Off-season surgery on both knees took a bite out of the velocity of this 6'5, 220-pound righty, who pitched ahead of A.J. Puk—the No. 6 pick in last year's draft by the A's—in Florida's rotation last year. Faedo was once a candidate to be the top pick this year, in part because of a slider that is considered one of the best in the draft, a fastball that is back to sitting 93 and touching 96 and a changeup that has been graded by scouts as average or better. There are, however, concerns about Faedo's command, which point to the possibility that he could wind up in the bullpen.
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