Nationals Sign Erick Fedde

The Nationals have signed first-rounder Erick Fedde for a $2,511,100 bonus, reports Jim Callis of MLB.com (on Twitter). That amount represented the maximum the team could allot to Fedde without forfeiting future draft picks.

It went right down to the wire yet again for Washington and a first-round choice being advised by Scott Boras. But, as usual, the deal was made. Things were obviously complicated in this case by several factors, including Fedde’s recent Tommy John surgery (which caused his drop) and the Nats’ inability to ink two of the club’s picks from the first ten rounds.

In the end, the Nationals will take over the rehab process of a pitcher who looked destined for the first ten rounds before tearing his UCL. Of course, the Nationals have plenty of experience dealing with TJ recovery, with a rotation headed by two recent patients and a farm system led by a player in Lucas Giolito whose draft situation closely resembled Fedde’s.


4 Responses to Nationals Sign Erick Fedde Leave a Reply

  1. teddy 12 months ago

    good job rizzo keeping the first for next year, always looking ahead.

  2. brett 12 months ago

    Good job Rizzo. Would have loved to get Suarez but Fedde is a good sign especially with Zimmerman and Fister being FA after next year

  3. brett 12 months ago

    Good job Rizzo. Would have loved to get Suarez but Fedde is a good sign especially with Zimmerman and Fister being FA after next year

  4. $21621694 12 months ago

    I think you meant “destined for the first 10 picks” not 10 rounds

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