In 32 games as a reliever between Triple-A and the big leagues in 2009, Feliz held hitters to a .140 batting average against. He struck out 59 and walked just 11 in 47 2/3 IP. That's a K/9 ratio of 11.1, and he finished with a combined relief ERA of 1.89.
Scouting report: He's registered some triple-digit recordings on the radar gun, especially coming out of the bullpen, and he does it with an effortless and easy delivery. He's got a plus power breaking ball to go along with it -- all he really needs to dominate in a relief role. As a starter, his changeup was developing nicely, as well. He did have some command issues when starting in Triple-A last year, but nothing that was overly concerning.
Upside potential: He could be the ace of a rotation or the hammer that closes it out at the end of the game. In 2010, he could be an extremely valuable setup man who throws around 100 high-octane innings.
They said it: "He's got electric stuff and his off-speed pitches were actually better in the big leagues than in the minors." -- Rangers farm director, Scott Servais
He said it: "I've found out there's a big difference between starting and relieving. In the bullpen, you go out there for 1-2 innings and just go full bore. You don't have to hold anything back. As a starter, you may be going 5-6 innings. You have to hold back, throw all your pitches, think about situations, really work hitters."