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Neftali Feliz

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

1.99

WHIP

0.98

K

21

SV

13

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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: Majors   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.

September 23, 2014  –  Neftali Feliz News

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Feliz was unavailable out of the bullpen Tuesday, and Neal Cotts logged the save for the Rangers against the Astros.

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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
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3-Year Averages     26 2 0 36.6 25 11 3 31 18 1 1 10 2 0 2.71 1.18
Career  (View All)     198 7 0 241.7 151 68 21 226 92 12 8 87 2.53 1.01

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Neftali Feliz Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 27 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.99 0.98
Sep. 25 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.05 0.95
Sep. 22 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 2.12 0.94
Sep. 21 @LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.20 0.94
Sep. 16 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.28 0.98
Sep. 12 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.36 1.01
Sep. 11 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.05
Sep. 7 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.55 1.09
Sep. 4 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.66 1.06
Aug. 31 @Hou 0.3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.78 1.06
Aug. 25 @Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.82 0.94
Aug. 24 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.95 0.94
Aug. 20 @Mia 1.0 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.10 0.93
Aug. 19 @Mia 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.33 0.83
Aug. 17 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.33 0.78
Aug. 15 LAA 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 0.82
Aug. 12 TB 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.50 0.78
Aug. 10 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.81 0.81
Aug. 6 @CWS 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.00 0.87
Aug. 3 @Cle 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.14 0.91
Jul. 30 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.03 0.75
Jul. 28 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.19 0.81
Jul. 25 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.38 0.88
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 1-0 4 0 0 0.00 0.80
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.3 6 0 0 0 4 7 0 1 0 1-0 6 0 0 0.00 1.07
Last 60 Days
23 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
21.3 15 4 4 3 8 17 0 1 0 2-0 13 1 0 1.69 1.08

Neftali Feliz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201464877003.127
20137111000.200
201296181414113.173

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20145813413102.241
201314314000.308
20127919914202.203

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201419.020811610.950.84
20132.70003100.001.13
201214.020010421.930.93

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201412.701510543.551.18
20132.00001100.002.00
201228.7110271933.771.33
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
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3-Year Averages     26 2 36.6 7.63 4.43 1.72 0.74 80% 2.71 4.05 .234
Career     198 7 241.7 8.42 3.43 2.46 0.78 78.8% 2.53 3.64 .222

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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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1.91 K/BB
POOR
5.97 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.13 BB/9
WEAK
93.1 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.60 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.99 ERA
GREAT
0.98 WHIP
GREAT
4.97 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.180 BABIP
LOW
92.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Feliz secured his 10th save of the year after throwing a perfect ninth inning Tuesday against the A's.

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Feliz turned in a perfect ninth inning to record his ninth save in the Rangers' 2-1 win over Atlanta on Friday night.

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Feliz tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his seventh save of the season Monday in a 2-0 win over the Mariners.

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Feliz nearly blew the save Wednesday against Miami, giving up two solo home runs and a walk while striking out two.

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Feliz struck out both batters he faced Wednesday to earn his fourth save of the season.

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Feliz surrendered two runs to blow a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Indians.

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Feliz struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to pick up his third save of the season.

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Feliz earned his second save of the season Monday with a perfect ninth inning to close out the Yankees.

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Feliz picked up his first save of the season Friday night versus the A's, giving up one hit and one walk during a scoreless ninth inning.

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Manager Ron Washington confirmed Thursday that Feliz will have the first opportunity to close for the Rangers following Wednesday's trade of Joakim Soria, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. "I'm going to tell [Feliz] that I'm going to give him the ball," Washington said. "I'm going to give him the chance. It is up to him to do what he needs to with it. He's got a chance. That's all you can ask for."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.