(from SoCon Sports)
MiLB Elon Official Bio
Sean's one sentence analysis: Ferrer's professional career is the opposite of what he did in college, with a much better K/BB ratio but worse H/9 and HR/9 (albeit in a very small sample size).
Thoughts from the community:
"With mediocre collegiate numbers (5.01ERA, 1.646WHIP) and poor peripherals (4.98BB, 7.03K/9), the twice-drafted Ferrer appears to be a projectability pick in hopes of harnessing a reputed 92-95 FB. Was hit hard in the GCL (2.318WHIP, 13.51ER, making just seven appearances despite signing in mid-June." - Luke Erickson, Nationals Prospects (@nats_prospects)
Previous analysis and notes:
Nats.com roundup: The Indians selected Ferrer in the 35th round last year, but he returned to Elon and went 5-3 with a 4.02 ERA."
The senior RHP threw 69 and 1/3 innings this year, allowing 67 hits, 38 BB and 50 K. Ferrer ended his Elon career with 4.98 BB/9 and 7.03 K/9, so he needs to improve his control. He limited opposing batters to 10 extra base hits as well. He apparently was throwing 93 MPH in high school (can't find any current velocity info), so the Nats likely saw him as a viable, quick-signing bullpen arm.
Ferrer signed with the Nats on June 16, 2011.