29-year-old Erick James Fedde was born on February 25, 1993, he is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball at UNLV.
He was drafted by the Nationals in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. Fedde was considered a top prospect for the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, and the Nationals selected him in the first round, 18th overall. He signed with the Nationals on July 18, for $2.51 million.
Fedde did not play at all in 2014 due to injury. He spent 2015 with both the Auburn Doubledays and the Hagerstown Suns, where he posted a combined 5–3 record and 3.38 ERA between the two clubs.
Fedde began the 2016 season with the Potomac Nationals, and was promoted to the Harrisburg Senators in August. Fedde ended 2016 with an 8–5 record along with a 3.12 ERA.
Fedde was promoted to the major leagues to start the first game of a double-header against the Colorado Rockies on July 30, 2017. On August 7, Fedde was optioned back to Syracuse after the return of Gio González from paternity leave. Fedde improved on his 9.39 ERA from the previous year in 2018, pitching to a 5.54 ERA with 46 strikeouts across 50.1 innings of work.
In the 2019 season, Fedde continued his improvement, registering a 4.50 ERA with 41 strikeouts in a career-high 78.0 innings of work. In 2020, he was 2-4 with a 4.29 ERA.
He gave up a ball hit off of him with the highest exit velocity of all balls hit off of major league pitchers in the 2020 season, at 121.3 mph by Giancarlo Stanton.