It goes without saying, but most people don’t give a damn about the upcoming MLB Draft. You know, a 40-round grind loaded with unknown players from random high schools and JuCos is a tough sell for the casual baseball fan — not to mention MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds talking out of his ass and providing nothing insightful.
However! Team BC will try to get you guys to at least care about the first round by dropping some prospect WAGs. Today, we have Florida pitcher Alex Faedo, who is one of the top college arms in the country and surefire first rounder.
MLB.com’s scouting report on the righty:
Faedo started the spring closer to the bottom end of his 90-94 mph fastball, but as he got his feet under him, he was sitting 93 mph and touching 95 more consistently with good sink. His slider has continued to look like an out pitch, though some feel he’s been throwing it too much. Faedo threw his changeup more over the summer, showing a good feel for it, and it should give him a solid third offering in the future. He tends to be around the zone, though he’s more control over command.
MLB Pipeline has Faedo ranked as their 11th best available prospect while Baseball America has him 10th.
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Off the field, Faedo is dating fellow Florida student Kelsey Barrett.