strain, ending his 2017 season.
Went 8-5 with a 3.12 ERA in 23 games (22 starts) between Single-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg...Ranked second among Nationals farmhands in ERA (3.12) and fourth in strikeouts (123)...Posted a 4.24 strikeout-to-walk ratio (123 SO/29 BB)...Was named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week on July 17...From May 23 to Aug. 5, posted a 0.62 ERA (4 ER/57.2 IP), struck out 60 batters and walked just 10 while posting a 4-1 record over 11 games (10 starts)...Following the season, was cited by Baseball America as the No. 9 prospect in the Carolina League and as having the best "Break- ing Ball" in the league...Entered the season rated as the No. 82 prospect in all of baseball, according to Baseball America ...For the second straight season, boasted the "Best Slider" in the organization, per BA.
Made his professional debut...Began the season with short-season Single-A Auburn before being promoted to Single-A Hagerstown...Went 5-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 14 starts between the two stops...Posted an 8.3 SO/9.0 IP ratio (59 SO, 16 BB)...Allowed just two home runs all season...Recorded a 1.10 WHIP in six starts for Hagerstown...Following the season, was rated by Baseball America as the No. 4 prospect in the New York-Penn League... Entered the season rated as the No. 90 prospect in all of baseball, according to Baseball America.
Sat out the remainder of the season after undergoing "Tommy John" ligament replacement surgery following the 2014 Draft.