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 debut and is a leading candidate to become the first 2018 draftee to reach the big leagues.
Feltman has a devastating pair of pitches that could make him a closer in the Majors. His fastball combines velocity (95-97 mph to 99) with running action and deception. Batters also have difficulty picking up his mid-80s slider, which has depth and is a wipeout pitch at its best.
In addition to blowing hitters away, Feltman also can 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. He's wiry, strong and durable, however, and does a nice job of locating his pitches where he wants.
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.