Alex Michael Faedo
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 220 lb.
- School University of Florida
- High School Braulio Alonso High School
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. While he signed with the Tigers before the deadline, he did not play in the minor leagues in 2017, as the Tigers did not want to over-exert him after what had been a long and tiring season. In spite of his lack of pro experience, he was a non roster invitee to the Tigers' spring training in 2018, although it was to have him evaluated by the team's top brass, not because he stood any chance of making the team at the start of the season.
He is a second cousin of former major league infielder Lenny Faedo.
- Ryan Young: "Florida ace Alex Faedo maintains focus amidst lofty MLB draft projections", SEC Country.com, May 27, 2017.