Alex Faedo

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Alex Michael Faedo

Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Alex Faedo was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2017 College World Series. He helped the University of Florida achieve the first title in school history with an outstanding run in the tournament. In particular, he pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings against Texas Christian University in the semi-finals to send Florida to the best-of-three championship round against Louisiana State University. He had already blanked TCU in Florida's first game of the tournament, striking out a total of 22 batters without allowing a run between the two starts. He was available to pitch the decisive third game of the finals, but his presence was not needed as Florida won the first two contests to clinch the title.

Just before the College World Series, he was selected by the Detroit Tigers with the 18th pick in the 2017 amateur draft. In his junior year at Florida in 2017, he had started the year slowly after undergoing knee surgery in the off-season, but had finished strong, finishing at 7-2, 2.60.

He is a second cousin of former major league infielder Lenny Faedo.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Ryan Young: "Florida ace Alex Faedo maintains focus amidst lofty MLB draft projections", SEC Country.com, May 27, 2017. [1]

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