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Neftali Feliz

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2017 Stats

W-L

2-5

ERA

5.48

WHIP

1.37

K

37

SV

8

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The oft-injured Feliz pitched 53.2 innings in 2016 (his highest total since 2011) before a muscular arm injury shut him down. He made just one appearance in September and limped to a 5.02 ERA and 1.84...

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2017 ADP:  227.66

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Finger     EST. RETURN:  8/24/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 5/2/1988
BORN: Azua, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By ATL In 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Neftali Feliz Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $5.35 million contract with the Brewers in January of 2017. Released by the Brewers in June of 2017.

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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 24 0 0 28.2 19 10 6 31 8 1 1 7 0 0 3.14 0.96
2014 26 MAJ TEX 30 0 0 31.7 20 7 5 21 11 2 1 13 1 0 1.99 0.98
2015 27 AAA ROU 10 0 0 11.0 15 9 1 11 4 0 1 0 0 0 7.36 1.73
2015 27 MAJ DET 30 0 0 28.3 33 24 3 23 9 2 2 4 4 2 7.62 1.48
2015 27 MAJ TEX 18 0 0 19.7 24 10 2 16 9 1 2 6 3 0 4.58 1.68
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ DET/TEX 48 0 0 48.0 57 34 5 39 18 3 4 10 7 2 6.38 1.56
2016 28 MAJ PIT 62 0 0 53.7 40 21 10 61 21 4 2 2 2 30 3.52 1.14
2017 29 MAJ KC 20 0 0 19.0 17 10 1 16 8 1 0 0 0 2 4.74 1.32
2017 29 MAJ MIL 29 0 0 27.0 23 18 8 21 15 1 5 8 1 0 6.00 1.41
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ KC/MIL 49 0 0 46.0 40 28 9 37 23 2 5 8 1 2 5.48 1.37
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3-Year Averages     46 0 0 44.4 39 20 6 40 16 3 2 8 3 10 4.05 1.24
Career  (View All)     357 7 0 389.3 288 151 45 363 154 21 19 107 3.49 1.14

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Neftali Feliz Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Aug. 13 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.74 1.32
Aug. 10 @StL 0.0 2 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.00 1.33
Aug. 8 StL 1.0 2 3 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.50 1.11
Aug. 6 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.65 1.00
Aug. 4 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.81 1.00
Aug. 1 @Bal 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.07
Jul. 29 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.57 1.00
Jul. 24 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.77 1.08
Jul. 23 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.08
Jul. 21 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.27 1.18
Jul. 20 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.20
Jul. 18 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.00 1.33
Jul. 17 Det 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.38
Jul. 7 @LAD 1.3 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.57 1.00
Jul. 3 @Sea 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.59 0.88
Jul. 1 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 1.00
Jun. 30 Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 0.75
Jun. 29 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 0.67
Jun. 27 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
Jun. 25 Tor 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 2.00
Jun. 13 @StL 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.41
Jun. 11 @Ari 0.0 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.88 1.42
Jun. 8 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.19 1.27
Jun. 5 SF 1.0 2 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.32
Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
3.0 4 6 5 1 5 6 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 15.00 3.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
10.0 7 7 6 1 6 10 1 1 0 1-0 0 0 1 5.40 1.30
Last 60 Games (Team)
24 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
22.0 22 17 14 3 12 20 1 1 0 1-0 0 0 2 5.73 1.55

Neftali Feliz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201785191117704.233
20169825816405.180
2015107151028303.289

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017111181223415.235
2016120361324505.231
201510524829542.309

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201725.0242181145.401.36
201625.7320261153.861.13
201522.702313836.351.54

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201721.0016191255.571.38
201628.0102351053.211.14
201525.3327261026.391.58
Neftali Feliz vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 24 0 28.2 9.89 2.55 3.88 1.91 81% 3.14 4.72 .211
2014 26 MAJ TEX 30 0 31.7 5.97 3.13 1.91 1.42 0.60 92.3% 93.1 MPH 1.99 4.97 .180
2015 27 AAA ROU 10 0 11.0 9.00 3.27 2.75 0.82 55.6% 7.36 3.75 .412
2015 27 MAJ DET 30 0 28.3 7.31 2.86 2.56 0.95 1.21 46.2% 94.6 MPH 7.62 4.01 .345
2015 27 MAJ TEX 18 0 19.7 7.32 4.12 1.78 0.92 0.89 74.2% 94.6 MPH 4.58 4.27 .358
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ DET/TEX 48 0 48.0 7.31 3.38 2.17 0.94 1.05 58.6% 94.6 MPH 6.38 4.09 .350
2016 28 MAJ PIT 62 0 53.7 10.23 3.52 2.90 1.68 1.02 78.4% 96.1 MPH 3.52 4.58 .249
2017 29 MAJ KC 20 0 19.0 7.58 3.79 2.00 0.47 1.11 62.5% 96.2 MPH 4.74 3.62 .299
2017 29 MAJ MIL 29 0 27.0 7.00 5.00 1.40 2.67 0.69 66.7% 96.2 MPH 6.00 7.16 .214
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ KC/MIL 49 0 46.0 7.24 4.50 1.61 1.76 0.83 64.8% 96.2 MPH 5.48 5.68 .251
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.5 7.99 4.00 2.00 1.86 70.2% 4.74 5.45 .246
Rest Of Season     0 0 15.0 8.63 3.76 2.29 1.79 72.3% 4.42 5.12 .255
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3-Year Averages     46 0 44.4 8.10 3.24 2.50 1.22 71.4% 4.05 4.24 .279
Career     357 7 389.3 8.39 3.56 2.36 1.04 73.3% 3.49 4.06 .248

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Neftali Feliz Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 28.3 -1 1 -1 0 13 -1 0 0
2015 P 19.7 -1 3 -1 0 10 -1 0 0
2016 P 53.7 2 2 2 0 26 1 0 0
2017 P 19 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
2017 P 27 0 1 0 0 14 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2015 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Neftali Feliz    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.61 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.24 K/9
WEAK
4.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
96.2 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.8 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.83 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.48 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.37 WHIP
WEAK
5.68 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.251 BABIP
LOW
64.8% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Feliz allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk while striking out two over an inning of work Tuesday against the Cardinals.

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Feliz (personal) was reinstated from the paternity list prior to Monday's game against the Tigers.

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Feliz was placed on the paternity list Friday.

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Feliz agreed to terms with the Royals on Thursday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Feliz was released by the Brewers on Monday.

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Feliz was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Wednesday.

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Feliz tossed an inning and allowed an earned run in the Brewers' loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader.

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Feliz tossed two perfect innings of relief in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

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Feliz is no longer the closer for the Brewers, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Feliz (0-4) allowed a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning during Thursday's loss to Boston.

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Feliz got the final three outs of Wednesday's 7-4 victory over the Red Sox, but he was not pitching in a save situation and allowed an earned run.

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Feliz allowed a solo home run while striking out one in the 10th inning for his seventh save of the year in Monday's 7-5 win over the Cardinals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Last July, the Tigers rolled the dice on this once-great closer after he was released by the Rangers after posting a 4.58 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP through 18 games. But things actually got worse for Feliz in Detroit. He appeared in 30 games there, delivering a 7.62 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. Granted, his underlying metrics (4.05 FIP and 7.3 K/9) painted a slightly different perspective, and he did finish 2015 strong with three saves in his last four games. Opposing batters teed off on Feliz's repertoire at a near-.300 rate. He still throws the ball hard, but nowhere near his pre-Tommy John 96.3 mph. Signed by the Pirates to a one-year deal in January, Feliz will be another potential reclamation project for Bucs pitching Ray Searage with the hope that he can become an effective part of the bridge to the ninth inning.

2015

Feliz didnít appear until the Fourth of July after missing virtually all of 2013 and the first three months of 2014 to Tommy John surgery. The Rangers had about a month of time to get Feliz up to speed so they could trade incumbent closer Joakim Soria and reinsert Feliz into the role. And they did just that, trading Soria on July 23rd and giving Feliz his first save opportunity on July 25th. Feliz held the role for the final two months and posted a fantastic 1.69 ERA in 21 innings with 13 saves in 14 tries. However, his 17.2% strikeout rate and 2.1 K/BB ratio were far from the 26.4% and 3.9 K/BB marks from his Rookie of the Year campaign in 2010. He hasnít come close to that level of dominance since and itís hard to bet on it returning, especially with his severe velocity dip (from 98 mph in 2010 to 94 mph last year). Be careful here. Itís one thing to bet on a track record, but Feliz really has just the one season of dominance.

2014

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 final month. Joe Nathan's departure via free agency has Texas publicly announcing that 2014's closer will come from a list of internal candidates headlined by Feliz and Joakim Soria, so it appears (for the moment at least) that Feliz's days as a starter may have finally come to an end. We've been down this road before, so Feliz's role and eventual value may not be clearly determined until March.

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.