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On the Brink: Neftali Feliz

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

DOB: 05/02/1988

Frame: 6'3'' 180 lbs

Stuff: Four seam fastball(94-99 MPH consistently, plus plus pitch), curve ball(promising), and a change up(improving).

The Past: The Atlanta Braves signed Neftali at the age of 17 out of the Dominican Republic during the 2005 season. After two short stints in RC ball with the Braves, Feliz was traded, with a few other prospects, to the Texas Rangers through the 2007 Mark Teixera deal.

In 2008, Feliz broke out posting a 2.69 ERA with a 10.8 SO/9 ratio through two levels in the minors. Neftali skyrocketed up many scout’s top 100 lists, and is universally considered one of the top 10 prospects in all of baseball. His fastball is one of the most intimidat...

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