Fedde rarely broke out his splitter and when he did he struggled to throw it in the zone (26.1%). Despite an uptick in line drive rate, the results of the pitch were much better than in previous years (85 wRC+).
Fedde primarily throws a sinker that comes in at 92 mph. The pitch doesn’t fool many batters as noted by the 93.8% Contact%.
Fedde’s cutter had a minuscule 17.6% LD%, which was a key contributor in the improvement of the pitch (202 wRC+ to 54).
Fedde throws a slow slider that sometimes gets classified as a curveball. The pitch had the qualifications of a “Money Pitch” and had a sub-25% line drive rate.
Fedde’s sinker has been his primary pitch during his young career, and it’s been fairly effective in doing what sinkers are supposed to do: induce ground balls. He’s able to throw it between mid-80s and mid-90s, a variance that makes it difficult for hitters to pick up.
As a prospect, Fedde’s slider was fairly maligned, but it turned in to one of his most successful pitches last season, yielding only a .188 BAA in its limited use. The 20.9 SwStr% is nothing to sneeze at either.
Fedde’s cutter got clobbered last season to the tune of a .464 wOBA and a .417 BAA. Fedde’s arsenal is vast, but he may be better off leaving this pitch behind to hone others.
Though his splitter shows some substantial movement, it’s failed to show as more than a below-average pitch for Fedde. After a decent showing in his rookie season, the metrics for the split dropped across the board in 2018.
With all the different ways he throws a fastball, it’s actually his curveball that has proven most effective, but he throws it with such rarity that it doesn’t hold much weight in his outings.
Fedde’s straight heater has been effectively wild in his young career. He only began throwing a traditional four-seamer last season, but the .211 BAA helped him to establish his only pitch with a positive pVal (1.2). Unfortunately, the pitch also comes with a 20% walk rate.