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Neftali Feliz

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

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Feliz's expected late-July return from 2012 Tommy John surgery was delayed a bit as he didn't take the mound until early September and made just six appearances in some low-leverage spots during the f...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 5/2/1988   BORN: Azua, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Neftali Feliz Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.9 million contract plus incentives with the Rangers in January 2013.

April 13, 2014  –  Neftali Feliz News

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The Rangers are in no rush to promote Feliz to the majors, according to the Star Telegram. “I think [Feliz] could come up and be competitive right now,” general manager Jon Daniels said, “but he’s got a chance to be a great dynamic, backend piece, and we want to do what we can to get him there.”

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Neftali Feliz Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 19 R Dan 8 7 0 27.3 18 6 0 28 12 2 0 0 1.98 1.10
2007 19 A Spo 8 1 0 15.0 13 6 2 27 12 0 2 0 3.60 1.67
2008 20 A Cli 17 17 0 82.0 55 23 2 106 28 6 3 0 2.52 1.01
2008 20 AA FRI 10 10 0 45.3 34 15 1 47 23 4 3 0 2.98 1.26
2009 21 AAA OKL 25 13 0 77.3 69 30 2 75 30 4 6 0 3.49 1.28
2009 21 MAJ TEX 20 0 0 31.0 13 6 2 39 8 1 0 2 1.74 0.68
2010 22 MAJ TEX 70 0 0 69.3 43 21 5 71 18 4 3 40 3 3 2.73 0.88
2011 23 AA Fri 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2011 23 MAJ TEX 64 0 0 62.3 42 19 4 54 30 2 3 32 6 0 2.74 1.16
2012 24 AA Fri 2 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
2012 24 AAA Rou 2 2 0 4.2 4 1 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 1.93 1.67
2012 24 MAJ TEX 8 7 0 42.7 28 15 5 37 23 3 1 0 0 0 3.16 1.20
2013 25 R Sur 6 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
2013 25 AAA Rou 6 0 0 8.2 4 0 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.73
2013 25 MAJ TEX 6 0 0 4.7 5 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
2014 26 AAA Rou 5 0 0 5.2 2 1 1 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.59 0.77
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Neftali Feliz
3-Year Averages MAJ   26 2 0 36.6 25 11 3 31 18 1 1 10 2 0 2.71 1.18
Career  (View All) MAJ   168 7 0 210.0 131 61 16 205 81 10 7 74 2.61 1.01

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Neftali Feliz Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Neftali Feliz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20137111000.200
201296181414113.173
2011136341123503.187

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201314314000.308
20127919914202.203
2011112181918701.200

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20132.70003100.001.13
201214.020010421.930.93
201136.32311252123.471.27

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20132.00001100.002.00
201228.7110271933.771.33
201125.0002027921.801.00
Neftali Feliz Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 19 R Dan 8 7 27.3 9.22 3.95 2.33 0.00 80% 1.98 2.47 .268
2007 19 A Spo 8 1 15.0 16.20 7.20 2.25 1.20 82.6% 3.60 3.93 .418
2008 20 A Cli 17 17 82.0 11.63 3.07 3.79 0.22 74.1% 2.52 1.96 .297
2008 20 AA FRI 10 10 45.3 9.33 4.57 2.04 0.20 75% 2.98 3.07 .290
2009 21 AAA OKL 25 13 77.3 8.73 3.49 2.50 0.23 71.1% 3.49 2.88 .319
2009 21 MAJ TEX 20 0 31.0 11.32 2.32 4.88 0.58 0.73 78.9% 1.74 2.32 .185
2010 22 MAJ TEX 70 0 69.3 9.22 2.34 3.94 0.65 0.77 71.4% 96.3 MPH 2.73 3.08 .234
2011 23 AA Fri 1 1 1.0 27.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -2.80 1.220
2011 23 MAJ TEX 64 0 62.3 7.80 4.33 1.80 0.58 0.77 77.9% 96.3 MPH 2.74 3.75 .238
2012 24 AA Fri 2 1 2.0 18.00 9.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .379
2012 24 AAA Rou 2 2 4.2 8.57 6.43 1.33 0.00 85.7% 1.93 4.15 .338
2012 24 MAJ TEX 8 7 42.7 7.80 4.85 1.61 1.05 0.81 78.3% 94.7 MPH 3.16 4.75 .216
2013 25 R Sur 6 1 2.0 18.00 9.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .379
2013 25 AAA Rou 6 0 8.2 9.88 2.20 4.50 0.00 100% 0.00 1.74 .221
2013 25 MAJ TEX 6 0 4.7 7.71 3.86 2.00 0.00 0.43 100% 93.6 MPH 0.00 3.41 .353
2014 26 AAA Rou 5 0 5.2 10.38 3.46 3.00 1.73 100% 1.59 5.12 .103
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3-Year Averages MAJ   26 2 36.6 7.63 4.43 1.72 0.74 80% 2.71 4.05 .234
Career MAJ   168 7 210.0 8.79 3.47 2.53 0.69 77% 2.61 3.43 .229

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2014 Stat Review for Neftali Feliz    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
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10.38 K/9
GREAT
3.46 BB/9
WEAK
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.7 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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1.59 ERA
ELITE
0.77 WHIP
ELITE
5.12 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.103 BABIP
LOW
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Neftali Feliz (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Robinson Cano SEA 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Mark Trumbo AZ 6 3 1 2 1 0 0 .500 1.167 1.738
Joe Mauer MIN 5 3 0 1 2 0 0 .600 .800 1.514
Jose Bautista TOR 4 1 1 1 2 3 0 .250 1.000 1.500
Mike Trout ANA 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.417
Michael Brantley CLE 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 .500 .833 1.333
Jesus Montero SEA 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .667 1.333
Alex Rios TEX 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
Rajai Davis DET 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200
Chris Johnson ATL 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 1.167

Best Matchups for Neftali Feliz (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
J.D. Martinez DET 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000 .000 .000
Chris Davis BAL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
B.J. Upton ATL 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Carl Crawford LA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jhonny Peralta STL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Coco Crisp OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Kubel MIN 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Franklin Gutierrez SEA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brett Wallace BAL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Albert Pujols ANA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Neftali Feliz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Feliz has made a pair of one-inning appearances at Triple-A Round Rock since being sent to the minors.

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The Rangers assigned Feliz to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Feliz is out of the running for the Rangers' closer job and is now just fighting to make the team out of spring training, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Feliz may be close to losing out to Joakim Soria in the battle to begin the year as Texas' closer, the team's web site reports.

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Manager Ron Washington indicated he's not opposed to using a closer-by-committee approach this season but would prefer for a clear cut choice to emerge out of spring training, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Feliz saw a bump in velocity in Saturday's appearance, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Manager Ron Washington officially declared the competition to emerge as Texas' closer as "open," the team's web site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Feliz's return to the rotation lasted just seven starts and ended with him on the surgeon's table, requiring Tommy John surgery after a brief and stalled comeback attempt after being injured in mid-May. He's expected to return following the All-Star break, back in a relief role, but not closing if Joe Nathan is still healthy. Roto purgatory, in essence. He's been effective in whatever role Texas has asked him to pitch in, and a return to the rotation in 2014 could beckon (Texas is doing just that with Alexi Ogando) but his 2013 value will be limited to 25-30 largely low-value innings in a setup/late-inning relief role.

2012

Texas put a quick end to the "Rotation or closer?" question, signing Joe Nathan to a two-year contract in November and quickly announcing a return to the rotation for Feliz. He had started to show weaknesses as a closer, fanning just 54 and walking 30 in 62.1 innings, as he increasingly relied on a now mere mortal fastball. How well he's able to incorporate his secondary pitches back into his repertoire will go a long way in determining his immediate success as a starter. It seems unlikely that Texas will saddle him with anything close to 200 innings after two years as the closer, particularly with a somewhat successful run of limiting Alexi Ogando's innings down the stretch in 2011.

2011

Feliz started the year in a setup role after he struggled as a starter during spring training. It worked out just fine in the end. Feliz used a few early season implosions from Frank Francisco to latch onto the closer's role and never looked back, setting an AL record for saves by a rookie in the process. He was dominant following the All-Star break (1.42 ERA, 16 hits and five walks allowed in 31.2 innings), but there's talk again of seeing if he can transition back into the rotation this spring. C.J. Wilson's transition gives Texas a nice blueprint to follow, and a Cliff Lee-sized hole in the rotation after Lee signed with the Phillies might hasten the move.

2010

Feliz made a splash in his rookie season, allowing just 13 hits and eight walks in 31 innings, fanning 39. He struck out 13 of the first 20 batters he faced in the majors, though he faded (relatively speaking) over his final few appearances. Texas put a focus on finding right-handed setup relief this offseason (so far netting nothing more than Chris Ray) in an effort to return Feliz to the rotation. His numbers in the minors last year before his promotion (77.1 innings, 69 hits, 75:30 K:BB) were solid but not jaw-dropping. His offspeed stuff improved as the season wore on, which should help smooth his transition back into the rotation.

2009

Feliz solidified his reputation as one of baseball's best pitching prospects with 10 solid starts at Double-A Frisco after a stellar start to the year at Low-A Clinton. Just 20 years old, Feliz will likely begin the year at Double-A Frisco again, but should see ample time at Triple-A Oklahoma City this season. Working against him of course is Texas' repeated failures to develop young arms, but there's plenty to like here if he can stay healthy.