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Neftali Feliz

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 Stats

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4-0

ERA

2.97

WHIP

0.97

K

45

SV

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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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 ...

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2016 ADP:  670.18

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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, $3.9 million deal with the Pirates in January 2016.

July 15, 2016  –  Neftali Feliz News

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Feliz struggled Friday, giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk while retiring just one batter.

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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 TEX 18 0 0 19.7 24 10 2 16 9 1 2 6 3 0 4.58 1.68
2015 27 MAJ DET 30 0 0 28.3 33 24 3 23 9 2 2 4 4 2 7.62 1.48
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ TEX/DET 48 0 0 48.0 57 34 5 39 18 3 4 10 7 2 6.38 1.56
2016 28 MAJ PIT 47 0 0 39.3 27 13 6 45 11 4 0 1 2 23 2.97 0.97
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3-Year Averages     28 0 0 28.1 27 13 3 21 10 1 1 7 2 0 4.16 1.32
Career  (View All)     293 7 0 329.0 235 115 32 310 121 19 12 98 3.15 1.08

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Neftali Feliz Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Jul. 24 Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.97 0.97
Jul. 23 Phi 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.05 0.94
Jul. 21 Mil 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.16 0.97
Jul. 19 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.19 0.98
Jul. 17 @Was 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.28 1.01
Jul. 15 @Was 0.3 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 0.98
Jul. 10 ChC 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.88 0.93
Jul. 8 ChC 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.94 0.95
Jul. 6 @StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.76 0.92
Jul. 4 @StL 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.84 0.92
Jul. 3 @Oak 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.90 0.87
Jul. 2 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 0.83
Jun. 29 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.10 0.83
Jun. 24 LAD 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 1 3.21 0.86
Jun. 22 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.42 0.91
Jun. 20 SF 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.55 0.91
Jun. 18 @ChC 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 0.92
Jun. 16 @NYM 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.70 0.95
Jun. 10 StL 1.0 2 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.80 0.89
Jun. 7 NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.78 0.79
Jun. 7 NYM 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.91 0.78
Jun. 5 LAA 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.61 0.73
Jun. 4 LAA 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.66 0.74
Jun. 2 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.75 0.71
Jun. 1 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.89 0.75
May. 29 @Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.06 0.79
May. 26 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.24 0.84
May. 25 Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.45 0.89
May. 23 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.68 0.89
Last 14 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
6.7 5 3 3 2 3 9 0 1 0 2-0 0 0 4 4.05 1.20
Last 30 Days
15 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
14.0 9 3 3 2 6 17 0 1 0 3-0 1 0 7 1.93 1.07
Last 60 Days
29 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
25.7 17 7 7 4 8 27 0 1 0 3-0 1 1 14 2.45 0.97

Neftali Feliz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20167120312303.176
2015107151028303.289
201464877003.127

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20168225815403.211
201510524829542.309
20145813413102.241

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201620.730025543.050.77
201522.702313836.351.54
201419.020811610.950.84

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201618.710120622.891.18
201525.3327261026.391.58
201412.701510543.551.18
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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ TEX/DET 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 47 0 39.3 10.30 2.52 4.09 1.37 0.95 78.1% 95.8 MPH 2.97 3.81 .242
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 7.25 4.22 1.72 1.20 69.1% 5.08 1.53 .315
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.4 6.35 3.88 1.64 1.16 72.2% 4.56 4.76 .306
Rest Of Season     0 0 19.5 6.54 4.38 1.49 1.43 73.4% 4.75 5.27 .301
3-Year Averages     28 0 28.1 6.72 3.20 2.10 0.96 70.6% 4.16 4.16 .292
Career     293 7 329.0 8.48 3.31 2.56 0.88 74.4% 3.15 3.72 .247

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2016 Stat Review for Neftali Feliz    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.09 K/BB
GOOD
10.30 K/9
GOOD
2.52 BB/9
GOOD
95.8 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.4 HR/9
POOR
0.95 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.97 ERA
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0.97 WHIP
GREAT
3.81 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.242 BABIP
LOW
78.1% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Feliz notched his first save of the season Monday against the Cardinals.

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Feliz gave up three runs on two hits and a walk in one inning Friday against the Cardinals.

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Feliz worked a scoreless eighth inning Wednesday, giving up one hit while striking out one batter.

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Feliz hurled a scoreless seventh inning Monday, throwing 12 of 15 pitches for strikes.

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Feliz recorded a single out by way of the strikeout in Sunday's game against St. Louis.

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Feliz completed a scoreless eighth inning in Sunday's Opening Day win, striking out a batter while recording his first hold of the season.

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Feliz threw a shutout inning Monday, giving him five clean outings and six scoreless innings in Grapefruit League action.

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Feliz signed a one-year, $3.9 million deal with the Pirates on Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports.

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Feliz will not be tendered a contract by the Tigers.

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Feliz (3-4) endured a blown save and loss Saturday night, giving up two earned runs on two hits and two walks in a 4-3 defeat to the White Sox.

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Feliz logged his ninth save with a clean inning of work against the Twins on Friday night. He struck out one.

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Feliz recorded his eighth save of the season Wednesday, posting a 1-2-3 inning in a 7-4 win over the White Sox.

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Feliz was on the mound when the White Sox snapped the Tigers' combined no-hit bid in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game. He retired the first batter, but allowed a triple to the No. 9 hitter. He finished with two hits, one earned run and one strikeout.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.