Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45
Feltman didn't become a full-time pitcher until his senior season as a Texas high schooler, attracting little attention from scouts but earning a scholarship from Texas Christian. He became the Horned Frogs' closer as a freshman, set a program record with 17 saves as a sophomore and posted a 0.74 ERA and tied another school mark with his 32nd career save last spring. Signed for $559,600 as a third-round pick, he reached Class A Advanced in his pro debut but has stalled in Double-A during his first full season.
Feltman has a devastating pair of pitches that could make him a closer in the Majors, though neither has been as sharp as usual in 2019. His fastball combines 95-99 mph velocity with running action and deception at its best, though it has sat more at 94-96 this year. The wipeout mid-80s slider he had in 2018 hasn't been as hard or featured as much bite in Double-A.
In addition to blowing hitters away, Feltman can also throw them off balance with a decent changeup. Though he has three pitches, he's definitely a reliever because he's relatively small and there's effort in his delivery. After doing a nice job of locating his pitches where he wanted a year ago, he has battled his control and command this season.
RHP Durbin Feltman assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
RHP Durbin Feltman assigned to Boston Red Sox.
RHP Durbin Feltman assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
RHP Durbin Feltman assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.
Boston Red Sox signed RHP Durbin Feltman.
RHP Durbin Feltman assigned to Lowell Spinners.